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I am afraid to die. Help!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Sep 21. 30 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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Bertold Brautigan replied to Raine's discussion I am afraid to die. Help!
"My agreement plus $5.41 will buy you a latte at my favorite coffee shop."
Sep 21
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
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
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
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
Bertold Brautigan replied to Raine's discussion I am afraid to die. Help!
"I'm not saying I agree or disagree here, but it's one (Buddhist) take on the question: "Our breath, our heartbeats, our thoughts all arise as pulsing waves. We see that there is nothing solid, nothing static, nothing steady that goes…"
Sep 21
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
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
Loam Gnome replied to Raine's discussion I am afraid to die. Help!
"Raine, Normally I don't respond to forum posts, but my heart goes out to you. Many years ago, when I was a young soldier, I got myself into near-death situations more than once.  The first time, my thought was, Im sorry to my parents, for…"
Sep 20
Bertold Brautigan replied to Raine's discussion I am afraid to die. Help!
"Can't remember where I saw that comment lo! those many years ago, but it's always stuck with me. Would love to cop to your genius award, but nope, nicked it. It does seem to qualify as an ineluctable truth though, and they're getting…"
Sep 20
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
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
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
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
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
Tom Sarbeck replied to Raine's discussion I am afraid to die. Help!
"Raine, please tell us to whom you are responding."
Sep 20

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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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