From the womb I came, and so too everything was born forth from the womb. Coursing through my veins is the primordial heritage of every heart beat that drummed the eternal song before I took up the rhythm. From the silence of nothing the utterance proclaiming life heralded forth from my lungs and all of creation reverberated in the resonance of the chord.
When asked where we come from, our response is usually the name of the town/city or the state in which we most identify as growing up in. Let’s ponder this same question but a bit further back.
Many, those which affirm that there is no separate Self that transcends the flesh, the origin of our existence has its root in the womb. Another side of the coin is that seated upon our physical manifestation there is a core essence in which existed prior to the corporeal formation. There are theological contradictions that lay in the strict adherence to either. We are both nothing but mere flesh and an eternal being; both at the same time. Considering this, where forth do we come from?
The answer is each tied to the other. As such, it can be deduced that our origin of one is the same as the other. Literally we are all born in an act of blood, flesh, and bone forth from the body and essence of another living flesh and blood being. Herein is the whole composition of everything. In that flesh, that which is eternal and the transient are one. Just as the cloak of the body came from the womb where our physical substance was created, so too came the spark of our divinity from the womb of an eternal being whom unto us is the Mother of all essences.
Taking this same approach, think further back. Where did we come from before being formed in the womb? How about before then? This chain of birth is the divine heritage from which our eternal Self/no-self is shaped.
“Lost in a thicket bare-foot upon a thorned path.”