posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 01:47 AM
Wonderful discussion so far
The concept of death has become dangerously taboo. We hush away from death in discussion. We pretend it will never happen. We use doublespeak and
sugar-coated language when speaking of death. However, death is more intrinsically tied to life, beyond any superficial meaning that we may attribute
to our lives.
The ancient wisemen of the Indian subcontinent beautifully conceptualized the trinity of Creator, Sustainer, and Destroyer. These can be likened to
Birth, Life, Death.
When we truly understand and embrace our mortality, we savor a greater experience of life, in knowing that each and every single moment is a temporary
treasure. We appreciate other people more. We are more kind to Earth and existence. When we really have a realization of death, our lives are more
vibrant and vivid. The forgetfulness and ignorance of death dulls our experiences.
Additionally, when we sanitize the concept of death out of our minds, we create the foundation for an increased amount of suffering felt when someone
dies. Don't get me wrong, the is nothing wrong with mourning or hurting. The pain cuts deeper because we pretended that people are immortal. So we
held grudges, we didn't say what we wanted to say, we didn't do what we wanted to do, we didn't care enough,.... we pretend that death won't touch
us and we miss out on so much as a consequence. We don't utilize or take full advantage of our precious time.
Thinking about death is not about wanting death. It is not about being "emo" or melancholy. Remembering death is to remember reality, and allows us
better appreciate and experience life.
Life and Death are merely states of change. We are here together, forever changing
May Peace be upon us all.