A Longer Life

Posted: June 25, 2013 in Sprituality
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Find something bigger than yourself.
Negative thoughts will stay away when you are involved in something that is much more important than your little life.
I went to visit my Grandmother’s grave yesterday. First time I had been there since she died many years ago.
I went with my father who is now 75. He was extremely happy that I went along, that I asked that he take me.
As we were making our way through the rows of headstones looking for his mums name to appear, we came upon an area set aside for the clergy.
Father Thomas, Sister Maria, sister Isabella.
As we were wandering past the headstones we noticed the number of people who had reached well into their 90s that were religious people. The denomination didn’t really matter. As we walked into the area where lay people are buried, the average age dropped at least 20 years.
I doubt if God kept the priests alive because they were on his side.
I believe prayer and meditation gave them a calmness that increased their life span.
I suppose it’s a bit hard to be depressed when you are working for God.

Something bigger than you.
As we dig deep we find that after our initial physical needs are satisfied we need to find spiritual rewards.
To lose ourself in a pursuit.
If that pursuit involves improving the well being of others, it miraculously improves our life and increases our life span.

Unbelievable, but true.

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