What if there is no “why” behind anything?  What if there was no [heaven/nirvana/god/enlightenment/etc./etc.] and this was it?  To me, it seems the sensible thing to do in that case would be to enjoy the present moment, apply myself so that I experience fulfillment, and be nice to others. 

But if you get down to the core teachings of all the “why” propagating beliefs, isn’t that basically what they tell you to do?  😉


9 thoughts on “Musings

  1. In the end, isn’t that all we can do – take it all in a slice at a time? We should all enjoy this life, moment by moment. I find that too often we (self included) take too large of a portion to enjoy. We worry about tomorrow, next week, next month, next year, and after we die, but none of that is guaranteed..right? So, regardless of whether or not Nirvana/Heaven/ Paradise/Etc exist after death, why not create your own personal experience of those things here? Like you say, why not just be a good person as much as possible, help others when you can – or at least don’t harm them, and enjoy the life you have. That to me, is bliss. It doesn’t matter then, what comes next, because we fully immersed ourselves in what is happening now. 🙂

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  2. HUGE question!!! I’ve always considered the distinct possibility that if there is a “why” involving an entity, it wants us to live our lives as best as we know how. The knowledge and those experiences that we accumulate is what the entity wants from us in the end. So, the “why” is really is as you said. I think that line of thinking takes some of the pressure off 😉

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