What is death? The Dictionary defines death as follows… “The act of dying; termination of life.” I used to believe this definition to be true, which frightened me, until I opened my mind and started to read more books on spirituality.
A wise man by the name of Dr. Wayne W. Dyer once said in his book There’s A Spiritual Solution To Every Problem, “Life has a start, but no end.” When I first read this, I had to stop and really think about that statement, because it baffled me. As I mentioned earlier, “Death” is defined as “The act of dying; termination of life.” The more I thought about the definition of death and how Wayne Dyer defines it, I’ve come to realize that his definition holds much truth. What a beautiful way to view life and death.
Now don’t get me wrong, “Death” is heartbreaking if you view death in the eyes of the dictionary as I once did, but if you explore your mind to see death the way Dr. Wayne Dyer, myself and many others do, you’ll come to realize that death is a beautiful part of life. Death is a sign of growth, a celebration of one’s life, and memories shared with that person. I say growth because our physical appearance is a mere fraction of our existence on this never ending journey. When the body that houses our spirit “dies”, it means it’s time to move on to the life after this one, like we’ve out grown our bodies so to speak.
Life and death are one giant, continues journey. We have a starting point, and no ending point. That’s why we should enjoy every waking minute of this journey, weathering all the ups and downs. This life we have here on earth is one of the destinations we’ve chose to visit, so there is no need to be bitter or have doubts. Just take it in.
Be not afraid of death and continue to live life worry free, the way this human experience is meant to be, because…
There is no such thing as death, just a change in worlds.
In loving memory of my grandfather, Wesley George Williams. You’re physical appearance may be gone, but your spirit lives on through myself, our family and friends. It’s been an honor to have you in my life. I love you, and thank you for all the great memories.
Wesley George Williams
March 3, 1943 – October 28, 2013