In the Present Moment, There is No Death

In the present moment, there is no death. Then where is death? It is somewhere in the future. When we are in the past and future world of the mind, we can anticipate the future. We can imagine the future.  And that is where you will find death.

Each day, death is approaching. It is coming closer. This creates fear and anxiety for many people, often at an unconscious level. It accounts for our feelings of vulnerability and mortality and it completely overlooks that dimension of us that is immortal.

However, if I am fully present, there is no future. There is only this moment and death does not exist in this moment. For death to exist, I would have to leave the present moment and enter the world of the mind. I would have to peer into an imaginary future to find it. It has no connection to the present moment. Even if I am in the last few moments of my existence here on earth, there is no death if I can remain present.

In this moment, I am present with my breath. No death! In this moment, I am still present with my breath. Still no death! I am relaxed. There is no judgment. There is no holding on. There is no fear of the unknown. I am simply present with my breath, moment to moment. Perhaps I can hear the rain outside my window or the sound of a bird singing. I am present with the sound. Or I am present with the fragrance of the flowers next to my bed. In Presence, I experience no fear or anxiety, just a feeling of gratitude.

Then suddenly, I leave the body. This is not death! It is simply a transition to another dimension. I am transitioning from the physical dimension to the soul dimension. If I have not awakened fully during my lifetime, I will be born again. I will be given another chance to free myself from the past and future world of Illusion. I will be given another opportunity to awaken into the truth of life, love and God revealed through the doorway of the present moment. If I have awakened fully, then my return to the physical plane is optional. But why would I not want to return? After all, this is Heaven on Earth.


zorro 27th July 2016 8:08 pm

About a month before his own death, Einstein wrote the following in a letter to the family of his good friend Michele Besso who had just died:

"Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion."

"The four-dimensional continuum is now no longer resolvable objectively into sections, which contain all simultaneous events; “now” loses for the spatially extended world its objective meaning. It is because of this that space and time must be regarded as a four-dimensional continuum that is objectively unresolvable." -Einstein, Ideas and Opinions. (New York: Crown Publishers, 1954). p. 371.


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