Posts Tagged ‘exist’

WHY WE EXIST

Posted: August 9, 2010 in Healthy Stuff, Life
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What?!?!? Am I really going there? Well, I can’t help it, dammit. My new facebook friend, Martin Olson, friend of old friend, Danny Jacob, asks the question on his wild & wonderful website, and I had the unmitigated chutzpah to respond that I knew why. But it’s probably much less about chutzpah and more about my very simplistic philosophy. After years of being “gently nudged” & “whacked on the head,” as Martin says, and really trying to pay attention, this is my existential belief:

We are here to love, create & evolve, probably in that order. We have a responsibility as creatures of intellect & emotion to do those things. And according to my ill-defined theory of reincarnation, we get plenty of chances to do it right & well until we get it really right and then…

The night before my dad died (9/11/00), I looked up at a little page a day calendar on my desk shelf and the quote of the day was from the poet Rumi. “When I die I shall soar with the angels and when I die with the angels, what I shall become you cannot imagine.”

More than that, we’ll have to talk.

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