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How We Shorten Our Lives by Losing Focus on What Matters

In our fast-paced, modern world, we often find ourselves distracted by trivialities, wasting time on meaningless activities, and worrying about external factors beyond our control. This tendency to stray from what is essential can be likened to the story of the Garden of Eden in the Bible. In Eden, humans had eternal life until they sinned and were banished from the garden, subsequently seeing their lifespans decrease as sin increased. This biblical analogy illustrates how losing focus on the essential aspects of life can lead to a diminished existence.

Today, our lives can feel like a never-ending race against time. We have 24-hour days, but are they enough to fulfill our to-do lists? More importantly, are these lists truly aligned with our purpose, or are they filled with activities that do not contribute to our well-being or spiritual growth?

Consider how much time we spend mindlessly scrolling through social media, watching TV, or engaging in negative behaviors. These activities not only consume our time but also detract from the quality of our lives. Instead of being present and connected with ourselves and our loved ones, we are often caught up in a cycle of distraction and superficial engagement.

To bring more meaning into our lives and possibly prolong our lifespan, we must evaluate and reduce activities that do not serve our higher purpose. By focusing on what truly matters, we can cultivate a more fulfilling and spiritually enriched life.

Ask yourself where you need to overthink your lifestyle

  1. Where in your life are you not focused on the essence?

  2. Do you see an analogy between our lives today and the story of the Garden of Eden?

  3. Are 24-hour days enough to fulfill all your to-do lists?

  4. Is your to-do list essential for your purpose in this world?

  5. How much time do you spend on meaningless activities like social media or TV?

  6. How can you reduce these activities to bring more meaning to your life and live your purpose?

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