July 24, 2012

Death is Like Moving to Another City

If you were moving to another city from your home town would you plan for it?

Yes, you would.

You would probably figure out where you are going first, then you would start making preparations to leave your home town.  You would close out accounts, resign from your job, say bye to your friends, sale your house, start packing your things, give away things you don't need, and start on your journey to your new town.

Death is like moving to another city.

The only difference is that technically you don't know where you're going.  Of course depending on your spiritual beliefs you BELIEVE you know where you are going, and that's fine, but technically you don't know. Therein lies the rub...giving up the known for the unknown.

All you know is that you will be leaving this earth. You don't know when.  It could be days or decades away, but you do know that this is a move that you have to make. Although none of us still alive have experienced this move, all of us will have the experience.

We have been SO conditioned to be AFRAID of death.  Because we are fearful of it we don't prepare for it. We don't want to think about it. We don't want to talk about it. We think talking about it and especially preparing for it will bring it on, so we act like it's not going to happen anytime soon.

Shouldn't you at least prepare for death the way you would prepare for leaving your home town?