Not MY life, not even A life. This I (here called Auditess) doesn't perceive life as something you can really have or own.
"In fact, it is not your own life, and yet, paradoxically, you are more "you" than ever before"
* Richard Rohr, The Naked Now *
One are but an momentary "I", in one specific body, with an individual portion of the universal psyche. With one small portion being conscious, and one huge portion being unconscious. And as all are connected, and time is an illusion, I assume that there can be no My Life, My Past Life, My Next Life either - just experience of life. Here I present parts of "my" experience.
"Eternity isn't some later time. Eternity isn't even a long time. Eternity has nothing to do with time. Eternity is that dimension of here and now that all thinking in temporal terms cuts off.... the experience of eternity right here and now, in all things, whether thought of as good or as evil, is the function of life."
* Joseph Campbell *
Endless versions of momentary I:s. Some of them maybe with quite similar configuration and/or individual portions of the collective unconscious, and hence having shared properties (selves), memories, and/or qualities (energies)?
Just like the millions and millions of snowflakes that come in to existence, fall and melt - never to appear in exact the same configuration again. Each flake have the same kind of existence (come to be, fall, melt), each is made of water, but each have its own specific configuration, and specific surroundings - right there and then. Just like every human being.
"So certain were you. Go back and closer you must look."
* Yoda *
Spots and dots in the universe, connected by an universal psyche. Just like space is filled with uncountable celestial bodies, all connected by, and sharing, a wast amount of space.
"A challenge lifelong it is, not to bend fear into anger."
* Yoda *
My mother tongue is not English, so texts may (and most certainly do) include several long-shots, oddities and/or pure linguistic mistakes. But what are a linguistic faux pas, or two, among us (all connected) friends?
"Happens to every guy sometimes this does"
* Yoda *
Life doesn't take a break because I go to sleep.
I have been given a dreaming unconscious,
just as I have been given a beating heart.
I don't do the dreaming,I don't do the beating.
They are both filled with life,
they both have a purpose.
They both work in mysterious ways.
For Nature to know - for Me to find out.
As long as my heart keeps beating.
Until the curtain to (my portion of) the play closes.
"Soon will I rest, yes, forever sleep. Earned it I have. Twilight is upon me, soon night must fall."
* Yoda *
Dreamer (not pipe-dreamer - the night dreaming version)
Not by choice - by Nature, God, the Creator, or whatever you call that larger than life power that runs the show.
"Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?"
* Gandalf, The Hobbit *
"Once you stop learning, you start dying."
* Albert Einstein *
"... the Master takes action
by letting things take their course.
He remains as calm
at the end as at the beginning.
He has nothing,
thus has nothing to lose.
What he desires is non-desire;
what he learns is to unlearn.
He simply reminds people
of who they have always been.
He cares about nothing but the Tao.
Thus he can care for all things."
* Tao Te Ching * 道德經 *
- 64 -
4th century BC