Well this is interesting. So much fear of death!
I have certain perspectives on life that help keep me happy, and involve no fear of death. Unfortunately I can't explain all the details that led up
to this point in my life, so I'm not sure how much help I can be. However, I'll try.
The following are some of my perspectives on life that help me. This is all relative to my experience of course. Take it if it helps, otherwise your
truth may lie on a different path.
1 - We chose to come here, at this particular time, in this particular body, with our particular parents for many reasons.
2 - The many challenges we face, we are meant to learn from. I can look back on the many bad experiences and say that I DO NOT regret experiencing
them, as my life now is better than it otherwise would be. The trick is to learn from the experiences, otherwise you won't get anything out of it
but negative emotions.
3 - There is an afterlife, but there's also a beforelife. Time is a part of this reality, but isn't part of the big picture. You may only live
(what appears to be) a very small amount of time that is available on earth, but we are all alive infinitely, as time is only a concept here.
4 - We are infinitely aware on another level, and infinitely alive. Only we are limited much more here. In the bigger picture, we are all as one.
However, the limitations put on us in this life help to create a unique experience.
5 - There's no good or bad, just different routes to take. Many think that by "living life to it's fullest" means a selfish life - on the
contrary, I've found a selfless life to be more fulfilling. If you hurt someone else, you're hurting yourself.
6 - I think of this life as a book. We immerse ourself into a character in the story, except we actually believe we are the character. But the story
has already been written (again coming back to the concept of time). We're simply experiencing it as it happens.
7 - You've already made the decision, now you just have to understand it.
As for me, I actually look forward to death. I don't plan to live past 50, as I've experienced pretty much all I wanted to here, and I don't have
I'll tell you what... what I feel now is a far cry from before when I was still indoctrinated into a fear-based Faith. I'm free now, and it feels
so good. Death will only free me further. I just hope I die in such a way as to NOT get a Darwin award.