21 Apr Sabine Hugueny
“People are both afraid of dying and living too long.”
We don’t want to die but we don’t want be around to the point where we can’t live as we do now.
Those afraid of dying need to realize that every time we asleep we die and when awakened we are reborn with some resemblance to the person we were yesterday who is now no longer. When we die we are as before we were born, one with everything, which is as good as it gets. We need not fear dying as we’ve done it thousands of times.
Many of us don’t want to live with physical limitations, pain and suffering. However, physical limitations are an inherent part of our lives; e.g., we can’t fly. Finding ourselves in pain is overwhelming unless we are sufficiently enlightened to laugh it off. Suffering, which stems from desiring that which we cannot have, is not a problem when we make the best of the circumstances in which we find ourselves.
No need to fear dying or living too long as today is the only life we have. Tomorrow we will be someone else, for better or worse.