Natural Disastrous, terrorist attacks and serious illnesses have a tendency to bring the reality of death closer to the forefront of our thoughts. This pandemic is no different, yet death is the one, actually the only certainty we have in life.
Knowing that certainty we still try our damndest to outsmart, out run and, medically manipulate death at any and all costs. I believe that stems from the westernized view of death. What happens after death? Is there a soul that lives on? Where do we go Heaven or Hell? IS there reincarnation?
Some cultures have the audacity to celebrate and even rejoice for their loved ones in death. The Western world says, “how dare you celebrate in such a dreadful and saddened time.” But is it? dreadful and sad??
I guess that really depends on what YOU believe. Now, I am not speaking about this blind faith so many walk through life preaching. And not what you were told to believe when you were 5 or 12 or even 18. But what YOU believe. Believe deep within your inner knowing. Have you thought about it?
With all of that, I have one question…
Is the goal of living as long as one can missing the point of why we are here? Aren’t there more important things than living the longest life? How about living the most beautiful life? The most fulfilled?
Share your thoughts in the comments.