Are you preparing for life or death? It’s an interesting question to answer. We prepare for what we expect to happen.
For instance, if you expect your boss to give you a big raise today, you likely will go to work with a happy expectant upbeat attitude. “A raise is coming my way!” you may be exulting. On the other hand, if you expect to be fired, you might go to work feeling downbeat, depressed, maybe even despondent. Your attitude and body reflect what you expect to happen.
The same rule applies to life and death. If we understand Life to be eternal, every day is an opportunity to live Life to the fullest and be everything God has designed us to be, and without limit. Focused on eternal Life, death is not feared or revered. It’s as nothing to us.
If one reveres or fears death, however, and sees it as an ending point to life, it could lead to a downward spiral of health, attitude and outlook. Human thought prepares for what it expects to experience.
God’s children never die. They live forever. They are the offspring of Spirit, not of matter, and they never lose their existence, ever.
You are a child of God! You were born of Spirit, where there is no death, no passing, no coming and going, just ever-present Life eternal.
Mary Baker Eddy wrote, “Life is eternal. We should find this out, and begin the demonstration thereof. Life and goodness are immortal. Let us then shape our views of existence into loveliness, freshness, and continuity, rather than into age and blight”
(Science and Health, p. 246).
Set your sights on reality—on Life eternal—and live every moment as if it’s the best moment of your Life. It is. It’s the only moment—God’s ever-present moment. It’s a Spirit-moment, and it never ends.