If you have ever been present when someone's heart beats for the final time or seen them take their last breath, that is another marvel. When that last breath is drawn and you are still gazing into open eyes, it is quite evident their spirit is gone. The person who once was inside that shell has departed. Quite figuratively, "They have left the building." One minute you see the window to their soul while gazing into their eyes and the next second they are gone. Death of our bodies can sometimes be a slow fade, the departure of our spirit is instantaneous. Here one second and gone the next.
There is a great deal of time, effort, and money spent on taking care of our temporal shells. As you age, the the effort grows exponentially with each year. My exercise efforts are all about enjoying to the fullest the final chapters. Couch potatoing has no appeal and staying active is extremely important. Therefore I spend usually and hour or two almost everyday in some effort to keep this shell in the best shape possible. Add to that the time spent in fooling with my hair and smearing on a little make up and I would dare say at least two hours of everyday is spent keeping this temporary shell going.
My body is temporary, but my spirit is eternal, and yet I spend more time keeping the temporal in tip top shape than the eternal. What is wrong with this thinking? Unable to understand the concept of eternal and believing the message of The World, I have confused what is important. It is not the shape of the shell, but the depth of the eternal which is important. How many hours a day do I spend on the eternal? Convicted!