It's always noon

Think of yourself as ageless, not aging.

"The measurement of life by solar years robs youth and gives ugliness to age. The radiant sun of virtue and truth coexists with being. Manhood is its eternal noon, undimmed by a declining sun," Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy states (p. 246.)

Although I've read these sentences many a time, late one afternoon they flooded my thought as I was driving home from work, looking toward a range of hills bathed in the warm light of a setting sun. It suddenly occurred to me that these daily events—a setting sun and a rising sun, day after day after day for all time—had absolutely nothing to do with me. There is no connection whatever between these phenomena and my identity and life. The point is, I could stop measuring my life in solar years. I felt free! The revelation has stayed with me as palpable and usable inspiration.

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