Q. Is there any reason other than belief systems formed from social conditioning, as to why death has such a foothold amongst humanity?
A. The first reason is guilt. The body, soul and spirit struggle for supremacy and control in our lives. While alive, the body is in control. Spirit tries to tell us that the body is an unholy and unworthy vehicle for our existence. Thus, we try and prove that we are worthy of life…
Q. Are there other reasons why death persists?
A. Most are not fully committed to life, and we have a sentimental view of death as a place of blissful repose, constructed to comfort those who lose loved ones.
Q. Why aren’t we committed to life, excluding the possibility that we don’t feel worthy of it?
A. The further that we’ve evolved, the less we feel at home, and the less we are able to embrace worldly things. When a major perception-changing event takes place, it can produce a perceptual crises: Nothing seems to make sense, what matters to others no longer matters to us, and it is possible to lose touch with loved ones. These are times when ones commitment to life can become very shaky – not what one would expect from a spiritually developed life. It just seems that the rest of the world is mad, that their pursuits are shallow, and that their aggression and other baser instincts pollute ones space.
Q. How can one prevent that? It’s everywhere!
A. By finding a little corner of this world, like your home or room, that is your inner sanctum, your holy space. Realize that it is the stage of your evolved reality. Each lives in their own reality, and the insane reality of others, is not your reality. You can reject things of the world that seep into your reality. Say firmly: “I dissolve this reality… My reality unfolds with grace, ease and elegance,” and banish these thoughts, while replacing them with images of things of nature that make you happy. Interact sparingly with those who do not inspire you, and above all, guard the motives behind your actions to make sure they’re not done to live up to others’ expectations or to pander, or try to please others.
Q. How does one regain the love of life, when we have become disenchanted with it?
A. When one hits such a bleak spot in one’s eternal journey, change the way that you look at the folly of man. Don’t think of it as life, but as a procession of folly in the pageantry of life, like jesters and harlequins moving in a procession across the stage of life. If one takes the folly of man seriously, it can cause anger, grief, and depression – just stay in the observer mode. On the stage of eternity, this too will pass.