“What surprises you most about mankind?”

God answered:

“That they get bored of being children, are in a rush to grow up, and then long to be children again…

That they lose their health to make money and then lose their money to restore their health…

That by thinking anxiously about the future, they forget the present, such that they live neither for the present nor the future…

That they live as if they will never die, and they die as if they had never lived.”

Thoughts to ponder

Let’s talk about geology for a moment to get some perspective. It’s a fact that rivers criss- crossing the land have beginnings and ends too. Changes to climate, and weather patterns, and even whole continents drifting slowly together and apart alter conditions dramatically over millennia. But of course such events – stretched out over vast time frames – are not visible
within the short life of a human being; or even within scores of lives across generations.

But regardless of whether it is visible to you, rivers do come and go. And each leaves behind the legacy of a changed world, shaped by the flow of their existence.

The same is true of rivers of life, sustained by the lake of Creation. The billions of lives that come and go over the course of time are like so many drops of rain that have risen from the lake, fallen across the land, and streamed back to me again, carving the landscape bit by bit in the
course of doing so. Each drop – each individual life – by itself might not seem to make a big difference, but taken all together – well, a lot of work gets done on my behalf over time.

Which brings me back to your question about reincarnation: The short answer is yes,
reincarnation does exist, but not in the way you think it does. When you die you do not return to
this world. You return to your place as part of the lake. Part of me. You return to your origin as
part of everyone and everything, all at once, the same as you were before you came here.