Friday, April 08, 2005

Why must people die?

by the unthinker

To answer this question, first ask yourself what is death?

Death is not what you think.

It’s not an abrupt finish to a glorious start.

It’s not a full stop for passions, hopes, ambitions, love and affection.

It’s not a sudden shut down of relationships.

It’s not an unfair termination of potential.

It’s not the end of the road.

Death is like an expiry date on a medicine.

When the soul chooses its form, it sets an expiry date for itself.

The trouble is, we forget the expiry date when we are born.

As a result, most of us are unprepared to handle death.

When you are unprepared, death comes as a rude shock to you.

The sensible way to treat death is to embrace it.

Like an old friend.

Because death is the bridge that can take you to the next level of life.

It is the pause button for the soul to do a self-assessment.

On whether or not, the soul has shed the imperfection, as desired, in the previous life.

It is the much-needed sabbatical for the soul to select its next course of action.

2 Comments:

Blogger Uneven Song said...

Very Zen. Stoicism might also be an ideal way to approach death.

3:35 PM  
Blogger inlivenout said...

Agreed.The basis,yes.The concept,no.

7:03 AM  

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