Category Archives: Death and dying

Conceiving the mind and life – “amazement”, the ‘association-centered point of view’, and the enigma of explaining life

Once I was watching a small insect fly about and was amazed that its small neural mass could do such a thing, almost as if it were a miracle.  But, as I looked about I saw many insects flying and … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on death – ceasing to exist – the importance of beingness

The other day I got thinking about death and thought some of the ideas were interesting enough to note down. I should first point out that this viewpoint comes from looking at death from a certain angle.  I have always felt that when … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the sense of holiness, contemplation, and death – the ‘experience of life’

I often feel that there is an association between the experience of holiness, of contemplation, and the experience of death.  They all seem to have a similarity in experiencing and manifestation.  There seems to be several qualities they all contain: A sense … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the process of dying

Way back in about ’84 a teacher of mine said that, when he was a kid a policeman got killed in a shootout.  He was shot in the heart.  After he was shot he turned around and shot the other guy.  … Continue reading

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Thoughts on what happens after we die – concepts of the self

There has always been speculation about what happens after we die.  Some people think we go to heaven or hell.  Other people think we are reborn, and so on.  But, really, no one knows. A VIEW OF DEATH THAT CAME … Continue reading

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Thoughts on consciousness, “life”, and the fear of death

To me there seems to be an association with consciousness and a sense of “life”.  To be conscious is to be alive.  Through consciousness life is experienced, felt, and reflected upon.  In this sense, consciousness is more than just a … Continue reading

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