I have died my friend, It was October 18th, 2007. Yet I was reborn unto this existence for a purpose. I died to the past every day since! I feel after reading your post I had to say something for it is something I feel you should ponder as anyone else will ponder. When we make this about life we have limited the concept of what life is! It is not the same as birth and death. For in both of those is the stripping away of all that is not you to begin with. While here you will live and experience great pain, great happiness sometimes different in vibration to what is already within you as the knowing that happens. I was living a life that was beyond deceitful. I hurt everyone around me but what was important about this was the hurt I had placed on my existence here. It wasn’t supposed to be that way. I wasn’t supposed to be living a life that kept me from myself. I was supposed to do as we all do which is have free will choices to decide my heaven or hell while being here. For this doesn’t exist before I was here or after I was here! The mind is full of old tapes of things that were in my existence to give me the pain of enduring a pending death. Yet that death was what I needed to embrace the most! I needed to see that all the illusion my mind created was of opposites because it was taught to do so. I didn’t just have the fear of death when I was born anymore than I had the fear of being birthed. I was taught, I was shown to fear all things that have been what was within my existence. No matter what I tried to remove from me the fear, the pain, the resentment the inevitable place of death. I missed the true birth that I was granted here to experience. When I finally embraced this I found my understanding of the energy I have inside myself past any thoughts I could have about it. And experience this existence in peace filled with love beyond itself. We spend so much time dedicating our life in interaction that we don’t spend just being in that moment and how we all connect in it. We miss it all. In the last few seconds of a decision to become more of the energy in every moment we project in our mind what is going to be or what was. Just let that go and you will find you can be closer to birth and death cause you will feel it in that moment. It isn’t of fear that the mind makes it. It is in true essence your true place of energy that you are. You experience it by realizing that life is all around you be whether another human being, a table which was carved from a human, the grass that you will hear growing, the plant that speaks because we can hear it without any thought. Anytime the mind makes noise to encourage fear it is something that was planted in you much like a seed. For centuries we have allowed this seed to be out of control and in a place of the mind that would encourage the place of fear. Fear of what? fear of what others have stated, fears of what you have read somewhere, fear of something that you can’t see, hear, smell or taste or even experience to allow any of the senses to show you death. We experience birth and it is a celebration. How do you not know that in death you will not be born unto rebirth of something else? Your mind won’t have you hear this.. yet wouldn’t that only make sense? Let go of this thought my friend! For as beautiful as this post is! There is magnificence happening inside you as you even read this response it is in all of us! Your own place inside you is calling to you to see this very point. Life is ever sustaining. It has doors of birth and death, then death to birth, maybe not in what your mind can show you, but past your mind is the soul that drives the animation that is the human experience. Listen to there! That has your answer as it has in me! It will within you! This is not what we see, it is what we know! Embrace your knowing!