Yesterday I got closer to the idea of death.
Maybe it’s the effect of the lunar eclipse in Scorpio. Maybe it’s noticing my body changing.
I got closer to the realisation that my time would come, that the time of my loved ones would come; I cried, my heart was aching, and after a few minutes of a good sob, I felt better, more liberated somehow.
I sat in my bed praying that my departure, whenever it may be, be gentle. That’s all we can ask for, right?!
Then I asked for the strength and time to fulfil my dharma, this little gift I came to share.
I felt a wave of gratitude for the time I am being given here on Earth.
Wouldn’t it be great if the wellness scene that sells us vanity and eternal youth would have integrated the advice from most mystical traditions; to use every spare moment to contemplate death, to let grief be a daily practice so we can cleanse our soul, so we have a better relationship with life around us?
Death is essential for our aliveness.