I was taught at an early age that heaven was an actual bright, beautiful place called paradise where you would go if you were a good and righteous person after you die. And if you were a bad person, you would descend into a fiery, dark, evil place called hell. No one knows for sure what happens to us after we die. So for now, I believe we can create our own heaven or hell right here on earth. You are the only authority in your life, and you get to choose. My quote below sums it up quite simply.