So last time I connected religion to death. Everyone can freak out if they want, because connecting religion to death is probably not what most people want to see. The question you should be asking to yourselves though, is what is death? Does death just have one exact meaning? I believe death has different meaning to everyone, and the meaning of death is not static. SO what exactly is death?
I am venturing to say that everyone for the most part, claims death would be to cease to exist, or stop. Maybe even the end of a lifetime. This is not how I view death though. I view death as a decision point and start to a new cycle of events. Every death brings about different direction or new events that soon fall in place. So how can you sit there and say death is actually an end. Even further how can you say death is the ceasing of existence…I hope that words is real. I have had several family members die over my lifetime and it sucks. The one thing I have come to believe though is that they do not just disappear or cease to exist. They in fact are still very much around and a part of our lives. How you might ask? Well with there knowledge and teachings, we constantly shape our behavior and adhere to knew ideas or thoughts. My aunt used to tell me to keep my hands out of my pockets in front of large crowds because it looks like I am playing with myself. Well low and behold, every time I am in front of a large crowd, or in public, I keep that in mind. SHE has not disappeared as a result of her death. Therefore how can death be the end of existence? It can’t.
For some, death completely changes your lifestyle or decision making process. If death was the end of existence, would that knowledge or thought end with the person in the ground? Can anyone tell me of someone who has died, and completely gone away? I highly doubt it, and I challenge yourself to re-evaluate your definition of death in general.
Yes, death is extremely sad, but the things that result from it can be amazing and life altering. Death isn’t the end of existence, but rather the change point in a long line of cause and effect.