Death

When considering your own death, consider that death is a natural step in the circle of life and as such, perhaps you can think of it as diving into the reflective surface of the ocean, rather than falling off a cliff.

It’s true you can’t see beneath the reflective surface of water. This can be scary, because you might collide with an unseen rock, just below the surface, but more often than not, your body simply slides luxuriously into the warm satin waters of a welcoming ocean.

No one knows what death really is, or where it might take you. Fear of the unknown is largely irrational, since there’s nothing concrete to inspire this fear, except not knowing.

Millions of people will agree with the scientific and medical opinion that when you die, “you;” your personality, spirit or soul, cease to exist: your consciousness disappears and your body is left behind to rot.

While this may not conjure a pretty picture in your mind, there is reason for hope. Even if this is true, there is release. There is a cessation to all the negative things in your life. There’s no more pain, fear, jealousy, anxiety, envy, confusion, terror, misery, depression, or loneliness. There’s only sleep, or at least the nearest equivalent: never ending sleep.

Further, when you consider death now, cessation may hardly seem desirable, but remember most of us will die when we’re well-aged and heavily weathered. Our minds may be all but gone; our bodies are likely to cause us constant pain. We may no longer control our body functions and may urinate and defecate on ourselves constantly. We may be a burden to our loved ones, who are more fit to live and progress their own lives. Cessation may not seem like a benefit now, but in 30 or 40 years, it might be.

There are some things worse than death, to be sure. Think of so many old people all across the world, slowly losing their minds (or not so slowly), losing track of who they are and who they were, being a burden to the ones they love and to the world, unable to control even their own bladders and bowels, or to clean themselves.

For some, death will be an escape from a less than desirable life. Death will be a sweet oblivion and at long last, it can bring the peace that some people are never able to find in life.

It may soothe you to know that science says energy is never created, or destroyed: it simply changes forms.

Perhaps, in a way, no one ever truly dies; we simply become something else, perhaps even something better. This train of thinking leads one to consider what many Eastern philosophies already have, the possibility of reincarnation.

Don’t fear death. There’s nothing you can do about it. It’s inevitable. Why struggle against the unknown? It might even be an improvement. Struggle and rage against evil, injustice, unfairness, indignity. These are the known enemies of the moral and enlightened mind, not death.

Death is simply opening a closed door and walking through it. It could be a blessing to know what’s on the other side. It may be a new beginning.

Look at death as the greatest adventure you will have in your life.

At the end of it all, perhaps you will be nothing and utterly untroubled, or perhaps you will learn the answers to questions that have been asked since the dawn of time and you will learn all the answers before millions of priests, mathematicians and philosophers ever do.

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Euyo Siles - 12/10/2013 8:58:28 PM
In my own opinión, death is when you continue your life, but spiritual life, because the soul is eternal. I believe in an eternal life, as biblie said, it is the reason , why I consider people should take care when they act, so depends your acts is will your life after your death. I believe when people who has died call a person who is in terms of ends your life,
DAVID CORDERO - 12/5/2013 1:21:45 PM
DEATH IS PART OF NATURAL PROCESSES OF LIFE.
IS THE COMPLETION OF OUR EVENTS IN LIFE, it CONSIDER CERTAIN THAT ENDS WITH DEATH THE PAIN, THE JEALOUSY, ANGER, ANGER, ETC ...
IT IS A STATE OF CHANGE OF PEACE AND REST START.
DEATH TO THE PERSON DIES NOT BAD, BUT FOR THAT PEOPLE ARE LIVING ON EARTH UNTIL YOUR TIME PASS.

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