Do You Believe Your Soul Is Immortal?
I was cleaning dog hair from the vacuum when this came to mind. I certainly wasn't thinking deeply. But I was thinking my son's ex-girlfriend and how I was with men when I was her age. I was thinking about what I've learned over the years and what I think others may have learned. This is when I wonder...
Do you think your soul is immortal? If so, how to come to believe this? If not, have you ever believed it?
What do you think about a person's soul being immortal?
No. I don't think it's immortal if you have to also posit a beginning. I believe it stands outside of time, expressing through time but is not contained by it. Eternal.
I have no active memory of hearing about it. I have always felt a connection to something transcending it all and unconsciously cobbled some words around the experience of me and God during prayer but have no idea specifically how the belief came to be.
And I don't think my soul is truly "my" soul. I think it's the other way around, my personality or ego belongs to my soul. I think that is the ephemeral part. The "me-ness". In the stillness there doesn't seem to be much me there.
I agree with Jana! I’ve never seen you be so mystical Jana, I appreciate your thoughts!
I don't think there's actually such a thing as Oblivion -- unless it's simply incomprehensible -- so consciousness must have no beginning and no end. Perhaps subsumed into something all encompassing yet on a spectrum of polarity?
I feel like a toddler allowed to wander on a long, retractable leash that could be snapped by a too extreme rebellion, but can regenerate even when frayed by extended stretching or neglect, an amazingly resilient lifeline. I'm counting on the ever present, unseen hand on it to reel me in home someday.
I believe we have an immortal soul but I'm not convinced I understand it enough to explain it. My belief is very faith based and intuitive.