Death, it is a funny thing and not something, in my experience, anyone enjoys talking or thinking about with sincerity. We keep death at a distance. It is known but always a known that will be “later.” It seems, for the most part, we avoid the reality that this thing called death is the one thing that is a for sure in life. We all will die. Everything dies. Moreover, as human beings, we tend to do everything we can to keep the thought of death at bay. Death is sometimes referred to as darkness, but lately, I have been spending some mind time wondering if it is indeed darkness as we perceive it to be. If death is inevitable, as it is today, it is therefore interwoven into life itself, yet we see them as separate; life and death.
When it comes to death, we tend to wrap it up with euphemisms, parodies, or even thoughtful quotes to encourage the mind that this death thing is OK. I see stuff like live the moment entirely, this moment is all you have, etc.… with the underlying tone that you could be hit by a bus in a second and have it all gone. When we grasp those present moment thoughts or when we have a traumatic event we get glimpses of the idea and feeling that this could be my last day on the planet. However, it is beginning to seem to me that death and the idea and understanding of death could have much more to offer.