How Long is Eternity? Very…

I once heard an analogy that sort helped me put life and eternity into perspective.  Say you take a rock the size of our planet.  Once a year, a bird swoops down and brushes its wing against the stone.  When that stone wears down to nothing, eternity will have just begun.

That sounds like a very long time.  How many lifetimes would it take?  More than all the human lives in history, from the first human to the very last to walk this earth.

The realization has always helped me to understand that this life we live is so short.  Even if we were blessed with a long life of say 200 years, compared to eternity, it’s hardly a blink of an eye.

Some of us believe that there’s life after death, some don’t.  Some believe in reincarnation, some believe that we all end up swallowed up by nothingness.  Whatever our beliefs or creed, one thing remains irrefutable… our life as we now it will have an end.  This, then, begs the question: What will I do with the time I have?  What’s really important for me?  We have a limited time to live this life and none of us know for a fact when it will all end.  If you want to leave a legacy behind, if you have goals on the back burner, perhaps you’d like to consider getting to work on those now.  Life’s too short to waste, and wasted time can never be regained.

Be a light to your world today!

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