I went from Christianity to Atheism about a few years ago. I’ve noticed an increase in my death anxiety. I can’t enjoy anything with out thinking how it won’t matter cause I’ll be dead and everything…Continue
"Keith G. I will be 83 in January and I hope I don't live through another year. Joints rub bone upon bone, I don't know where "up" is, and the ground becomes a familiar friend. When I fall, yet another time, I contemplate just…"
"Obviously, the difference in individual's personal situations is quite important. I'm 84, have COPD, and really expect to croak sooner rather than later. Am I afraid? No. Am I pleased? No. What can I do about it? Actually, not much. Altho…"
"OK, Tom, let's do it:
"My breath, my heartbeat, my thoughts all arise as pulsing waves. I see that there is nothing solid, nothing static, nothing steady that goes from one year to the next, one month to the next, one moment to the next.…"
"Raine, if you think your life is "everything being for naught" then it is.
Life offers us choices; we can choose to be happy, sad, glad, afraid, ashamed, etc.
Others have had bad things happen to them and it does not define…"
"Aw-ww, Bert, if you disagreed would you have posted it?
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Because people use language to either reveal or conceal, when I see prose like that, I sometimes replace second person pronouns (you, your) with first person pronouns (I,…"
"Daniel, as always, your gentle manner, kind words, and clear descriptions empower one to feel less helpless while thinking of positive ways to face life's challenges. You were there for me and you continue to be present with the ones in…"
"Bert, you may be a genius of some kind.
The idea of owing Ma and Pa Nature a death takes me past the idea of owing my parents and their being unable to collect.
Its scaring me alternates with its exciting me; Its depressing me alternates with…"
"Ruth, that Sagan quote may be his most confused.
Each of us has ideas of the cosmos within; I doubt the universe’s being there.
Stars are made of us-stuff is too.
Sagan perhaps had within him the idea that the universe knows itself; I…"
"Lol I like that. Not for Naught. I am working towards a masters degree in counseling, and plan on getting my doctorate. I hope to touch the lives of many. So at least that’s something. Maybe it’s not all for naught. I just wish I would…"
"I share the perspective that "When we die, a universe dies with us." Each of us is, in a sense, a creator, making sense of sensory inputs as a universe from his or her perspective. In fact the universe as we know it is the totality of all…"