Whoa I should probably include a warning with this rant, “heavy topic”, but I will still try to keep it as light as I can. Actually, I’ll warm up your, hm analytical and spiritual mind maybe (?) with a concept I only learnt the other day. In my uni readings there was this story about the “bardo” which, in Tibetan Buddhism this is used to describe the time period between death and reincarnation. So, it’s kinda like a limbo period yeah!?
But what struck me, this is something I’d never really thought about before (despite going through a Buddhism phase at one point – heck maybe I’m just a bad student?). And, I guess what fascinated me most here, I absolutely love this idea that your soul (consciousness, infinite wisdom, whatever you want to call it) is on its own journey. Or, in short, you are more than a body and these “bonus bits” have their own agenda.
Now, at present I’m on a very clear spiritual journey, one where I think I’ve finally chosen Christianity rather than Buddhism (this is an internal debate I’ve been waging for years), only I’m not going to talk about this. It is all very much still processing and something I’m not quite ready to talk about here, yet. What I do definitely want to talk about though is this idea of soul, something I’m now positive exists.
Reaching this point of having such a realisation, has been, yes, yet another journey. No kidding, this is something I’ve been thinking about in-depth for near on thirty years, and admittedly I think this is a very personal journey of acceptance for everybody (and a journey everyone should take). And, that’s only if people choose or are brave enough to embark on such an undertaking. Yo and just another quick point here, the concept of free-will has been absolutely blowing my mind recently.
In fact, to put this in a sorta primitive way, I think free-will is one of the determinants of the quality of your soul. Er, I don’t even think quality is the right word to use here, still, I hope you’re kinda understanding what I’m trying to say. Um, maybe even something like the choices we make are evidence of how much we’ve allowed our soul to grow and prosper would be a better statement.
But like I said earlier, this is a very personal journey, and one where a lot of polarisation exists. Like some are stout believers in atheism whereas others know and feel the comfort of God intimately. And look I’m not trying to preach one way or the other here, instead I’m in a roundabout way trying to say that I’ve made my choice.
I believe we are all more than a body.
There is definitely a divine intelligence (and I’m starting to believe that it resides in hearts). Still, I suppose if I am putting anything forward to the reader, I’d say explore. Come to your own conclusions. Live deeply.
For, yep yet another thing I’m discovering from my journey with all this, living from your heart (so in essence from your soul), this is the only place that true peace and prolonged happiness is found. And another thing I’m finding, this living from your heart thing, it completely changes your focus and the choices that you make. Your decisions tend to centre around love. You become more whole. You give more, your life has richer meaning.
You become a much better person.