November 16, 2012
Food for thought—an idea with a twist.
What if we take the idea of reincarnation and apply it to this lifetime. Consider what might happen if we seriously believed we had the choice and the opportunity to be reborn, over and over and over, in this lifetime. I’m not talking about religion or anyone’s personal spiritual beliefs. I’m talking about an opportunity that comes with being human.
The idea is that we can choose to come from a perspective that allows for being re-born, for do-overs, and for second and third and fourth chances regardless of our religious or spiritual leanings. What if we really saw mistakes as learning opportunities rather than a cause for shame? If we woke up tomorrow morning really, really believing that it’s a new day, a new start, a new opportunity to live in a way that’s consistent with who we want to be.
I told a story in a previous blog that I think fits beautifully here.
A friend told me a story. She was with her daughter and granddaughter. Her granddaughter was ready with her phone to make a video of my friend’s reaction to an announcement her daughter was making. Upon hearing the announcement my friend’s first reaction was shock and in her words, it wasn’t her finest moment. And then her granddaughter, with a big smile, piped in with: “Grammie, want a do-over?” My friend chose the do-over. It’s captured on video and reminds her of who she decided to be in that moment.
What if reincarnation is a choice, not something that happens to us? Does that change everything?
Will you do anything different today?