There is no need to be afraid of death

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There is no need to be afraid of death. It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us. Rather, our concern must be to live while we’re alive – to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a façade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are. Every individual human being born on this earth has the capacity to become a unique and special person unlike any who has ever existed before or will ever exist again… When you live as if you’ll live forever, it becomes too easy to postpone the things you know that you must do. You live your life in preparation for tomorrow or in remembrance of yesterday, and meanwhile, each day is lost. In contrast, when you fully understand that each day you awaken could be the last you have, you take the time that day to grow, to become more of who you really are, to reach out to other human beings.
                                                                                                 Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

3 thoughts on “There is no need to be afraid of death

    1. Marion Dane Bauer Post author

      It is, isn’t it, Bobbi? She was a wise woman. It has fascinated me that as she approached her own death she, at least for a time, fell out of believing herself, declared that everything she had said about approaching death was nonsense. I have always wondered and have never known whether she found herself again before she died. I have always hoped she did.


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