4 Steps to Re-interpret Death.

Eye death
Eye death (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

Death is scary. It’s filled with terrifying images. Cold, rotten, silent and deteriorating. Life’s profound lessons however are best comprehended by a deathly leap of thought.

One problem we have today is that we like to judge an object solely on how its perceived by our 5 senses. When we can’t touch, see, smell, taste or hear it, it scares us.

Most of our ideas are bridges of thoughts formed by people who have thought before us. When a thought is un-empirical or weird we like to assume things. Unfortunately to ‘ass-u-me is to make an ass out of you and me.

Let’s start repainting the inaccurate portrayal of death. Shall we?

  1. Death is a door to eternal bliss. Every living organism in this world we live in experiences death. The return to the original state of existence. Its simple ‘Cogito Ergo Sum‘ – I think therefore I am. When the sum of your being stops straining to exist it recedes to its original form. Death doesn’t have to be physical.
  2. Death is an inevitable destination. Whatever faith, religion, philosophy or beliefs you have there is no escaping it. It will come. Calm down, prepare for that moment as wise and best as you can.
  3. ‘The Secret Within You’ is death in motion. If you’re reading this I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. Immolation, Penance, Flagellation, Kavadi are all practices to tune off physical pain and tune in on ‘The Secret Within’.
  4. Death is simple. Life is complicated. Have you ever watched an animal and plant cells develop? Its process is always branching out from one to many. Growth is tedious and complicated. Have you ever witnessed a death of a loved one? The noises and distractions of trivial matters around him seem to return to its original form. Nothing.

When all is said and done the affairs and matters of this life is nothing but temporary pleasures. Families, social recognition, wealth, prestige, romance, freedoms, patriotism, sex, the ability to give are more meaningful when glanced with the lens of death.

A lifetime of pleasure, Is that all to it? Life’s pleasures can only be genuinely enjoyed when taken with a pinch of death as a constant reminder.

Death is not the greatest loss in life


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