Most of us feel a lot of pain associated with dying. The loss of a loved one. So much suffering in the body. So much suffering emotionally. Just a lot of pain.
That pain often calls us to reach out for solace. For comfort. For a different perspective. For another side.
These quotes here offer a glimpse into that other side. The redemptive side. The soothing side. The spiritual side. The aspect most religions talk about, when you read the original texts.
These quotes are an invitation for all of us to explore this other side. We can read the various quotes and feel them. Try them on. Wear them for a minute. An hour. A day. A Month. And maybe a life time.
And maybe we find our views changed. Just a bit. Bit by bit.
when we come singing.
When we face the sunset
the last song, may it be,
without shame, singing
“It is finished in beauty.
It is finished in beauty!”
- Evelyn Eaton -
I wished there were a place for gracious dying,
A high place with a distant view.
Where we could gather for a celebration of life
and death and friendship, old and new.
I’d like a place where there would be good music,
Good food and wine – and laughter, games and fun -
And quiet talk with friends and good discussion
Of what will happen when this life is done.
- Helen Ansley -
I say, follow your bliss
and don’t be afraid,
and doors will open
where you didn’t know
they were going to be.
- Joseph Campbell -
When you were born,
you cried and the world rejoiced.
Live your life in a manner
so that when you die
the world cries and you rejoice.
- Native American Proverb -
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave bereft
I am not there. I have not left.
- Mary Elizabeth Frye -
My beloved soul,
having awakened at last into My Peace,
you can return consciously and
completely to your own Original Source.
As this homecoming fills you
with in expressible joy
it pervades Allah Most High
with profound delight as well
(You will) experience the perfect union
with Love that is My highest Paradise.
- Lex Hixon -
Let’s learn to live!
Then there is no death,
save the transition, when desired.
Many live who have never died as yet.
- Edgar Cayce -