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Death & the Deathless

Let's face it, "Death" is not a popular topic in day to day conversations. It is not a word we use with delight unless we refer to “Death by chocolate!” If we consent to be deep down honest with our thoughts, most of us live our lives in fear of Death.

The word “Deathlessness” is more engaging for the mind. Soon enough however, we discover that this concept has nothing to do with the immortality of body-minds. What we call these objects - these body-minds we appear to be in order to navigate through life as human beings and that we think we are – inexorably deteriorate, break at some point and dissolve one day or another, that's fact. In fact, physical bodies don't even exist per se... ☹️ This is why waking up to “what we really are” is a life changer!

Joan Tollifson: "Waking up is like dying. Dying to the past. Dying to the known. Dying to all your thoughts, ideas and beliefs. Dying to who and what you think you are. Dying to all hope and hopelessness. Dying to everything. Letting go of every attempt to hold on, to grasp, to control. Losing everything that can be lost and discovering what remains.

When we die to “ourselves”, what remains is unfathomable, indescribable with words. We actually daily die to our thoughts more often and for longer periods than we realise, not just when we are in deep sleep mode, but the thing is, there is never and can never be anyone to claim this. That's a key.


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