Another Life

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Living in the vast world, we are constantly presented with a question: what lies beyond? As we wonder what is beyond our world we look to the skies, interested in knowing about things we cannot see. Things that human beings, who can hardly exist outside their planet, can only imagine. Sometimes knowing about the wide universe can strike us with a feeling of awe even fear; feelings emanated from the knowledge that much bigger things exist; the more we learn about the more we realize we are ignorant of.

Always scared of the unknown we can get uncomfortable thinking about this question: what lies after life? We fear what we cannot control and in not knowing we are powerless. If we can learn to get over our obsessive need for control maybe then we will stop living in constant fear and simply live.

Once upon a time, a set of twins were conceived.

As the twins developed and their awareness grew, they laughed for joy, “It’s great that we were conceived. It’s great to be alive.”

The twins explored their world. When they found the Umbilical cord that nourished them they sang for joy, “How great is our mother’s love that she shares her own life with us.”

As the weeks stretched into months the twins noticed that they were changing.

“What does this mean?” asked the one.

“It means that our stay in this world will end,” said the other.

“But I don’t want to go, I want to stay here always.”

“We have no choice!” said the other, “Maybe there is life after birth!”

“But how can this be? We will shed our life cord; without it life is impossible. Besides, we found evidence that others were here before us and they never returned to tell us that there is life after birth.”

 And so the one feeling miserable said, “If conception ends with birth, what is the purpose of life in the womb? It is meaningless! Maybe there is no mother at all.”

“But there has to be,” protested the other. “How else did we get here? How do we remain alive?”

“Have you ever seen our mother?” asked the one. “Maybe she lives in our minds. Maybe we imagined her because the idea made us feel good.”

While one despaired, the other resigned himself to birth, placing his trust in the mother.

As time passed both knew that their birth was at hand. And both feared what they did not know.

They cried as they were born out into the light. They gasped the dry air, only then they opened up their eyes and found themselves cradled in the warm love of the mother. They lay open-mouthed, awestruck at the beauty of the mother whom they had never seen before.”

Eye has not seen, ear has not heard, nor has it so much as dawned on people what God has prepared for those who love Him.” ( 1 Corinthians 2:9 )

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