Cultivate a Friendship with Death
Why We Fear Death:
” Men worry death as kids fear to enter the dark.” – Bacon
There might be a thousand reasons that we fear death, however many of all we fear death since we fear the unidentified, and death is an unidentified entity to many people. We fear that passing away might hurt and we do not understand what will occur to us at the point of death.
Some individuals fear death since they think of the passing away procedure to be really unpleasant. Death is not uncomfortable. Death is frequently extremely serene and quiet even for those suffering from cancers or other terminal health problem.
When the physique is weakening day by day from a terminal disease, and discomfort develops from shallow injury such as bed sores, or deep discomfort such as bone or nerve discomfort, death might even be a welcome relief for the victim.
We require to identify the discomfort of the physique from the procedure of passing away. The passing away procedure is an unique procedure that is different from the degeneration of the physique. At the point of death, there is no discomfort.
What occurs at death is the cessation of the breath and all other physiological functions of the physique. The heart stops pumping and the blood flow stops moving. The body stops producing heat, and hence gradually turns cold.
For those who think that we are more than simply a physique, which we remain in truth souls, the passing away procedure implies a lot more than simply physical death. Death is simply a natural procedure that permits us to dispose of the physique as we move into the spiritual world.
Because our worry of death is because of the reality that we do not comprehend or understand death, it makes good sense to acquaint ourselves with it. The more we comprehend death, the less we fear it. We ought to for that reason cultivate a relationship with death, and be absolutely knowledgeable about it, simply as we recognize with our good friends.
We can cultivate a relationship with death in 3 basic actions:
1. Develop a relate to God
2. Cultivate a practice of approval, rather of blame.
3. Be a true blessing to others.
Develop a relate to God.
God can be whatever you view God to be. For Christians, Muslims and Hindus, that might imply a supreme God.
Whether we accept it or not, we are more than simply this physical body. When we pass away, we leave this physical body behind and just our spirituality continues on.
It is for that reason important for us to be knowledgeable about our own spirituality. It is the only part of us that continues after death. This ‘truth’ remains in accordance with all significant religious beliefs.
Cultivate a Habit of Acceptance
It is amusing how when advantages pertain to us, we easily accept them as though we deserve them or we have actually striven for them, yet when disasters befall us we rapidly search for an external source to blame.
This is particularly so when bad luck such as terminal health problem befall us. We might blame God, and later on blame ourselves or individuals around us. Death is an opponent when we withstand it, however the minute we accept it, it turns into an ally.
It is just reasonable to look for treatment, if it is readily available to us. We fear death just when we decline to face it.
There are dishonest individuals who would take benefit of our worry of death to offer their ‘treatment’. In my experience with the terminally ill, I have actually encountered numerous stories of passing away individuals being deceived into parting with their cost savings and homes in the hope of attaining a treatment.
Be a Blessing to Others
This is our biggest and most reputable ally at the time of death.
Understanding that we have actually been practical to others which we have actually attempted to live a blameless life eliminates the worry of death. If our life has actually been a sincere one, devoid of any mindful objective to harm any living beings, we have absolutely nothing to fear when death techniques. Our mind will be at peace, undisturbed.
On the other hand, those who lead self-centered lives, and damage others to get little benefits on their own, discover themselves put behind bars in small, dark cells when they transfer to the opposite.
While we still can, we need to provide our finest to the world and to individuals around us. There are lots of who are less lucky than us.
Some individuals fear death since they envision the passing away procedure to be extremely unpleasant. Considering that our worry of death is due to the truth that we do not comprehend or understand death, it makes sense to acquaint ourselves with it. The more we comprehend death, the less we fear it. Understanding that we have actually been valuable to others and that we have actually attempted to live a blameless life takes away the worry of death. If our life has actually been a truthful one, complimentary of any mindful intent to injure any living beings, we have absolutely nothing to fear when death techniques.