One certain thing is that we will all get to the day that will be our last one.
We don’t know when that will be, yet as adults we spend most of our lives dreading it and absorbed by diets, exercise regimes and other plans to avoid it.
In the western culture, and others, death has been even removed from our sight. Elderly people vanish into buildings, often for a few years, and the only evidence of them at the end is a vase with some ash in. It’s almost as if we do not want see old people, it’s become too much for many to handle.
There is a hope that by removing death that it doesn’t happen. It’s swept under the carpet or by having all these ways to avoid it that somehow it doesn’t happen or only to others.
In other parts of the world, and everywhere until more recently, death was everywhere and seen by all, as in actually seeing dead bodies or people die.
Therefore, it was real and normal and to be expected.
The fear around death that we suffer throughout life can be avoided by accepting within ourselves our own death, and that of others, now this moment. Our death then has already happened.
It’s liberating to be free of that fear of our own death and that of others.
All forms are temporary, including us, and accepting that enables us to be able to focus on now and making the most of each moment.
After all, we do not have a life, we are life. Once our physical carnation has expired the real essence of us all is energy and that energy never expires.