Thomas Ramey Watson

Chopra on dying unto death

Yet wherever you place your faith, death

remains mysterious. No one fully accepts the reassurances being offered by reason or religion.

Dying is a natural process, but our attitudes toward it can be very unnatural.

Of course you can be just as afraid of dying before it happens – the fear itself is what needs to be healed.

In every wisdom tradition there is a teaching called “dying unto death,” as the New Testament calls it.

This means experiencing the truth about dying while you are still alive.

At this moment your body could not be alive without death.

Billions of cells have to perish

to bring new ones

to life.

You could not think or feel or dream if your mind did not allow

your old thoughts to die away and make room for the new.

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