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A few years ago my mother-in-law, Polly, died. As we stood at her casket on a beautiful day at Lexington Cemetery, our son Trey, with tearful eyes ready to spill over, murmured, “Granny is gone. She has left her earth suit with us.”
The understanding and wisdom of his statement gives us understanding and reminder, of the precious time our souls spend in these earth suits, the human bodies in which we are cloaked for our time on earth.
Here I share a few of Trey’s and his sweet Granny’s lessons for us.
Lesson 1. Our lives in our earth suits are for limited time. How precious are our days – Spend each wisely in enjoyment, growth and happiness.
“Life is not just the passing of time, but rather a collection of experiences, their frequency, and their intensity.” ~ Jim Rohn
Lesson 2. Our lives in our earth suits are a gift of the Divine, an opportunity to love and bond with other souls in their earth suits.
“Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to a divine purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: That we are here for the sake of other men —above all for those upon whose smile and well-being our own happiness depends, for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day, I realize how much my outer and inner life is built upon the labors of people, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received and am still receiving.” ~ Albert Einstein
Lesson 3. Our lives in our earth suits are a lesson in faith.
“To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim, you don’t grab hold of the water because if you do, you will sink and drown. Instead you relax and float.” ~ Alan Watts
Enjoy your day in your earth suit today, in love and in faith.
Dr Chris Baker
Dr. Chris Baker is Past President of the American Orthodontic Society, a pediatric dentist and teacher of orthodontics, An author, dental practice consultant, mentor, and a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools, Dr Chris practices and blogs in beautiful Abu Dhabi, UAE, and glorious Texas, USA.
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