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Mortality is a difficult subject for most, though it is an event that is as natural-occurring as the rotation of the sun. What makes it so difficult to experience is the perceived vastness of its finality, the never-ever-again part of losing the people whose presence our hearts and happiness rely so heavily upon, and the unpleasant, non-negotiable change it brings.
However, current scientific reports state that the total volume of energy of a system, for instance our universe (macro system), or even our individual self (micro system), cannot change. Energy cannot be created or destroyed, only change form and conserved over time in different applications (Walter Lewin, 1999). So in a sense, the root cause of all life, which is energy, is constant in its volume and living organisms simply erupt from and return to it in varying forms for varying durations.
This information is great for the logical brain but what does all this mean for us emotionally?
For instance, does losing someone mean that the relationship with them is over? No way, no how. Vivid memories made with them replay, thoughts of them come in real-time (i.e., “what would she say if she saw this!”), the flame of their principles carry on in those they have influenced, and most telling of all is that the love that was shared does not wane.
The interesting thing about our mortality is that while we wouldn’t volunteer to experience it, it does have its value. A finite life helps us re-prioritize the things that are most important, like time with family and friends. It helps redirect our tendency for egocentrism towards expanded thinking and spirituality (that there is something bigger), and it encourages us to take emotional risks in order to fulfill our potential and imprint our legacies. Lastly, mortality permits our carbon selves to be “recycled” on many levels, energetically, molecularly, and ecologically to replenish the Earth’s resources.
It is said by many that death is life’s greatest uncertainty, but without it, we wouldn’t experience what is the greatest certainty, eternal love. Not only does that include the love we have with others but for life, our consciousness and own spirit.
Therefore, death does not necessarily have to be something that happens to you. Instead, it can be deemed as something that happens with you in your maturation as an individual. Those that have continued functional lives, despite the loss of their loved ones, do so because they focus on all that they still have, which is the love that remarkably never dies.
While death is singularly the most painful experience, it causes us to dig deep inside for the anchors of wisdom that help us keep our sanity during this time. Those anchors, most invariably, are truths about eternal love. We know that at the core of inner peace is love but we surprisingly learn through death that at the core of pain is also love. All emotional roads, so to speak lead to love, which is constant alongside the energy that animates it.