First, we are all mortal, and none of us will live forever.
Second, based on the first, we will all die. I know this sentence seems harsh and aggressive, but it is the truth.
The other truth is that we need to talk about death because it is a normal part of each of our lives. It is not morbid, it is natural. It's not macabre, it's just unfamiliar, which brings fear and anxiety to these topics.
The more we talk, learn and explore death and dying, the less frightening these become and the more natural it feels because we become more familiar with it, and the emotions that often accompany these experiences.
Feelings too, are also very natural and normal with death, dying and grief. The more we share, with those that are able to receive openly, the more we feel connected in these often difficult times.
Engaging often in these conversations will help to bring ease and comfort, not only to you, but those dying and those that are supporting the dying.
Think of the "ripple effect" you can bring to these profound experiences when your hard work of end-of-life exploration can bring love and peace, to both life, and death.
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