VAT: Meditation of death

Sometimes we take our circumstances and ourselves very seriously. In doing so we are often overwhelmed with stress. If we compartmentalize our predicament, we can put it in perspective and not let it affect other aspects of our lives which otherwise are pleasing and from which we can take solace. However, while to some compartmentalization comes easy, to others not so much.

When compartmentalization is not something we can easily do, we can find relief from our woes through an out of body experience, the meditation of death. The meditation of death is imagining ourselves as dead. From that perspective we can look back at our lives and realize that much we once took seriously now seems ridiculous.