If the World Ends Tomorrow…

20 Dec

If the world ends tomorrow, know that i’ve had a really good life.  No big regrets.  i’ll be sorry for people who haven’t had a chance to really live yet, but i believe all our souls go back into the primal soul mix, so to speak, so it’ll be ok.

Besides, i’m a baby boomer.  We tend to think it’s all about us anyhow.  You know, whatever we need is what becomes important.

But i’ve been thinking about God lately.  Having left the organized religion i grew up with, i’ve been at  a spiritual loose end, so to speak.

My atheist friends seem to assume i’ve joined their ranks, and i’ve felt a bit that way myself.  My religion didn’t actualy define my beliefs, but it gave me something to structure them around.   Yes, i was one of those “cafeteria-style” religious people.  As if there were a buffet of beliefs, and i picked the ones i accepted.

i still don’t see what’s wrong with that.  i am completely convinced that no religion has the whole answer.  We are like the old story of the blind people trying to describe the elephant.

But here i am, on the eve of destructions, perhaps, or at least on the eve of the winter solstice, working on figuring out what my spiritual beliefs are.  i know what i’m not, what i don’t believe, but haven’t figured out what to embrace.

So if the world ends tomorrow, i suppose i’ll find out soon enough what the deal has been all along.  

If i thought it were really going to end, i suppose i’d want to go see my daughter and granddaughter again, although i’m not sure ~ would that just make it harder?  They would either be oblivious to the  end coming, which might be just as well, or their attention would be on each other, and on my granddaughter’s father, as it should be.

Perhaps i’d prefer to be wrapped in my Sir’s arms…

Maybe i’d do a “farewell” post on Facebook?  

Lots of things i just wouldn’t have to worry about, plan for, or think about anymore.  That’s not all bad.  i don’t have a big “bucket list,” i’ve done all kinds of things, so i don’t need to visit foreign countries or jump out of airplanes or any of that.  The stuff i’d like to do will take a long time ~ i can’t do any of it between now and tomorrow at 11:11 a.m.

So if the world ends tomorrow, i suppose i’ll just go quietly, happy to have been here ~ waving good-bye to all of you!

“There is no death. Only a change in worlds.”  ~  Seattle Suquamish Chief

9 Responses to “If the World Ends Tomorrow…”

  1. sin December 20, 2012 at 7:28 am #

    If the world ends tomorrow, I’m glad to have known you. And if it doesn’t, then happy winter solstice.

    -sin

  2. abby December 20, 2012 at 8:19 am #

    If it does end, I am thaksful for having found you….you have made my world brighter..and that is really what it is all about….thanks!
    hugs abby

  3. Conina December 20, 2012 at 9:47 am #

    Happy winter solstice. 🙂

    If the world ends on any given day, I’m happy to have experienced it and a little sad my munchkin won’t. But the world generally doesn’t end. It’s known for that.

  4. Bill December 20, 2012 at 10:05 am #

    I think I will greet the day as usual and as with every day, take what comes and say thank you!

  5. lil December 20, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

    If it doesn’t end tomorrow, I have to call my aunt…

    Since you always have neat quotes floating around here…

    “Religion is for people who are afraid of going to hell. Spirituality is for those who have already been there.”
    –Vine Deloria, Sioux

  6. night owl December 20, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    I’m thinking if the world ends tomorrow, there’s going to be a tremendous traffic jam in the dark tunnel that leads to the light. I hate traffic. Better the world doesn’t end. 🙂

  7. faerie December 20, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

    If the world ends tomorrow, I’ll see you on the other side. I believe energy recognizes energy in the soul pool 🙂

  8. jadescastle December 20, 2012 at 6:14 pm #

    (smiles) Thinking of all us in a big soul soup. Energy never really dies, it just changes forms. i think spirits find each other. Some of us clearly did, despite any number of reasons to have never done so. i’m feeling zen about the whole thing. It’s funny that if it happens, as long as i’m with her, i’m ready. Maybe that is what the transformative powers of love are about? (hugs to you)

  9. Wordwytch December 21, 2012 at 1:36 am #

    Happy Solstice. I came to a point many years ago where I realized it was much more important to be Spiritual rather than religious. Much easier on the soul. 🙂

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