We experience death on a daily basis: the set of the sun, the set of the moon, the wind ceasing, the exhale of a breath, the act of waking up, the act of falling asleep, the completion of a project, the passing of every second, any given experience of life that has come and gone.
- Death brings an end to a beginning and it simultaneously creates a new beginning.
- Death, when accepted, can allow for learning, growth, perspective, gratitude, appreciation, understanding, and responsibility.
- Death, when denied, can breed hate, anger, resentment, dishonesty, irresponsibility, and blame.
- Death is universal, inevitable, and necessary.
Death isn’t a bad thing, it isn’t anything to be scared of, and it isn’t a reason to avoid experiences. To take perspective on death isn’t simply a matter of not being afraid of the concept… it’s knowing what you are afraid of and why.