A Meditation on Faith: Wakeup Call, Part I

Death, that vicious constraint that awaits us all, transforms life into a very serious business…

… but not for the reason that terrorized me as a child…

… namely, the fear of what might happen to me after I die.

To be clear, I have no fear of being dead. (although I do dread the potentially horrific process of dying… so full of physical and emotional distress).

And I have no fear of being dead for at least two reasons…

First, if indeed this life is all that there is, I have no more reason to fear my infinite non-existence in “the afterlife” than I had to fear my infinite non-existence in “the beforelife”.

Second, if there just so happens to be something for me beyond this world, so be it, but I have no heartbeats to waste searching for, quibbling about, or wagering on the unknown and unknowable.

Next Meditation: Wakeup Call, Part II

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