He...he...hello...Do I know you from somewhere?

I do not write this blog in away to inject you with a hypodermic needle of sorts loaded with a potent dogmatic formula that I wish to inject my audience with. Not in the slightest. Simply stated, I read a book and I found it interesting. It didn't indoctrinate me, but I found it interesting enough to give it a few minutes of my "pondering" time while driving in the car.
That's all.

One of the many books I have read recently (and I honestly forget which book it was, I have read many) suggested that perhaps we has individuals have been around this world before. That we have seen, lived and been apart of other lives before, and that within these lives we have picked up the skills, knowledge, and experience that we currently know and possess.

This plausible dogma of being a soul from a previous life made me think a little further. The first question it made me ponder was, "Have I have met someone before that from first sight, from first handshake, from first motion of greeting I was able to act my complete self"? I answered, with certainty and haste, "Yes". I'm not just describing how one acts with one's friends, I mean how one acts with one's mother. I don't know about you, but at times I can be a somewhat reserved person. Not always. But I can sometimes throw up a barrier in between myself and an unfamiliar person. If I have to you, don't be offended, even some of my closest friends haven't seen me in my liveliest form. Mothers know and see all, which is why I suggested that you are at your most normal state in the company of your mother. They are the greatest eye witness to your behavior and Self.

It's an interesting proposition to think that perhaps if we've been around this world for lives beyond just this one, perhaps we've also fallen in love with the same person we are in love with now before in a previous life. Perhaps each life we live we fall in love with the same person. In each life that we become apart of again and again we would most presumably take on a new form, a new body, a new person. Perhaps the reason why many people say, in regards to finding love, "if it's meant to be, it's meant to be". Perhaps they say that because we already know our lover. Is it "meant to be, cause it's meant to be" because if we're lucky it's just a matter of time until we find them again. Is it possible that we go through years of our lives 15? 20? 30 years before we "reunite" with that lost soul? Is it possible that we get into year long relationships with others because we think that we have reunited with our true love and thus love them, until years down the road we have realized that, "nope, that isn't her" or "nope that isn't him"? Is this possible? Maybe. Is it false? Maybe. Is it true. Maybe. I'm not saying one way or another. Remember, I used to want to be a chef. This is just food for thought. Think about it.


  1. You are wise beyond your years. That alone should serve as some possible evidence that you have been here and lived life a time or two before. Yours is one of the more interesting blogs I've read in a long time. You make me think about things I wouldn't usually think about in ways I normally wouldn't ponder them. I thank you for that.

    This particular blog entry made me think about how I am around my friends, family, and specifically, my mother. I don't think I have the same kind of relationship with my mother as you seem to have with yours. In many ways, yes, I can be myself around her. But in many other ways, I can't. I find this to be true of all the people closest to me. I am myself around all of them, but choose to show different sides of that. Different people, different personalities, different situations emphasize a different facet of my personality, of my true self. The human mind, heart, body, and soul are all multi-faceted. We are all a variable kaleidoscope; with each turn, who we are can change. It's still made up of all the colors that make us who we are, it's just a new pattern. It's still beautiful, still unique. Still us.

    I'm sorry if I've rambled on a bit. Like I said, yours is one of the few blogs that challenges me to think in new ways, and I just wanted to take a moment to share in that a little bit. Thanks again for that. I relish anything that can evoke this kind of thought and emotion.

  2. PS, I think you are talking about the book "Jonathon Livingston Seagull" it has a similar concept. If in fact, you are not talking about this book, it's worth the read - you can knock it out in less than a day!