Understanding Death & Coping With Grief

Anyone who claims to understand death has either a forked tongue in your ear or a crucifix at your throat.

The less we understand a thing, the louder and emptier the psalms become; and the louder we cry, the more deafening the silence.

Nay, no solace may be found within scripture, or within the contrived meaninglessness it advocates. Nor will it be found within the calcified hubris of academia, which, ironically became the very thing it sought to destroy. For, when it comes time to explain why those whom the world needs the most are seemingly extricated from us with surgical precision and swift prejudice, we’re left with what we started with: nothing. Both clergy and laboratory become uncomfortably similar in that they merely proffer masterfully articulated answers to questions that were never asked.

No, the meaning of death is just like the meaning of life; understood only from within.

In this regard, the failings of both scripture and formula alike are truly spectacular…do not seek meaning within either.

Seek meaning within yourself and incorporate that meaning into the very fiber of your being.

Do not let those whom the world lost be truly lost to the world. So long as we carry them with us throughout our daily lives, we ensure that the world comes to know who exactly it was that made it a better place to begin with.

People only die if we truly let them.

4 responses to “Understanding Death & Coping With Grief

  1. Theist and Scientist offers only dogma to the issue of death, like salt to the wound. Death is a personal intimate experience, so that even amongst many dying they prefer the moment when they die to be a private affair leaving that moment until they are alone.

    Death is the one certainty in life, and it is true justice for it does not discriminate between emperor or beggar; before it all are equal. As Death said in Terry Pratchett “there is no justice, just me”.

    Observable in life and reasonable in philosophy death is part of an ongoing cycle of life and death. The man who dies is broken down into parts which become scattered across the world as part of other living things, tree, worm, child. The testimony of small children of past life memories suggests that beyond death some part of us lives on. As Alexander the Great says, it is better to live a short life if their memory lives on in glory – in that he is so far right.

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