If you have read my blog post called Fear vs. Faith – Are They Compatable?, you might question the following; If aquiring true faith results in no fear within…how is it possible to ever rid ourselves of the fear of death?
This is hard to convince someone that it is possible, since no one has ever died and been buried and come back from the grave to tell us about it. Fear of death is fear of the unknown. A simple answer would be that if you have faith in The Life Force of the Universe, you have no fear of things that are unknown to you, because you trust that all is meant for your good – including death.
I have another answer to this question that requires a little meditative thought about the concept I am going to present to you. I actually didn’t come up with this by myself. I found this idea in a book I read by Deepok Chopra. I read so many of his books, I am sorry that I can’t give you the exact title of this one – but you can find profound wisdom in any of them.
Think about this. You were once 10 years younger and everyone you ever knew was younger at one time. That person that was younger, or at a different stage in life than he/she is at currently was a different person. That younger – or different – person, is no longer with us now. You will never get to speak to that person again. They are dead. They have moved on to the next stage of life. When I think about this – especially when I fit my kids into the equation, it brings to tears to my eyes. I have two teenage daughters and I can never have those cute little 5 year olds back. Those babies are no longer with me. I have two different girls right now…yes, I love them the same as I loved the baby versions, but I miss the baby versions and I can never, ever, be with those little girls again.
This, in my opinion, is great example of the concept of death.
Yes, death is sad for those left behind..but everyone has already experienced the feeling of losing someone dear to them as I have (or Deepok Chopra has) explained above. If you can feel this and understand that ”death” is simply a door to the next stage in life, you can understand it and eventually not fear it.
One more thing to think about. We never die. Our bodies die, but our minds are made of energy and energy never dies. Energy can change forms, but it does not disappear. Stephen Hawking has even said that energy – or information – does not even get destroyed in black holes – though he once theorized that it did. So based on science – we do not die….we just change…
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