Sometimes, when we reflect on life, we come to the realization that many of us spend our waking moments sleeping, even though we are physically awake. We seem to be numbed from reality. Why do I think this? It’s because living the way the average person does requires consistently avoiding deep contemplation about our lives. Humanity seems to either be under a spell or heavily drugged, embracing temporary life at the expense of eternal life.
There should be a direct impact on how we live based on how we answer one very basic question: Is there life after death? To answer anything but an affirmative to this is to deny the teachings of Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha, and Hinduism. The most populated religions in the world have different beliefs, but they all agree that there is life after death and that our present actions determine our fate in the next life.
If we live to be 100 years old, it’s merely a drop in the ocean compared to the scope of eternity. Interestingly, just as 99 divided by infinity tends to zero, 1,000,000 divided by infinity also tends towards zero. Anything divided by infinity is close to zero. This means that our lives don’t matter more or less based on duration; they matter based on their content.
Life is a gift, and what retains its value is not how long we use it but what we use it for.
Living an existence that revolves around cycles of work, earning, spending, and repeating is akin to living a drugged life. Living from paycheck to paycheck without any impact beyond this life is an empty existence.
What are you living for? How are you preparing for life after death? Are there any models to follow? Is there anyone who has ever journeyed beyond death with evidence that we can follow?
The truth is clear and simple, and missing it requires being under the influence. May all our influences be broken, and may the light of truth shine upon us in ways we cannot deny. Amen.