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I know of several self help authors who understand the importance and usefulness of transcending the fear of death. And from their perspective of realizing the truth about the idea of death, those authors are able to incorporate that wisdom into their writing to help us to also see and understand the truth about death.
However, it’s important to be clear about which authors disseminate helpful information about life and death and how you can find their work. Thus, I’ll provide a list of such authors and then I’ll continue by reporting on what I’ve personally learned and realized about life and death on this inspired shortcuts page.
For the sake of clarity, I believe that any self help authors who help us to understand the true nature of death, truly help us to understand and help our self. Because once we move beyond the fear of death we look at life from an entirely new direction, resulting in a new self-empowering understanding
'Nobody knows what death is, nor whether to man it is perchance
the greatest of blessings, yet people fear it as if they surely knew
it to be the worse of evils.' Socrates - 469 BC - 399 BC
Below is a list of people whom I consider to be self help authors who touch on life and death through their writing. And I’ve indicated the relevant categories or genres of their work. Thus you’ll know where to browse for their books, be it in a library, in a bookshop or via the Internet:
As you can see, books from the self help authors above may be listed under a number of categories, not necessarily including or limited to self help.
The above list is organized in the order in which I discovered these self help authors. It has no relevance to the importance of their work, nor the order by which you may choose to read or study their teachings.
Over the years I’ve noticed that many people are afraid of death. When someone close to them or even someone they casually knew dies, some people immediately react from a place of fear. And quite often, these well-meaning people then offer their, fear-based, unsolicited advice to friends and others.
Please drive safely, be extra careful, you ought to use your seat-belt, you must wear a crash helmet and you should get a medical checkup etcetera. In other words they advise us: don’t do this, better to do that. But is their well-meaning advice really necessary or even actually helpful?
After studying the work of a variety self help authors, these days I question the helpfulness of advice such as that indicated above. Because people offering advice from a place of fear haven’t, really, deeply contemplated their own inevitable death and so they seem to be rooted in fear.
In addition, those kinds of people
don’t realize that they’re attached to
this particular life experience, hence
their fear and sadness of their loss.
To reach a place where we’re no longer afraid of death and no longer attached to life, in my view, in order to contemplate our death we must first fully examine and contemplate the idea of life and what it means to have a life experience. Then we’ll know what death really is.
'It is only the perception of truth that liberates; and to see, to
there must be the focusing of attention, which means that you must give your
heart and mind to see and to understand.' Jiddu Krishnamurti – 1895 - 1986
Let’s start by examining the things that we actually know about life. I don’t mean all of the endless details pertaining to an individual’s life experience, I mean what’s common to everyone living a life. I’ll start by stating what’s been taught to me by certain self help authors and what I now personally know beyond doubt.
Right now, in this moment and at this place, I’m alive and living my life. In other words I exist and I exist here and now. After diligently inquiring and researching I discovered that time and space are illusions, and that there’s only here and now and no other time or place, as indicated on this inspired self help topics page.
Once I understood that, it logically followed that because I exist here and now,
I’ve always existed and I always will exist.
To break down what I logically know:
That takes the sting out of death a bit doesn’t it
There’s a larger part of me, my soul, that’s eternal. When my soul, which is multi-dimensional and exists at a vibrational frequency range that’s outside of the concept of time, decided to incarnate into a physical body here on earth, it sent a piece of itself, my spirit, for that purpose.
And because the vibrational frequency range of the realm of souls and spirits is the underlying reality which connects and holds everything together, the piece of incarnated soul, my spirit, that's occupying my current physical being, always remains connected to the whole soul.
That connection can never be
completely severed because spiritually
there’s no division, the idea of division
is not the true underlying reality.
Put differently, the idea of separation is a lower vibrational frequency level interpretation of the underlying reality. We chose to forget our connection in order to play our game of remembering. In truth, communication between the spirit and the soul is continuous throughout our lives, for anyone who’s tuned in and thus, is listening.
And when you know this, you'll appreciate life even more.
Now, unless we can actually consciously remember what happened when we died at
the end of one of our other incarnations or life experiences, then we
don’t really know what happens to our consciousness at the time of our
All we have is an idea of death and
what death will be like for us. And from
that place of not actually knowing, we
decide what to believe and we believe it!
We choose what to believe and we believe it! Then the question arises: why believe in anything other than a positive after death experience? Put another way, we all have free will to think and to believe whatever we want to about death or the ending of this life experience, so why choose to project a negative outcome?
As some self help authors advised me: at the end of the day, whatever we choose to believe in is only an idea or a story that we make up and convince ourselves of anyway. Our ideas and stories about life and death aren’t true per se, but they can serve us by helping to point us in a direction where ultimate truth can be known.
Throughout our life we all pick up various negative ideas of death, from our family, friends, peers, religion and society etcetera, and it’s up to us to unravel all of that. Personally, these days I can’t see how any kind of negative idea of death is useful or even helpful. Read what this self help guru says about eternal life.
'Yet know this: there is no such thing as an incorrect path – for on this journey you cannot "not get" where you are going. It is simply a matter of speed—merely a question of when you will get there—yet even that is an illusion, for there is no "when," neither is there a "before" or "after." There is only now; an eternal moment of always in which you are experiencing yourself.' Neale Donald Walsch - www.cwg.com
Inspired by a few self help authors, I choose to believe that at the time of my death I’ll wake up and realize that the life experience I just had was a dream. I’ll fully re-member or re-connect to the greater part of me, my soul. I choose to believe that my soul has always existed in a state of pure bliss in a place called heaven, the only real place there is.
After 'hanging out' in heaven for let’s say 1,000 years, to use an arbitrary number,
I’ll incarnate into another existential dream, solely for the love
and pure joy of peeking into yet another rabbit hole. OK, ok, there may
be other reasons that I don’t know about or can’t remember at this timing,
but if or when I need to know them,
I know that I’ll know.
As a soul, who I really am, I have zero fear of sending a piece of myself, my spirit, into any dream state. Because I know that the power of the love I hold for myself is so great that no matter what reality I’ve delved into, ultimately, I’ll be drawn back to the greater part of me, my soul self, like a snapping rubber band. And hence, there’s never a need to fear death
So seen in that way, the way certain authors see it and how I choose to believe, death isn’t something to be feared, it’s something to be celebrated. After all, why mourn someone who’s 'hanging out' in a state of pure bliss while floating in an ocean of love, surrounded by eternal friends and lovers whilst having the time of their after life?
What is death anyway?
De - Energize - And - Travel - Home - death is a withdrawing of focus and attention from the material world of dreams and returning home to where you’ve always been. By no longer focusing on physical reality you withdraw your energy from it, so it ceases to exist for you, but the soul state always and forever remains and thus, heaven is the only place to return to.
In that sense, I’m sure that no one who’s currently dead wants anyone still in the dream state to be unhappy on their behalf; it just doesn’t make sense to me. I’m sure that some self help authors see death in the same way as I do, as a new beginning and a continuation of the life that we are. Simply because there can be no ending to life; for life is eternal!
Well, one thing’s for sure, you certainly can get stuck in your mind in all kinds of morbidity and self-imposed beliefs as to the fairness and the rightness or wrongness of death, when there isn’t any. But again, ultimately, that’s your choice and it’ll always be up to you to decide and to choose what to believe.
Examine what you actually know
about life and read what certain self
help authors teach and then death
will no longer be an issue for you.
Another certainty is that having this understanding enables you to move fearlessly through your life and live in peace and joy. After all, knowing beyond doubt that there’s no real death, no ending to the life that you are is definitely self-empowering
You can’t really fail in life anyway; simply because you’ve already succeeded in creating a life for yourself in this dream state that we call reality. For more ideas and views on what life is and who we really are, read this inspired self help article page.
'Death is not the opposite of life. Life has no opposite. The opposite
death is birth. Life is eternal.' Eckhart Tolle - www.eckharttolle.com
A common dialogue I hear from people after someone has left this earth plain is concerning the sadness and pity for those who have been left behind. And at these times one has to be extremely careful about which words are used or risk a full on attack from ill-informed mourners.
I believe that all of us consciously
and deliberately chose the kind of life
and the types of circumstances that
we wished to experience prior to birth.
Let me explain: from the soul level, the kind of life chosen will most represent the requirements of the soul. Once we’re in the life as a consciously aware being, know it or not, accept it or not, we do create our own experience of reality as we go along.
Many self help authors have advised me that this being true, even if an individual is asleep or unaware of the fact that they chose their current life experience, there’s no need for pity or sorrow, because those kinds of circumstances are perfect for the evolution of their soul.
Anyway, as many self help authors will tell you, whatever situation a person finds themselves in, they always have full power through their own self-awareness and free will to change it into something preferred.
For more truth on life and death, I highly recommend reading the excellent Conversations with God trilogy, by Neale Donald Walsch. Besides, you owe it to your soul to do so.
At the end of the day, or your life, nothing really matters, because everyone returns to heaven anyway, guaranteed
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