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What about death of communism? Was that a good death? And what was birthed in conjunction with that death?
What about beliefs? What if you've been holding very same beliefs all your life? Does that prevent birth of new beliefs and ideas? What happens when you die to a belief?
What about boyfriends and girlfriends? Remember when relationship was being birthed and how exciting it was? But then you fell into a deep rut where nothing was being birthed anymore, so it seems only way out is to kill relationship? How could a more joyful approach to death have saved relationship? Did relationship go sour because two of you stopped dying on a regular basis, thus creating a need for a big death finale for relationship? Is it birth of something new that spurs us to die to relationships?
What about jobs? Been working at same job for 32 years and you're ready to kill yourself? I would say kill job instead. Either way, there's a need for death because there is a need for birth. A new job is easier to get than a new body. So dying to a career can be a positive thing, no?
Can dying to a bad habit bring joy and birth? To get a new attitude about something, do we need to first die to our old attitude? Have a brilliant idea that could make millions? But you won't die to your beliefs of lack, so idea never gets birthed? Still holding on to a traumatic event from your childhood? If you won't let it die, knowledge and wisdom to be gained from situation can never be birthed, or realized.
Anytime we hold on to something, we are preventing death, and we miss out on subsequent birth. And then we end up holding on to something that is dead anyway because it ends up in past. To stay in NOW, we are going with natural birth/death cycle and we experience constant birth, constant death, constant motion, and vibrant life. To be in a state of joy we must be in NOW. We can't be in NOW if we haven't died to everything in either past or future. So very act of being in NOW is utterly dependent upon death.
Death is present in every layer of our physical existence. How can we replace fear of death with joy of death? If we can do that in our everyday lives how would that change how we finally experience death of body? And if we fully utilize death during life would that make death of body unnecessary? Is death of body a result of not fully utilizing death on a constant basis during life?
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