The Coronavirus allows us to look at death. Why do we fear death so much? I find it interesting that many of my hospice patients received the Covid-19 vaccine this week. Most hospice patients have six months or less to live. What is going on? Do the family members want them to have the vaccine?
It is not my place to judge anyone or anything. I can have a curiosity – but no judgment. Each person needs to decide what is right for them. However, I find it fascinating how fear can change our behavior.
BJ Miller, a hospice and palliative medicine physician, says, ” We really have only two choices: to share life with death or to be robbed by death.” Death is part of life. Miller continues to say, “Cells are dying and growing all day, every day.” Death and birth are natural cycles of life. Fear can hold us back from living.
In one of my blog posts, I wrote about fear and how it surrounds you with walls. Fear can limit your understanding and awareness. So, you need to break down those walls!
I’ve worked with hundreds of hospice patients and wrote several articles on death and dying. So, what do I think is death? Death is an illusion. Why do I think so? Because “life is but a dream.”
No one and nothing can hurt me because I’m already dead. Life and death are woven together like the strands of human DNA. Quantum physics can explain a lot about death.
Let me try to give an example. Almost three weeks ago, I was visiting my best friend in Florida. When I was there, everything seemed so real – but now that I’m home, my time in Florida feels more like a dream. I am there, I am here – which one is it? Everything is an illusion. Even the “death event” is an illusion.
Diarmuid O’Murchu says in his book, Quantum Theology, “With the growing realization that our world is one in all its dimensions, the notion of a next world fell into disfavor. We have come to understand heaven, hell, and purgatory as states of being (not places) within the one world.” He continues to say, “According to the old theology, in death, we humans became a-cosmic (cut off from the cosmos). In our new understanding, we become pan-cosmic; we enter into a new relationship with the whole cosmos.”
I would like to take it one step further and say that we are pan-cosmic right now. So, in a nutshell, do not fear death – you are part of it eternally. Live life fully and love with your whole heart.
Here are the links to my articles on death and dying:
Here is an article about fear: