If I Were To Die Today – Living Life in Reverse
Life has a funny way of creating habits, routines and the resulting preoccupation with keeping busy. We have routines for getting up, getting dressed, getting breakfast, getting to work, getting tasks completed, getting things done. All this getting, getting, getting, however, is quite in contrast to that of Being.
The primary outcome of the “getting” is simply a preoccupation of our time here in this life; an Oh So Precious (and finite) time. It is this mindset that inevitably results in the demeanor we subsequently create when there is loss; loss of a job, loss of a possession, but most critically, loss of human life. We lament at funerals how we need to spend more time “living” and less time spending it on trivial matters.
So, in that light, this author offers an acute illustration of Being; “If I Were To Die Today”.
If I were to die today, I would let every person I meet, know that this life is simply too precious, complex and purposeful to be a cosmic coincidence or accident. Rather, it is a preparatory phase toward eternal life, one born of spirit and soul. Our physical bodies were obviously not intended (by design) to last forever. Our souls, however, are another story. Pure energy is maintained eternally, so the key point are the transformations that occur along the way of our eternal existence. Some call it consciousness.
- Accordingly, spend more time with those you love, acknowledge the presence of Jesus Christ in your life and never, EVER, be ashamed or afraid to profess your faith; For it is your spiritual legacy, birthright and destiny. I refer to it as spiritual maturity.
- Express your heart’s feelings to those on the receiving end, whether they be friends, neighbors, co-workers, family or role models and mentors. They need to understand not only who you are, but equally important, who they are because of your presence in the world. Humanity is but a web of inter-connectedness, an interactive and impactful experience that helps us to define and develop ourselves as eternal beings. Communication is the vehicle that moves us forward toward realizing our potential as human beings.
- Behave with intent, purpose and a deliberateness that unequivocally demonstrates your essence for others to witness and be likewise changed. Help other people whenever you can as it cleanses the soul and elevates your spirit. Have you ever felt badly after having helped another person? And in contrast, have you ever felt good as a result of hurting another person? That is precisely the eternal struggle of Good and Evil. And, it is as Real as the water in the oceans.
- Do the things that fuel your passions in life, don’t wait for the bucket to empty itself or be emptied by someone else. Regularly attend to your “bucket list“.
Perhaps most significant, is to leave the world a better place than you found it; by your definition and not by that of anyone else. Life is to be lived on your terms as opposed to that of any other person(s) or the expectations of society.
If I were to die today, I would be satisfied with my life, sorrowful for any hurt I had caused others, blessed by the presence and guidance of God and most notably, prepared for death’s transformation and passageway into the eternity of tomorrow. I would gracefully ascend having known I spent every breath of life focused on actualizing my soul.
What would you do if you were to die today? Be well.
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