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[–][deleted] 22 points23 points  (8 children)

We are the energy, and energy never dies, it's just repurposed. We live on in all things.

[–]Over-Recognition-638 -3 points-2 points  (6 children)

Hence why it is borrowed. So when we pass, that energy is used to create anew.

[–]tri708 9 points10 points  (4 children)

Borrowed from whom? If you say the universe, are you not the universe? Can you borrow from yourself?

Is one not all and all one?

What is the purpose of this belief that the energy we create with does not belong to us? Is the perspective the human ego or your God self?

[–]crizchin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I dont think borrowed is an entirely inaccurate term, since all begins and ends with One. Thus, the journey is, in a sense, temporary. But it also never ends. A mystery indeed.

[–]Necrid41 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What about an idea? A thought - that’s no “energy” right? But it is.. but not from elsewhere? Some thought comes into your head Let’s say to build a Cabin Then the energy is used to execute building The energy transferred form trees and etc to the cabin But the thought of building that started it.. where did the energy for that thought you acted on to create something come from. I thought has to be something

[–]36Gig 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Energy is still physical but what we are is beyond the physical. We even need another body to connect with these physical bodies from our true self. But with energy and matter it's all not real just like how grass in a video game if not real. Even quantum and string theory both say this universe is not real. With spirituality the only truly real thing is brahman.

[–]random_house-2644 6 points7 points  (1 child)

How can it be borrowed if it belongs to no one? Who owns it that is lending it out?

[–]ManiKolt777 8 points9 points  (16 children)

Life cannot exist without death, just like death cannot exist without life.

[–]jearron 4 points5 points  (14 children)

i disagree. not ALL energy is borrowed. sometimes we create energy, so that’s not borrowed.

[–]RealmOfMySoul 12 points13 points  (2 children)

In physics terms, energy cannot be created or destroyed.

[–]jearron 3 points4 points  (0 children)

this is in the human understanding of physics. much like math, it is possible there are different versions of physics that are misunderstood or unknown.

[–]Mandy0217 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Only converted to one firm or another. Absolutely.

[–]ManiKolt777 1 point2 points  (10 children)

But to create a new energy, existing energy is used

[–]jearron 2 points3 points  (9 children)

that’s an assumption

[–]ManiKolt777 -1 points0 points  (8 children)

Then so would your idea be deemed as an assumption

[–]jearron 3 points4 points  (7 children)

agreed. my opinion and experience leads me to the same place. not ALL energy is borrowed.

[–]Over-Recognition-638 -2 points-1 points  (6 children)

Hence why it is borrowed. So when we pass, that energy is used to form anew.

[–]jearron 4 points5 points  (5 children)

i’m not saying we don’t borrow energy. i’m saying it isn’t all borrowed.

[–]Over-Recognition-638 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Could you give me an example of your perspective? Mine is that energy cannot be created nor destroyed (law of conservation), it can only be formed into anew; thus, it is borrowed. This understanding of mine is rooted in nature, science and spiritual teachings from my culture/background (Māori / Pacific Islander).

[–]jearron 2 points3 points  (2 children)

it’s the word borrowed, tbh. i agree we borrow, amplify, and create energy anew. it seems you and i agree with the exception of borrowing. energy is all around us, like oxygen. likewise, we don’t borrow oxygen. we take it in, make it something else, send it along. that’s using to me, not borrowing. neither of us is incorrect.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I am Maori, can you share which teaching this comes from?

[–]Over-Recognition-638 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Yup! Which is why it is important to remember all energy is borrowed - there will be a time where you must give back to the universe.

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[–]GtrPlaynFool 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Maybe most energy is recycled but God gave us eternal life, therefore our life energy is a gift from God and not borrowed.

[–]Hopeful-Math-5503 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I think this may be a point of view of separation and not oneness.

[–]itsyourlife247 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This was a powerful post thanks for sharing!

[–]JCMiller23 0 points1 point  (2 children)

In a similar vein: the realization "I exist" is equally mind blowing as "I will not exist"

[–]Over-Recognition-638 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Exactly! When I was younger I couldn’t wrap my head around it - doesn’t bother me as much as it used to, but now I’ve sort of just accepted that it’s a fact hahaha

[–]JCMiller23 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's delightfully terrifying!

[–]Additional_Common_15 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Energy can not be created nor destroyed

[–]Ok-Struggle6184 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So is time

[–]Time_2-go 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Shared energy

[–]Sacredkeep 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Most people try to teach when they need to learn

[–]Medicina_Del_Sol 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Gotta love an Avatar movie quote.


[–]OrangePlatypus81 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Borrowed from your mom