It's been a mystery for all time. Generations have fought and died for it; soldiers pay "the ultimate price" to defend it. Yet we still fight over something I believe can be explained simply, and will hopefully cause a paradigm shift in our understanding of who and what we are.
Our eternal soul: a new definition of how we ended up spiritually veering off course and driving into a ditch.
Christianity is a brand. Islam is a brand. Buddhism is a brand. Jewish, Taoist, Hindu, Catholic, Mormon, Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran... all sub-brands of a product called faith. But they all flow from the same source. We've just moved so slowly in our intellectual evolution that we haven't caught up to our own heads.
Every single living form sees itself as the center of the universe, because 60% or more of practically every living form is water - which, for all practical purposes, is the center of the universe for all life. Water is, was and always will be on this planet, and in the same quantities as have always been. It doesn't leave this planet when our bodies do... the majority of what we're made of just evaporates and goes back to where it's been for 4.55 billion years - or only 6,000 years if you prefer. It really makes no difference what time frame you choose for this theory to work.
For that reason, it is why I believe water is our soul; it's what allows us to feel love, hate, and all the emotions in between. It flows through us, never for an instant becoming stagnant or still - unless and until we "die". Our "personal" identity never changes because the water within us is never flushed out completely, so the majority of what we feel remains unchanged, because the water in us does not move quickly enough to flush out that "identity" we see in ourself. The water coming into our body immediately identifies and aligns itself with the water "self" which is already present as a majority shareholder in the host. It also explains why we can feel a connection through love - of anything - and that love feels eternal. Why you can love your dog or your cat, even though they're not human. It feels that way because emotions such as love are eternal, and we feel so deeply and strongly about it - about our faith - that we're willing to fight and even die to protect what we know in each of our souls is "the truth".
The only problem is, we're all fighting over the same - only different - truths, while completely failing to understand what it is we're really experiencing.
If water is the eternal source, and it is the constant in all living things, then it thrives and survives unchanged by the physical form through all evolution.
Never at any point from conception, birth, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and finally the death of the body are we without water or it's evolved liquid (blood) flowing through us.
If water is our soul, as I believe it is, and it comprises over 60% of our bodies overall; including over 70% of our brain, 90% of our lungs and 83% of our blood, then perhaps the majority of who we identify ourselves as is a part of us which has been living an eternal life, and we're already living that eternity here, and we're existing through the heaven or the hell in which we've chosen to flow at this moment.
I believe that as water, we may have travelled through the universe inside some frozen iceballs for so many billions of years that when we finally got here to earth we didn't even notice it. We've moved through all living forms from the beginning of the earth, not recognizing where or what the essence our true soul is.
Water DOES NOT THINK, water only feels or at the very least channels emotion, love, hate; all the intangibles we haven't been able to explain well.
But what if we are water experiencing life flowing inside of a physical form? If true, then it would mean that we can never die, never be destroyed; we can move through form from solid, to liquid to gas and back - effortlessly. And it sure makes it a no-brainer to know where it is we go when we die.
Life: DNA is the roadmap. Just add water.
Start drinking more water and ponder this theory. Men should drink about 3 litres a day; women about 2. Ask that question of your soul, and see if you don't start finding new answers from within as to who and what you really are.
If you get an answer, maybe that answer is the prayer whose science you've never actually been able to explain to yourself or anyone else.