27 February, 2014

Are We Really Nothing At All On A Ride To Nowhere?

Who am I?

Sometimes it's easily to get puffed up with our own self importance. But, who the heck do we think we are?

We are really nothing at all. We have a life span that's not even the blink of an eye, compared with how long everything has been in existence - so we'll soon be forgotten.

And what are we? A minute bit of consciousness zipping along at 67,000 miles an hour, doing a daily twirl while riding on what is essentially a rock. And 'our' rock is only one little rock out of billions all travelling through what we call space.

Not really that impressive are we?

And to think we are the only bits of consciousness anywhere. That can't be right surely, what with all of those stars out there, but that's what the 'experts' would have us believe. There's just us and if we don't get a move on, we'll soon all be gone too.

Someone's got to be having a laugh. But who is that someone chuckling away?

If the atheists are right, there isn't anything out there having a smile at our expense. So, what are we worrying about? We might as well not care a damn, take what we want and have one big knees up while we can.

But despite this many people, for some reason, are caring and kind and will do a neighbour or family member a good turn. Some care so much for their friends, spouses, parents, sons, daughters, grandchildren they would lay down their own lives for them. But why? What's the point?

It may well be that, despite our almost comical situation - travelling on a fast rock and so on, there is something more. We tend to feel this inside, when we bother to look. We are something more than the blink of an eye.

If we enquire within, we might just discover that there's more to us than meets the eye. Finding out what that is, could well be why we are here, right now, at this precise moment.

Enjoy the ride, even when it gets bumpy.

Other Recent Rambles:
A How Did It All Begin Ramble
The Tortoise And The Big Crunch Prior To The End Of The Everything
Memories Of The Future

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4 comments:

  1. Well said, Mike, and beautifully written!

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  2. sometimes i do think like what you write at the start of the post. especially when im not feeling very well. but i will take your advice and will try to enjoy the ride. thanks

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    1. I think we all have doubts at times, especially when feeling low. Lots of luck and good health to you.

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