COVID-19 made us aware of several things we may have taken for granted in the past. Many of us yearned for time with our families. Some lost their loved ones, while others missed the opportunity to send their loved ones off in the face. While we are reminded of the fragility of life and our own morality. There could be respite and clarity in accepting that we begin to approach physical death the moment we are born, and that, it’s 100 percent sure death will eat away at our body.How aging changes our perspective:
Most people do not discuss the fragility of life and their morality, and they don’t have the slightest idea of how to manage such a death when the time comes. It’s far better to consider your own death as you get older, preparing for what has to happen specifically in a while.
As we age, our perspective about death changes. We may have been scared of death when we were younger, but as we get older, we realize that death is a natural part of life. We begin to see death as an opportunity to be reunited with loved ones who have passed away. We also start to see death as a way to end our suffering if we are terminally ill. aging gives us a different perspective about death and how it can be a peaceful and beautiful experience. We become more aware of our own mortality and the fragility of life. We also become more tolerant of different viewpoints and more accepting of death as a natural part of life. This doesn’t mean that we stop caring about life or living morally, but our understanding of these things deepens and changes.The strange comfort of clarity death brings:
Questioning our own morality gives us concrete life lessons by focusing on showing us what’s truly important. Stop postponing living life to the fullest. Do not just leave resentment and regret behind, and do not invest your time in people and their habits that take you for granted. Death is the one great certainty in life. And yet, it is something that we rarely talk about. It is a taboo subject, one that makes us feel uncomfortable. And yet, death can also bring a strange comfort. In the face of death, we can find clarity. We can see what is truly important. We can find peace that comes from knowing that our time is limited.A revelation and peace of mind:
While the idea of having everything arranged and put in place; thereby ensuring no miscommunications, and, that, the only thing our loved ones will have to deal with is grief upon our demise sounds great. Many are not afforded such luxury.
Often individuals will have many to consider exactly how they will come up with financial resources for a funeral, decide if they would want themselves alive if they are on life support or pull the plug, or what type of funeral and funeral rite to follow (cremation or burial), and so on. Many people also put off the creation of wills, trusts, and insurance documents, and fail to prepare these in advance.
A natural revelation and part of the aging process is that quickly, we would realize putting our houses in order and setting up our families for financial well-being after leaving is of the utmost importance.How can we make the best of life as we age and with newfound clarity?:
As we age, it becomes more and more apparent that time is limited. We may not have as much time left as we thought we did. This can be a difficult realization to come to, but it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. So at this moment, what could you do differently to start living your life? Perhaps we can consider to
- To live a life true to ourselves and not take matters too personal
- To have the courage to express our real feelings
- To stay in touch with friends and family
- To let ourselves t be happy without pretense
- Not worked so hard for work
If you had read this far, I urge you to follow what really matters most to you. You don’t need death to gain clarity. You can have clarity right now.About Life Cafe:
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