I generally think and research alot on religion, philosophy and other random niche topics. These thoughts I formulate I either keep to myself or end up talking to a few close friends of mine such as Nathan. But after talking to Michele, she’s convinced me to share my thoughts online about what it is that I come up with and to at the very least keep a record.
Alternate Realities, Universes
The basic premise of Parallel Universes and all the surrounding theories is that For each choice or decision that we are capable of taking in our life, each of those paths diverge into their own possible universe. So, if you had decided to take a left turn instead of a right, there would exist a world in which that you had taken the right instead. Staying true to the movie “The One”, there would exists worlds where you would have picked a completely different lifestyle and occupational choice. There would exist thousands, if not, an infinite amount of worlds that would depict your different you.
If a decision is what is needed to create an alternate reality, then what we have in this world is already in itself, an alternate reality. Consider that if you and I at the very core are made up of building blocks of cells, DNA, and atoms, and with our specific amount of chance and choices that has happened in this world, we really are nothing more than alternate realities of what those components COULD have been. In essence, You and I are merely alternate versions of what we could have been. If nature had taken a different turn, I may have ended in your place, with your features, and perhaps even with the parents and environment that you had. Likewise, you or another could have equally been part of the genetic makeup of another creature, or perhaps even a plant. The decision that were made on a micro level are what lead to the macro decisions that ended up creating who we are, where we exists, and how we end up interacting.
Eternity, Unity, and Experience
What this lead me down was to a quote that I actually heard once before, and had a profound effect on my life.
“Eternity isn’t some later time. Eternity isn’t a long time. Eternity has nothing to do with time. Eternity is that dimension of here and now which thinking and time cuts out. This is it. And if you don’t get it here, you won’t get it anywhere. And the experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life” - Joseph Campbell
Eternity is our experience. It’s the experience that we are having as we go through the walk of life. In connection with alternate realities, these trial and simulations of each possible choice in our life add to the value of the experience. It’s creating this concept of Eternity. Each one of us I feel is at its very core, connected to each other. Science has shown it. As we live alternate possibilities of what could happen in life, there exists a Unity amongst all of us. We together are co-creating this experience. United we weave together the parallel and crossing strands of chance into this detailed and multi-facted tapestry we call life, the experience we call Eternity.