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April 08, 2014

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Yeah but the batteries' souls will move into other lifeforms depending on whether they collected good karmas or bad karmas in this lifetime. Also, from one perspective, it doesn't really matter as their souls are eternal anyways, the only decision is whether they want to stay in the lower loser realms of suffering and hardship or simply do the homework/meditation and wake up to the higher realms of existence where only peace, love, joy and happiness doth existeth.

“Real isn't how you are made,' said the Skin Horse. 'It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.'

'Does it hurt?' asked the Rabbit.

'Sometimes,' said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. 'When you are Real you don't mind being hurt.'

'Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,' he asked, 'or bit by bit?'

'It doesn't happen all at once,' said the Skin Horse. 'You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand.”
― Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit

First of all, thank you for your blog. I stumbled upon it after researching detective's comments about religion from the show "True detectives". And I am reading it now and I am enjoying myself greatly.

I came to the liberating understanding of no God and no religion through physicist Vic Stenger and ex-priest Blase Bonpane. I find it comforting to be on my own in this world (without supernatural power of God).

However I still have struggles in my life (which are not related to whether there is God or not). And my struggles are completely emotional in nature.

When Ive read this post, I kept thinking about how much I hate 1/3 of my day that I get to spend with my son after I pick him up after school. I find myself overpowered by the emotions telling me that I should be doing something better with my life at the moment. And although like you said, that something could be equally important or unimportant, I could be sitting on a couch watching TV or picking my nose all by myself.

I just can't think of myself spending time with my son as something important. There is absolutely no satisfaction in it. I feel more content doing nothing by myself. Rather than doing something with him.

But I understand, that my view doesn't contradict your post. And rationally, I agree that what I do in the evening with my son is as important as any other alternative.

Can I ask you to comment on that, if you might have any insight and if somehow sounds familiar to you. Ideally, maybe you could offer me some solution to being more contious more often, although thats what I inherently have been doing by understanding life through science and reading your blog, for instance.

Maybe my post can inspire you with another cosmic insight.

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