What are you most afraid of?
I don’t know why, I think it’s the unknown but I can never talk about death or think about death without feeling sick. I mean, I can’t imagine not being here. Leaving all of your friends and family behind. Not living, seeing or feeling. Everything just numb, gone and forgotten about in a rotting grave.
I’m a religious person, I do believe in a God or a greater being but somehow that still doesn’t fully comfort me. I think now with the world becoming more secular you’re open to more views on life after death allowing you to think more and make your own opinion.
It’s great how in medieval times God and Religion was so powerful that when someone died people celebrated rather than being sad. They thought you were going to a better place and they had no fear as it was an honour to die. That to me is such a good way of living. To believe that there is something, spiritual or not just that sense of there being something after death may take away the fear.
I try and tell myself this and I do believe that the spirit carries on, but for some strange reason, I still fear death.
I see our bodies as an empty vessel, almost like a shell that the soul takes on and once the body dies, the spirit then leaves. The whole body thing is just like a machine.
Take a car for example. We have to set the ignition for the car to work and then we can take it on a journey. The engine runs by its self until it has no fuel. I think our bodies are like this. The soul ignites us and brings us to life, then it controls our journey and what we are like and then one day we die (or should I say, run out of fuel) and the spirit leaves the body.
After that, the possibilities are endless…
- Reincarnation – Do we get to live again as our soul takes on another body? Is it just like stepping out of one car and into another?
- Ghosts – Do we still get to roam the Earth? Maybe space? Or other planets?
- Heaven and Hell – are we met by our maker?
- Nothing – Does the spirit also die?
The list goes on and on.
I do think we are a ball of energy which is released once we die. If we’re ghosts can this energy have the force to push and pull things? Are there a hundred more senses that the spirit has that our human body is only subjected to five? There is so much we don’t understand because I think our human brain is limited to the spirits knowledge.
One thing is for sure is that death happens to us all, everyone goes through the process and yet no one knows what this process consists of.
Like I said before, I’m afraid of death but I think I’m more afraid of the unknown.