Some people think about life and death to the point of obsession, while others just live their lives with little-to-no thought on the subject.
I am one of those people who think about life and death fairly often, especially the older I get.
The world we live in is so messed up.... school shootings, domestic abuse, wars, drugs, suicide, diseases and the list goes on.
Then there are people who wonder what the meaning of life is. I admit, I think of that too. What is the meaning of life and why are we here? One of my theories is that our purpose is family. At least, that's what my meaning of life is. Without my family, what's my purpose of even being here? In my own opinion, my family (especially my children) is what makes life worth living.
What is your meaning of life? The thing(s) that keep you going? Have you even thought about that before? Then ask yourself this: if that/those things weren't here or existed, would you still want to be alive?
Confession time: my biggest fear is death. I think about the fact that I will, one day, die. We all will. From the very first breath we all took when we were born, we are dying. It's true. Some people live longs lives, and others die young. None of us knows what our own personal expiration date will be, but we all have them. What a morbid thought.
Or is it?
Certain cultures, religions, and individual beings believe that upon death, you live in Heaven where everything is perfect and wonderful. That everyone we've ever loved who had died before us is there, and we all live together in perfect harmony for Eternity. There are no illnesses, disease, starvation, or any sort of strife. Everything is just... perfect. It is a wonderful thought but is it even true? Who knows, it could all be bullshit.
There are many people in this world who live their lives to serve a "higher purpose" (whether it's for their God or Gods, Deities, etc)... religious or not... and that when they die, they will spend the rest of eternity in this sort of Nirvana or bliss. That sounds all great and wonderful and shit, but is it real or just some made-up myth that we tell ourselves to get through LIFE?
I may be a spiritual person who believes in God, but I do wonder if reincarnation is a "thing." My religion tells me that there is no such thing as reincarnation, and that we are all born with one body and one soul. But I think that we are reincarnated. I believe that our souls are recycled. I believe in past lives. I believe that I have lived past lives before, because I feel such a high level of affinity towards certain periods in time, historical events, and even certain cultures. I feel as if I belong in the South complete with a southern accent. Why is that? I was born and raised in N.E., Ohio, and have never lived in the South.
Unless... I have lived a past life where I did live in the south.
I also have an affinity/connection with King Henry the VIII. I am obsessed over him and his whole life in that time period. All of his wives. How he, in all of his selfishness, would end the life of a wife, or divorce her, just to take another. I relate to that whole time period, but for some strange reason, I particularly relate to King Henry the VIII. So if this whole reincarnation really is true, it's totally possible that in one of my past lives, I was somehow connected to that King.
There is this psychic that I see every so often. She's the real deal whether you believe in them or not. She says I've have past lives and so has my daughter. In fact, when my daughter was only four years old, she had this irrational fear of fire. We couldn't stay at a basketball game one time because of some pyrotechnics they had. She completely freaked out even though she was no where near them.
Then one day after work when I picked her up from my ex-mother-in-law, she pulled me aside and asked if my daughter had ever been in a school bus crash that was on fire. I said no. She said that my daughter told her this whole story about how she was on the school bus one day and it had crashed, that it caught on fire, and some of the kids died. My four year old daughter, who never went to school... let alone was in a bus crash, believes to this day that it had happened to her and she can recall it vividly in her mind.
During one of my psychic reading sessions, the lady (who has never met my daughter) said that in my daughter's past life, she had been in a school bus crash and that the bus was on fire and children had died. I almost peed my undies. At the time of this reading, my daughter was sixteen years old. How she had told me the same thing that my daughter swears happened to her just blew my mind. Like, KABOOM! Mind blown.
So yeah, I think reincarnation is real- that our souls are re-used and we have had, and will have, other lives. You might disagree with me 100%, and that is perfectly fine. It's your belief and you're entitled to your opinion.
So yeah, in conclusion I do think a lot about life and death. About how we were actually somehow created, live our lives being decent people or complete sinners, only to one day die and possibly be reincarnated into another being.