Is death really to be feared?
I have for many years feared death and often when faced with watching others that have faced terminal illness watched them engulfed with fear as well. Death is natural way of Mother Nature so what is it as humans that we fear so much when it comes to death?
"Is death really to be feared?"
May I suggest that you prayerfully read the book of Mark in an ESV or NAS Bible? http://www.gnpcb.org/esv/search/?q=mark
I think most people are scared of dying and I think that's because they are unsure of what to expect.
we are all going to die. i'm not happy about that but fearing it is useless. accept it and make the best of your life so when you die , you can know that you did your best in life.
I think some may carry guilt they worry is going to get them in trouble because of some religious belief.
And knowing that there is no alternative in the scheme of things but to croak at the end of it, most hope for a long, prosperous, and healthy life and the whole shebang.
It seems pointless to worry about death. You experience more of it as you get older, anyways. Then one day the lights go out.
Best enjoy the now. I'm certain the universe is unfolding as it should.
Its the only human experience that is unknown so its natural that death is feared. However, it doesnt have to be all doom and gloom.. try not to associate death with terminal illness.. how about dying peacefully in your sleep?
Absolutely no. On August 1 1982 A.D. a Sunday morning GOD in a vision shown me the other side of death. It is glorious. There is a specially prepared place for every single human being on the earth. Surprise, surprise, surprise for those who do not expect anything when they die. You will be in a specially prepared placed just for you and I hope that you will like what you get when you realized it is not over when you die on the earth. LOVE PEACE FREE. Just be it. Be love be peace be free for this is what every single human being is to the core of their being.
Death is inevitable. Perhaps you should read my first hub which is about planning your own funeral. It may help you to overcome your fear and embrace what you cannot change/
We fear the unknown- we only know the life we have now. Death is natural, but it's a big step that we have to take with no control over it whatsoever.
This is a great question. I don't think death should be feared. I am an Atheist, and to me death just seems like another great adventure; the beginning of a new life, a second chance perhaps. Then again, i have my own beliefs on what happens when you die, so my feelings can't account for everyone else (obviously).
There's a fantastic quote by Chinese philosopher Shing Xiong...it goes like this: "In the end, it's not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away."
So, basically, don't think about it...don't worry about it. Live your life the way you want to. Hang out with friends, go see the world, do things you would never think to do. Just live and have a damn good time doing it.
Physically - maybe not.
The experts say our perception of reality does not immediately kick in. The mind may not actually perceive the event.
And then, the instant after death actually occurs, the body pumps itself full of dopamines, so there may be nothing to feel either.
death is the great equalizer,... i personaly dont fear death, though i'm not a huge fan of the dying procces it so often needed to get you there,... its a question that has spiritual implications,.... if you believe in an after life, and your personaly comfortable with your percieved place in that next life, ....then i dont think death is anything to be feared,.. i actualy fear wasting the time up to that point far more than the event its self,... we spend soo much time fearing death that we often forget to live,... we spend so much time avoiding getting older that we waste our youth... thanks for the question... its a thinker.
Personally I am not afraid of death , for the reason that I am a Christian and know that when the time comes it will come only by Gods will in my life. Of course I really hope I can live long enough to do many things I have not done yet. God bless you my friend, God bless us all!
I find that death itself is not something to be feared nessarily but its the actual process of death which is more widely feared.
If the body is indeed, but a tent, then who we are and what we are do not really face death at all. We simply change residence.
Death is a part of life. When we fear dieing we don't really fear death, we fear the unknown. It is not known to man what happens after this live. Jesus' promised us live after death. I have a hope of life after death.
All through out the bible God tells us to fear not.
Since we can do nothing with it except keep putting it off it seems irrational to fear it. It seems to be a part of existence in the same way as birth. I'm in no hurry to discover it however and quite happily postpone such an event.
I think some human beings are fearful of death, because we don't know what lies ahead. I don't think we should fear death, primarily because it's the only thing that's sure to come, whether we like it or not, whether we are prepared for it or not. As the Bible says, "it comes like a thief in the night." So, let's live each day as though it were our last. Personally, I believe that we are eternal energy, so death will just be like shedding an old skin and putting on a new one.
You don't have to be feared in death, because death is new stage of life to reunite with Jesus Christ.
I dont fear death itself as I know the reward that awaits me when I do pass. My christian faith gives me a sense of peace in death. What I fear is the process of dying. I believe that is the worst thought for most. It is an unknown and that is what scares many. I fear dying not death.
I don't having had faced death most of the time I learned to embrace that every human has an expiration date the only thing I fear is the feeling of leaving my loved ones behind
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