"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages." William Shakespeare
The quote above often comes to mind when I read about discussions about life, death, the fear of death and so on. Birth as well as death are all part of life, our existance, so why fear what cannot be avoided. It seems logical to accept the inevitable. We do have some control, depending upon our station in life, on how we live our lives and the manner in which we exit (die) but the basics of being born, living our lives and dying remains the same. We can do what we like but that particular outcome cannot be changed.
So live life fully, love others as well as yourselves, and toss fear aside for its just an imposter. Fear just muddies the works and confuses the matter. Be honest and respect yourself as well as others, even your supposed enemies. Honour the Earth, the flora and fauna for they are as much a part of this living cycle. Share with others, both your successes and failures. Greet death as a doorway to yet another existance, another reality, like moving from one room to another.
Those are my thoughts on the matter, for today anyway. Enjoy your weekend and your part(s) in life!
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