A time to live, a time to move on...
the cycle of life
I come from a school of belief that “life owes me nothing”. Once you look at it that way, it is much easier to look at everything that happens in life. Whatever emerges is what is. This is very much aligned with the Darwin movie that I wrote about just a couple of days back.
My father’s elder sister (my eldest aunt) died yesterday. She lived a long-life and reached 100 years on Dec 29th last year. She had been degrading slowly over a long period of time, though hanging in there. Even a couple of years ago, she used to be enthusiastic about life and invite everyone to be there for her hundredth birthday.
I guess once someone reaches those milestones, it becomes harder to set new milestones - it is not as if we can go ahead and say “come and see for my 150th”. Of course, she had no major sickness except that she had got old and her time to live had ended and it was her time to go. I look at it as a celebration of a life well-lived. She had a dozen people at her funeral today where she quickly joined the ashes of history.
It makes you ponder on things that I do whilst I live, on the purpose of life, its meanings, and concepts like “free will”. I will leave you with this video which is an animated scene from “Creation - the movie” on the cycle of life which might add to your thinking on “Emergence”