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7 Ways to Live Life to the MAX
Married and with one child, he and his wife decided they would begin to look for
his first, or biological, parents. They found them and a family reunion took place.
The point of this story is that he now knows himself better because he knows his
original parents, the two people he originated from. This is important for any
child to know. He now knows why he acts and feels a certain way over and
beyond all that we have taught him.
Now let me change the context of our thinking. Up until this time we have been
thinking about our origins at a physical level. At a physical level we would all
agree that life starts at conception and finishes at death, but many people believe
there is more to life than this.
The Treasure House
Is conception the beginning of life? Not according to the poet Wordsworth who
penned it this way:
“Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting,
The soul that rises with us, our life’s star,
Hath had elsewhere its setting,
And cometh from afar;
Not in entire forgetfulness,
And not in utter nakedness,
But trailing clouds of glory do we come,
From God, who is our home.
The homely nurse doth all she can,
To make her foster-child, her inmate, man,
Forget the glories he hath known,
And that imperial palace whence he came.”
These ideas are also to be found in the words of the prophet Jeremiah who was
told there was life before conception.
He was told that before he was formed in the belly he was known and before he
came out of the womb he was sanctified and ordained a prophet unto the nations.
In an account found in the writings of Plato there was an interview that took
place with Socrates just prior to his death. The discussion centered on the
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