Existential thoughts on Life and the Universe

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In the beginning, all matter blasted its way into existence as we know it through the big bang and the creation of the universe. Billions of years later, from that same matter, life was created on Earth in the form of microbes. As the years rolled on, so did evolution and life has become more complex and intelligent. Even self-aware.

Essentially, in the bigger picture of things we have all come from the same matter and energy. We may have developed separately over small periods of time in comparison to the development of the Universe but there is a life force that we are all a part of which has stemmed from the same source in existence.

This fact has led me to believe that it’s possible we may all share the same soul energy. Our experiences and history may shape the person that we know ourselves as today, but what if every single one of us were to share the same soul? What if when we die our soul energy returns to the source and is spread again into the Universe when new life is created? To me, this doesn’t seem so far-fetched and it actually falls in line with many religious beliefs of reincarnation in one way or another. What if in reality, in the bigger picture, there is no such thing as individual life, but we are all part of a shared mass of life. What if we share the same soul as our feline friends, with the birds in the sky, and the whales in the ocean. We are all in this together after all. Struggling to live and facing the same uncertainties in life. Animals have been known to show great compassion, even for animals of another species. Most life seeks to do no harm unless it’s completely necessary for the continuation of its own existence. Humans may be an exception to this but even when we are breeding species purely for the sole purpose of harvesting their meat and hide, there are those of us who see the injustice in the practice. It’s because we can relate to life. Whether it be animal or another human. I can sense emotions in my pets. Can’t you?

In the end, I doubt that there will ever be a time when humans fully understand the nature of life and the Universe. There are theories of other dimensions that are backed by science. For if this Universe was created with matter, then there must be another Universe that has been created with, primarily, anti-matter. What happened before the big bang and how did matter come into existence in the first place? What if the Universe as we know it is actually nothing more than an atom-sized particle to another Universe that is infinitely larger than our own and we are just far too small to be able to tell? Science proves and disproves itself every day. Maybe we will never truly know the depth and details of existence, and maybe that’s okay. Maybe the beauty is in the mystery and not knowing. If we can never really truly know the depth to the mysteries of the Universe, then maybe we should just enjoy the limited time we have. Just remember to respect life. Every animal and person could actually be an extension of ourselves.

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