Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Is life nothing but a dream? Maybe

Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunderstorm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols.
- Thomas Mann, novelist, Nobel laureate (1875-1955)

Time is a human invention. The truth is that we don't know if time really exists.

In fact, we don't know if anything really exists. Each of us might be energy bundles that create their own "world" from time to time for their own amusement.

While this sounds crazy, there is good reason to believe it given the evidence. So many things about life don't make sense, do they? Could there be such immaculate creation around us, then such a vast amount of nonsense in our daily lives?

We search for meaning in life, yet it remains a mystery. Maybe the meaning of our existence is nothing more than for the amusement of our spirits (souls or essential energy). We all know people who live in such ways as to harm themselves and limit their potential. That doesn't make sense.

We also know of the massive human slaughter that happens needlessly each year (each day!) and wonder how it could happen when every culture in the world has social rules against killing each other.

Perhaps your life today is nothing more than a dream created to amuse your spirit for a short period of time. Maybe history (yours and everyone's) is nothing more than a component of that dream. Possibly people don't worry much about the future because they know that the next day they can create a different dream.

Nature conserves energy and mass (which is really only a singular conglomeration of energy "particles"--see Einstein). When we die, we rejoin the energy cycle, either as another form of mass (the Food Chain) or as pure energy again.

When we see what tragedy exists around the world yet make no effort to improve conditions, that may be because we don't care about that part of our dream.

Don't believe me? Then help me to improve the tragedy around the world.

Bill Allin
'Turning It Around: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social Problems,' striving to reveal the secrets of life so we can make sense of it.
Learn more at

No comments: