Fear of Death Means a Partially-lived Life

by Seema Bansal on 13th July, 2015 at 1:40 PM CEST

Often the fear of death comes up, intense and strong, and the fear of having to leave all this beauty, this friendship and love. How is it possible to relax in this certainty of death?

I recently have been reading the book “Tuesdays with Morrie”, and I was amazed to see how Morrie Schwartz lived his life totally and welcomed death with great relief. He lived his life so fully and so intensely, that death came to him like a friend. Just as after the whole day’s hard work night comes as a great relaxation, as a beautiful sleep.

If the fear of death comes in, that means there are a few loopholes that are not filled with living. So those fears of death are very indicative and helpful. They show you that your dance has to go a little faster. “Dance so fast that the dancer disappears and only the dance remains”.

The fear of having to leave it all comes only because you are not completely living in the moment; otherwise there is no time, and there is no mind, and there is no space.

Don’t waste your time in trivia, but live, sing, dance, love as totally and overflowingly as you are capable of. No fears will interfere and you will not be worried what will happen tomorrow. Today is enough unto itself. Live, it is so full; it leaves no space to think about anything else.

“Just live, love, and make each moment a deep ecstasy. All fears may disappear.”

Article is by Seema Bansal, CF IMPACT Program Creative content directorship 

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Stefan Alievikj

Stefan Alievikj | C:F staff

I have always liked the following quote, that I first read in the opening of the seventh part of Harry Potter :))

“Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the seas; they live in one another still. For they must needs be present, that love and live in that which is omnipresent. In this divine glass, they see face to face; and their converse is free as well as pure. This is the comfort of friends, that though they may be said to die, yet their friendship and society are, in the best sense, ever present, because immortal.”
― William Penn, Some Fruits of Solitude

not only to friendships, but to everything in our lives... it mirrors in our divine glass :)

Wish you more great articles Seema and team!

13th July, 2015 @ 9:44 PM CEST

Seema Bansal

Seema Bansal

Thank you Stefan for encouraging me.
Yes..way more to come :)

14th July, 2015 @ 5:10 AM CEST

Jatin Kataria

Jatin Kataria | Action team | CF Chapters

woww... thats amazing one.. :)
I loved it... the book of Moorie is just simply amazing... you gave small writing about living life and things relating to that.. :) :)

The best line I love about the article is
“Dance so fast that the dancer disappears and only the dance remains”.
Its more about the ultimate purpose, not about individuals.. :) :)

I love to live life fully and also in the moment.. <3
its great feeling to enjoyyyyyy our existence .. :) :)

Amazing one Seema !!!
I am excited for all the articles from action teams #14.. :)

15th July, 2015 @ 12:27 PM CEST

Seema Bansal

Seema Bansal

Thank you Jatin. I am very glad that my article energised you in certain way. :)
Yes, Its a great feeling when you start living fully without carrying baggages, with no regrets.. :)

20th July, 2015 @ 9:08 AM CEST

Muhammad Ali Ali

Muhammad Ali Ali

Its really really amazing!!!!!!!!

very well done Seema!!!!!

29th July, 2015 @ 7:55 PM CEST

Prashant Gupta

Prashant Gupta | Action team

Really inspiring words. I completely believe in living life regret free. I specially love the doodle that you have made with the article. Amazing work!

14th September, 2015 @ 6:27 PM CEST

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