One of my pastimes in these later years is trying to figure out what life is all about. I was taught from the very beginning that one’s soul is immortal; but does immortal mean undying or eternal or both? Also, that heaven awaits those believers in the “one, true God” and who do good. But along the way what seemed so simple and certain became quite complex. My answers became questions I cannot dismiss which just create other questions.
Blame my wondering on the Big Bang theory, the Hubble telescope, NASA or the recent discovery of another sun and its t seven planets; here is my latest “What if...”
Did life begin or simply find its way
into time and being,
coming out of an edgeless Universe
like a star, a galaxy yet to be seen?
Eternal energy exploding darkness into
and life itself suckled by a sun?
Perhaps the “Uncaused Cause”
was never necessary!
Perhaps somewhere in the energies
of being and becoming
pulses the forever Now some call God,
and the love that offers meaning
to our journeys -
seeking wholeness -
we are already there
between the edgeless horizons
one with every other,
and the Universe itself,
all images of God, if one so believes,
dreaming and wanting
to be gods ourselves?
like our own finite flesh,
not knowing in our humanness
what lies ahead,
perhaps we need to trust our spirit
to find our way into wholeness
on the other side of time.
Science may say otherwise, but the question comforts my not-knowing, which solidifies my faith. Such thinking tells the Everyman within me not to settle into the complacency of others’ answers. Questions, I believe, supply the energy and sometimes the adrenaline that keeps the journey honest and going.