Leigh J McCloskey
We have to look to the patterns that say notice me and you’ll start to see patterns that relate to the nature of creation, that will help you realize that death is constantly occurring within the body. 1 The cells are constantly dying, constantly rebirthing, and that the key then is since all is dying, all is passing, it becomes incumbent upon us to say well, if this is the key, if I am an organism, and that this is obviously in the pattern itself, then it is not about trying to overcome death, but to utilize death as a type of demarcation, to say by this, what is it, and how shall I gauge my life?2
When my mother died, I was holding her hand, and I looked at her and I said, “Mom, how long does life seems like it’s been?” And she looked at me, and she said, “It seems like it just began.”3 And she closed — and she died, and it hit me like a ton of bricks. I went of course, wait a minute, we spend so much energy and anxiety about “Oh, we might die,” as opposed to going “Will die.”4 So, since that “How will I live?” And I think it’s because we’ve cultivated the mathematics of fear, which creates a type of — which we’d have to call unreasonable reason, I’ll avoid.