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Life’s big questions

Got a moment to think about some “big questions?”

For example, do you believe your soul is evolving and growing in this life, so it can return another day a little bit wiser as a human, a chimpanzee or a fish? I don’t. Why should I? What I experience more deeply every day -- one of the reasons I love aging so much -- is how at the core of my being I am timeless. My spirit is the same today as it was last year or when I was two years old.

I do need to grow, mind you. But here’s the growth that I find is needed in my own life.

I need to grow so I can reveal more of the masterpiece that I am, the masterpiece we call love.

My take is that nothing can enhance the love that we are and nothing can diminish it and it doesn't need more schooling, thank you. What it does need, as I say, is to be given clearer and more accurate expression in our lives.

Another thing I don’t believe is the idea that death is final. Again, why should I? Sure, my body dies. But I sense I am more than my body. I sense I’m a spiritual being, the same as you. We are boundless. We are already free. We are not bound by these limited earthly dimensions.

I learn anew each day that I am most happy, and fulfilled, when I express the love that is in me and savor this unique human life I have been given while I have the chance.

Our body is a miracle. It is unique, never to be duplicated. It is made so we can give our gift to the world. Let me love my body. Let me enjoy my life. Let me expand my boundaries and participate as fully as possible in life's urge to expand and create and make all things new. Let me savor the magic of little moments. My visits to the gym, my walks with my wife, chatting with the server at the coffee shop.

Above all, let me never forget the timeless truth at the core of us all that has power to set every one of us free.

I send my love and I’d love to hear from you. If you enjoyed this post, please consider sharing it with a friend.

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Joy January 31, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Simply beautiful. My foundation is love, peace, and gratitude and, like you, I know it is timeless and there is beauty in sharing my full presence in this very moment. Thank you for such a wonderful reflection:)

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Christopher Foster January 31, 2012 at 7:32 pm

As I was just saying to Carlene, your words carry a real blessing Joy. Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to write. It’s a privilege to share this journey with you.

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carlene January 31, 2012 at 1:12 pm

That was lovely, thank you so much.

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Christopher Foster January 31, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Thank you Carlene. Your words bless me and encourage me.

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susan bennett January 31, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Chris Thankyou for reminding us of the simple truth that allows us to live in harmony within and to a large degree without It is always there to be revealed over and over again

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Christopher Foster January 31, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Thank you and bless you Susan. It’s kind of magical how even a very familiar scene (or person) is new if we see them with new eyes, eyes of love.

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Linda Scott January 31, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Hi, Christopher.
I do agree that LOVE is what makes us whole, and helps us understand each other.
It is far better to feel love, a positive emotion, than a negative emotion such as envy, greed or hate. Every day I try to send out little positive vibes of love to all whom I meet – the grocery store cashier, a customer at the gift shop where I volunteer, even a stranger on the street. I don’t know if it works, but it feels good to do it.

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Christopher Foster January 31, 2012 at 7:21 pm

I think those little positive vibes you speak of add up real fast Linda. It DOES feel good to participate as much as we can in this great drama we call life. I remember something I read somewhere a long time ago, how if someone blinks an eye it ripples through the whole body of mankind. How much more so when as you so beautifully express we make it part of our day to include anyone we meet in our love.

Happy to share this journey with you Linda. Be well.

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sheila January 31, 2012 at 2:30 pm

What a delightful post today Christopher…
Its is a good reminder that our life on earth is short so we should make it sweet.
Everyone has the duty to themselves to grab every moment, ever so small they may be for it is the simple moments in daily life that can be the most marvelous…
cheers
Sheila

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Christopher Foster January 31, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Sheila, thank you so much for your comment. Thank God for little moments. We stop trying so hard, we relax a bit — and there is love right in front of our eyes. Thank you so much for your participation and God bless.

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Cathie MacDonald January 31, 2012 at 7:40 pm

I enjoy all your posts, but this one especially tugs at my soul. Thanks.

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Christopher Foster February 1, 2012 at 11:26 am

Thank you and bless you Cathie. Be well.

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Susan Minarik January 31, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Synchronicity at work! I just sent out a newsletter on “Contemplating the Big Questions” to my list on Sunday. Your piece here is absolutely beautiful, Christopher, and says it all so well. Love is, always, the ultimate answer.

Thank you for the way you touch our hearts.
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Christopher Foster February 1, 2012 at 11:29 am

Susan, synchronicity indeed. Thank you so much for sharing this remarkable story and thank you for your support and encouragement. I’m absolutely delighted to share this journey of love with you. Good luck and God bless.

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Noch Noch | be me. be natural. February 1, 2012 at 4:31 am

thanks – it just reminded me i should stay alilve somehow
feeling a bit low today 🙁
appreciate the uplifting
Noch Noch
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Christopher Foster February 1, 2012 at 11:38 am

Dear Noch,

I’m so happy that you keep in touch, Noch, and I’m so proud of you. I have found in my own life that persistence is a miracle-worker. Keep right on going. Trust your own wisdom and let the light that is in you be your guide. My experience? It’s got a big hug in store for you.

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Phil D. Malmstrom February 1, 2012 at 10:52 am

Wonderful post Christopher. 🙂

First off, I want to apologize for not checking in with you sooner. Your writing always Blesses me, but life has been in the way as of late.

God graces us with these wonderful mortal shells to experience life in abundance, all the while strengthening our Spirits and drawing closer to our eternal home as we do. When we reach out in His love to others and share those gifts, we truly are timeless.

Have a Blessed Day my friend!
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Christopher Foster February 1, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Phil, you are one of my best friends, and yet I’ve never even met you. How strange is that? Not strange at all is it. We love the same truth and honor the same truth. And what does the heart know of any boundaries?

I want you to know I’m with you as you meet the joys and challenges of your life just as I know you are with me. I agree absolutely. How thankful we can be for these frail but persistent vessels that make it possible for us to experience this abundance we call life. Blessings and love.

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Cliffe Connor February 1, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Thank you, Chris, for your clear articulation of what you know to be true.

I agree, wholeheartedly!

I am here to express Love through this body, mind and heart I inhabit. I am the same soul as I have ever been…and, I am aware of the growing that these human capacities need to do to provide the clearest, most transparent form through which my love can come into the world. This is not unique to me, but in reality as I understand it, is available to every human being by reason of the fact that they still live and breath.

The invitation to all of us equally is to “rise up, my love, my fair one…”.

Thanks for what you provide in word and deed in forwarding the “rising up” of those you touch.

Cliffe Connor

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Christopher Foster February 2, 2012 at 10:50 am

Thank you so much for your uplifting and encouraging thoughts Cliffe. Love is the beautiful gift given to each of us to share and give, isn’t it. It’s what I am. I’m so happy to share this journey with you.

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Sandra / Always Well Within February 2, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Hello Christopher,

I’m with you! I do believe that our essential nature is timeless and perfect. It’s possible to tune into that essential nature in each and every moment. On a relative level, we are here to learn, to grow, to evolve, to love, and ultimately to realize our true essence. I love the way you embrace life!
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Christopher Foster February 3, 2012 at 11:28 am

Sandra, delighted to hear from you. Thank you so much for your strong, positive, uplifting words. Thank you for the way YOU embrace life. Blessings.

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