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Old 03-26-2012, 04:44 AM   #1
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Thoughts On Death

Hello all,

I've noticed as of late,that I was raised to view death as a bad thing and in many aspects it's all I know(or use to).

I've placed death in the same category as I do negativity,forcing me to process it as a separate entity with common linkage.

My religious beliefs further embedded in my mind that death is to be mourned and to a lesser extent celebrated.

In order for me to make sense of it all(my life wrapped up in trials and tribulations) I am trying to embrace the celebratory aspect.
I'm probably doing this to help protect myself from any misfortunes going forward.

My previous statement seems to make me feel like a hypocrite because the logical part of me knows that I can't truly prepare myself for another individuals demise(whether or not foreseeable);especially a loved one.
The emotional part needs protecting;due in part to its' fragile nature.
Plain and simple;I just don't want to hurt anymore.

It's rather difficult to erase decades of viewing death one way in a day,several weeks or even months.

I have to try though.

Death,for all intents and purposes,is to be both respected and honored....

Which is why I feel guilty for even entertaining the notion of celebration.

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Old 04-01-2012, 07:42 AM   #2
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Re: Thoughts On Death

LOL, I hate that I'm the only one responding to you...hope more readers will voice their opinions here....
I am a Christian, but I'm not sure that's the only reason I feel that death should be celebrated. It would be unnatural for there to be no mourning, no grief- to have someone we've loved, die, is not easy. My Dad died just this past August of acute leukemia- it seemed like he was here one day and gone, the next.
As for myself, it sounds maudlin yet death doesn't scare me in the least. I view it more as a "homecoming". Of course I imagine that people will mourn for me, yet in time I would hope that when they think of me, it's with joy and love, and they live THEIR lives knowing that I would love them to know that I am always there, in their hearts, and only my body has left.

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