Few days back, I read an article in the Times Of India under the Speaking Tree column. It kind of really sparked my imagination. Below I have written a brief idea in my own words that was presented in that column:
When we dream, at that point of time everything seems real. We get really caught up in the dream.
But as soon as we wake up, the dream begins to feel less real by the minute. We begin to forget the moments, which at the time of sleeping seemed so real.
Similarly, as we pass out of this world into a higher reality, everything happened in this life would seem like a dream.
An illusion which will remain in our memory but only as an illusion.
So this was the idea presented. It makes me wonder what can we really expect in the afterlife.
There are many theories, many ideas on this subject. Which makes me come to the main point. Will it be Subjective or Objective?
By that I mean, whether everybody will have a same afterlife or would it be up to us to choose what we wish to do in ours. OR would it be different but at the same time be chosen for us.
As in the fictional book The Five People You meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom, the main character dies and after meeting the 5 people whose lives he had affected, he finally finds himself in a place he can call home.
Or would it be like as Dr.Brian Weiss states in his numerous books: that the soul will see a bright light to which it would be attracted, which would give it strength and the energy required to sum up its life. And continue with its journey of learning and meeting its loved ones?
Nobody really knows. Unless we are faced with it, nobody will be sure. Until then we continue with our life and its share of problems.
On a lighter note as Woody Allen puts it:
"There are worst things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?"