Twins in the womb – A parable about the importance of being open minded

twins in the womb

This is a parable about a conversation between twins in the womb. It is from the book, Your Sacred Self,  by Dr. Wayne Dyer. It is beautiful and thought provoking.

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.”

The conversation between the twins in the womb serves as a metaphor for our beliefs and perspectives on the unknown. It highlights the importance of open-mindedness and the willingness to consider possibilities beyond what we can currently comprehend. The first baby represents skepticism and limited thinking, only accepting what can be logically explained. The second baby embodies curiosity and faith, embracing the idea that there may be more to life than what is immediately apparent.

The message conveyed here encourages us to have an open mind and explore the realm of the unknown. It reminds us that just because something cannot be seen or proven with our current understanding, it does not mean it doesn’t exist. It suggests that there may be subtle signs, like silence and focused listening, that allow us to connect with a greater presence or higher power.

Ultimately, this text invites us to contemplate the beauty and mysteries of life, and to consider the possibility of a loving and nurturing force that surrounds and sustains us. It encourages us to listen attentively and be open to perceiving the presence of something greater than ourselves, whether it be in the form of a mother or a higher power.




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