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Have we met? [Jun. 29th, 2004|06:33 am]
The general idea behind reincarnation is that souls return to earth, inhabiting new bodies and living new lives in order to grow in experience in wisdom. Eventually, the soul is ready to move on to a different level of existence. All my life, people have told me I have an old soul.

Doesn't that just mean I'm a slow learner?

[User Picture]From: budclare
2004-07-02 11:38 am (UTC)
Heehee. Maybe you're just very thorough.

'Course, I never really understood that phrase anyway, since it implies that new souls just keep rolling off some conveyor belt like cookies at a cookie factory, which sounds kinda wonky. Unless "young" souls existed all along in some form or another but only "recently" took human form. And I'm over-thinking this something awful. I'm a nitpicker of Olympic standing, I think.

Besides, in theory, some souls stay behind to help the others. Also, this whole thing is assuming that the entire purpose of corporeal existence is to escape corporeal existence, which always struck me as funny logic. Whatever happened to "it's the journey that matters"? And...I'm over-thinking again. Sorry. (In my defense, you did ask us to come and harass you read your journal.)
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-07-12 07:22 am (UTC)

Many Leaves of Many Books...

In "The Last Unicorn", Peter S. Beagle writes:

"I am my parents' daughter,"
"And I grow old within,"
"The Prison of My Person,"
"The Shackles of My Skin...

"And I would run away and beg from door to door--"

Actually, that's paraphrased. Is it possible that there are still a great many people that have things to learn from you? IDIC and all that?
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