October 30th -
Our true life is not the life of the body which we now seem to inhabit, we are actually alive in God, in Spirit and that life is eternal. The life of the body is temporary and imperfect; the Life of Spirit is infinite and perfect. In worldly experience, we have pain and sickness which leads to the eventual death of the body. We can, through prayer or medicine, lessen the suffering and even experience healing of a sort. The problem is that we replace one sickness with another, and still the body dies. This condition of the world we see is one that causes great fear. Our best solution is to realize and admit that this body will not last, but that which lies beyond the body is everlasting and our true existence. Once this idea is firmly implanted, we can begin to let go of our attachment to the physical and be at peace with the transition that is to come. From this perspective, much less physical discomfort is felt, our bodies still age but with more grace, and sickness and disease are easily set aside when we have no fear of them. When the time comes we are able to simply take our bodies "off" and lay them down like worn out clothes. No struggle, no suffering, only peace.