It is said by a French writer and philosopher that "One great use of words is to hide our thoughts". Euphemisms hide our thoughts.
Death can be an uncomfortable subject to talk about, and when we use words that do not accurately describe events or feelings around events, these might limit our experiences.
Euphemisms around death, dying and grief are often used because it can make us feel better by not being directly exposed to the uncomfortable emotions that come up.
Here is just a small list of euphemisms that refer to the "fate from which we cannot escape."
Awakened to eternal life
Lost his/her life
Rest in peace
Was called home
What emotions do these EOL euphemisms bring up for you?
Do they release you from the reality of death?
How would you feel if you spoke directly about death, dying and grief?
Learn more about how your language will continue to affect your journey with life and death.