You Are Going to Die

If you are afraid of dieing, I strongly recommend investigating your belief and the way you are living your life because it is just silly to be afraid of something as inevitable as death.
The most absurd example of what I’m getting at is the popemobile, a bullet-proof vehicle that was built after an assignation attempt on Pope John Paul II. Think about it. The Pope presumably is living a good life in the eyes of God. If anyone is going to get into heaven, it is going to be the Pope, right? What better way to go than at the hands of an assassin? You die a martyr here in this life, you are welcomed into heaven on the other side and back on earth you are on a fast-track for sainthood. Sorry, but I’ve got to question the sincerity of the Pope’s belief.
We are all walking “through the valley of the shadow of death.” To live is to face death because every living thing will die.
When someone receives a cancer diagnosis, they go through stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance; with acceptance comes, well, interestingly enough, life. Surely you have heard stories of people who, faced with death, investigated their lives and made some serious changes; literally started living the life they envisioned for themselves. Why wait? Start living your life today.

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  1. Yes, I am going to die. Last year I was fortunate enough to be at my mother’s side when she died. In my life, there has never been a more prominent moment for the intersection of happy & sad. It’s a moment that makes me smile and cry in intervals to this day. After the funeral and hearing all of my very religious relatives at the wake and graveside, I couldn’t help but think of the scene in ‘The Invention of Lying’. Not a great movie for me but such good intentions, I have to love it. You can see it on YouTube by pasting in, fWXw8STaFlM. This is how I always imagined the scene thousands of years ago. Someone cherished a loved one and simply tried to get them over the fear of dying.

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