the other hand, if life is infinite, and we who experience life
are eternal, then success and failure are relative to the moment.
In eternity we are free to forever change and improve on our failures,
therefore, there really would be no failures or permanent successes,
just expanding wisdom.
its very nature a finite view of life is bounded. Its bounded
by time and space and the restrictions they impose. Time has a beginning
and an end. Space has a top, a bottom and peripheral boundaries.
If we see life as finite, limits are set upon everything we attempt
to do and upon every idea we conceive.
you totally throw out the idea of infinite life, or rather that
you are an eternal being, realize that three quarters of the worlds
population believes in reincarnation. Now eternal life implies reincarnation
or the concept that we are eternal souls re inhabiting different
bodies. If you were raised with a religious ethic that didnt
include reincarnation, this is a foreign, perhaps uncomfortable,
even inconceivable idea. If this upsets your beliefs about life
and death then dont read any further, because youre
free to experience reality in any way you chose.
what if we could each take one solid hour and imagine how we would
live our life if it was seen and understood as only an interlude
in an eternal, never ending dance of consciousness. What if we were
really a spirit, clothed in a garment, having an adventure in this
time flow and this region of space? We would feel ourselves to be
mind entertaining itself, reforming itself, improving on its
former garments and creations. We would be forever warping and weaving
new and better dreams of potential realities. In this light each
act we perform would not be an end in itself, that was either right
or wrong, but an experiment in progressive living.
if we were to extend our vision of life as an exercise in creativity
and joyful participation in the unending waltz of conscious creation?
What if surprises, which would end or interrupt a finite game of
life, were the reason for the infinite play of life to continue?
We would see and feel ourselves as perpetually evolving beings.
the final analysis, if we could hold this eternal approach we would
realize that a finite view of life is limited by serious, treacherous
and fearful events. An eternal experience of life would take on
the character of an enchanting encounter, ever fraught with new
adventure and excitement. Life would be a never ending story, with
an unlimited experience of perpetual creativity. What kind of new
dimensions would unfold in your life if you could hold this attitude?
with the concept and see what kind of changes take place in your
life as a result. If you could view all your actions as though seen
in the light of all eternity you might find a refreshing
and new perspective enveloping your mind.
this and pretend, perhaps for one day, that all that you do is really
the creative play of an eternal being. If you find this point of
view uplifting and enriching, you might adopt it permanently. I
can attest from personal experience that this simple shift of perspective
will radically alter your life in a delightful way. You will truly
feel what it means to have an enchanted mind.