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Death as Life

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Death as Life (2012)

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Death is a taboo subject. Most of us do not want to discuss it. We tiptoe around it, try to circumvent it, or use euphemisms. Our loved ones did not die; they "passed away," "went to a better place," or "moved on to their great reward." Maybe we think we can avoid death, but no one can and death is not limited to physical death. It comes in many forms.

We can experience the death of a dream, the death of a relationship, the death of our youth, the death of our health, and any number of significant changes that force us to grapple with impermanence. If we do not face and accept death, though, we fear it, and fear is an even heavier load to bear than death, because fear saps the energy out of life.

Sofia A. Wellman

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Candrews, posted on August 30, 2014

watching this, I more clearly want to be aware of death on my shoulder. I miss those who have journeyed on, as I will also, as wish to awaken to this journey. Thank you.

jay2, posted on February 24, 2014

Not what I was expecting, but a surprise in a good way. It really made me think a lot. I could easily watch this again.

jlbunch.7, posted on February 21, 2014

High recommended. Cathartic. Enlightening.

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