In 1,000 YearsPosted: June 30, 2012
Instead of thinking about an eternity in heaven, do you ever think about the world our evolved species will be born into in just 1,000 years? The possibility of things that have yet to arrive but will almost surely arrive enthralls me. It grounds me to the reality of who/what I am right now. The furthest we’ve come is where we are today. The furthest we will go lays in wait. I think not about what’s in store for me in the future but what is in store for our descendants. I think of their needs, not mine; their strive for understanding, not mine; their bliss, not mine. That’s the reality of life as we can empirically understand it. I don’t lament it. I celebrate. When I look far into the future, I humbly imagine the things to come for them, not for me.
And I fully expect that they’ll do the same in succumbing to the unproven phenomenon of future and moving forward.