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Are Our Physical Bodies On Loan To Us
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The longer I live, the more I pretend to know more and more about life. I am not now, nor have I ever been a rocket scientist. Nonetheless, I think we all have wondered about life beyond the norm. Questions like, who are we, how did we get here, what is our purpose, what happens when life ends, etc. etc. If all the educated minds among us were gathered to come up with a definitive answer, I believe even they would fall short. I find it rather difficult to just go through life without any degree of curiosity.

One of the many things that puzzle me is, do we really have two entities living in our one body. Tell you why I wonder about that. When a person expires, something, be it the spirit, conscientiousness, soul or whatever one may call it leaves the body. Simply put, when one is pronounced dead, something leaves the body behind. In all honesty, that body which is left behind has no more use other than for scientific purposes. Where did that entity that was inside the deceased person go? Could that be the part that allegedly goes to heaven or hell? If we are to be resurrected, will that part be reunited with the body in order to be judged at the appointed time? I guess that question would be better answered by a person of faith. I wonder if they really know.

If we hypothesize and say, we are in control of this inter-entity, does that mean we are calling the shots? Are our decision making process being controlled by this inner-entity? If we happen to make a decision or plan to make plans to do something, is approval required from this inter-entity. It is apparent that in the middle of the night or any other time, this entity can decide to just leave us. This would leave only a corpse with no useful purpose. It would not matter whether you had made plans for next week, all plans would be negated. When, not if this occurs, we become nothing more than a thing of the past.

With the presence of this entity, life is like being in a constant dodge ball game. We must remain forever vigilant in our quest to watch the ball. If we relax excessively, the ball will hit us, and we are out of here.

While writing this article, it has become abundantly clear to me that I really have no control over this life and death process. Another thing is clear, I can decide to spend the rest of my days crying or I can stop wondering about the future and spend more time in the present.

Therefore, I am going down to my favorite eatery and order whatever I feel like eating. Sadly, I know it will consist of the wrong things. Don’t get me wrong, this will not be an everyday thing, however I plan to do this least three or four times a year. I am not just going to sit around waiting for this thing to take me out without doing some of the things I want to do. I will use the in-between time fighting the weight gain.


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Great article, thanks Ed.

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Thank you Shawn.

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