Why are we so afraid of death? Is it the pain? Facing the unknown?
In this episode of “Spiritual Solutions” on The Chopra Well, Nick asks Deepak: Why are we afraid of death, and what can we do to face that fear? Deepak responds that all fear is the fear of death in disguise, which is why death is constantly like an elephant in the room.
Facing our fear of death is all about stepping into the unknown and struggling with the reality of impermanence. We can deal with this fear by moving toward the unknown in some way every day. Take a risk, try something new, challenge a belief you hold dear just to see what that encounter with the unknown does for your consciousness. By creating some distance between ourselves and our routines and static beliefs, we can begin to explore impermanence and get comfortable with the fluid nature of reality.