I do believe that I clearly understand the concept of reincarnation. I would, of course, be the last person to attempt to convince anyone of its validity.
It does, however, in some ways, pose a romantic, poetic, even dreamlike quality to the nature of reality.
What, you might ask, actually reincarnates.
The answer to that question, is usually answered at the risk of stepping on the metaphysical sensitivities of avowed anti-religionists. Reincarnation in my view, is more of a spiritual concept, literally.
If what I understand is true, we are all spiritual beings, non-corporeal entities of light and energy. Being of that nature, our existence and identity would not depend on a physical body, and mind that disappears after a lifetime of lessons, relentless efforts to learn from our mistakes and a variety of repetitive experiences meant to teach us something.
There are two ways you can look at this. One is it’s either poppycock, or it’s absolutely true. What else would make sense?
Then on the other hand, we could ask, what if?
What if we were beings of light and energy, occupying one body after the other. What if, we were progressively learning from our experiences, and more and more growing in wisdom and serviceful inclination, until all our selfish and dark inclinations had been vanquished forevermore. Then, according to spiritual teachings, we would be eternally reunited with our absolute creator and source. As paraphrased from Revelation 3:12 “…we will go more out…”
A reincarnational view of life would help us to let go of the sadness for the loss of our loved ones. We could then live with peace of mind knowing that the souls of our friends and family have literally moved on into greener pastures, greater possibility and happiness, and will one day be afforded new opportunities to live fulfilling lives.