That is as likely as any other outcome, isn’t it? However, it is the conceit of the ego that we continue (as we are) because of our intense attachment to the self. That said, you would think that if we felt that this were our ONLY life, we might treat it with more respect and regard. Live more fully in the years given us.

Perhaps one of the lies that I dislike most about religion is that we “go to our reward,” as though what we have here on earth isn’t worth investing in. That all life is suffering (one of the great and broad misinterpretations of Buddhist teachings) and how Christianity was used to subdue African slaves by promising them a far better life in heaven after decades of heartbreaking abuse. Again, manipulation of our immense gullibility, as well as our deep desire to believe that we, as Celine Deion signs, go on and on.

I suspect our energy does, because science teaches that energy doesn’t dissipate. We are all of us walking generators (which is why The Matrix was so compelling). Where that energy goes and in what form, who the hell knows? I sure don’t. However I would posit that our personalities, which are malleable constructs, do dissipate. They’re pretty useless once whatever “we” are leaves the skin suit.

But until some wag returns from several years underground and writes a best-selling book about it, I guess I’m going to simply have to find way to understand that un-understandable as best I can. That this motivates me to live my best life isn’t such a bad thing. After all, what would be the point to believe that there is no point? That would hardly be much of a motivator to treat others with love, strive, and do my best to evolve.

Horizon Huntress, prize-winning author, adventure traveler, boundary-pusher, wilder, veteran, aging vibrantly. I own my sh*t. Let’s play!

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