The trauma of death in western society is that we see it as failure, as a tragedy when the truth is that in most cases it’s natural, a product of aging and illness.
The best way to deal with death is to look it in the eye and face it now so when your time comes, you’ll be ready and accept it freely and calmly.
The paradox of death is that everywhere we make it seem like a solemn, otherwordly event where the soul will go to heaven as with our funeral processions and massive streams of graveyards everywhere but on another level, invisibility and indifference are creeping in.
People are now getting cremated, there are less grand, dramatic funerals these days and overall, we simply act as though death doesn’t exist and go right on living, in denial until our time comes then we lose consciousness and the world continues on.
Death is very simple to an enlightened mind. Our culture generally tells us that life is good, death is bad but the truth is that death is a part of life, you will die so