All of the questions will remain unanswered for me, but they'll never go away. Perhaps I'll only receive these answers when I myself am experiencing death.
It's been about a month since then, but every morning I've woken up thinking about it. About death. I don't think it's something we talk about enough, and yet, it seems to be the one predictable things standing in our future. Ironically, death is one of life's greatest mysteries. The mystery of course being "what happens to you when you die?" or "where do we go after we die?".
There are several beliefs about what happens to us when we die - of which, I will speak nothing of. Not going to talk about funerals, either. I will only say that the truth is: we don't know what happens.
I don't think there's any reason to sugar coat it. And I also don't think it's something we need to be attached to. Death is an inevitable occurrence. Timing, for the most part, is unknown. But my time and your time will eventually come. If you think about it, the moment you're born is the moment you begin to die. This is not meant to come across as morbid. In fact, I think the more you come to terms with death, and accept it, the more life you can live.
We know that death is a natural part of life, and humanity. Everyone dies. The questions now become: what are you going to do with your life? Who do you get to be? Who will you connect or re-connect with? Who will you forgive? Where will you contribute? What will you do? Are you going to LIVE?
There is going to come a point in your life where you might not live to see another day. We don't know what that looks like. But until then, don't you want to live a life you love?
“It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.” - Terry Pratchett, author.