Yesterday I wrote about panic attacks that are connected with the fear of death. Michael and I also talked about death this week. It all started with the story of a woman from the area who died young and for no obvious reason. She had a stroke and died. She was around 50 years old, was very fit and active, did yoga every day, ate healthily and had a very nice life. It was short but nice.
When Michael told this story I said that this is was actually a very nice death. She was healthy and happy and just the next minute she was not there anymore. If you are shocked by this story, it is your own fear of death that creates this reaction. If you are not afraid of death, you should be happy and say ‘Wow, how great, she had a good life!’ Who said that we should live at least until we are seventy years old? Who would not agree that a short life full of joy and love is better than a long life full of suffering? We should welcome and embrace death every minute and second of our lives!
I then said I would like to die before my death. Just be without function. Fully without anything, no waves, no heartbeat, no breath. Can you feel in this situation? Are you just in love? When you stop functioning, there is for sure not any fear anymore, no insecurity, no anger and no hesitation.
Why shouldn’t we reach this state before even dying? There are moments in life where you might get close. Meditation can lead you to this peace, this feeling of complete love and just functionless-ness. An orgasm can, too. A deep meditation or a true orgasm gives you the experience of death.
The most important thing is that the fear of death is just unnecessary. Very young people are not afraid of death. Very old people are not afraid of death. And those in between have no need to be, either. Relax and live without fear.
Today very early in the morning we said good-bye to Michael and Andrea and took a train from Lüneburg to Augsburg. From inside the train we saw Germany covered in snow all over. We arrived well in Augsburg and are now sitting in the flat of Ramona’s dad, enjoying that it is cold outside and nice and warm inside.