Everything is one, we are all connected.
Learning to tune in to the source, and learning to listen, to perceive beyond the conditioned senses, is a spiritual endeavor.
Death is a mind fuck.
The biggest single mind fuck you can experience. And the more intimate the loss, the bigger the mind fuck. It causes a dis-integration of self. A piece of your identity goes missing, into oblivion, which exposes the finitude of self, and frailty of life.
Whether we acknowledge the role of socialization or not in constructing our conscious experience and sense of self, the reality is the human mind never exists in a void on its own. Our relationships with others orient our self to the world, and provide a starting point for identity. Everything we are is a reflection of others in some respect, an amalgam of our most powerful influences.
Death changes you, and changes the way you perceive your relation to others and the world.
Death is permanent, something completely unfamiliar and unknown to our continuous conscious experience.
I think death is a powerful event that should be meditated upon, rather than repressed.
It’s a powerful experience in gaining profound perspective on life.