A simple case of karma or deja vu Meeting you again for a first time

  “Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.”   Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose      

This family of playful seals is sharing a special moment together in the sun enjoying the warm ocean currents and the tranquility of being together. It’s truly an idyllic situation that human beings secretly aspire to attain with their own special gatherings of family and friends. But what if we faced a situation wherein everyone we knew became a blurred memory from a past that we vaguely remember to a present we are trying hard to recall. This might be labelled the paradox of karma or the duplicity of deja vu.

“Instant Karma’s gonna get you
Gonna knock you right on the head” — John Lennon.

How would you get along with your sibling(s), parent(s), or any other person you’ve known for a long time — if you only met them for the first time today?

This is definitely a thought provoking question that many of us would instantly try to rationalize given the benefit of personal  hindsight into our own past.

When asked such a theoretical question a significant number of us would  immediately relate to parents and friends we currently know well and would try to update our evaluation of them using past associations and memories as a reliable index.

That approach works fine today looking back to a certain past we can reliably count on and relate to as well. But in this proposed kind of “clouded” social environment you are left to your natural instincts and gut feelings to figure things out as best as you possibly can.

All previous associations would be vague recollections. We would all live in a world of uncertainty, doubt, skepticism and mistrust. In a sense the way the world is today without the veil of vagueness. How can you effectively function if your psychological functions are running on empty?

Psychologists and psychiatrists offices , totally automated and run by humanoid robots, would be flooded with anxious and concerned people. Prescription drugs would be dispensed en masse and general populations of folks would be popping tranquilizers like tic tacs.

Such an existence and social structure would be doomed to failure since no one could be certain of anything. This Alzheimer- like society would function badly and eventually collapse.

Figuring out your crucial aspects and associations in your life every day and every minute would convert paradise into a prison.  




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5 Comments on A simple case of karma or deja vu Meeting you again for a first time

  1. I love this blog! I am reading E TOLLE and The Secret by R Burns I think it is. I am trying to be postive and stay positive. It is such a joy to come to your blog and see all your reviews! Do you review on AMAZON and goodreads? I have lost touch with goodreads, thanks for the reminder to get my books posted that I have read. I grad College at age 47- trying to find work is another adventure! LOL…Have a blessed day, week, month and Year, Stop by…Jackie 🙂


    • Thank you very much Jackie for your kind words and thoughts. I have just started reviewing the books I have personally read on Goodreads but as yet contain my reviews to my blog site for the moment.

      The best way to enjoy life is to actively promote a positive mindset and expose yourself to positive minded people will only make your task that much easier. Thanks for the invite. I will drop by your site. Enjoy the day. 🙂

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  2. Much thought provoking. Requires rethinking and retrospection by all.

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  3. It is indeed a thought provoking concept. I have read a number of other blogger’s opinion on the topic but they assume a working knowledge of the people they are meeting for the first time. It is similar to the time travel paradox wherein you go back in time and meet yourself. A modified concept of eternal recurrence “live each day as if you had to relive it over and over and over again” may suit the proposition . The nearest real life examples not dependent upon hypothetical conjecture could fall into two categories: (1) amnesia or (2) cases of Alzheimer. The parameters of the argument would fit and the person would then fulfill the needs of the challenge. Thank you for your thoughts.


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