Dear Light Workers,
How have you been? I hope you’ve been learning heaps and more importantly practicing what you have learned. It is how we evolve as humans.
This month I’d like to talk about “death”, yes, it’s a topic that not a lot of people wish to think about, let alone to talk about it. Nonetheless, I know how important a subject it is because death is inevitable for all of us.
How did death creep into my mind? Well, it was brought to my attention that a nine year old boy died in the arms of his mother a few days ago and my heart goes out to the boy’s mother and his family. I can’t even begin to imagine the pain his family must be going through.
The U.S. psychiatrist William Breitbart, his ground-breaking research shows that while the specter of death often leads people to conclude that their lives are meaningless, it can also be a catalyst for them to work out, as they never have before, the meaning of their lives. In the psychology world, when people believe their lives are meaningful, it’s because three conditions have been satisfied: They feel their existence is valued by others; they are driven by a sense of purpose, or important life goals; and they understand their lives as coherent and integrated. Some psychologists and philosophers say that the path to meaning lies in connecting and contributing to something that is bigger than the self. Breitbart believes that meaning and death are the two sides of the same coin — the fundamental problems of the human condition.
So my dear Light Workers, what are your beliefs about “meaning and death”? It is indeed thought provoking and here are some of my thoughts on this matter …
Dream as you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.
A happy life is just a string of happy moments. But most people don’t allow the happy moment, because they are so busy trying to get a happy life. Is it any wonder why so many people feel stressed constantly?
Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.
I don’t know what my path is … I am just walking in it and that’s good enough.
Until next time, feel free to come over to my website: www.barbarakiao.com and give me your feedback; I would love to hear from you.
Carpe Diem! Barbara’17]