For a book or movie to be successful, it has been said it must follow the classic story line… start with a content status quo, go into thrills and adventure, and return home to peace and contentment. It is said that is the formula that has worked throughout eternity. But why?
The other day I realized why. First there was wholeness. Then the universe manifested when Pure Consciousness perceived itself as other and multiplicity emerged… many thrills and adventures resulted. Over time life evolves, and one by one, human beings awaken to their true nature. They return home to peace and contentment.
Everything maps. Reading or viewing the classic story line touches that place deep inside where you already know everything. You are reminded of the nature of life, your life… your journey. The Classic Story Line works so well because it is the story line of your very existence… of all existence. It maps onto the story of all that is. It is the story of the universe and everything in it.
It is your story.
If the universe follows a cycle like the seasons, will we leave home again once we have returned home, returned to the wholeness?
This is reassuring. Thank you.
T.S. Eliot also spoke about it in The Four Quartets: ‘We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time’.
I have said many times that a reason we are so into movies might be because somewhere down deep we all recognize that life is just a movie we are all playing out. You can bet when Johnny Depp is in character as Capt. Jack Sparrow, he has completely identified and become the character for the duration of the movie. It seems as though we have done the same thing for the duration of our lives..unless.. What a blessing it is to have someone to guide us towards the realization that we are all really only starring in our own “drama” with lots of co stars.
Thank you Brahmarshi
This is a very good and not uncommon question. A number of people I consider enlightened masters throughout history have commented on it. Some say you will incarnate again after returning home. Some say you will not. Others say it is your choice. My comment on this may see flippant but it is not. I say they are all correct. The key lies in what one means by ‘you’. Your identity, or lack thereof, defines what you mean by ‘you’. I leave it to you to connect the dots.
I can’t help but smile. Brilliant!!! Thank you.