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Day 31: the fear of dying and a reason to live

31 Jan

I understood the fear of dying for the first time in 7th grade.
In the middle of quiet reading time.

For some reason, I picked the book A Summer To Die by Lois Lowry as my quiet time reading choice.  As I read and wept in the uncomfortably silent reading room, trying to hide the tears streaming down my face, I realized for the first time that anybody could die — not just old people.

The fear of dying is still inside me, even on the other side of cancer and many major life scares.  Although the more I learn about my soul, the more open I am to reality of what death means and what a life well lived means.

And, today, I read this beautiful tribute to an unquestionably well lived life — David Simon.  You can watch the video from The Chopra Center below.

What touched me most, was this beautiful poem that David loved:

The Sun Never Says

Even
after
all this time
the sun never says to the earth,
“You owe me.”
Look
what happens
with a love like that —
It lights the whole world.

Indeed…

Here’s to a life that lit the world.

Remembering David Simon from Chopra Center on Vimeo.

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