Why Fear Death
Be at peace with Death
I was walking through the park one day and I ran into an old friend of mine. We stopped to talk to each other for a moment. He asked how I was doing and I responded well. I then asked him how he was doing and he told me that he was coming from the gym, he wanted to get in better shape to live longer. One of his friends had recently passed away and this prompted him to start taking better care of his health. He indicated in our conversation that he was nervous about Death coming to visit him unexpectedly. We chit chatted a bit longer and then went our separate ways.
When I left him I was thinking, I detected fear of dying from my friend. I do not understand why, he is very intelligent, very successful, and a really nice person from our interaction. Why would he fear Death, why should anyone fear Death? I know people fear the unknown, but I think if I do not know why fear, just try to plan the best you can and hope for the best. Maybe I am too simple. I do not fear Death, I fear pain, because I know what that is like and I hate pain. Pain could be either emotional of physical and I dislike them both.
We were taught that "we are spiritual beings having a temporary physical experience; therefore there is no reason to fear Death". Physical Death is for all living beings, no matter what religion, philosophy, gender, ethnicity, income, god, etc. one accepts as reality. Once a person accepts that physical Death is the reality then they have a better chance of living life with less anxiety. We are taught that the soul will transmigrate from one body to another based on the law of karma or how they behaved in the previous life. I will admit that I am not a saint, but I do my best in all circumstance to think of the good of all.
I find it comical that some people spend so much time and resources, trying to figure out ways to live forever; instead of utilizing their efforts for trying to solve the issues we have in this life, like crime, poverty, and starvation among certain sectors of humanity. I find it illogical that people who know that even planets and stars must come to an end, think that they could find a way to "cheat" Death.
I have learned to embrace Death as a friend. I live life with the intention of creating the best karma possible, so I could move on to better realms. Death is the door way that I will to go through to make it home; therefore, once again there is no need to fear the inevitable.
My overall goal is that whoever reads this little hub, find a greater peace with the fact that Death will come to all of us. I wish you the best always.