Life is funny in that we quickly get caught up in the illusion that anything we are experiencing is truly real. What do I mean by this? Everything that we experience in life is either a sense perception, a visualized image a thought or an emotion (which I’ll refer to as SIFT from now on). If you truly think about this, you will realize that this is all there is.
The truth about SIFTs is that they are all perceived in the mind. The reality that we experience is all experienced in our mind. This means that we create our reality through out thinking and perception. There was a movie, called the Matrix, which is now a few decades old, which tried to convey this truth through an allegory, which few people understood.
An example of this is a job loss. One person could perceive this as simply devastating, because they do not know how they are going to pay their bills and simply survive. Another person could perceive this as liberation from a job they hated in the first place. Just like everything we experience is a matter of perception, so is the finitude of life.
What do I mean by this? We all think that our life began when we were born into this earthly realm and that our life will end when we physically die. However, this is a misperception. The fact is that quantum physics has already proven that matter cannot be created or destroyed but simply changes form. This means that when you took physical form, at the time of your birth, you simply changed states, which is the same thing that will happen when you die.
You were pure energy prior to your physical manifestation, which most people refer to as soul or spirit. This is your true essence and nature, not the physical body which you inhabit for a short time on this earth and the thoughts, feelings and experiences that go along with it. Your essence will continue to exist long after your physical body dies and withers away.
When I say that you were never born and will never die, I am referring to your true essence, which is the energy, soul or spirit. This is infinite and can change form at anytime, as it has done now to give you your physical incarnation here on this earth. Does this mean that we have had other incarnations in other worlds? I leave that up to your imagination, however, it seems plausible that if our soul is infinite, then it can take various physical forms.
The question then arises, what is the purpose of this physical incarnation here on this earth? Its purpose is for us to remember who we truly are through our life experiences. Everything that we go through, in our earthly life, is pointing us back to our true infinite nature of soul or spirit. The farther we are from this truth, the greater the trials and tribulations we will experience in order to wake us up to this realization.
In fact, the degree of chaos and confusion on the planet is in direct relationship to the the degree to which humanity, as a whole, is in ignorance of the truth of its true nature. The same is true of our individual lives. It is up to each of us to awaken to this truth and realize that, no matter what is going on in our lives, it is just temporary and mean to lift us out of the illusion of who we think we are.
The truth is that we are infinite beings and were never born and will never die. The sooner we realize this truth, the sooner our life situations will start to reflect this reality and bring us experiences that liberate us from the shackles of our perceived limitations. This does not mean that you should waste your life, because even though you are an infinite being, your physical incarnation here on earth is limited.
Therefore live your life as though there is no tomorrow but know that the adventure will continue long after you leave this earth. To your liberation!
Dr. Nauman Naeem