This morning while cleaning up, I overheard Oprah on TV asking her guest, John Kabat-Zinn, what happens after we die.
I immediately put the dishrag down and turned toward the TV because I wanted to hear this.
Surprisingly, Kabat-Zinn flipped the proverbial script by answering her question with a question.
His question was, “Is there life BEFORE death?”
Okay, for those of you who just woke up, let me try that again.
The man asked the woman if there is life BEFORE death.
He went on to say that he’s known many people who appear to be alive but who have, figuratively, died a long time ago.
Wow! I thought.
I know people like that too!
You’ve seen them!
They’re easy to recognize because they tend to walk around carrying on and on about their reasons for hating, resenting, ranting, railing, worrying, mourning and not forgiving.
Where is the life in that?
Don’t get me wrong, I understand that we’ve all had these experiences/emotions, but there comes a time when we must process them, let them go and begin living life.
If we don’t, we become the walking dead.
If you fear that you may be an animated corpse, consider changing that.
Frankly, it may take professional help to return you to the world of the living.
There is nothing wrong with going that route; in fact, I think it’s admirable.
In the meantime, whether you need to be resurrected or simply reminded, consider living by Paul’s advice to the Phillippians:
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honorable, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.–Phillipians 4:8
Have a beautiful week!
Love and light to you all!
Lady G 😘💋