“When we say ‘in the beginning,’ we implicitly assume that there is an absolute beginning behind us in time. . . . But if life is indeed beginningless, this means that my past has, in fact, been infinite. The future will be too. So there is no big rush to get somewhere.” – Robert Thurman, Infinite Life
What if we are infinite beings, boundless, totally free? What if we have each lived billions of lifetimes and what if we will live billions more? What if death is like going to sleep? We close our eyes on this lifetime and open them in another?
Most of us are aware of the scientific concept of evolution. Under this theory we were all little slimy creatures in the primordial soup, no brains or eyes. And now here we are! Evolution. We accept as fact (or, most of us do) that our material bodies evolved over time. This theory actually gives a lot of evidence for the spiritual concept of oneness. We are all one – all coming from the same soup!
Is it so much of a leap to believe our minds and souls also have evolved over the millennia? What if we choose to intentionally and personally evolve ourselves toward higher states of awareness and happiness or choose to devolve toward lesser awareness? Why do we accept evolution of our bodies but not evolution of our minds and spirits? Well, for starters scientist can’t find our minds and spirits. So, if they can’t find them, then they assume they don’t exist.
“What science finds to be nonexistent, we should all accept as nonexistent, but what science merely does not find is a completely different matter.” – The Dalai Lama
Let’s assume for a moment we have infinite lives. We are boundless. Immortal. We are making choices in each lifetime that affect all future lifetimes. Endlessly. Well, that may take the fear of death in this lifetime away since you know you will merely pass into another life. You may feel totally free. Usually right on the heels of that awareness is the “wait a minute” realization.
You mean all my actions, words and thoughts in this lifetime go with me? I’m totally responsible for this lifetime and all the others I will live? It puts a whole new spin on the golden rule? Right? What if we are all in this together and we have all been in this together for longer than we can imagine? Infinite interconnection.
How does it feel to be boundless, infinite, free, immortal and totally responsible?