“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”
However grim this process sounds, inevitability all of us have to experience it. Making peace with the thought of death, and accepting life as a journey from birth until death, will make Living
worth. I remember as a child, when my mother tugged me along to a funeral, I mostly got in trouble because I would either giggle or talk during the viewing. Yes, I did get a pinch or two, after getting the “big eyes” from my mom. Now, we laugh about it because she finally understands that I observed not only the living, but also the departed. Later as a teenager I did not care for death, but that all changed after having children. Suddenly, the simple thought of death would send me into anxiety and panic attacks, which I rationalized with motherhood.
Finally, the day I was attuned with Reiki, I was made aware by my spiritual teacher that my anxiety was due to unfinished business. As time passed by, I understood the concept of the process of dying and death. Through self-awareness, acceptance, and mindfulness, I am now able to talk about it, and help others better understand the process of dying, and death.
In the end, when we consciously let go of all the worldly attachments which we have learned to cherish, more than relationships, unconditional love, and peace in just ‘Being’… it all makes sense…. Death is just a cyclical process.
Caroline Fernandes is a holistic integrative psychotherapist & a wellness life coach.