Jonathan wrote: I don't think dogs ever wonder if there's an afterlife. They just live in the present, wagging their tails and trying to have fun.
And this is how one should be, in the present or "now". Because past no longer exists, and future is yet to exist. Only the Now Exists.
To the topic. What do I believe? Depends how I look at the question! I would say there is no "life" after you pass on/transition (I think its better seeing it as a transition instead of death, but this only works if you believe in something after "death"). I see it as only pure consciousness and energies, and these two together can be seen as a "soul" etc. No matter how you word it, its all the same thing.
Beyond the stage just after the transition, to explain the many options and reason, is too vast. The question at hand in a more simple answer: Yes I do.
I take note of the Universal Box. Once you stop looking at just one hole at one end of the box, and start looking through many holes, the personal question of what comes next seems clear to the individual.