The pain of losing a cherished creature physically is real. If you are a kinesthetic person, you won’t be able to show your affection through hugging them.
You won’t be able to have your deep thought-provoking/philosophical discussions or heartfelt shares.
The soul hugs are at a higher level, it seems to me!
Appealingly, if it is a healthy relationship, the memories will forever be alive because every moment spent together was a quality one lived to the fullest. Also, the shared genuine love will go nowhere. Nonetheless, let’s pause and clarify an important detail here: the instinctive fear triggered by our nature will never disappear, undoubtedly!
What I am referring to is the intentional readiness to die when figuring out that our physical existence has never been solely about us.
If you have been successful to some extent in rewiring your invasive program containing all the limiting beliefs vehiculated to us by someone else and which are the root cause of all your insecurities and worries, then the narrative automatically changes!
And guess what? It is the narrative we are telling ourselves that transforms pain — a constant in life—into suffering… or not!
Don’t demand that things happen as you wish, but wish that they happen as they do happen, and you will go on well.
—Epictetus, Enchiridion, 8
When we are able to replace our thoughts about death, such as:
- Will I ever be able to prove I’m somebody to my parents before dying?
- What if I die without achieving any success? What is meant here is a social success whose manifestations could be financial goals, getting married, social status, etc…
By some meaningful peaceful ideas/introspective questions like:
- Did I impact even one human being or animal or noble cause through this physical existence I was gifted?
- Am I living every moment to the fullest?
- Am I staying faithful to the universal principles and living by them daily?
- How intentional am I when it comes to consuming?
Then death will not be scary anymore, I suppose!
At my funerals, I would love to hear people laugh freely while remembering some silliness. I would love them to smile peacefully to the idea that I had a meaningful life fueled by the principles and that I gave back to the Universe as much as I could!
How about you? How would you like to be remembered? How would you love your life to be celebrated?