Do you ever wonder what life is all about? Why we're here? Where we go next? Are you worried about the future? Do you think you can find a way to be happy? A way to explain your life? I heard this wonderful story and felt it should be shared with others.
There were twins inside a pregnant mother-to-be and they were contemplating their lives. They thought it was wonderful to have such a warm and cozy home that was so comfortable and took care of all their needs. After awhile, they figured out that they must have a wonderful mother who gave them all their food and water through the cords they had - "What a loving and good mother we must have for her to take care of us so well." And as they grew, and they loved each other and their mother very much.
One of them was always happy and trusting, but the other began wondering if this was real. "How do we know there is a mother?" he asked. The girl answered, "Of course there is a mother - how else can we be so well taken care of?" The boy replied, "Have you ever seen her?" She answered. "No, but surely she is there - look what she provides for us."
Then they realized it would soon be time to be born - what would that be like? "I'm scared," said the boy. The girl asked, "Scared of what?" "I don't know what it will be like out there - I don't know if there is a mother - I don't know if we will exist after we're born!" "Of course we will," said the girl. And they tried to imagine how it would be. Will there be others? Will there be a mother? Will anyone like them? Oh, they wanted to stay right there forever, where it was safe and comfortable and wonderful.
As the time of birth came nearer, they were both somewhat scared, not knowing what would become of them, or what they would find. Then the miracle of birth happened - and guess what? They found the most wonderful place they could ever think of or imagine. It was better than anything they had ever thought about was. What were they ever so scared of? Life after birth was miraculously wonderful, and there was complete love and acceptance for them. And they were happy.
Think about this - do you approach life and death the same way? Do you wonder how it can be after death? Are you scared? Do you think it can be something so wonderful that you need not worry? Do you also have any imaginable idea of how it could be? We cannot imagine the next existence until we get there - we are not equipped to understand what our next life will be like, or what heaven looks like - it's another dimension we cannot yet relate to. Just think about it... and wonder what are we so afraid of?