Meta-Musing ~ The Time of Your Life

 

Blessings to You!

  ME

You may have noticed that it has been a few weeks since my last Meta-Musing arrived. The truth of the matter is, I've been wrestling with the matter of time. There are so many sayings about time, I simply would not have the time to share them, nor you the time to consider them. However, as Ben Franklin said, "Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for time is the stuff life is made of."

 

It was only recently that it occurred to me that I have reached the age of "retirement." Of course, I don't see retirement as most folks do. I see it as re-tire-ment; putting new "tires" on my life-cycle, and pedaling on to...what? THAT is the question.

 

Have you ever pondered this question? If not...maybe it would be a good idea to do so...you will learn that Today Matters! It does not matter what age you are. There are no guarantees in any direction. Aside from that, we are eternal beings...so ponder with me as you read on!

 

 

 

James 14:13-15

 

Man at sunset

Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and get gain"; 

whereas you do not know about tomorrow. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.  Instead you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we shall live and we shall do this or that."  

 

Unity Wisdom

Charles Fillmore

 

hourglass

 

"Time is the measure that man gives to passing events. The only power in time is what man imparts to it." When man gets into the understanding of the Absolute, he takes his freedom from all bondage of time and declares the that time shall no more enter into the substance of his mind or body or affairs." 

Contemporary Wisdom 

Shared by Linda D.

 
Time is like a Roll of TP

Life is like a roll of toilet paper; the closer to the end you get, the faster it goes.

  
  

The Time of Your Life...

  

The realization that one has  

reached the age of "retirement" calls forth all kinds of questions. What now? Did I do what I came here to do? What about all of the things I have not yet done? Is time running out? 

 

Over the past year, a number of things happened that I thought were random...or maybe coincidental.

 

Circumstances and conditions changed, and were such that I could not even find any time to control. In Truth, God was and always has been in control.

 

I, not realizing this, tried harder and stretched myself farther. The joy in my daily life slowly lost its' luster. Enthusiasm waned.Health challenges manifested.

 

  

 There's an old Unity saying, "If you don't do something, God will." My "old" way of being was working day and night to get it all done. Then, in prayer one day, I was stricken with the realization that this was the way of the world, not God's way. In Truth, it is not all mine to do, and trying to do it all is not working.

  

Our lives are not only gifts from God, they are gifts we are meant to share through love and service, using our talents in blessing the greater whole. This is the "Plan." When we are on our path according to the plan, we are happy. Even if it requires much time, effort and energy. When we are not on the path, no matter how hard we work or struggle, it just does not work.   

 

The greatest part of this is that you do not need to wait for "retirement age." Get in touch with what you love to do, and DO IT!

 

Spend time in communion with God through prayer and meditation, and you will find Divine Nature stirs and pushes to express. Nothing less will do. And it is more wonderful than we can imagine.

 

This IS the time of your life! If what you are doing is not working for you, why are you working at it? Maybe it's time for a heart-to-heart with God.

 

While the "magic day" has not yet arrived when I can leave the workaday world, my plans are in the works. I will be ready when it comes.

 

What will I be doing? I will be serving through the church and beyond. I will be preaching, and teaching, and praying, and writing. I will be ministering, coaching and counseling; I will be spending precious moments with my family. Hopefully I will also be traveling, and doing some of these things also.

That may sound like work to you, but to me it is my joyful, Divine Destiny!

 

Now...go to YOUR destiny!

RevAli

 

 

 

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Acknowledging the value of your time, I thank you from the bottom of my heart and soul for taking the time to read and consider what I

have shared. The gift we give only has value when it is received.

  
Sincerely,

 


Rev. Alicia-Leslie
Spirit of Unity Church

 

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