Saturday, January 3, 2009

Dying to Know

january 3 2008

Dying to Know

1. What do you believe happens when we die?

I've seen bodies falling silent.
That part which gives a person an identity goes. Call it soul, or spirit.
You can feel it leave. And you can feel it near, especially when close persons are dead.
So I assume that's what's left from a person.

I believe that all souls can meet after life.
It's not important anymore what you have done, how rich you were, or what else.

2. Do you consider yourself religious?

Yes, I do, but I don't "belong" anymore to a certain religion or beliefsystem.
But I do respect what have set this universe in motion, as long as it's not created as a large game.
Sometimes it feels like that, and I don't like it.
I don't want to be a playball of some sort of entity, who has fun in creating a life as a kind of prison.
I can't belief there's a superperson called God, who let's us deal with, for instance, nature disasters, famine, bad governments and people who make bad judgments. Some allknowing being that has set out a goal for my life and who punishes me for not knowing how to deal with things, who offers me to the desperation of growing older, a decaying body and dreams that one by one have to be given up.
I can't belief some all loving creature enables children to be born which are not accepted by society.

So no system of rules and regulations which makes me into a puppet of fate for me.

Some call me spiritual.
Maybe that's a better word for it.

I believe there's an entity that has set things in motion, and I belief there's something outside which is good. Maybe they're one and the same.
To me it feels like I have a strong inner sense for being a good person. Honesty, integrity, caring... these are all parts of what almost all religions decribe as good.
But I don't need to be punished when I can't live up to my own expectations. There's an inbuilt balance that is violated in that case, which makes me feel bad.
So I don't need a church or a God to make me stick to the rules of being a good person. It's inside me.

It feels to me part of life is about keeping that firmly established inside me, not to loose part of myself to outer organisations. I have to make my own decisions in freedom, even though that freedom is limited by myself.
No need to give me the image of a burning hell when I do wrong.

I've done nothing so terribly wrong to make me deserve the burning hell this life is.

3. Do you believe in ghosts?

Not really.
Not in those blanketcovered flying things.

4. Do you believe that people live on other planets?

I belief there's life elsewhere. Why not?
But I think we use too much our own concepts when we think about other forms of life.

5. Have you ever seen something abnormal?

Everyday. LOL!
Isn't it strange people follow other people's rules without questioning them day by day?

When you say supernatural...


I've seen a shadow once without any reason why a shadow should be there. It felt like a young boy was in the room. There was no one.

6. Do you believe in reincarnation?


7. Have you ever witnessed a miracle?

New life is a miracle.

8. Is there a person living or dead that influences your philosophies?

To me my grandmother was very important, as were my teachers.
I was taught to think for myself and make my own decisions. One of the persons who is very inspiring is the Dalai Lama. His respect for most people, (he doesn't respect women properly, in my opinion), makes me think about my own behaviour.

But I think that every person that touches my life leaves imprints.

9. Is there a work of fiction that closely matches your spiritual beliefs?

I don't have time to read I really don't know.

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  1. Interesting...I too am more spiritual than religious. I relate religious with organized religions.

    Have a great day.

  2. Thanks for sharing your beliefs, and have great Saturday!

  3. Very interesting responses. I, like you, consider myself to be spiritual, but not religious.

  4. I found your answers to be very profound. Thank you for sharing!!


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