To my opinion we are part of the universe - who can define its beginning and end??? Nature is a cycle. Nothing is lost but does still exist in another form. A leaf which is fallen down and rotted changes into ground...we human beings follow the same rules. Death is the end of our present form of existence and at the same time the beginning of a new one. No reason to be afraid. Death is as natural as birth - a cycle again. So I do not feel any fear of death.
"Now here's my secret", said the fox, "it is very simple. It is only with ones heart that one can see clearly. What is essential is invisible to the eye."
("The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
"The soul would have no rainbow, if the eye had no tears." (Native American Proverb)
I agree with Swanny "Death is what makes Life important"
Now since I'm in the Grove heading I won't go there about heaven and earth stuff but I too believe that someone I love and that loves me will come and get me and the streets will be paved in gold and jewels and everything will be perfect and I'll have a heavenly body (hopefully a little butt) and I'll have all the time in the world to sing and praise...but I really believe I'm going to be happy there...cause I believe. Death is just the beginning.
Well said, Annabelle. Death is just the beginning! I know my mom is playing golf on the best golf courses of her choosing! Hopefully my Uncle Ben is being beaten over the head by my Aunt Weege! I believe this is time on earth is hell and our chance to learn yet another lesson. We get to keep learning until we can get it right and then we get our reward!
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"Never miss a chance to shut up." Will Rogers
Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter. Lullabies, dreams and love ever after. A thousand welcomes when anyone comes... That's the Irish for You!
From my point of view, life is eternal, so birth and death are part of an endless cycle. Death is not to be feared. What is important is how we live THIS life. We can't do anything about past or future lives NOW, so we need to make the best possible causes in this one. Too many people refuse to LIVE this life. We need to go fishing more.
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." Carl Sagan
You know it really bothers me to continuously read about DEATH and how people say they wish it would come sooner than later. It will be here soon enough for all of us, why not live the life you have to the fullest and enjoy what you have?
"Fortune favors the Daring" Neither draw me without cause, nor return me without honour Clan MacKinnon
because some people might have been born into circumstances or come into circumstances they are not happy with and they can't find a way out maybe.
There are many reasons for that I think. Life and Death belong together and I personally think that I will just flicker out, like an extinguished candle, but I will live on ín the thoughts of those who loved me. I'm sort of curious though how it's going to be...
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Carpe Jugulum Carved with a twisted smile An epitaph for sorrow Sethian - Epitaph
that's what I'm talking about RW it's the dieing and the pain that goes along with it that bothers me. Being diabetic I could end up on dialasis, have various parts amputated etc.... I would rather go quickly and live life fully up to the very end of this existence.