What If The World Were To End Tomorrow?
What if the world were to end tomorrow? Or, what if you had just 6 months left to live? Sometimes it helps to entertain such dramatic questions in order to bring what’s really important in life into focus.
Ask yourself what really matters in your life. Ask yourself what you’ve always wanted to do, but haven’t yet done. Then, think about how you occupy your time each day. Chances are, you occupy most of the time on things that keep you busy, but aren’t the most important things that you could be doing with your life.
In the 2008 movie, The Bucket List, Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman play two older men who meet in a hospital ward and both have 6 months left to live. They decide to make a ‘bucket list,’ so-called because it’s a list of everything they want to do in the 6 months before they ‘kick the bucket!’
Their bucket list grows to include movie-worthy, grand adventures like skydiving, race-car driving, and seeing wonders of the world, such as the Taj Mahal and the Great Pyramid. But, the movie is really about how they work to make their lifelong dreams come true, intertwined with a theme of friendship and finding joy to spread to others, even in the face of death.
The real attention-getter of the movie is the fact that it makes the audience think about what is, or what could be, important in their lives. When people think deeply in that way, they often find that tensions from difficult relationships dissolve and become replaced by empathy.
For example, resentment is a joy-killer. It’s hard to find joy and upliftment when a person’s emotions are being funneled through a lower frequency expression, such as resentment. So, if they have any enemies, they might even go as far as to see that forgiveness brings freedom.
The most sobering realization about what matters in life is that the really important things aren’t personal. Once a person has told their loved ones how they feel, climbed to the peak of Mount DontLookDown, written a book, or done whatever seemed important at first, there is still a vacuum waiting to be filled.
Deep in the soul of everyone, lies the realization that it’s what you do to help others that really counts in the end. What you give in service to others in your life is what you become remembered for the most.
The irony is that you can give great service to humanity each and every day, and it takes just a few moments. The world doesn’t have to be about to end, and no bucket list is needed to inspire action.
If you remember, each and every day, that the world needs healing energy in order to make it a better place, you will succeed in your soul’s deepest passion – that of spiritually serving humanity.
Spiritually, the progress made in one life which includes such service is worth dozens of lives of experience spent in lesser pursuits. Once you tune into the love that fills the universe and understand that it is meant to be kept in motion and passed along, then you are on the fast track of spiritual development.
From: Own Waters
Great message! We have to do another joined Prayer, Meditation Circle soon guys!
HealingWays last edited by
This is wonderful Poetic!!....another great enlightenment you have shared with us bless you!
the part where it says "If you remember, each and every day, that the world needs healing energy in order to make it a better place, you will succeed in your soul’s deepest passion – that of spiritually serving humanity."...
this really warmed my heart as I have just been saying this to my daughter on her visit to me, I was discussing my last few days of reacting to something negative that happened over the past week or so and I was explaining to her that it had saddened me because I know how important it is to keep up the healing energies to send out into the Universe, we so need to do this!!...and the past few days took my focus off in doing it!!, but I explained to her I learnt my lessons and now back on track and sending out healing to our beautiful Universe!!, I so want to go back to doing what I used to do, I used to sit and focus and visualise healing energies surrounding our Earth twice a day, I chose the time of 11.11 am and pm to do this, I just feel it to be a time of meaning, a very spiritual number, so I am going to make this a part of my daily practice again and not allow "life dramas" stop me no more :)....
I look forward to the prayer meditation circle I missed the last one, :(....
Yes, Yes, lets do it again! I sometimes envision a white Marble hall, that has a door that opens unto the Earth Grid and the Earth is there Spinning on it's Axle and there are other light beings there and we join hands or I just send light out unto the World. I'm like you, it's seems some challenge are another is always coming to block us, but I think it's things we need to let go or release and then move on, but I feel you exactly!
We have to pick a time/date/ Yada/Yada. You know a big date in the Universe is the day to the Trinity 12/21- But we can do this any old time you guys. Trust me I have my struggles too.
Notshy last edited by
I'm so glad you bumped this thread or I would have missed it.
I have experienced the feeling of being told I have only a few months to live (a few times). When I found out I was sick I DID become a more compassionate person, I did have a bucket list, still working on it too, lol. As your post says, I too started making peace with people I may have had problems with, I forgave my enemies and I was forgiven for things I may have said or done that was hurtful to them. If I'm being honest, when I was in my 20's I was a very selfish person and very immature. ALL that changed and I was baptized because I felt the need to acknowledge God in a formal way, now I know that I don't necessarily have to go to church to be a good person.
I try my best to be a better person and help others in need. Thank you so much for starting this thread. I've never been a part of the prayer and meditation group before but count me in.
We have all been selfish, I'm selfish with my personal alone, me time. I love being alone, we live, learn and grow. I say all the time I am not perfect, never claimed to be and probably never will be, God loves us anyway!
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Making peace with these things in our lives is a very important...Strange enough I started dating my soulmate one month before I became very sick from a severe asthma attack and bronchitis and was hospitalized... For the first time in life, I was not so sure I would make it through a couple of asthma attacks, i learned to rely on friends rather than just family in this instance. My soulmate provided a somekind of encouragement throughout the whole ordeal. My caring for my soulmate began from the kindness he showed me during this time as well as when he tried to help prepare me for the process I would undergo when I found out my daughter was molested. These two things really brought out what was important in life...not the frustration over work, the day to day things...but the things that were really important if you come down to it. I remember for the first time in years I decided to drop my wall that prevented me from encountering the true imtamacy and love I truly desired. A part of me enjoyed being a wife even with its day to day frustration... from that day another growth pattern where many of my outmoded thoughts, patterns and etc have arisen from that relationship.
I'm not sure the importance offhand... but one of the items on my bucket list that arose was to experience true intimacy and unconditional love in a love relationship without fear. The overcoming the fear to act... as the fear of regret not to say those things was greater than the the fear to act if that makes sense... As many times I want to run when I get scared in this area, the more times I plant my feet firmly as I know these fears are based from teh past not current circumstances...