Death of the physical body is part of any spiritual discussion. Since I've been learning about spirituality in my quest for fulfillment, I've naturally contemplated death.
I thought I'd address that here.
This isn't meant to be bleak or depressing.
Rather, it's meant to be peaceful, and hopefully prescriptive for you. It's a message to my family, friends, and anyone who knows me. Should my body cease to live, come back to this and read what I say.
When I die...
Cry, but don't lose yourself in sadness.
Feel pain, but don't be pain.
The pain you experience will pass, but I will always be there when you need me.
Grieve, but don't ever give up.
Morn, but don't forget who you are in there.
Pay respects, but ultimately, respect yourself, and each other.
My body is no longer there, but I am.
I am in your heart and your mind whenever you want to look.
Just like you can visit a fond memory, you can visit me anytime.
The part of me that you loved, the real me, will always be there with you.
Don't pay too much attention to the fact that my body is not there anymore. That's normal to think about, but just watch those thoughts like a sad movie. Don't get too lost in them.
Just remember how much I love you, and smile.
You, the one in there remembering me, can visit me anytime.
Go out and live your life. Be loving, be grateful, be peaceful. No matter where you are, what you're doing, I'm always there. You just have to look.
Please don't let my physical absence stop you from living a full life.
And remember to always live with substance. You, and the world, will be a better place for it.
I love you,