Quote of the day

"Death is not to be feared as much as the unlived life. You don't have to live forever - you just have to live."

From the film Tuck Everlasting


  1. I can relate to this so much. What I have observed about people being the most happy and connected to their own emotions, is that they live in the hear and now. Therefore, they live.

    Look at meditation, Yoga, 12 step fellowships, therapy and much more - what they all have in common is they aim at living in the moment. When I have been fortunate enough to live in the moment for an hour or two, I have experienced incredible happiness.

    The irony with the Christadelphians, is that they bang on about prophecy in such a big way, to thereby escape from the hear and now. But Mathew Ch 5 talks about living in the day and 12 Step's approach took their approach from Mathew Ch 5 - 7 amongst other Bible passages.

    Another way of putting this is the old Greek proverb: "A life not examined, is a life not worth living" - so true.

    Having said all that, I still fear death and think that fear of death is a rational reaction to ceasing to exist. But, I no longer have that fear of death and resurrection, from the supposed return of Christ and the judgement seat, because it's not going to happen!

    I find it perverse, that Christadelphians look forward to a nuclear war as their main selling point!! If you have seen Threads (realistic portrayal of what nuclear war in the UK would really, be like) you will appreciate what I mean. Nuclear war is so, much worse than you could imagine!!

    But I am sometimes terrified that, I will not exist and eventually no one will know I ever existed. Existentialist angst can be a bitch!

    Mad Max

    1. Living in the now is something that most people get snippets of. Very challenging to maintain. We spend most of the time in the past or projecting the future. Neither is productive. The only way we can impact the future is by the decisions we make now, and the past, well… There’s a book called “The Presence Process” by Michael Brown that’s been recommended to me and supposed to be very good, I’ve downloaded it but haven’t gotten around to reading it yet.

      There’s a saying I picked up along the way, can’t remember where, personal development program probably, but it stuck…

      “The past is history, the future is a mystery, but the present is a gift. That’s why it’s called ‘the present’.”

      I have had the unfortunate experience of having died and of being resuscitated.

      And I can tell you from experience, it’s not the dying that sucks, it’s the getting there part.

      If you’ve ever passed out, you’ve essentially felt what it’s like to die. The lights just go out.

      What I did experience and which I didn’t expect was an overwhelming, all-encompassing sense of peace. A sort of contentment that I have never felt to that degree before. Very difficult to explain.

      That sense of peace helps me to no longer fear death, but I still fear the getting there part. However you go out, just hope that it’s quick. :)


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