A fellow blogger, Erin, has a feature she calls "Thought for Thursday", where she relates a quote or thought or whatever, and expounds on it a bit. I like this notion, but I can't think that I will want to/be able to do it with regularity, and certainly not on a particular day. I guess I'll just throw something out there for you to mull over whenever the thought strikes. Today is such a time, and this is the thought:
This morning I was thinking that I needed to look up a couple of things in my Dreamer's Dictionary. I don't consider the information I get from it to be definitive, by any means, but it's always interesting to see if there's anything that seems relevant. I guess I approach dream analysis the way I approach most things - with an open mind and a bit of skepticism. I'm willing to entertain a notion and mull it over to see what I think of it, but it doesn't get included in my belief system unless it rings true.
Part of what I believe right now is the thought that we already know everything, we've just forgotten, and so when we identify a "new" idea as true, it's really more of a remembering... It makes sense to me on several levels: if it's true that time is relative, and there's truly no beginning and no ending - only the NOW - then why wouldn't we know it all already? The limitations and "laws" of mortality are where we get hung up. If we learn how to transcend those limitations (rephrase - when we remember how to transcend those limitations), maybe that's how/when we move into godhood or whatever's next in the eternal scheme of things.
It's an interesting notion and, as I said, one that makes sense to me, but I'm willing to go with the thought that I could be missing the mark. All "religious" thought and belief is fluid with me, anyway. I think that we can believe and hope and have faith and all of that, but truly knowing isn't really possible, so why spend time worrying about it? Do what works for you and brings you comfort without infringing on/annoying/violating those around you, and it's all good...
I think one of the most valuable things I've learned is this: Ask yourself, "What would be for the greatest and highest good of all involved?" Go with that, and it would be difficult to go too far wrong!