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Death & dying

Discussion in 'Seekers Circle' started by Geoff-Allen, Oct 8, 2020.

  1. Geoff-Allen

    Geoff-Allen Resident megalomaniac

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    I would rather read your thoughts on the subject. Then we could have a discussion.
     
  3. Geoff-Allen

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    Okay. I have always been obsessed with what happens after death. Is it like just waking up from a dream? To find that what you thought was "reality" wasn't as real as you thought.

    After all, a dream seems totally real whilst you are dreaming it and the ONLY way you know it was "just a dream" is by waking up to everyday reality.

    I have read a lot about near-death-experiences and people whose views have changed after their experience.

    Anyway, I would struggle to put into my own words the things that are mentioned in that mp3. Fear of death is quite common and that is what that author aims to do - end the confusion/terror .... so ... not sure if she will succeed but I wish her every luck with it if that makes sense ... I am just sitting here tapping out whatever happens to "pop" into my cotton-pickin mind :)

    I found the interview very re-assuring and that is why I shared it. Obviously, other people may have a quite different reaction to listening to it.

    IF it is all just "wishful thinking" then she must have a very active imagination! :)

    Over to you ... and anyone else fortunate enough to be reading these words ...

    Ciao!
     
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    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    Yea. This habitual copy and paste stuff is pretty much a put off if a person has nothing else to contribute other than continuous offerings of a link to someone else's input in leu of their own.
     
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    I'm resting in the knowledge that death will eventually come, that it is natural and normal to die, and that I shouldn't fear death.
     
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    I do the same when I feel it might better explain what I'm thinking. Also, I don't like to plagiarize the ideas of others.
     
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    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    I put death in the same category as birth.

    If you really think about it, death is really just a component of a larger picture that is no worse or better than birth.

    I like to quip I'm really just a dead person who worries about whats going to happen once I become alive.
     
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    Alan Watts puts it quite nicely: "What was it like before you were born?"
     
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    Not for me. At age 10 I already run off to see people whe died in see, kind of intrigued me. When my great grandmother died I looked very closely if she was really dead, I remember. Then when my grandmother was about to die, she told me "I remember you checked out my mother when she was suffering thoughin the coffin, you also check on me, that they don't put me in alive?" And I did of course:D

    I don't like suffering though. Must be horrible to drown, I rather leave the body, when laying in my bed. That is my plan:cool:
     
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    Thanks for sharing - that is my plan too - to die peacefully without too much suffering & pain.

    Here's hoping!

    Cheers!
     
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    Or what is it like before you "wake up"?
     
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    Found this interesting video -



    Enjoy!
     
  13. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    What is there to discuss about death. When it comes, it comes.
    That is simple, loss of motor activities, then gradual fading of sight, touch and hearing. Hallucinations about a light growing into a white-out. All because of switching off of brain functions one by one as the supply of oxygen to brain gets exhausted.

    Sorry for a very dry description absolutely without any mystery.
     
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    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    Geoff-Allen, the pain centers in the body are among the first to be inactive along with the motor centers. Dying people do not feel pain. The senses and thinking last the longest.
    Ah, don't worry. You will get reborn as a bird. :)
     
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    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    I look at it this way, life is addictive and deadly, once hooked there is no rehab and it always kills you.

    So enjoy what you have and return to star stuff with out regret when your time is up.
     
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    This is really great short film, 18 minutes, that appeared in the Atlantic. It's well worth watching, as this philosopher wrote books about dying, and reasoned how we shouldn't fear death logically. When he actually was at the stage himself, it added perspectives that he couldn't see before.

    I just went through being with both of my parents as they died. Well worth everyone watching this. It sticks with you.

     
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