Our arrival in this world from our mother’s womb goes unnoticed, or at least forgotten by us. We are born bearing the karmic links of our previous lives and with a script for this life which we have not read. Is our part in this play a fleeting one or a main role? It is revealed day by day, hour by hour, second by second.
Let us not deceive ourselves that we are guaranteed a long life. We all know someone who has died; sometimes ‘before their time’. Well, perhaps we should revise that to ‘before we expected’, because every one of us will die at our allotted time. The Masters have told us that the most important thing we can do on this earth is to attend to our meditation, because when we draw our final breath that is the only thing that will really count. Have we knocked at the Lord’s door each morning and prioritized that attendance over everything else? That was our promise at the time of initiation. It wasn’t to keep fit; to have a big group of friends; travel the world or devote ourselves to our career. It was simply to sit down, at a regular time, for two and a half hours, to remember and be with him.
Many of us, perhaps in our work life, family life or even social life will have experienced the satisfaction of a job well done – a work presentation; arranging a family celebration; or maybe to meet up with old friends. When those preparations come together successfully we celebrate our success.
To experience success of a different kind, do not underestimate the importance of living each day in his will. If we can do that we will make steady progress and tread lightly through our lives. Prepare!