Making peace with death

by mankkeli 9 Replies latest jw friends

  • mankkeli

    Have you come to grips with the reality of dieing and ending it all, for many it was an unfathomable reality especially with the idea that many now living will never die.

    But have you made peace with death?, have you resolved in your mind that death is not a painful reality and it is unfair to cheat it.

  • Joliette

    I'm starting to make peace with it. Its tough. But believeing in a paradise is even scarier then facing death, especially a paradise thats never gonna come :(

  • White Dove
    White Dove

    Expectation postponed made me really sick.

    I am making peace with dying.

    I wanna be a ghost so I can come back and haunt my enemies, scare them real good!


  • dm6

    im not acting up to a front here or anything, but i couldnt care less if i get hit by a bus tomorow.

  • Violia

    I really liked the movie " fried green tomatoes". The part Jessica Tandy played was of a very old woman and all family and friends were dead. she befriends a younger woman going through the beginnings of menopause and the beginnings of womens liberation, set in the early to mid 60's. The friend asks her how she feels about death as she is 80+ and Jessica Tandy says she was not afraid and she was at the jumping off place( for death). I thought about that and never have forgotten it. Death is a part of the cycle of life and if we can see it like that it makes it less frightening. The "lion King" also really gave me a new perceptive on life and death.

    As Warren Zevon said on the Letterman show regarding his impending death" enjoy every sandwich".


  • mindseye

    My mother passed away not very long ago. I was very close to her, and her death was sudden. It had me heavily reflecting on mortality, and even more on how to live life. The grief of loss was great, but I think I made some peace with death. I came to the conclusion - unlike what Witnesses believe - that death is the natural order of things. Observation of nature shows that nothing is truly permanent. I also noticed that I dealt with my mother's death better than many of my JW relatives. I found this a bit strange since they believe one day she will be resurrected. I think maybe the lack of closure has some psychological effect (or maybe they sense deep inside that the resurrection idea isn't true).

    Dying doesn't bother me so much, it's more the idea of my body breaking down and getting sick. Some of my relatives died pretty agonizing deaths due to cancer. Others struggled with Alzheimers and other maladies before they died. A better case is my great grandfather, who lived a full life into his 90s with everything reasonably intact. One can only try to live as healthy and fully as possible, I guess...

  • PenelopePaige

    I just remind myself of what I learned in school. "Energy never dies, it only changes forms."

  • designs

    PP- you got it.

    We are Stardust...

  • ssn587

    i made my piece with death in vietnam many years ago, it is just that i don't have any peace when a loved one dies. How is that peaceful for christsakes, your dead, no peace, no anxiety, you feel nothing so how would you feel peaceful?

  • PenelopePaige

    We didn't know we weren't here before we were born and we won't know once we're gone. :)

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