I can understand this kind of fear. But, If I may, I’d like to attempt to help you shift your perspective just a bit. Because, I really believe that death is not something that we should fear – except in one situation. If you have been a very bad person in this life, then you might need to fear death. So be a good person… always…
As human beings in this current period of time, we tend to live about a 100 years or so, give or take a few decades. That means at some point it is likely that we are going to face death.
The scary part is that you aren’t aware of more than you have been able to learn since the time you were born. When you were born, there wasn’t much but a blank sheet. Your life since then has been an attempt to fill in the details and understand life as best you can with the limited knowledge that we have, as individuals, accumulated since birth.
So, you hear all kinds of numbers. Some people say the Earth is about 4.5 Billion years old. I would guess they say the Universe is much older. There are 200 to 400 billion stars in the Milky Way Galaxy alone. There are more than 170 billion Galaxies in the known Universe – scientists’ best guess, the last I heard.
That’s a lot of stars and planets out there. To think that life is limited to just this one place in all of that space is a seemingly flawed mind set. I hold that to be self evident. So, you can argue if you want to, but it’s what I believe.
Anyway, if space is so vast, what about time? Do you really believe, in your heart of hearts, that you only get this 100 years to live? I highly doubt that. And I think you should doubt it too.
Maybe you awake, upon death, to find a new life? Why wouldn’t that be the case? There are tons of evidence, even if it isn’t objective, that we continue to live.
Some people like to talk about the ‘light and the tunnel” and the seeing God phenomenon as just illusions the brain creates when your body dies. How do they know they are right about that? They say there is no evidence for life after death. I say there is no evidence that disproves life after death! There seems to be plenty of subjective and experiential evidence of life continuing. Why shouldn’t we believe that is the case, in light of all that?
If you are afraid of death, I’d like for you to take a little time. Take weeks and months if necessary and ask yourself what the meaning of life really is. You don’t need to consult others, just ask yourself. Form your own conclusions after you have thought about it deeply. I think you will find that you really don’t need to be afraid at all.
I only wanted to say these words to help those who are seriously afraid of death. I hope this helps. I honestly don’t think you need to be afraid, unless you have done a lot of bad in this lifetime. Then, maybe. But that is a different story. For most people, I’m pretty confident that life does not end at death.
For you to develop that confidence, it might take really thinking about it. Put some time into it. Maybe you will realize that there is plenty of ‘evidence’ around that points to continued existence after death. Empirical evidence that leads one to a definitive, without a scientific doubt conclusion? No. But, there is plenty of evidence pointing to life after death. Just take a look.
Finally, I’d like to recommend a book. It’s a book of knowledge. It’s a book that leads to deeper understanding about life and the Universe that we live in. I think it is worth your time to read – more than once actually. That book is Zhuan Falun and you can download a free copy in most languages here: http://FalunDafa.org
Best wishes for the brightest future and please do not fear death. You’ll live better if you are not overly afraid of death.
Sure, the unknown is scary. But you made it from a relatively helpless baby until today. That’s pretty much a total miracle when you think about it.
Why shouldn’t there be life after this life when you consider all that there is to consider?
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