7/16/09

Life has no opposite

Have you ever experienced death of a loved one and as you mourn this loss, you painfully notice that the world continues to move forward?

In thinking about this, I am reminded of one of my favorite Eckhart Tolle quotes, "Death is not the opposite of life. Life has no opposite"

I made the grave mistake today of watching the 5 o'clock channel 7, (corporate-owned) news and all they cover is death, accidents, murders and more death. How do people watch this kind of "news" daily and not begin to think death will creep from any direction at any moment? The more I watch TV, the more I become disconnected from the Eckhart Tolle quote above and come to unnaturally fear death. Yet, death is just a phase of life. Death is not the end of life.....Life contains death in it. Death is a minor phase of life. To illustrate, A predator bird comes and swoops in the water and with its claws grabs a fish from a river. The fish's death means life to the bird. Death and birth are intertwined and are part of this beautiful cycle of life.




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