“What, if some day, or night, a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: “This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more; and there will be nothing new in it, but every pain and every joy and every thought and sigh and everything unutterably small or great in your life will have to return to you, all in the same succession and sequence—even this spider and this moonlight between the trees, and even this moment and I myself. The eternal hourglass of existence is turned upside down again and again, and you with it, speck of dust!
Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse the demon who spoke thus? Or have you once experienced a tremendous moment when you would have answered him: “You are a god and never have I heard anything more divine.” If this thought gained possession of you, it would change you as you are or perhaps crush you. The question in each and every thing, “Do you desire this once more and innumerable times more?” would lie upon your actions as the greatest weight. Or how well disposed would you have to become to yourself and to life to crave nothing more fervently than this ultimate eternal confirmation and seal?”
Does the idea of eternal recurrence – that every moment of your life will repeat itself into eternity – leave you shivering with fear or with joy; whether you are living life fully everyday or just waiting for better times to come.
~Heaven or hell, you decide~
Let’s also assume that the life you are currently living is not simply one of the repetitions but is actually your first time around. This means that every moment that passes will be set in stone and repeat itself eternally. How does that sound to you?
If you are a ‘common man’, it is predicted that this would be the heaviest possible burden to you! On the other hand, it is believed human greatness is achieved when you don’t want anything to be different, past, present or future. When you accept and love the present moment, you have won.
This philosophy suggests that you choose the best action at every moment and always ask yourself whether what you are doing right now really is the best you could be doing. If you follow the advice of the spirit in this piece, you will have a life worth reliving!!
** Many question reincarnation -- and some take it lightly --- we have a variety of dimensional factors that have showcased living again, just in another realm. So implement a change in your re-occurring role with this piece that will allow the negative components of your life to remain and not move forward with your spirit. You will gain wraths of imparted bliss as you endure your Eternal Recurrence~!!