How do we age consciously and break the taboos associated with getting older and dying? Many of us fear loss and when we age we lose things – it comes with being human. People, women especially, work hard to stay young (the anti-aging market is predicted to be worth almost 200 billion by 2019). Fear of loss is closely connected to what may be our biggest fear: death. Death and dying is something few people are comfortable talking about and this can be detrimental to our relationships.
If we fear death and loss of loved ones, it may be uncomfortable to maintain close contact with family and friends who are seriously ill and about to die. We simply do not know what to say and do. So we may leave them alone at this pivotal time of life and feel uneasy if we are near them. This disgraceful act (meaning lacking grace) is due to our own fear; the good news is that this is something we can overcome.
What we don’t know and understand creates fear. Without looking into the face of death we can get caught up in irrational fears and unkind, uncompassionate behaviour. Let’s be ready so we can provide comfort to loved ones near death and feel good about our own eminent demise.
When we overcome our fear and get acquainted with death, this dismantles its power over us. Myste Lyn is passionate about bringing this message back into our society and helping people enter into a good relationship with death and with life.