Life is short…a very popular quote, used and misused quite often. This pleasant monday morning, I saw someone on the television quoting that ‘life is short’ and a sudden thought…which life is short? Is it the materialistic life? or life of our fame? or life of the soul? or life of what we leave behind? or life of something that we’re yet to realize?
The materialistic life is measured in terms of ‘human’ years, and that is quite unpredictable. The span of this life could be long or short, and that depends on how one perceives it.
The life of the fame that we’ve acquired, reminds me of how Shakespeare quotes.. “His sceptre shows the force of temporal power” in The Merchant of Venice.
Speaking of the soul, or the life of soul, how can one actually determine of the age of a soul? Or can the soul even have a ‘life’? Life is a term which could be defined as something which has a definite beginning and a definite end. Soul begins at where it ends and ends at where it begins. The soul belongs to the infinite cosmos and it contained within it. The unmeasurable cosmos, in fact belongs to the soul and is contained within the soul too! Seems confusing right?!
C.S.Lewis said, “You do not have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body” If we consider ourself as the body, life could be short, indeed. But if we realise that we’re the soul, there is the answer!