I’m an agnostic. That means I don’t know and I don’t claim to know whether there is something beyond the scope of what I can perceive. I don’t deny anyone the right to believe in something else and I respect that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, even if that opinion is to believe in nothing or to believe that everyone else is wrong.
What I do know is that each of us is unique, but even though we are unique, we have one thing in common, a life system that gives us the energy we need to survive, and even though the systems are different amongst the different species, we share one fundamental principal of these systems with every living thing on this planet (i.e., the conversion of the nutrients and chemicals around us into energy that we use to survive). We are essentially one with everything in existence.
Where it becomes complicated is consciousness, the origin of thoughts and the very possibility of existence itself. The reason I am agnostic is because I want to believe that there is more to what we know than to what seem able to understand.
We seem limited to the fact that existence is, but what came before and how that became will probably always remain a fascinating mystery to all of us. The only logical conclusion I can draw is that existence always was and always will be, because I cannot grasp the concept of nothing turning into something, since that would paradoxically imply that nothing is actually something…