Just a Different Way to Be
“Picture a wave in the ocean. You can see it, measure it – its height, the way the sunlight refracts when it passes through – and it’s there, and you can see it, and you know what it is: it’s a wave. And then it crashes on the shore and it’s gone. But the water is still there. The wave was just a different way for the water to be for a little while. That’s one conception of death for a Buddhist: the wave returns to the ocean, where it came from, where it’s supposed to be.” ~Chidi, The Good Place
I don’t know what I believe sometimes. The quote above is very pretty and poetic, but I don’t necessarily believe it.
But if it turns out to be true, and we are all just waves returning to the ocean, that would be okay.