(Rerun) On Earth As It Is In Heaven
“Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream.” -Anonymous
Whats the good news?
On this end, it appears that we are coming at the game George Jefferson style, and moving on up!
Today, I decided again to let my fingers do the walking and since I now have the prestigious title of author to add to my resume, I may has well go ahead and elevate my pen and keystroke game to see where it takes me, yet the history books will show that while writing is something that I have always enjoyed doing, I am in this position as a writer through coincidence, as this online publication was actually developed as an opportunity for
other writers who do take it perhaps more seriously to have a platform, yet after finding so many individuals who were not willing to contribute, I was forced into a do it yourself position, and ojala, what you see is what you get.
The special on today’s menu is the subject of heaven and earth, and it was inspired due to a goal that I set for myself in 2010 and beyond, which is to focus more on subject matters that are of interest and relevance to the greatest amount of people, so if you have found yourself here, you have aided in the goal being realized, so much obliged!
Also, as I have stated before, I am working towards becoming more of a
fire starter in a constructive way, meaning getting these topics on the table for pondering and discussion while adding just a bit of my own insight, as I believe that in actuality, the person that knows the most is actually you, when it comes to you.
Heaven is one of those words that carries a lot of power, and can be interpreted in a variety of ways, yet no one as of yet, to the best of my knowledge, has come back with any credible evidence or has even sent a post card back or posted pics in an online gallery from their trip, so it leaves us to have to use our imagination, which is what resulted in the images above being used, found through a search engine query to find out what the common consensus is.
Earth on the other hand is where we all generally agree that we reside, or at least most of us, and the image above of the planet is from satellites and astronauts who have gone up a yonder.
I will simply state what I would expect to see in the time and space known as heaven, which I would use to ascertain my whereabouts should I arrive, because according to most of the stories that I have heard, we get to keep our mind and heart in the afterlife, perhaps for the sole purpose of perceiving where our thoughts, emotions and actions on earth have led us.
A. An absence of competition.
There may be some form of friendly competition, yet in regards to winning and loosing, if one is fortunate enough to have arrived in heaven, the ultimate prize has already been obtained.
B. An absence of a need for validation.
If one is fortunate enough to have arrived at and passed through the pearly gates, then similar to Disneyland or some other amusement park, your goal would be to enjoy yourself and all of the rides and other goodies would be afforded to any who had their tickets validated at the gate.
If everything is in place as I would imagine it to be when you arrive in heaven, there would be an absence of misery, despair, and need for repair, as there would be no malfunction or dysfunction which is usually indicated by a sign that reads.. OUT OF ORDER.
For some of our more religiously minded folks, you are correct in your assessment that the subject title is taken from what is known in Christianity as
The Lords Prayer, yet for the sake of this post, it’s more of a simplistic approach to the destination,because, as like all things in existence, whether by the hands of divinity or mortals, they were, are, and will continue to be created, which requires creators to act accordingly, so perhaps a
“build it, and they will come” type of thought process could result in something remarkable, and besides, we all have dreams…right?
Your feedback is welcomed and appreciated.
A different perspective to consider.