What is the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about death? Is it ignoring thinking about death?
The one that fears death fears life.
Death is what makes us value life. We cannot experience gratefulness unless we experience the lacking of what we love, or at least imagining the lacking of what we love.
Death is what makes us cherish life and embrace everything in life.
Ask yourself what is the worst thing that could happen to me? if the answer is death, then next time when life happens, acknowledge the experience of life instead of running from it, because it can never compare to your greatest fear.
Every moment in life can be appreciated when it is compared with death. Death is what makes us appreciate every moment in our life and the life of others.
The moment that we are born also gives birth to the moment of our death.
We come unattached to life, and learn to love life. We love and it is hard for us to let go of life and the people we came to love. However, we need to remember that we came on our own, and by ourselves.
I wouldn’t say that we came from loneliness. Because in order for one to experience loneliness, one needs to experience the lack of love first. So the inevitable conclusion is that we came from love.
We came to experience life. But in order to experience something, that something must end at some point otherwise, we would postpone the experience of life indefinitely, never experiencing life fully.
However, knowing about the existence of an expiration date to life doesn’t really convince most of us to experience life to the fullest.
We fear death and believe that when the body goes we cease to exist.
This belief about our ending results in fearing death and thus limits our life experience. Making us walk on our tiptoes worrying about everything, every single day. Instead of living we find ourselves adjusting our lives to fear.
Do you really believe that fear should dictate the way you live your life?
I’m sure that you don’t. In that case, spend the next minute to contemplate about death. See how your life would change today if you knew your exact expiration date.