Fear of Death

Sometimes people have fears about death.  What can I tell them.  We will all die someday.  It is one of the four great existential truths.  Most of us don’t want to die any sooner that we have to, but to waste your precious time fearing death, well, it’s a waste of life.  If you find yourself pre-occupied with thoughts of death, the trouble may lie in the way you are living.  The words below say it better that I ever could.

Attitude toward Death

Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.

Trouble no one about his religion. Respect others in their views and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life.

Seek to make your life long and of service to your people.

Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.

Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place. Show respect to all people, but grovel to none.

When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength.                          

Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living.

If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.

Touch not the poisonous firewater that makes wise ones turn to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.

When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.

Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.

The Teaching of Tecumseh

Shawnee Indian Leader (1768-1813)

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About almondhead

I am a mental health counselor in private practice. One of the focuses of my practice is helping people with fear, anxiety and their ugly stepsister, depression. I became a counselor after a long career in the technology world, so naturally, I think of the brain as an engineering problem. It can help to understand something about how the brain works. I decided to start this blog as a way to help other people learn about fear, anxiety and relationship. (All our problems are really about relationships.) You can also find me at: www.virtuallyfearless.com www.PsychologyToday.com www.theravive.com http://www.marriagefriendlytherapists.com/
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