Old souls (being one, knowing one)
@Animus Yes, but what’s any of this got to do with the soul? It’s all about the self, the earthly, dense, physical self.
I consider the soul a part of the physical self; there are no special attributes to it more so than the liver in my opinion. A young liver can be more mature than that of an older person’s by way of drug use/abuse.
Old Soul is just a label, given to something they can’t explain otherwise. I can’t explain it myself, I can only tell you about my experiences. Whether it indeed includes anything such as reincarnation or any form of eternal being is beyond my and anyone else’s comprehension. All I know are unexplainable feelings and phenomena I do not see in most other people, that would indeed fit in fairly nicely with what some people are saying about past lives. However, as with anything in the universe, one must never have the audacity to say they understand what is going on.
One of the most interesting aspects of it in my opinion is that I seem to be able to give extremely experienced insight into several things I’ve never done or even heard about. Whether this is simply a case of high intelligence coupled with empathy, or experiences from a previous life, I leave to you.
If u mean reincarnation,I know some people who lived before and still remember things about their past life ,some of them even met their old families..I believe that most of us have live before but only few people remember their past life…one thing I noticed about all those people is that they all died in a tragic way ..
Read “Many Lives, Many Masters,” By Brian L. Weiss! This is a true-story about a Psychiatrist’s findings when he uses hypnosis and past-life regression to help his client overcome phobias and recurring nightmares in her current life. Its a very interesting read!
@ Animus. The soul is part of the body yet it doesn’t die when the body dies? Interesting.
I can understand where you are coming from @manimal, as you seem to be a person who interprets your existence through hard logic. I too have lost any ability to experience gnosticism. That being said thee could be a somewhat logical explanation for this feeling. Do you watch futurama? There was an episode where bender, the professor, and fry go far enough forward in time and see the end of the universe. After the last existing proton decays, the universe experiences a big bounce. It collapses and a another big bang occurs, endlessly destroying and replicating the same universe/exact events. Instead of having unique inhabitants/history it is the same as before. They realize that they can continue forward in time and eventually reach the moment that they left in the new copy of the universe. This is an example of the Poincaré recurrence theorem.
The theorem is named after Henri Poincaré, who published it in 1890. In mathematics, the Poincaré recurrence theorem states that certain systems, after a sufficient time, will return to an existence close to the initial state. The Poincaré recurrence time is the length of time elapsed until the recurrence. The result applies to physical systems, where energy is stored. The theorem is commonly discussed in the context of ergodic theory, dynamical systems, and statistical mechanics.
From that theory you could explain the possible existence of reincarnation, and the mental sensation associated with the felling of past lives. This is also the basis of determinism. Anyways, I am relatively new here, but it is nice to meet all of you!
people always say that the eyes are the window to our soul… well my eyes are very weird and I have been told that’s because I have a old soul. like @Rutger I always feel an urge to help people, even strangers. I know I’m not smarter then other people but maybe in some ways I know how to handle things without the knowledge… I know it sounds strange but its like a automatic reaction or something.
@iris i wish I could see your eyes because i find eyes fascinating
I tend to agree that the “old soul” thing is just an illusion.
It’s a very convincing illusion, but an illusion nonetheless.
You can feel like you know someone so well, even if you just met them. Everything about them seems to “make sense”. I used to think it had something to do with reincarnation/spiritual knowledge, but now I think it’s just different levels of self-awareness. I tend to associate high levels of self-awareness with a certain sort of timelessness. High levels of self-awareness with some cynicism makes me think of older people.
I think it also has to do with the goals you choose for yourself. If you pick silly things to chase after, it makes you seem young and inexperienced.
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