Have we lived Before?
In the world that we live in today, anything seems to be possible especially when it comes to our minds. The great imagination of certain people believes that somehow we have lived before; religion like Buddhism seems to also believe so. Is this a fact or an opinion? Cloud Atlas is a movie that I recently watched, it is a beautiful story that involves six different stories from past, present to future. As those characters reunite from one life to the next one, their actions seems to have an impact to whom they will become. Also four of these characters always seems to find each other and fall in love over and over again; so it got me to thinking. Sometimes when you met a special person, there is always a feeling that you cannot quiet understand. By putting into words, it feel like we have known that person for ever, yet we have never met in this lifetime. Before I continue, I just want to mention that this example goes for everyone such as your friend or best friend, your boyfriend, your fiance or husband and wife, your partner and etc. Maybe it could be what we call Attraction or maybe it is something else.
Have we met that person before? Maybe in another life and if we did why can’t we remember? But instantly we know that we can trust that person and feel completely comfortable with this individual. Weird heih! And will we fall in love with this same person over again from past, present to future?
Buddhism seems to teach that our souls have lived before but not our body. I wonder if we did, do we meet those same people over and over again in the same aspect that they were or do we meet different people; which will mean that somehow we (people all over the world) are related. When I think about this, it feels scary and pretty amazing at the same time, because it will mean that we don’t need to hate one another or create characteristics like racism, inequality, or different stage of society to define who we are; in a matter of levels it means that we are all the same. But the main question about this article is to ask why? Why can’t we remember anything about a past life? Is it a bad thing or a great one? In my opinion, I think it is a great thing……why? Well, because if we truly did lived before and don’t remember any of it, it actually means that we have a second chance to do things better, to make things right and to be a better human being. Also it will feel like we have been forgiving for all our wrongs and have a better chance to improve ourselves. If all of this is true we should change our philosophy of thinking by enjoying each life so that we could live in a more positive way, we should start excepting others for who they are and not what they should be because after all we are unique in our own ways, and the most important thing of all is to stop perseverating (the act of persisting and persevering; continuing or repeating behavior) our errors and mistake so we can find true happiness.
And remember always Dare to be Free