Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Daily Meditations For All Of Us Living With AIDS

THE COLOR OF LIGHT The Color of Light: Daily Meditations For All Of Us Living With Aids (Hazelden Meditation Series) ~
Daily Meditations For All Of Us Living With AIDS

* OCTOBER 9 *

Death is not the enemy; living in constant fear of it is.
~ Norman Cousins

  An irony about AIDS is that if we want to go on living, we need to think about our dying.  It would seem like the last thing we would want to do; it would seem like we would want to keep all thoughts of death away from us.  But until we make peace with our dying, we aren't free to go on living.
  The point is not to accept that we could die from this, or a lot of other things, and to bring up our feelings about that.
  Fear of death is the ultimate shadow, but it is only a shadow.  Like all shadows, fear of death disappears when we shine the light of our attention on it.  We may be able to do this on our own, or we may want some help.  However we do it, the wonderful result is that when we lose our fear of dying, living is more fun.
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Today I will face any remaining fear of death that I may have and I will let it go.  When I am not afraid to die, I am free to live fearlessly.
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