Since the beginning of time, people have tried to outlive
death. So far, there are only legends of people who have been able to do
it. The ancient alchemists on their search for the Elixir of life and
the new scientists on their journey to the ultimate medicine have still
not been able to do anything about it.
It reaps all kinds of life, from plants to people, from children to
elders. Some call it the final enemy, while others call it the dearest
friend. To people in their prime, it is the most terrible enemy, but for
people in their most desperate moments, it could be their most awaited
friend. But still, the vast majority seeks to escape it.
A very common mistake while talking about
life and death is seeing them as opposites. In truth, death isn’t the
opposite of life but an integral part of it. Death doesn’t un-create
life like water destroys fire. Death is simply the release of the spirit
from its old shell: the body.
A truly wise person will embrace death and
await it even in his/her prime. A wise person will know that dying is
inescapable, it is the release of the mature spirit from its shell, and
without it there can be no spiritual evolution. There is a limit to how
much the soul can evolve when it’s in a body, which is like a cocoon.
Only when the time is right, the cocoon will tear and the evolved soul
will fly out.
Usually, the reason we fear death is
because we have almost no idea what lies beyond it. This fear of the
unknown future usually hinders us from accomplishing much in life
because “We’re going to die anyway.” However, many people have been able
to immortalize themselves through their deeds. As long as a person is
still remembered, that person will never know real death for he/she’ll
be alive in the minds and hearts of many.
Why do we fear death when death is when all