“Q: How can I have a less boring life in 2022?
A: I hadn’t done much to get the life I really wanted. My life wasn’t bad, but still, I was bored. Really bored.
I’d thought a lot about personal satisfaction, entertainment, and excitement, but that was actually the problem: I’d thought about it.
Then I woke up one Saturday with this demand in my head: Stop whining about your life. Do something about it . . .
I’d known that to start, I needed to get a bigger, more spiritual sense of life. So I’d been praying to understand more about divine Life, which is another name for God. Because of what I’d learned from my study of Christian Science, I trusted that divine Life couldn’t be dull or the same old thing day in, day out. Wouldn’t something as expansive and amazing as divine Life have to be dynamic, interesting, even fun? Wouldn’t Life have texture? But still, if that were true, why wasn’t I experiencing it?
Fortunately, that nudge to stop whining came with an idea: to actively look for one thing every day that made my heart sing. I reasoned that since Life is good and is everywhere, there must be good everywhere, and I could see and experience it. This is the simple spiritual basis that launched me on an exciting adventure . . .”
Despite lockdowns, isolation and uncertainty due to a global pandemic, we, too, can actively look for one thing every day that makes our heart sing and find joy. The author continues:
“Some days were easier than others. And I had some days that were boring, and even tough, that year. But I never had to go to bed without experiencing something that really did make my heart burst with happiness. And every time I did, I felt closer to God.
As time went on, I found that it became easier to identify real good in my life. I felt happier in general, and the happiness was more consistent. I thought about a passage from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy describing what had seemed like a distant goal before: “Soul has infinite resources with which to bless mankind, and happiness would be more readily attained and would be more secure in our keeping, if sought in Soul” (p. 60).
I was looking to the source—Soul, God—to learn about the beautiful, fully textured Life that includes all of us. And now that I expected to not only see good but experience it firsthand, I was never let down.”
There is a world of interest, happiness and texture waiting for us when we put learning more about God first in our life. For more ideas about this road to fulfillment, and to read the full account in the Christian Science Sentinel, click here.