Written July 7, 2017, filed in drafts-part 3/4
…like a strand of thin unspoken words, appearing within my awareness… change…
Can we meet our fears, see them in a new light and then change the way we thought about that particular experience that threatened us?
Maybe it was just a story we fed ourselves because of what we perceived to be true? But, wasn’t really true.
It turns out, that in Buddhism, there is a silent focus to meditate your death as a daily routine.
Why should they bother?
Could this be a fear that can be seen differently?
With my teacher, in the study group on a few occasions, we have done this meditation of seeing our burial.
And you know what? We learned that to fear death was a waste because it was full of freedom, release.
Can you envision the good thing or the essence of your being that you leave on earth to others? Soak yourself in it and see how it feels.
What if you could change your story of death and perceive it differently? What would you gain?
The Fear that you might end up down there.