Philosophy (from Greek: φιλοσοφία, philosophia, 'love of wisdom') is the study of general and fundamental questions, such as those about existence, reason, knowledge, values, mind, and language. Such questions are often posed as problems to be studied or resolved. From Wikipedia.
"Fate" versus "free will" is a classic debate in philosophy. How much do we make our own choices, and how much is already laid out for us as soon as we are born? People will usually feel very strongly one way or the other about this topic.
My understanding on this question is that much of our lives have already been predetermined via a 'soul contract' we enter into prior to our birth into our physical lives . Where we tick and flick so to speak of what is to be of or lives. The choices we make in in our lives determines the path we take to achieve our goals set out by our contracts. So in a way, we do have free will. Because no matter what path we take, we will always find what it is that has been set out for us to experience. As an example, say you were to break your arm as a child. That is the predetermined. What is the free will, freedom of choice? It is the when, where, how and why that is directed by the individual. -Yoda
I am on the fence of free will myself. Having so many dreams that are prophetic and coming true, it is hard for me to believe in free will, but then I think of couple that of them that show that perhaps there is free will. Is free will a way for humans to feel a bit of power? Or is the one section of Hindu beliefs correct about there being no free will because everything has already happened? It seems that science supports what the observer feels and thinks to it, it is called the Rosenbaum effect. Pretty sure I will never come to a concrete knowing on this subject in this life.
"You can get help from teachers but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself sitting alone in a room" Dr. Seuss.
“God devours us and feeds us at the same time.” Ruysbroek – A Flemish mystic.
I have always felt that our soul contract was more of a guideline. yes, we hope to accomplish this or that or whatever in this lifetime. But, we do not have control of how other people choose their interactions with us, so what we may have planned in this lifetime could be cut off by someone who interrupts our life, or takes it unexpectedly or whatnot. which is why we can choose to come back in another time to pick up the lessons we left off when we unexpectedly left this life.
take my nephews for example. both of them passed away by overdose. Kyle, who died first told his mom thru a medium that he didn't expect a long life Matt on the other hand accidentally od'd. Maybe he was supposed to die young, maybe he was supposed to live but the drugs interfered with his life plan. He has a deep shame for his actions, and worries about his young daughter, what people might tell her about him. He kind of hid behind Kyle when the medium had both of them come thru.
What is beauty? If I consider something to be beautiful, it may not guarantee that you will find it to be the same. But is there a deeper beauty that everyone can agree upon, or a form that is inherently beautiful?
It depends on your own perspective and how your ego, thoughts, emotions, morals, standards all tie together. There is physical beauty and there is inner beauty. Most people would be called shallow if you were to say that a person is beautiful or handsome based on their looks alone. Then others see the good or bad qualities in a person even though they may only be average looking of not that pleasing to the eye that would make them a beautiful person for their actions and deeds. That goes for the physically beautiful people too. - Yoda
"The two most important days of your life. The day you were born and the day you find out why."
"The devil whispered, "you can't withstand the storm." The warrior replied, "I am the storm".
Back when I was in college I had this idea that life was about walking lines. What I mean by that is to say you walk a tightrope of sorts and want to balance the best you can between two extremes of same scale. My go-to example is Aggressive/Passive but it holds true for just about everything. I later came to find that this what Aristotle talked about with his idea of virtues. Then further on, I came to learn that this is the idea of "balance" in the spiritual community. That was cool to look back at when I was thoroughly asleep though still had an innate awareness of some higher level stuff.
As humans we're basically dark (ego) and light (higher self) smashed into one and here to learn what that's like and what it all entails. We can try to be all light but that denies what we are in this incarnation. A personal example for me is when I was really awakening and running down rabbit holes left and right about adrenochrome and the world elites and all that. I got to be super overwhelmed and it consumed my life enough to damage what was really going on around me (work, life, kids). While knowledge and information is light, I had to step back and embrace an aspect of the dark (ignorance), to an extent, in order to put things back into balance for me in my every day life.
Last Edit: Jul 16, 2021 5:20:42 GMT -8 by andromedan
The interpretation of this question is that we are spiritual beings that incarnate into physical bodies to experience a game that teaches us lessons in order to grow and expand our consciousness. The sufferings we endure are here for us to participate in to achieve the latter. Without the hardships, nothing would be learnt and the game played would be meaningless. Once the game is complete for each individual, the physical body breaks down and ceases to function efficiently enough to contain its life-force (soul), our true self, in which we leave the vehicle and return home to rest before entering into a new game of life. If the lessons learnt aren't sufficient, we go back again and again until they are fulfilled. Otherwise, if they have been accomplished, we get to 'level up' into a higher density (level of consciousness). There will be no more suffering as we begin to move even closer to love and light.
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