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She is all around us.

I’ve just read this little thought from Útmutató a Léleknek and I think it’s too clever not to share.


In a mother’s womb were two babies. One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?” The other replied, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.”
“Nonsense” said the first. “There is no life after delivery. What kind of life would that be?”

The second said, “I don’t know, but there will be more light than here. Maybe we will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths. Maybe we will have other senses that we can’t understand now.”

The first replied, “That is absurd. Walking is impossible. And eating with our mouths? Ridiculous! The umbilical cord supplies nutrition and everything we need. But the umbilical cord is so short. Life after delivery is to be logically excluded.”

The second insisted, “Well I think there is something and maybe it’s different than it is here. Maybe we won’t need this physical cord anymore.”

The first replied, “Nonsense. And moreover if there is life, then why has no one has ever come back from there? Delivery is the end of life, and in the after-delivery there is nothing but darkness and silence and oblivion. It takes us nowhere.”

“Well, I don’t know,” said the second, “but certainly we will meet Mother and she will take care of us.”

The first replied “Mother? You actually believe in Mother? That’s laughable. If Mother exists then where is She now?”

The second said, “She is all around us. We are surrounded by her. We are of Her. It is in Her that we live. Without Her this world would not and could not exist.”

Said the first: “Well I don’t see Her, so it is only logical that She doesn’t exist.”

To which the second replied, “Sometimes, when you’re in silence and you focus and you really listen, you can perceive Her presence, and you can hear Her loving voice, calling down from above.”

~ Útmutató a Léleknek


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2 thoughts on “She is all around us.

  1. A beautiful parable indeed, and makes one think when we are in doubt about our faith and other people.

  2. Dear Friends:

    I see under “She is all around us” an idea that many of you have described as clever and have decided to share in all directions.
    I feel very flattered with those opinions about this idea, as it was a short tale (“Boy and Girl”) I wrote and published 35 years ago in “SICA” a cultural magazine of SUBUD Association (www.subud.com) in Spain.
    Editorial Plaza&Janes, Caracas (Venezuela) got interested about the tale but asked me to write more short stories in order to get a book no less than 120 or 130 pages. I wrote 3 more tales: “A Place in Nowhere”, “Sakhmir and Shummy” and “Hydrea”. All together were published as a book titled “Morphogeny”.
    Since then, Morphogeny is being offered to the public in bookstores and through LULU (www.lulu.com) having already sold a good number of copies.
    In my blog (www.pablomolinero.com) for quite a long it has been (and it is) possible to read some bits from Morphogeny and from other of my books, as well as to listen to some of my musical compositions (“Concert for Orchestra in Phi” and the opera “Washington Irving’s Alhambra“).
    But from today on you can read the whole story about Boy and Girl, as I see you are interested on this idea and somebody seems to be plagiarizing that short story where I created a parallel between our existential questions about God and about life after death putting it in the mind of two dubious fetuses discussing about the existence or nonexistence of Mother and of life after birth.
    It is not impossible that another person, somewhere else in the world, may have had the same idea but what Útmutató a Léleknek sounds too much like an exact copy of some pieces of my work, which makes it suspect of plagiarism.
    I offer you to entre in my blog (www.pablomolinero.com) and read and enjoy the whole story; I’m sure you’ll love it. You’re free to share it but, of course, mentioning who is the real author.

    Pablo J.Luis Molinero

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