Sunday, September 03, 2006
The life that I have
The life that I have is all that I have...
Words that rang through my head this morning as I did some reading.
Try as hard as I can, I just cannot believe in an after-life.
That is scary.
Because one day, inevitably, I will die and be no more.
Buddhism suggests meditating upon death as a preparation for it- but they too believe in something continuing after death.
Which I cannot.
Should that make a difference?
The next line of the poem reads...
The life that I have is yours.
If instead of looking for a physical or mental continuation of my life, I give my life and the love of my life away now, prepare for the death and separation that will come and then live joyously with those around me, then death will not be the end of the life that I have lived.
And what better way to do that than by following the path of those wise men and women who have touched so many through the years?
"Unless you forgive from the heart..."
"Love your neighbour as yourself..."
"Go and do likewise..."
Just a thought.