Saturday, March 16, 2013


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The other day I received a book in the mail from a friend of mine, I was actually surprised by the title because it seemed a bit out of the norm from the person that was sending it.  It’s called “Life After Death” by Dinesh D’Souza and the first page is an introduction written by a Dr. Rick Warren and already just by reading the first few pages there is just this funny watching of how easily we can mislead one another about things that are very simple, but we make super complex. 

This Dr. Warren is speaking about how there must be life after death because and this is a direct quote from the book “If this life is all there is, there is no basis for any meaning, hope, purpose, or significance to life.  Everything in your life would simply be a random change of fate at best or an accident at worst.  Your life, and your death would not matter at all.  The logical end of such a life is despair.  Moreover, we can forget about being decent or ethical, with no basis for human dignity, rights, or liberty.”

Is this what many believe? Isn’t this how religion is created.  But is he right in his assumptions?   Because this is it (period).   This life is all there is (can you prove it isn’t?).   And it is so easily overlooked, by searching for questions that are unanswerable, yet everything one needs is here in this moment to experience this moment.  All the meaning, hope, purpose or significance to life…is RIGHT NOW.    And actually one doesn’t even need meaning, hope, purpose or significance to be in the moment they are in. 

Heaven (our world Heaven) is overlooked and destroyed in search for something that will come when we are compost in the ground (oy vey!)  That is hilarious and sad at the same time.

The author D’ Souza goes on to speak about death and the afterlife and I am not going to say anything about that because I also know that whatever get’s one in the door is great and by that I mean that if it takes searching for what comes after life to get you to begin to see the life you are in, then it’s all good.  

But someday people will be very amused (maybe right now) that they thought that the body (that they claim that they look at from out of the body during a near death experience (which if it is near death…is not death) will follow them into some afterlife and even if they believe that they are not the body, then they think that the personality will be in some kind of afterlife.  And what is a personality but all the things that kept you for getting along with others in this life (CHEEZY SMILE HERE). 

So obviously the only way that one can begin to see that they are in Heaven NOW is to begin to slowly and gradually watch as “who they think they are” begins to disappear while Heaven appears. 

Even though I am still on the first Chapter he speaks of surviving death and it is basically the personality that he would like to see survive and maybe he will spend his whole life hoping that it will happen only to find that it was the personality that kept him from SEEing Heaven while he is in IT.  Either way it makes no difference, but maybe it will to you reading this right now. 

You are not the body, you are not the personality, they can be enjoyed and are enjoyed but they are not who you are and for some this is great news and for others it is a bit scary because if you have identified with either then you might be wondering who you are right now.  But you are who you always have been, who you are before you are born and who you will be after you die and who you are right now, it is not the personality, it is not your beliefs, it is not the body, those are all distractions to keep you from discovering who you are, however they do not last, all of them change and so if you begin to start asking, what does not change, what is permanent.

I was looking at possibly starting a bet, one where I pay a person $10 if they can prove to me who they are (which must be something that cannot be changed) or they pay me $10 if they cannot prove to me who they are (something unchangeable).  It might be entertaining and informative at the same time.

Wanna be the first to try it?

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