Whether we’ve experienced the death of a loved one (or many), friend(s), colleagues, neighbors or family, or are contemplating our own death in the future, death is the one common experience human beings share.
Come prepared to talk about your own experiences of how you have faced the death of someone you knew, what you view about your own death at this point in time and other thoughts you may have about this important transition.
Some of us believe that it is the body alone that dies and what we call “spirit” continues. Others may believe that when you die, that’s it, everything stops. There are as many ways to explain death as there are people. But one thing is certain, we will all do it.
Whether we admit it or not, most of us fear Death. Some of the discomfort with death and the process of dying comes about because it has been removed from our common experience. Many of us were taught not to talk about death, to “get over it” at a certain point after someone close to us has died. Our language often reflects this. Phrases like passed on, kicked the bucket, gone to a better place are common. What has been your experience with viewing death, what were you taught and how do you view it now in your own Third Trimester of Life?
It's what connects us as human!