I have just read Eddie’s post, of which I hope he doesn’t mind me repeating here…
“Those who are not attached to life will not fear death. They are more fortunate than those who give life too much meaning. Tao Teh Ching”.
I thought I too was not attached to life and had no fear of death…until on the floor gasping for breath I felt what it was to lose it…and there sprang to life, literally, what it was to actually have that life.
An appreciation was born at that very moment to what it was that I had all around me, a love so profound that it met every need that this conditional world has, so that I could understand its very nature…and in that one act…accept it, and let me go. Yes me.
For I, I of the ego cling to so much so that I can see, not realising that this very act keeps me blind. But that blindness has a purpose, it will truly allow me to appreciate that light when it comes, and understand it in a way no other way can. It is only when we lose something we love that its meaning becomes apparent. Losing ‘life’ is a very profound love not fully understood…until taken.
Appreciate this life, it is a gift indeed ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋