The purpose of death
The nature of life after death
How we can prepare for death
How we can assist the dying
To die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier.
Every day, 160,000 people meet their deaths. In another 80 years, almost everyone who's alive today will be gone. It can happen at any time, to anybody. Are you ready if it happens to you?
Most of us live in denial, as if death will never come. But sooner or later, death comes to everybody. And with it come a number of urgent questions: How can I prepare for death? Is there life after death...or an afterlife? What's the point of life and death and how can we make sense of it all?
Most of us only begin to ask these questions at the end of life, when the certainty of death can no longer be ignored. By that time, we may be caught by surprise and unprepared for the situation at hand. A perfectly natural and beautiful stage of life is overcast with fear and confusion.
Why wait 'til the end? Why not ask these questions now, while there's time to make a serious inquiry? You might discover something completely unexpected. What if, as Walt Whitman says, "to die is different from what anyone supposed, and luckier."?