Saturday, March 22, 2014

Life After Birth

In a mother's womb were two babies. 
One asked the other: 

"Do you believe in life after delivery?" 
The other replies, 

"Why, of course, 
there has to be something after delivery. 
Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves 
for what we will be later. 

"Nonsense," says the other. 
"There is no life after delivery. 
What would that life be?" 

"I don't know, but there will be more
 light than here. Maybe we will walk 
with our legs and eat from our mouths." 
The other said.

"This is absurd! Walking is impossible. 
and eat with our mouths? Ridiculous. 
The umbilical cord supplies nutrition. 
Life after delivery is to be excluded. 
The umbilical cord is too short." 

"I think there is something 
and maybe it's different 
than it is here." the other replies, 

"No one has ever come back from there. 
Delivery is the end of life, and in the after-delivery 
it is nothing but darkness and anxiety 
and it takes us nowhere." 

"Well, I don't know," says the other, 
"but certainly we will see mother 
and she will take care of us." 

"Mother??" You believe in mother? 
Where is she now? "

She is all around us. 
It is in her that we live. 
Without her there would not be this world." 

"I don't see her, so it's only logical 
that she doesn't exist." 

To which the other replied, 
"Sometimes when you're in silence 
you can hear her, you can perceive her.

I believe there is a reality after delivery
and we are here to prepare 
ourselves for that reality...."

An e-mail sent from a 78 year old nun. 


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