Woody Allen once said, "I'm not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens." And the sentiment isn't uncommon. Many of us living i...
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Dec. 16, 2007, God called my beloved home. Anger and grief filled my being. Mostly, I was angry at God. How dare He let this happen when we were on our way to a different life?
What does God expect you to do when a loved one is clearly dying: to encourage them to let go or to plead with them to "not die"?
Children as young as 2 or 3 years old are trying to make sense of their world, and inevitably they are encountering their spirituality. Illness, grief and loss are often part of this process.
There is silence on the issues that surround people as they near death. We need to accept ourselves as unique human beings who have fears and concerns about living and about dying.
Death can be terrifying. Recognizing that death is inescapable and unpredictable makes us incredibly vulnerable. This disrupts our instinct to remain a living, breathing organism. So what do we do?
What brings the fear of death is the unknown, and that is the area in which the mind proliferates. The secret and the truth is that the mind is the villain, the perpetrator. The remedy is simple.
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