Fear & Death


Fear and death. How do you differentiate it? How do you compare it?

I don’t fear death. I have seen it a lot when I was in the convent. About 3 or 4 times a year, the community celebrated a sister’s going home to the Father. A celebration, because death is a part of human life.

It’s the fear that I feared. It’s more than death to me, because fear has my permission to take me to be feared. I allow fear to happen.

While death can come once, fear happens repeatedly.

Fear will always be there just around the corner, waiting to get someone’s attention. While death will be waiting to take his turn.

I fear of losing a friend, a parent, a family members.                                          I fear of losing my career.                                                                                               I fear of losing myself while living.

For some, death happens everyday.

Stuck in traffic.                                                                                                              Waiting in line.                                                                                                                Changing jobs.                                                                                                                   A failed relationship. It is the same. A death.

Whether or not we fear of death or death fears us, it is in our power to choose what we believe. To choose to wake up or not, to dress up or not, to eat or not, to fight or not, to love or not, to live or not.

Fear is a feeling, a suffering, a state of the mind. It is a private thing. Only me, myself and I knows it.

Death is a fact, a pain, a public thing.

It is the end of an earthly life, but the beginning of eternity.



69 Comments Add yours

  1. calmkate says:

    no one can guarantee what comes after death but fear can be totally consuming and sounds like you know about that. Face each fear and grow from it 🙂

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  2. lucylu says:

    Thanks for the inspiring words calmkate.

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  3. calmkate says:

    it’s hard work but well worth the effort 🙂

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  4. At 64 – death and life are more on my mind than ever before — I find myself contemplating both, writing about both, much more than I had ever thought I would..

    Ageing transforms

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  5. lucylu says:

    I agree, byfords. I guess its some kind of midlife crisis, thinking about fear and death.


  6. floatinggold says:

    Interesting post. Made me pause to think.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. lucylu says:

    Thanks floatinggold

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  8. Hello, man this is a topic I have thought about on several occasions. Because of my SVT ABLATION, the fact that I have three little kids. Honestly it’s almost scary to me. I’ve been asking God to help me with this issue. Help! I need more insight.

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  9. lucylu says:

    Hi courtney, you can message me on my fbpage http://www.facebook/artspirationmode

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Very nice topic, nice post.. 🙂

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  11. The human mind is afraid of unknown and life is an adventure from known to unknown. it is always spontaneous.. also one more thing mind knows nothing about the present because mind works always in past or can imagine future on basis of known things of past, but it cannot work /know of the present. The fear of the mind is as soon as you encounter the present you become spontaneous and mind becomes useless.
    Fear will be there until the mind is there, the moment one becomes spontaneous, fear goes, vanish away.

    About death it is there until one’s “I” is there, the moment person enters inner being and finds there is no separate “I” separate “me” the same moment death happens and the person is totally liberated the very moment…

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  12. lucylu says:

    Thank you so much

    Liked by 1 person

  13. lucylu says:

    Very true. Thanks.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. lucylu says:

    Thanks Stacy


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