Ringing in a new year brings the concept of time to the forefront of thought—another year has gone by in the history of mankind. Who hasn’t wished they could have a particular moment back to enjoy again, or even to improve?
I like to think of a new year as the perfect opportunity to look at the concept of time from a spiritual standpoint. Several phrases from the Christian Science textbook help me to do this. In the Glossary chapter, Mrs. Eddy defines time as “Mortal measurements; limits, in which are summed up all human acts, thoughts, beliefs, opinions, knowledge” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 595). When I remember that definition, I realize that I don’t want more time. I want less limitation, less human opinions about who I am and what I’m capable of. What I really want are more glimpses of eternity, and I suspect you do too!
How do we really tap into the limitless and expansive infinite nature of eternity?
In her definition of year, also in the Glossary chapter, Mrs. Eddy points out that “one moment of divine consciousness, or the spiritual understanding of Life and Love, is a foretaste of eternity” (p. 598).
I want more of those moments of divine consciousness in 2016. This is how I plan to find them:
If you’d also like to leave the limitations of time behind and get a foretaste of eternity, feel free to join me in improving moments by finding the divine at work all around you!
You also might like to listen to this 30-minute radio program on what it means to defy time.
I hope these insights will inspire readers to think more spiritually about themselves and the world around them!