What if you knew for sure?

October 3, 2017

never-dieI’ve got a question for you.

What if you had proof that we never die — that our souls live really do live on and that love never ends?

What if you knew that for sure–for absolute certain–that the soul lives forever?

How would that change your life?

In what ways would that change the way you interact with and treat others?

When you know there is no death, how do you choose to live?

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the Comments section.


34 comments on “What if you knew for sure?
  1. If I knew for sure that death wasn’t the end, the only thing it would really change is to take away some worries I have from time to time. Otherwise, I would still keep going the way I go – which is to always strive to be better and to help others whenever and wherever I can.

  2. I would be more allowing.

  3. I do know for sure that we don’t die, I know our purpose as we graduate from this life to the next. Earth life is hard and sometimes it’s effects clouds us as we go about each day, but it will be fine. I live my life knowing I don’t need to have all the answers (although I keep wondering) I don’t need to be perfect, but I do need to be kind. I asked my son and he said since we have no quarantees with life, to just be right with God. It’s simple I guess.

  4. It’s interesting because 10 years ago I would have had a completely different answer than I do today. Today I absolutely love my life and I would strive to keep making my current life even better.

  5. Catherine Sargent says:

    This is a interesting thought. I would just keep doing what I have been doing. I try to live life to the fullest and treat others with love and respect.

  6. I’m one of those people who actually believes we do live on after we leave the physical realm. And I’d love to tell you I would change something, but I enjoy my life and relish every minute of the present. Great post.

  7. My belief system is that we never completely leave, we leave the STATE we are in, ie, mortal human body, but the soul lives on.
    What my philosophy is, however, that each day is a gift. One day, it will all our last day – – so I live without regrets, or at least, as much as possible. Thanks for making me think about this again!

  8. Renee says:

    I always thought we lived on after “death”, but never more so until after my son’s suicide. He lets me know he is “alive” and well in so many ways…and I wouldn’t change a thing because life..here or there, is good!

  9. Pam Wattenbarger says:

    I believe in life after death. My personal beliefs and spirituality definitely affect how I live my life.

  10. Maureen says:

    I don’t know if I would live differently, after all even if our soul lives on we still wouldn’t be the same body we are today. This is really a question that makes you think and think deeply though!

  11. Laurie Stone says:

    I’d hopefully relax a little more.

  12. Tonia says:

    I wouldn’t change a thing. I would just know I have more time than I have today.

  13. I don’t think I would change very much. I try to live my life in a way that is honest and kind. I might try even harder to be a more understanding person, and I think I would have less fear in my life. I think because I don’t know how I feel about what happens after death, I already try to live in a way that would reflect positively in the afterlife.

  14. Kristi says:

    I would continue on with my motto: Kind and honest, something we should strive for regardless.

  15. Linda Music says:

    I love my life and would continue doing what I do. However, perhaps a little less time being stressed would be nice!

  16. It’s an interesting question. I don’t know that I’d change a thing. I’d continue to strive for my future dreams, but also take each day as it comes. I’d make time for and treasure the moments with loved ones. I might let other’s opinions roll off me a little easier. Maybe I’ll take that on now. ????

  17. Stephanie says:

    What an interesting question. I don’t know if I could fully answer without some serious thought to it. I would like to say I try to live my life to the fullest right now, but at the same time I know there is more I could do as well.

  18. That’s an interesting thought. I would probably do better for the people around me and those who need help. If there is something more than I can do, I will.

  19. Wendy Polisi says:

    Since I already believe that my soul will live on, it wouldn’t’ change anything. I live my life according to how my actions now, will affect the future including after I pass.

  20. That is really interesting! I think I’ll change the way I spend my days. I’ll take everything slowly. I’ll savor every minute of my life. Life is beautiful and fun and there are countless ways we can enjoy it!

  21. I honestly would not like to know, I want to take life as it is and whatever God’s project is I will accept. Take one day at a time and be happy.

  22. I believe our soul lives on and we constantly evolve. I always strive to improve myself and be the best person i can be. I wouldn’t stop if I had absolute proof.

  23. I live my life based on the assumption that this physical life is the introduction/preparation for eternity. Otherwise why would we do it? I hope I’m growing in wisdom and kindness and compassion because that’s what it’s all about isn’t it?

  24. Cynthia says:

    How thought-provoking. I prefer to think the soul never dies. I lost my two my grandparents last year and what keeps me going is that I believe in that.We are energy and energy never dies, it only transforms, it’s basic physics 🙂

  25. Kiwi says:

    Thats an interesting question. Because I am a spiritual person I know there is life after death, I just dont know to what extent.

  26. brianne says:

    Your posts always get me thinking. But I have to say I rather not know and continue to be surprised!

  27. Cat Khanh says:

    This is an interesting question. Certainly because our life will come to an end finally and our time is limited that we always have to make choices. We do not have enough time to try our choices one by one, thus have to accept all the good side as well as bad side that it brings us. So if I no there was no death maybe I will try to experience everythings I want to do without worrying about the consequences it may result in.

  28. Diane says:

    I know for sure. I know that we are in the second act of a life that began before we came and will continue after we go. Having this ‘eternal’ perspective directs every facet of my life! And gives me such comfort!

  29. This is an interesting question. I don’t think I would physically do anything differently, but I might have a little more peace of mind. 🙂
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  30. Glenda says:

    If I knew our souls live on and never end I would worry less. Also, I would do more daring things that scare me.

  31. Interesting question. I don’t think it would change anything to my lifestyle because as much as possible I try to live in the present.

  32. Emily says:

    I’d take more time to give back to others, read more books, and love more. I think opportunities would be great.

  33. I’m not sure my life would be any different. I would continue to set goals and strive for accomplishments.

  34. Herlina Kwee says:

    I do believe that death is not the end of us. With death, we are changed into our forever body where we feel no more pain. We get to come home and live on in our Father’s house forever. This shapes how I live my life and how I interact with others. Even if it’s not true (that there is no life after death), I believe living with the expectancy that it’s true is so much better than the other options.

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