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.
So if for the East culture of deep Death meditation is calmness, freedom and release why is the Death for the Western culture filled with concept of fear lodged on regret and heaviness and burden?
What if you could change your story of death and perceive it differently? What would you gain?
And this is what the Pharmaceutical society, new research funding medicines and new hospital buildings with hundreds of freshly acquisitioned beds for Cancer cures are based on.
The Fear that you might end up down there.
What if you had a choice to see this differently? If you can accept that this is inevitable, that the world goes around without you and that you can choose to enjoy what there is on this realm?