I wish to live forever. Ray Kurtzweil (and others) say that with the rapid advances in medicine and technology, we will be able to live a very long time. (See my last blog)
I wish to be spiritually aware. Eckert Tolle talks beautifully about life as a series of changing forms. He says that our life is similar to a movie – a movie that relentlessly marches forward … until the end. The goal should be to work on realizing one’s true self, not pursuing endless forms.
My two wishes seem at odds with each other. One wish involves chasing immortality. The other wish accepts mortality and involves chasing the inner self.
Perhaps the two wishes are not as mutually exclusive as they seem at the moment. I welcome your thoughts.