"Do not take life to seriously - you will never get out of it alive!"
Elbert Hubbard

Or maybe we will.

I have a friend who once ask me if I believe in life after death, as a close mutual friend had just died.

Recently we were talking about this friend and the impact she had on our lives, and the fact that even though it's been several years now since she's been gone how much we still miss her.

I can't prove that we are spiritual beings, anything more than just flesh, but I believe we are.

I believe we came here from somewhere and will go to somewhere when we leave.

I think we are larger than this shell, this garment of flesh, we wear.

What difference does this make in the way I live? It makes me fearless to be in this little blip of time we call life, because I believe death is not the end. And there is a reason we are here.

There is no empirical proof of this, only a lot of words and strong feelings, written and spoken, from the western belief systems to the eastern. The sacred books of every religion speak of some form of After Future.

Some people tell stories of their Before History's, or speak of such beliefs. Again, what proof?

There are many people who say without proof they can't believe, although I say we believe in things we can't prove everyday. There is no scientific test for love, but do any of us doubt it exits?

Even though I believe there is a Before History and an After Future, I don't dwell on them, I am here and now.

Like a race horse with blinders on, we can't see to the left or the right, it would only distract us from the present moment, and that's what we're here for. The passion of life, different for each one of us, is what we race to.

My friends race was cut short because of the demon jockey, alcoholism, before she reached her finish line. Her presences in my life is still a testimony to me that her spirit was larger than the small moment of time she had here.

Who can understand these things? Who can know? We can only believe, and live in that belief.

Life's a Mystery!


  1. Hello Linda

    I cant find your e-mail add so I can send you an invitation to Contemplate. Can you write to me pleas pleas pleas...;)

    HUG Fancy

  2. linda.mcgeary@yahoo.com

    Will you explain how to post a draft and where, when your putting something on Contemplate.