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Between Life And Death

Updated: Jun 5

by Maggie Dong





what is the difference between life and death?


life surely seems more appealing, because it’s something we believe we understand


death, on the other hand, is feared, because we don’t know what happens then


we make up various stories about what goes on after our souls leave this world


those stories may be an explanation of death, but what does it truly mean to die?


we associate death with the physical form dissolving, and the relocation of our souls in the universe


but is that really death? or is it only what we make it to be?


death isn’t a location we transfer to, or the change in form


it is a choice that can be made in any moment.


to truly die is to fully accept the unknown


not making up stories about it, nor creating cause and effect


it is to accept that you, simply, do not know


and choosing to be in the unknowing




we search for our purposes in life, even going as far as searching for the meaning of life itself


maybe some will come to a conclusion of what it means to be alive, or have an idea of what they’re meant to be doing


they wake up to fulfill their purposes, and go to sleep once they feel accomplished


on a mission to create global change


but deep down, is that actually a need to satisfy themselves?


because without the purpose, they would feel empty


there would be no meaning


so I ask again, what is life?


we define life based on what makes the most sense to our minds


for a sense of security and safety


and inadvertently, avoiding oneSelf.


to truly embody our wholeness, is to be in the nothingness in each moment


no intent to fill the void

no desire to leave

no purpose to fulfill


that’s what it means to die, and paradoxically, is what it means to live

when we live for a purpose, or for an outcome, it’s not living


it’s allowing that thing to live us


nothing is inherently wrong with doing so


however, it reveals that most aren’t actually alive


they’re closer to what they define as death


they fear death because they see it as a lack of meaning


but in truth, death is far from it


death is the unknown


the unknown is chaotic


which, actually, is the very nature of life


so are most truly alive?


I would say no


most are living with conditions


it’s only when we let go of the conditions, and die into the very nature of our being - nothingness


do we become fully alive


to live a life of freedom is to live without conditions, and to no longer cling onto an idea of what it means to be alive, or even to life itself


one must release the perceived notion and meaning of life, to become fully alive


and that means dying into each moment


we will then realize, that life and death are not separate, but eternally coexisting





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