擁抱死亡

在靈性中了解的另一個原則是明白死亡的意義。死亡對於走在靈性道路上的人而言,一直是一個偉大的教師;它可以被看作是美麗的或威脅性的。死亡是美麗的,因為它完成了生命的循環,將陰陽的宇宙能量帶回合一中。死亡是美麗的,因為它釋放我們,進入另一個可能性中,給我們一個機會去提升或重生。死亡是美麗的,因為它提醒我們珍惜這寶貴的生命,因為有一天它將離去。

只有當一個人還沒發現自己的永恆;還沒發現自己的真正本質是超越物質的時,死亡才是威脅性的。如果一個人相信這個身體、頭腦和顯著的自我體現,是一個人的全部。 那麼死亡的來臨就會被看作是一個人的毀滅。對於那些全然活出生命的人而言,這可能並不要緊。然而對於大多數的人,沒有全然活出生命的人,經常失落和困惑,被無止境的恐懼所囚禁〜他們在地球上的時間,不過是他們存在的沙漠中,無助的萎縮的綠洲。然後他們必須拼命的攀附著生命,使死亡成為敵人。

死亡是迫在眉睫的;它是一個必然的命運〜是等候判定的,只是靜靜的等待合適的時機來取走你的最後一口氣。擁抱死亡就是擁抱一個人的命運。擁抱死亡實際上是擁抱一個人的生命。如果我們對死亡靜心夠長的時間,我們就會明白真理是:我們是意識,而意識是超越死亡的。當我們明白自己不是這些來來去去的東西;我們根本上不是身體、頭腦、思想、情緒、性格,或任何生存的角色,或塑造我們生命的故事時,我們就會開始清醒。

當我們明白我們內在真實是超越死亡,那麼我們就可以沒有恐懼的活著。我們就可以自由的在生命中成為全面的,去冒險,打破規則,超越極限,放掉我們的防衛、我們的抗爭、我們的抗拒和焦慮;因為我們已經決定放掉對於不真實的,的保護和維持。明白這一切,就是擁抱生命,因為在我們內在真實的不會死亡。

真實的不會受到威脅;而不真實的不會存在;神的平安就在於此。 〜奇蹟課程

~Avalon

 


 

Embracing Death

Another principle understanding in spirituality is to realize the significance of death. Mortality has ever been a great teacher to those that have walked the spiritual path; it can be seen as beautiful or threatening. Death is beautiful because it completes the circle of life, bringing the universal energies of yin and yang back into oneness. Death is beautiful because it releases us into another possibility, giving us a chance to ascend or become reborn. Death is beautiful because it reminds us to behold this precious life, as one day it will come to pass.

Death is threatening, only if one has not yet discovered one’s eternity; if one has not yet discovered one’s true nature to be beyond the physical. If one believes this body, mind, and gross manifestation of self to be all that one is – then the coming of death is seen as the coming of one’s annihilation. For those that live life fully, this may not matter. For most however, who live life partially, often lost and confused, imprisoned by their unending fears ~ their time on earth is but a helplessly shrinking oasis in the desert of their existence. They must then cling desperately onto life, and render death the enemy.

Death is imminent; it is a sure fate ~ just pending, just quietly waiting for the right moment to draw your last breath. To embrace death is to embrace one’s destiny. To embrace death is actually to embrace one’s life. If we meditate on death long enough, we realize the truth is: that we are consciousness, and that consciousness is beyond death. When we realize we are none of these things that come and go; we are not fundamentally body, mind, thought, emotion, personalities or any of the survival roles or stories that shape our lives ~ we begin to wake up.

When we realize that this which is real within us is actually deathless, then we live without fear. We are then free to be total in life, to take risks, to break rules, to surpass limits, to let go of our defenses, our fight, our resistance and anxieties; because have decided to let go of protecting and sustaining the unreal. To know all this, is to embrace life, for what is real in us cannot die.

What is real cannot be threatened; what is unreal does not exist;
herein lies the peace of God. ~ Course in Miracles

~Avalon

 

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