Thursday, June 20, 2013

Do Not Fear Death, Love It

It was during my 30s, and i think that is the age during which this thing happens, that I first grew extremely conscious of the death and the related ifs and buts of life. I would call this decade of moving between the 30s and the 40s as the most important period of a person's life when he or she is at the best of energy levels and is also age when it is highly important to positive frame of mind. In my case, it was not the positive but the negative frame of mind which dominated the first five years of this decade. Matters of life and death were so heavy on the mind that i went into depression and had to take medication. There was a strong realization that people will not remain with you, whether they are your parents or anyone else, for a long period of time. Today i know how foolish it was to think in that way since i had taken upon myself to think about the inevitable.
The result of this negative and depressive thought process was that i began to remain low on energy levels, grew disinterested in my work and felt that i could not muster up enough courage to fight the routine odds of life. Timely action on different fronts saved me from actually destroying my life financially and retain control over the positive threads of life.  I want to share these golden tips, right from my own experiences with you.

1. Do not fear death, love it. Death can be considered a chapter closed or a new chapter beginning, depending on you attitude towards life. I suggest that you strongly take the latter approach. But, be mindful, that you do not have to go on suicidal mission by loving death. This thought will put you at ease, away from the fear of death. World will, all of a sudden, begin to look beautiful. You will feel light.

2. Do not run away from medication, if you are in depressed state of mind: Depression can be treated with medicine. You are not the only one suffering from it. Many others also suffer from it. Medication gives you strength and time to regain life's control. Do not shy away from seeking medication from a registered practitioner.

3. Be religious: By being religious, you leave your worries and thoughts to Him. You agree that you are nothing and he is the supreme entity, the creater, the operator and also the destroyer. And, when this realization dawns that you are nothing, the reasons which created the fear of death will vanish. You will realize that fear is not the solution. You can even take recourse to reading religious books or listening to discourses.

4. Ask yourself this question "would you prefer to die fighting with with troubles or meekly surrender to your problems?" You will find the reasons to live and live fighting the odds of life. You need to develop the thought that you have to tie over your problems and emerge victorious. That fighting spirit will see you through the harshest of times.

5. Get back to work and think of nothing but work. If other thoughts strike you, think of God being present in and around you to help you. Do not let negative thoughts retain control over you.

6. Socialize with people whose company gives you comfort. They will bring you positive life experiences and share a joke or two with you. You will learn how to remain positive and not let thoughts of death disturb you. It is good if aged people are there in your company because you will learn a lot from them.