STILL FURTHER THINKING

 

 

(surviving materialism by ‘still further thinking’ )

 

(a different, realistic way of thinking for a better world)     

 

(a method for becoming less materialistic)

 

 

 

 

DO NOT EXCLUDE THE POSSIBILLTY OF

 

YOUR LIFE GOING ON AFTER YOUR DEATH!

 

 

Our doing is mainly determined by the way we think, by our view of life, so how we look at life. In our modern, western society that view of life can be described as a 90 per cent materialistic view. That materialism is the basis for our decisive society. Unfortunately, however, materialism also has a number of disadvantages such as: stress, modern diseases, environmental pollution, crime, individualism and many more other symptoms that confine the happiness of human beings.

 

 In a few pages of text below you can read about a different, additional way of thinking that may get over many of these disadvantages. This different way of thinking is labelled ‘still further thinking’. 

 

 First I should explain what is meant by ‘further thinking’ in order to be able to explain the meaning of ‘still further thinking’. I oppose ‘further thinking’ to materialism. The materialist has the opinion that there is no further life of someone’s spirit after his death. On the other hand, ‘the further thinker’, bears in mind that living FURTHER on earth is indeed possible after his death, but he does not exclude either that there is no life after death anymore. So the ‘further thinker’ does not exclude the two possibilities and let in the possibility of what will happen to someone’s mind after his death. He clearly bears in mind that a ‘further life’ is just as likely as not and allows for both possibilities in his practical life.

 

 

 

However, the materialist excludes, aware or unawares, the possibility of a ‘further life’ and also behaves like this (He wants to enjoy himself as much as possible now and does not feel responsible for what happens to him, to his fellow man and the world after his death). Most modern people are unawares materialists. Many scientists and intellectuals are aware of being materialists, but ….. not even one scientist can prove that there is no further life after death. Most people do not want and dare not ponder about what will happen to their spirits, to their thinking, their feelings, their wills, imaginations, etc., whereas the moment of dying will certainly come once. If you ask a materialist, why he excludes the possibility of a ‘further life’, he will not be able to give a sensible answer. An honest materialist may say: ‘because it suits me best’ or ‘I follow the masses and believing in a ‘further life’ is out of the fashion now.’  So the ‘further thinker’ does not exclude a further life after his death and takes the two possibilities just as much into account. But now the ‘STILL FURTHER THINKER’, he also takes these two possibilities into account. But …. he assumes for a number of reasons that the chance of the existing of a further life after his death is much larger.

 

 

 

The following reasons are often mentioned for this way of thinking:

 

Ÿ       The human will power is an enormous energy source and energy never gets lost according to the science of physics.

 

Ÿ       In winter life in nature is just as death, but in spring life fully returns; so believing in a ‘further life’ is not an unnatural way of thinking.

 

Ÿ       Very many peoples on our earth have come to a believe in a ‘further life’ after death  independently.

 

Ÿ       It is believed in parapsychology that the spirit can move outside the body (so-called leave) and so the spirit can exist, observe, think, feel, want and act outside the body (being made in a certain sleep). The spirit does not need the body to be able to exist by any means; the spirit can function independently of the body.

 

Ÿ       Thousands of people (of all cultures) having had a near-death experience can attest to their spirits themselves. They have been in a position to see their own pale body lying from a place outside their bodies.

 

    

 

The ‘still further thinker’ is aware that the above reasons are by no means proofs, but certainly valuable, realistic indications and combined even increase their interpretation in strength.

 

 

 

Just to be perfectly clear, materialism and ‘still further thinking’ are explained so explicitly here. Of course, reality is not that explicit. Everyone is materialistic to a certain extent and it is certainly NOT my intention to condemn materialists or materialism; I only want to awaken people that a different, realistic way of thinking exists and is important to them and society.

 

 

 

So, both materialistic thinking and ‘still further thinking’ exist. The ‘(still) further thinker’ starts feeling having a possible future after death, feels already now responsibility for the quality of that future and looks for solutions to work at this. But the materialist misses this feeling of responsibility and he focuses on the benefits of the earth only: house, car, holidays, career and wants to earn money for this as much as he can, unidirectionally and unprincipled. And what happens with society after his death does not worry him at all. His attitude to life can be compared with some one who has to work for only one day for a firm that has been declared bankrupt.

 

 

 

However, is the pure materialistic way of thinking really so bad and unhealthy for human beings and society? Should we see it as a kind of ‘usurious illness’? Unfortunately, this is in my opinion indeed the case! Of course, having some affluence is not wrong, as long as we regard this matter only as a RESOURCE in order to be able to live and to work to personal development. So, matter is not wrong at all, as long as we benefit from it in order to be able to develop mentally. However, matter has become a major aim in people’s lives, because they think to have no aim of a higher importance. But matter stays matter, which is always restricted by its kind and will give us limited happiness and limited satisfaction. And pure materialism can therefore be compared to a usurious illness, ‘illness’ because instability and imbalance arises by lack of the mental side, which is the major part of human life and profiteering’ because it remains unsatisfactory, most people having material richness, want more and more of it. To the materialist ‘money’ is more important than ‘spirit’, more important than humanity, fellow men, animals and scenery. Anything has to be given in for money, for economic interests. But….. in fact matter should always be for the benefit of man, for his life and spiritual development. However, how little has this been the case yet! We show only little interest in the development of the human sole, character and love. Only one or two people go into that subject deeply; the majority does not see the benefit and the value of it and does not know at all that spiritual happiness exists, not to mention that you can earn this by working on yourself.

 

 

 

Also a materialist can be financially poor and a ‘still further thinker’ financially rich. It does not matter how much money you spend on luxury a year, as long as you have the development of character and love as a main aim (also for the benefit of your happiness later in future life). And, if you are going to understand now already that happiness in the spirit is much deeper and more satisfactory than all worldly pleasures, you can call this cleverness and you also aim at this higher happiness automatically.

 

 

 

Though, worldly happiness in itself is not wrong at all and it is good to aim at achieving certain primary needs and some primary enjoyment; that is part of life and also part of spiritual path of life. However, it is one-sideness in materialistic thinking and in aiming and that is the problem.

 

 

 

How can advancing materialism in our modern society be stopped? Will politicians be able to do this? No, they say that this is a matter of thinking, and that they cannot stop it. Religions would be able to change this if they started philosophic discussions with non-believers, but their ability to do this is diminishing more and more. And should they try really, they do not ask people to use ‘their common sense’.

 

 

 

Materialism has greed in the individual and laziness in thinking as a motive. This has been stimulated by advertising spots of businesses. In my opinion, the only effective power to stop moving up materialism is ‘still further thinking’ (based on common sense). This philosophy should, however, be taken up by religions and by political parties in the world, by education systems and media, such as newspapers, TV, internet, films etc. And….. the community should, however, also learn to see first that materialism is as a life threatening usurious illness. And I fear that therefore the world must first be critically ill and at its wit’s end, before people are receptive to a medicine as ‘still further thinking’.

 

 

 

Nowadays more and more non-ecclesiastical beliefs make their entries in the world. Also this phenomenon will not be able to take a stand against materialism.

 

 

 

However ……. if we could convince only the political and religious leaders of the necessity and effectiveness of ‘still further thinking’, we would be on the right road for a long stretch. ‘Still further thinking’ can run into every world religion and every political mainstream and it is very practically applicable because every human being who can and want to think a little further is accessible to it. And everybody can keep his possessions, people will only get an extra spiritual dimension, which is an enrichment and humanisation for their personality. And we will get it without doing anything for it; the only thing to do is to stop something, viz. the excluding of the existence of a real possibility that there will be a further life of our spirit after our death.

 

 

 

So I would like to call out to every world citizen:

 

 

 

DO NOT EXCLUDE THE POSSIBILITY OF

 

A FURTHER LIFE AFTER YOUR DEATH!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GETTING OVER MATERIALISM

 

 

 

By NOT excluding the possibility

 

Of your living on after your death

 

Your humanity emerges more and more

 

And your personality will be expanded

 

 

 

Your view on life will enlarge then

 

Your feelings of responsibility will increase

 

You awake from a tangible slumber

 

And you get down more to the sacred

 

 

 

Materialism will be losing control of you more and more

 

So you start feeling freer and more peaceful

 

You’ll become more self-reliant and soft too

 

And you concentrate on higher goals of life

 

 

 

For your fellow men you will get more feelings

 

And for nature you will get more respect

 

Your life gets a higher goal

 

Because you discover depth yourself

 

 

 

Your humanity emerges more and more

 

And your personality will be expanded

 

By not excluding the possibility

 

Of your living on after your death

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright

 

Life poem  by Giel Heymans

 


MATERIALISTIC LIFE PRINCIPLES

 

 

 

The materialist forgets

 

That he doesn’t know at all

 

What will happens to his spirit

 

When his body ‘has gone’

 

 

 

It’s not impossible

 

(That he may have forgotten)

 

That his life will go on

 

Is quite possible!

 

 

 

Invisible, for his spirit

 

Has not been visible now too

 

It may only be appearances

 

That death will be the end of life

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright

 

Life poem  by Giel Heymans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTHING ENDS WITHOUT A REASON

 

 

 

Do you consider your spirit as immortal

 

Then you feel responsible too

 

For the effects of what you are doing now

 

And for the mistakes that you will once have to amend for

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright

 

Life poem  by Giel Heymans

 


LIFE REMAINS LIFE

 

 

 

Everything that lives

 

That breathes and gives warmth

 

Will continue to exist for ever

 

Will never get lost

 

 

 

When the body has given up

 

The spirit will continue living

 

The dead body will grow stiff

 

But the vitality will remain

 

 

 

The spirit is immortal

 

The body is short-life

 

When this will give up

 

Yet the spirit will continue to live

 

 

 

Eternal is life

 

But dying takes only a short time

 

Any one who considers it a transition

 

He isn’t afraid of this

 

 

 

You are a life force

 

Energy of the highest power

 

Energy that can indeed sophisticate

 

But that can never disappear

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright

 

Life poem by Giel Heymans

 


LIVING ON

 

 

 

Your death is certainly not your end

 

Bear that in mind, in future

 

So, dying is not as it seems to be

 

But it is a transition to another existence

 

 

 

Also responsibility about what you did

 

Does not stop when you die

 

The consequences of caused pain

 

Will follow you to that next existence

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright

 

Life poem  by Giel Heymans

 


ALSO A BELIEF

 

 

 

In fact,

 

materialism is also a belief

 

It is, actually, more a loss

 

We are deaf for the spirit

 

 

 

We only believe what we see

 

But then we forget who looks

 

And we don’t see that viewer

 

As the eye doesn’t reach that far.

 

 

 

We’d rather deny the spirit

 

And see a human being as a computer

 

We prefer to run away from it

 

And to make it unimportant as well

 

 

 

People have only faith in what can be measured

 

And in what we can enjoy now

 

In social and comprehensible phenomena

 

And the spirit…. is what we ignore

 

 

 

People don’t believe in a life to come

 

As this ‘can’t be proved’

 

So they‘re not interested at all

 

In muffing that future

 

 

 

However, ..… we can’t prove too

 

That a life to come doesn’t exist

 

And the spirit doesn’t travel further

 

When the body is going to dye

 

 

 

That POSSIBILITY is excluded

 

Pretending to know this for sure

 

So, this is a believe and a decision

 

It’s just to let you know that you won’t forget this

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright

 

Life poem  by Giel Heymans

 


LET IT ASIDE

 

 

 

Living further after death, true or not true

 

We can believe in it and hope on it

 

Or we believe: I only live for a short moment now

 

But the wise man or woman leaves the two possibilities open

 

 

 

However, who says that nothing exists for certain then

 

He doesn’t know what he is talking about

 

So, do not exclude the possibility of

 

Your life going on after your death!

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright

 

Life poem by Giel Heymans

 


IF YOU BELIEVE

 

 

 

If we are going to believe more

 

That our life will continue

 

(On earth or ‘above’)

 

It would prove very helpful to us already now

 

 

 

Living further after death

 

If you believe in that

 

Your existence will be expanded

 

And the power of matter be killed

 

 

 

But your escape route will disappear too

 

If you‘d like to kill yourself

 

For your life has no end

 

And your grief doesn’t submerge

 

 

 

But also your own responsibility

 

Doesn’t end anymore when you die

 

In life is justice

 

So, you will inherit the consequences of your doing

 

 

 

Believing in a further life

 

Will certainly enrich your life

 

It will give depth and sense

 

This is the way people should look at it

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright

 

Life poem  by Giel Heymans

 


WE BELIEVE

 

 

 

My partner and I believe

 

That we‘ll go on living ‘above’

 

When we are finished here

 

We believe in this miracle

 

 

 

The miracle that really exists

 

That your life goes on

 

Further and further also after your death

 

Yes, that makes our life great

 

 

 

This believe is realism

 

Is cleverer than materialism

 

For energy never gets lost

 

What dies here, will be born there

 

 

 

People who have been near-death

 

Had experiences with their spirits

 

Having flown out of their bodies

 

Which they saw with their spiritual eyes

 

 

 

Also in nature is no ‘stop’

 

Winters are followed by summers

 

And each night is followed by a day

 

So that everything and everyone can grow

 

 

 

Also our love will shine for ever

 

And will never disappear into nothingness

 

And our will of power will always come back

 

Of this no one can provide proof to the evidence

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright

 

Life poem  by Giel Heymans