reply to post by thedoctorswife
"Dying is easy, life is the hard part."
I think it's entirely human, to think about our mortality, specifically our deaths. Personally, I find it rather humbling to release how short and
vulnerable life really is. I mean, when you start to look at the trees, mountains and earth itself we start to seem rather insignificant don't we? So
much beauty in nature, and so many variations on everything from rocks, to trees, plants and the creatures that dwell on them.
They say the only thing certain in life, is death. Now this is a rather bleak statement, especially for someone feeling the blues, but I like to think
of it a little differently. The variables in life are limitless, I mean of the 7 odd billion of us on this earth, how many of us share the very same
life? None, or very few I suppose, so I like to think as in life, the are limitless possibilities in death. In fact I like to believe there are as
many beauties to be appreciated in death as there are in life. Depending on what you believe, these things could be as amazing as heaven, absolute
peace and tranquility, true paradise free of worries, and hardship. A state of pure ecstatic bliss and harmony. Even if this is not your belief there
is always the fact, that when our bodies give out, and our final moment draws near, we acquire a final appreciation for the beauty in all things. The
sensations that wash over us with something as simple as a sip of water. Looking into the eyes, of a loved one. The articulation and harmonics of
human speech. The way it feels to breath the air and let it exhale slowly.
Knowing that as we die, our bodies return to the earth, becoming part of the very soil that makes up our world, the very heart from which life
I truly believe death is not something to be feared. No matter how it comes, we all experience it just once. How many other experiences in life do we
get exactly like that aside from perhaps bringing life into this world? Our deaths are not so much the end but perhaps the beginning of something so
much more. Heaven, reincarnation, transcendence to another world, perhaps like this or altogether different. The possibilities are as limitless as the
universe around us. Altogether, what ever belief, or lack of beliefs you may have, the entire universe is energy, in different states existing in
harmony. Energy, never ceases to exist, it simply changes forms, and all the particles in your body, are composed of and contain energy. You will go
on, maybe not in the form you inhabit today, but you will go on.
I've too been troubled with dark thoughts, depression, and worldly woes, but I've learned to embrace them, and I quite often find it's the simplest
things that bring me back. Eating a particularly tasty orange, Singing my heart out in the shower, making a blunder and laughing at my foolishness.
Looking at the mountains, or watching some critter going about his business in the yard. My darkest times, usually lead to the deepest thinking.
Life is short, Death is over in a instant, what comes after I'm not sure, and I'm not really sure any of us on this side are supposed to know. I
personally, can't wait to die. I think the whole experience is kind of exciting. (not that I want to hurry it along by any means.) It's the ultimate
question of humanity, what happens when you die? Regardless, of the results we are all here to experience life, and I think in times like these,
perhaps that's the single best thing to do. Live, experience all that you can, the good, the bad no one else get's to experience like you do.
I have a rather weird way of looking at the world, life and death, and I hope you found comfort in my words, as macabre as some of it may sound.
It will be alright, I promise.
edit on 24-10-2012 by Hijinx because: (no reason given)