I’ve begun to think of my life up to this point as a series of lifetimes. Some of the lifetimes are four years long and some are a few short months. Some lifetimes exist within other lifetimes.
I've been thinking a lot about reincarnation, and the idea of the energy within me having come from somewhere before I lived and going into something else after I die. Maybe we're constantly reincarnating in the physical sense over the course of this current life. Maybe it's the energies we absorb from the passing of others that thrust us into new phases and motivations and identities.