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soleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 02:24 PM
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1. That is a short essay
It's a classic, universal theme.

If I look at all the problems we face and create for ourselves, one of the biggest underlying causes I believe is a fear of death. It causes us to be over protective, over defensive, tying to hold onto things that cannot be held.

I once read that one of the problems of being human is that we possess the consciousness of the gods, and yet at the same time, we're worm food. It's quite a dilemma.

I don't know of anything that can effectively assuage the fear of death, but it seems to me that probably the only thing that can ease the terror is to live in the here and now. Don't worry about the past, don't worry about the future, - be fully engaged in the moment in whatever you're doing - in other words - live - and then there's simply no time to think about death.

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