Aside from birth, dying is the only other experience we will all share. So why is it so hard to talk about it? And, why is it so important that we should?
There is a widespread reluctance to discuss dying. It's rarely easy but not impossible. Discussion helps ensure that you and your loved ones receive the right care and support. And ending the silence about death may help to diminish its terrors and lead to improvements in the quality of your life.
The truth is that death can happen to any one of us at any time. Coming to terms with this reality can help you to spend your time more wisely, and to better appreciate what’s truly important in life. Acceptance can help you to find the precious in the present moment.
There is a basic uncertainty in the lives of us all. The reality is that without exception we are all going to die. However, it is possible to find grace in this uncertainty, and to live more fully or comfortably with the knowledge that death may be close at hand.