In Episode 112, we discuss how important it is to speak about death and dying preferably long before imminent death is upon ourselves, our relatives and loved ones.
In this day and age, we have no idea when terminal illness and death will visit ourselves or our family.
And since so much is uncertain with variants of a virus that has consumed so much of the past two years, not to mention how the vaccine has killed people, we live in a specifically uncertain time.
It is true that if we didn’t have to deal with this, we wouldn’t.
It is uncomfortable.
But there are many families who will never deal with the pandemic; their family members’ deaths might be after a long illness, in the case of cancer or an immune disorder.
It might be from a tragic accident, or sudden illness such as a stroke or heart attack that ends their life.
Many people find it hard to talk about death and dying.
We’d rather leave it up to someone else.
But don’t let fear stop you from truly connecting with someone you love either long before their final days, or leading up to them.
Sometimes death comes very quickly and it would be sad if you hadn’t had a conversation around death long before it ever occurred in your relationship with them.
If you had this conversation when they were well, or when they were diagnosed with an illness, you would capture a very wonderful connection with them.
There would be no regrets.
You would have said all you’d like to say to someone who meant so much to you.
We don’t know what the future holds these days. Life is so fragile now.
Take the time to think about this.
If it’s too sensitive to speak all you want to say aloud, do so in writing.
Either way, your soul will be at peace and no matter what happens in the future, you are settled.
Personally, I am thinking about writing out letters to the most important people in my life to acknowledge those who have helped me, loved me and let them know how grateful I feel to have them in my life.
With all that’s happening in this world, we could leave this life in an instant.
Use the time you have to make a difference.
If you are ill or grieving a loved one’s death, take the time to research a hotline with trained counselors to speak with.
The very best individuals to connect with are those who are suffering your exact type of death. Go here.
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Excellent article. I am going through a few of these issues as well..