I love that thought, too. Be around whoever you want and whatever you want.
Like, if I wanted something, would it just appear? Also could we keep track on what's happening on Earth? And who actually is let into Heaven? I have my doubts on myself.
Very difficult to answer. It must be all fun, relaxed over there. Can't be explained.
I dunno but when I think about it, I like to think that you would get to look back on your life and decide if you're happy with it and the choices you've made. If you have lots of regret or feel somehow unfulfilled in whatever way than you're reincarnated to give it another shot until you feel truly happy with the life you're leaving behind. And when you can look back and find that you wouldn't change a thing, you have reached the peak of your 'enlightenment' and you then revert back into your subconscious to your own heaven. I guess I like to think that it will be exactly as You have pictured/hoped/wished/dreamed it to be, it gives me peace in thinking that while I probably won't go to the big ol' resort of heaven I'll never be disappointed in my own little heaven and the path I've taken to get there.
As for how it all works out in the end or if I am right or even being close to right about anything, I have no clue. I just believe that I have nothing to loose in my beliefs. If it ends up being that when I dead that's it it's not like I'll ever find out or miss out on anything. What I think will happen is that everyone will end up being right about something that they believe in.
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Thank you to everyone who has made detailed, thoughtful responses. It's interesting to see what everyone believes and to imagine what it might be like.
I hope that there is a heaven so I can see relatives I've lost and perhaps meet other ones I never got the chance to meet in real life. I'd like to see pets I loved so much in the past and had the heartbreak of losing. Most of all, I'd like to think that there's more to life than our mortal life, that this is just a proving ground to get to a place where we'll be able to make a real difference and come to a better understanding of life. I'd love to be able to watch over future generations of my family and be able to mentally guide them in making difficult decisions. Maybe the experience and guidance of our ancestors is where we get faith and hope in real life.
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I love your thoughts Pikachu.
My Dad passed away a few years ago, and I can still hear his voice sometimes, especially when I am at a crossroads. I like to think he's up there watching me and giving me guidance along my path. Of course I sometimes don't listen, just like when he was still here on Earth lol. My family on my Dad's side was amazing - I sure hope I can reunite with them, I miss them a lot.
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Reading some of the above (which was fun, thanks to everyone who contributed!) I was struck by the question of whether or not it will be Nora Ephron's idea of heaven (to take just one non-BIblical person mentioned) to talk to fans for eternity---I could imagine it might become her idea of hell!