After writing about death for a few days, I came across a good article on the topic today, called Don’t Be Afraid of Dying, by Byram Karasu.
The central idea is that death is not our most formidable enemy, but fear of it is. According to the writer, people who fear death are those who have not been living a good life. They are the ones whose souls are deprived of spiritual illumination. For them, their life is a journey to meaningless oblivion. These people, the writer says, “die in life”.
On the other hand, if we know how to make life meaningful, we can also make our death meaningful. If we are covetous of life, if we experience its moments and live thoroughly to its end, we will sail into the mystery of the journey of death with the feeling of coming home and having a spiritual reunion.