To me, the phrase ‘dust in the wind’ is a reminder to us that life on Earth is temporary.
We need to make the most out of the time we have left. But, what does it mean to make the most of life?
Before answering this question, I want to point out that whatever you achieve on this Earth in terms of wealth and material possessions, will not being going with you when you die.
So, keep that in mind as you read.
What Is Important In Life
I read a story on a website: near-death.com. It was about a woman who had ‘died’ and came back to life.
Many people have what is called ‘the near death experience’.
One common thread in these stories is the ‘life review process’.
It is said that when you die, you go through such a process where you review your entire life.
In this woman’s story, there were others watching with her.
They were there to ‘judge’ her life – loosely speaking. There did not seem to be threat of punishment or anything like that.
The most important thing she did in her entire life was deemed to have happened when she was a little girl.
She cupped a flower in her hand and gave that flower ‘unconditional love’.
Out of all of her life experiences, according to her story, nothing was deemed more important than that one moment.
Think About It
Isn’t that interesting. We might suspect, based on this story, that most of the things that we run around trying to do in this world are not so important after all.
If what is important is to be loving and caring, then much of what we do in life could actually be considered destructive.
Think of the unkind words you have spoken in the course of your life. Damaging? Hurtful? Harmful to the order of things? It could be, couldn’t it?
Bernie Siegel was a famous surgeon who helped a lot of cancer patients. After a while, he discovered something. He found that many of his patients, when they changed their life outlook from one of hate to one of ‘loving and caring for others’, would often go into remission.
He wrote several books on this topic. One of them is Titled, Love Medicine And Miracles.
Perhaps when we align ourselves with the more ‘important’ principles that the Universe values, we get to live better and healthier lives?
What Will It Be Like When It Is Your Turn
Life is short and we are like “dust in the wind”. What is really important to focus on in this life?
If there is such a life review process when we die, how do you think you will do, if the standard is really about how much love and compassion you had for other living beings, including humans?
If you are scared to contemplate this possibility, I am very certain that you are not alone.
Would you change your life, if you had a chance? If so, how?
P.S. If you would like your life to amount to more than just ” dust in the wind”, you may want to read the book: Zhuan Falun, by Li Hongzhi
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