How Accepting Your Mortality Leads To Enhanced Imagination
You are going to die.
You don't need a fortuneteller to remind you that. Although we all know death is inevitable, it is one the the difficult realities to accept. The brevity of life can be frightening because life hangs from the slenderest of threads.
So ask yourself: what are you doing with the time that remains? Are you living out your dreams? Do you make the world a happier place? Is your relationship with God strengthening? These are the type of questions we should be asking ourselves every morning; we never truly know which day will be our last.
This is a morbid conversation, and I don't want you to go through life fretting death the entire way. The fact is, though, a healthy awareness of death makes us more grateful for the time we have life. The awareness of death forces us to think about what is important in life. Death helps us with the realities of living.
So, what am I trying to say? Morality might seem boring and restricting, but it takes real imagination to live it. We are only living for a brief moment if you juxtapose "life" with "eternity". For that reason, doing the most with every moment you have is the upmost importance, and filling every moment with creative and abundant life takes genuine imagination and endurance.
Accepting your morality goes beyond the acknowledgment of your fixed death. Accepting your morality is about living each day like it could be your last: searching for meaning, expressing love, seeking forgiveness, and recognizing our need for God.
What you build in your lifetime is going to be beautiful, but God has set eternity in our hearts.