How would you want to die? A quick winking out like a candle blown away by a breeze, or would you want to go silently in your sleep never to wake again? Who would you want there at the end of your life? Who do you want to look into your eyes and comfort you in those finale moments and seconds of life? If you could imagine the ideal place to die where would that be? Would it be a hospital or some other place like your home or even in a place where you end up doing something crazy?
Do you think that death will be painful? Does it drag out as your mind tries to stretch every fraction of every single second in a vain attempt to cling to life or do you think that death is a very quick and instant thing? Do you fear death? If so why do you think you fear death? Is your fear of death stemming from the fact that we all have to one day die? Do you think that death is finale and that when we die our consciousness no longer exists? Do you think that our personality and consciousness live on through a soul?
I happen to think death slides over us in a series of waves. As we die a coldness settles over our bodies, shock sets in and our breathing shallows, the heart races to provide oxygen to the brain. The pain of our major organs shutting down then causes our bodies to send out alarms to the adrenal glands and the bodies own organic morphine pulses through us. In this state the brain begins to become oxygen deprived and hypoxia sets in. A warming sensation begins to settle over the extremities. This is actually the body dying. At this time the gaze becomes fixed and the heart stops. At this point we cross over into the realm of the spiritual.
Many people report being above themselves, some say they are in a tunnel of light, others say they are met by departed loved ones. We have only stories from those that were flat lined for only a short amount of time before they were saved. For if they were really dead they wouldn't be here to tell us their stories. But I do think we are ushered into death.
When that death shroud blankets you, think about only the good things about your life. Think about those you love the most and let them take you into the ever lasting peace of death.
I will quote Woody Allen " I'm not worried about death, I just don't want to be there when it happens"
Death is an inevitable end to life. To talk about it, to fear it, to mourn it. People are definitely afraid of the little understood, death being at the top of the list of things to be afraid of.
I guess I shall let the fact that you smiled from my post, brighten my already horrible day.
Glad to know my virtual smile had an effect. I saw how the other thread was going. Did she run out of meaninglessness or what?
She ran out of something, however, I've not figured out what it is that she ran out of.
I know it wasn't common sense because she didn't start the thread with it. I know it wasn't knowledge because she didn't start the thread with that either. I know it wasn't wisdom of any kind because her actions throughout the thread proved that.
So, I'm still working on it.
I will die in battle, taking as many orcs with me as I can!
I watched two people die slowly, over a period of years. It was painful to watch. My Dad was broad sided by death. It was heart wrenching to be a part of. So, I suppose I'd like full knowledge, so I could attempt to mitigate the pain and suffering of loved ones who were aware of my condition. I'd like to think I could take it in stride and be a calming influence.
I guess I'd want to die standing up, doing something I enjoyed but, out of courtesy, it might be best to die peacefully in my sleep. A dead body might put a damper on an otherwise enjoyable activity for others.
I think death is as painful as you make it. I honestly believe I will be excited and fearful. Like the moment before you take the plunge in bungee jumping. There are two possibilities of the outcome. I do know several old people who conversed with departed loved ones before they passed, so maybe I won't be so unsure of the outcome when the time is near.
I think like any change, more often than not, most, are inclined to resist it. The body is designed to survive and will put up resistance. The mind however will incline to resist it too. Transitioning into death then can be either as painful or as painless as we allow through the strength of our resistance.
When we are present when someone is dying. Sometimes not only the struggle of the body is evident but the struggle of the mind can be also. Moments before they die, some will surrender to death and a profound peace arises and is evident in their face and the energy around them, just before they leave.
So in surrendering or acceptance we might find some peace when dying. Our loved ones, too might learn to do the same because their emotions have the same resistance to the dying of a loved one.
When I was younger I said that I wanted to die when I was about the age that I am today or older; being shot by the jelious boyfriend of a 25 year old woman, while she pleads with her boyfriend to NOT Do it, cause she loves me so very much.
Now that I am older???? that still isn't such a bad way to go. lol
This is still my aim for death - except that I want it to be at age 99 while climbing down the drainpipe from her sixth floor bedroom window after a night of torrid sex when the husband shoots me
i've heard these thoughts before.....what? you dudes get older and then the fantasies get younger and hotter......99????...i don't think so...
me?...i'm going to have a blast when the lights turn out for me....i'll be having some fun for sure!....boots will be on! rubber down!
My other choice as to how I die is to have a long lingering illness and then get over it.
My aim is to reach 130 then just die because I've reached a point where I'm ready. Much like a novelist ends a book when he decides that the story is finished.
Disappearing head: I heard that when head is cut off in the guillotine that the head/brain still lives for a few seconds as it falls into the basket - is that true?
I've heard the same and it seems reasonable as there would still be some oxygenated blood sitting in the brain tissue
a bit like the proverbial chicken running round the farmyard, minus it's head.
For whatever reason i was extremely unprepared for the death of my parents...... and it seems so were they.....
I hope before i die, to try to make my passing away less painful for the ones I leave behind. I hope to work something out in that direction..
iN MY SLEEP PLEASE, NO PAIN.........
I wanna die when the husband walks in, and the man in a panda suit is shimmering down drain pipe........ help he left behind the zimmer frame.
I'm not going to die. I just simply refuse to. I know you can refuse to die because I've already done it once before.
I just don't want to leave a mess.
Literally or figuratively.
by Harish Mamgain 6 years ago
How can we overcome fear of death once and for all ?Every person is in the grip of this finality but a very few know the answer of this great riddle,so this is a poser to the whole humanity.
by David Livermore 7 years ago
Are you worried about what happens after you die?I have two fears for when I die: I'll basically cease to exist, have no consciousness, etc. Or, that there is an afterlife and I'll learn the meaning of life, which could be devastating if I handled life wrong!
by Baileybear 10 years ago
I am thinking about writing a hub on death. I'm curious to atheist's thoughts on death and dying. I'm particularly interested in atheists that were formally christians - how is it different for you now?I'm not interested in the burning-in-hell-for-eternity spiel from the...
by MazioCreate 9 years ago
How do you feel when someone talks about death?Death to me is an inevitable end to all life, but others look very overwhelmed when I mention death or dying. I'm not necessarily talking about my own demise, but sometimes during a general conversation about life.
by ArockDaNinja 5 years ago
I've read about many different theories about death and what happens. It is the main question that is in the back of everyone's mind. It's very difficult to picture it or to question the point of existence. The fact that we are here is a miracle in itself, who says that some sort of afterlife isn't...
by rmcleve 9 years ago
How often does the fear of dying affect you?
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