Monday, February 04, 2013
and we do not speak of death. We call it "passing", "going to a better place", "leaving this plane of existence", "crossing over", and other softer ways of saying someone has died.
Because we don't speak of death (and death does not speak) we have fears, unrealistic worries and we are often unprepared and unsure of how to handle our emotions.
In many societies around the world death is openly discussed. The dying person is often at home with family members. The wishes of the dying and those who remain are openly addressed.
I believe that if we talked more about death (because death does not speak) we would have less trauma and drama about the end of life. We might have a less fearful perception of how life will end. Most importantly, if we talked about death more, we might start living our lives more effectively.
We are ALL dying. We are ALL terminal cases. No one is getting out of this life alive. How would your life be different if you accepted these facts every day?