Yolo! You've heard it everywhere, popularized by twittering Tweens and co-opted by everyone from the Kardashians to politicians. I always chuckle when I hear the phrase because while I understand the metaphor behind the "you only live once" adage, it indicates the perpetuation of an ideological trend in western culture that ignores reincarnation as a reality. Something like 20-30 percent of people in the United States believe in reincarnation, compared to 60-65 percent in countries like India, Nepal and Japan.
As people begin to have more past life, near death and out of body experiences feelings and thoughts about the continuance of the human consciousness beyond the physical body continues to grow, and those percentages will rise. With everyone from well respected doctors to 4 year olds recalling miraculous and eerily factual memories of former lifetimes it's becoming increasingly more difficult for westerners, who are open minded, to dismiss it as ridiculous, fanciful or unrealistic.Read More