Sometimes I am struck by the idea that every human alive on the planet today will be dead within 100 years, give or take a few.

Indeed, it is the natural course of things, yet we still cry when we lose a loved one.

And most of us, no doubt, have moments of fear at the very thought of our own mortality, perhaps as we drift off to sleep or awaken in the morn. Yet, some would say we die every night when we surrender ourselves to sleep.

Sometimes, though, I am comforted by the idea of death and the liberation it might bring from the entanglements of the material world. Though, I have an inner feeling that we do reincarnate, and that we reap exactly what we have sown, and that we basically pick up from where we left off in the next life, until such time we are spiritually evolved enough to get off this wheel of existence and onto higher planes.

But that’s all theory: what we do know is that we pass on, and that it is the natural course of life. I think most of us just put our trust in the nature of things, as in “What will be will be.”

How about you? Do you fear death? Or do you look upon it as a liberation? Or . . .”

— Jillian