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I am afraid to die. Help!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joan Denoo Dec 24, 2018. 32 Replies

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

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Joan Denoo replied to Raine's discussion I am afraid to die. Help!
"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…"
Dec 24, 2018
Keith G. replied to Raine's discussion I am afraid to die. Help!
"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…"
Dec 24, 2018
Joan Denoo replied to Raine's discussion I am afraid to die. Help!
"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.…"
Sep 21, 2018
Joan Denoo replied to Raine's discussion I am afraid to die. Help!
"I took a seminar with Jack Kornfield. His ideas offer worthy action plans. "
Sep 21, 2018
Joan Denoo replied to Raine's discussion I am afraid to die. Help!
"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…"
Sep 21, 2018
Tom Sarbeck replied to Raine's discussion I am afraid to die. Help!
"Aw-ww, Bert, if you disagreed would you have posted it? - - - - - - - -  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,…"
Sep 21, 2018
Joan Denoo replied to Raine's discussion I am afraid to die. Help!
"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…"
Sep 21, 2018
Frankie Dapper replied to Raine's discussion I am afraid to die. Help!
"Not for nothing but not for naught does not seem like it is a lot but if it is tomfoolery that you got then play with words "
Sep 20, 2018
Tom Sarbeck replied to Raine's discussion I am afraid to die. Help!
"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…"
Sep 20, 2018
Tom Sarbeck replied to Raine's discussion I am afraid to die. Help!
"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…"
Sep 20, 2018
Raine replied to Raine's discussion I am afraid to die. Help!
"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…"
Sep 20, 2018
Tom Sarbeck replied to Raine's discussion I am afraid to die. Help!
"Frankie, your efforts and travails may be for naught. I see to it that my efforts and/or travails are not for naught. (How do you like that not for naught? [:>)]"
Sep 20, 2018
Raine replied to Raine's discussion I am afraid to die. Help!
"Frankie dapper. The comment about everything being for naught and all of that. That is exactly what I am feeling and wanting help with!"
Sep 20, 2018
Tom Sarbeck replied to Raine's discussion I am afraid to die. Help!
"Raine, please tell us to whom you are responding."
Sep 20, 2018
Ruth Anthony-Gardner replied to Raine's discussion I am afraid to die. Help!
"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…"
Sep 20, 2018
Frankie Dapper replied to Raine's discussion I am afraid to die. Help!
"Raine, consider seeing a psychiatrist to get a prescription.  Hope it gets better."
Sep 20, 2018

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At 4:05pm on September 17, 2018, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Raine, everybody's afraid to die. <sigh> It's part of being an adult.

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