When we practice dying we become younger.
Practicing dying means to have an awareness of the certain result of our life. We will all die at one moment or another, maybe it will be 40 years from now, maybe it will be tomorrow.
Practicing dying allows us to relish in living now. When we have an awareness of the unknown outside of this lifetime, we can touch the present moment with gratitude and wonder, the same wonder a child would have.
This should not be a scary practice, for death is nothing to be feared. If there is fear in death, it is due to an isolated consciousness—the consciousness that you exist is separated from everything else that exists.
Everything is sub-atomically connected and no energy can be created or destroyed. This is a scientific fact, not spiritual. When we dismantle our perceptions on defining a scientific existence or a spiritual existence, we find that the borders are blurred. Spirituality is only an awareness and wonder of the scientific.
We do not need to fear death.
We can accept it as equally and as joyously as we have birth. Birth and death are interchangeable. They are not a beginning or an end, but a continuation.
To practice dying, we imagine ourselves beyond this immediate, tangible, lifetime. We imagine not being able to live the life we are now living, having the experiences that we are experiencing, tasting the things that we are tasting, seeing the things that we are seeing, breathing the air that we are breathing.
Having an awareness of a non-accessible life will allow us to bask in gratitude for all that is truly available right now. Bask in the dancing colors and light that the Earth illuminates for you. Breathe in the mana from the air.
Sense the feeling of being alive, right now, so that we can experience the endless grace that is present in this lifetime.
Apprentice Editor: Yaisa Nio / Editor: Catherine Monkman