Any and all forms of separation, disconnects, divides, partings, breakups, and goodbyes, Carol, are temporary. Very. You’ll be together far, far longer than you will ever be apart.
I received this inspirational message just the other day and it was a real thought-provoker. What if we believed this were true? What if we believed it at our very core? How would it change our lives?
For one, we’d look at everything very differently. We wouldn’t hang on to things –and people–that no longer served us in this life because we would know that this is only one stop along the way. It’s just one of many stops, if we really took it in. If we really acted in accordance with our faith.
When people we loved moved on to another life, we wouldn’t wail, cry and gnash our teeth. We wouldn’t wear black for a year or even a day. We’d wish them well, secure in the knowledge that we would all meet again. And again. And again.
My questions are not just directed at those of us who believe in reincarnation, but to anyone who believes there is any kind of afterlife.
It’s the partings and saying goodbye that give us so much trouble in this life. So, how wonderful it would be to have the real perspective that we are parted for only a little while.
I’m comforted by the fact that we’ll be together far longer than we’ll ever be apart, although I’m fuzzy on how that all works. True, I’m mildly troubled by not being able to put the storyline together, but then I remind myself that there are wonders we can’t even fathom with our primitive minds, and one of them is the mechanism of life. How can we be expected to understand it?
There is an evolved view on this, I know. I freely admit that I believe with all my heart that we are reunited, but my knee-jerk response is quite different than my belief.
Like so many of us, I am a work in progress, but by thinking about these issues, wrestling with them and yes, writing about them, I am inching further toward aligning my heart with my mind and my actions.
Blind faith has always been a challenge for me–any kind of faith, really. But I’m closer than ever to having it these days.