Thursday, 12 February 2009

Surprise today - 4 inches of snow!!!
Death is inevitable

You are going to die. Get over it – death is part of life! Some people are so
frightened of dying, they become the walking dead. They avoid anything they
perceive as a risk; trains, planes, motorways, going outside – get a life! If you
think about it, we have died several times already.
Where’s the baby you? The five year old, the ten year old, the teenager? They
only exist in memory – our whole body changes about every five years, every
cell is renewed, we enter difference phases, new strengths emerge as old
strengths decay.
Why face this aspect of life? Making it non-discussable or not facing it can
prevent you experiencing a good death, either for yourself or a loved one.
Some people’s fear of death or fear of the process of death or not wanting
to face their mortality prevents them being with loved ones when dying. The
last moments with a loved one will stay with you for the rest of your life – you
can make this good or traumatic. Whilst you are alive, you can influence this
by having a say in how you want to die. Make a living will – tell your loved
ones what you want. It may be the last and kindest gift you give them.
Some people believe this is not the end, that we are born again into another
life. Whatever your beliefs – our body dies, our spirit and soul may live on.
We can’t prevent death but nor should we fear it.
Now, once you have found the courage to face up to the inevitable – tick the
box! Move on, enjoy what’s left!
“For what is it to die, but to stand naked in the wind and melt into the sun.”
Khalil Gibran, from ‘The Prophet’
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