Life is the preparation, Death is the Examination
We all love life, not as in living it but keeping it. Life’s a precious gift, so much that could happen in our time here, family, friends, children, experiences, adventure and what not. These are all the things that matters to us, things we value more than anything. But value creates the opportunity to devalue, and that’s where death comes in. A full stop, which is very uncertain, a reminder that your time is very limited. So, love, be kind, do good unto others.
I love this analogy by Kamal Ravikant where he says that death is something walking just one step ahead of us, as we take one step, death takes one more. The day the death stops walking forward, we die. And that’s pretty much sums it, death is just one step away. There is a huge importance of death in ancient cultures and philosophies. They used to meditate on death because it used to remind them of so many things.
Quantity over Quality, it is always said. Death is what provides that quality, that enrichment to life. It is a cycle, ever moving. The trees, animals, humans, even mountains and seas, these are all temporary. Everything just goes away having served it purpose, and new things takes place. We all love mountains, lush green forests, oceans. Nobody loves desserts, but its in those desserts many resources are found, and once these desserts were seas, plains before that. It is all a part of bigger picture and we humans lie in it, we’re not different from the environment, and so when you face death or you see someone dying, know that you’re just becoming part of this earth. In the trees, in the soil you’ll be found. That is the way you live, so that in the end you’re ready and happy to give yourself to the mother earth.