Afraid of Living

REBLOG: Original post by Maranda Russell. I found this post quite intriguing because I’m sure most of us think of the subject of “Death” from time to time. I found Maranda’s candid take on it to be as real can be.
What are your thoughts?

Maranda Russell

man-2106810_960_720I am not afraid to die –
but I am not yet
unafraid of living.

I’m not sure I have ever written truer words than the 3-line poem above. This little gem came to me while taking a bath last night, so I repeated it to myself like a mantra until I got out of the tub and could write it down.

It is true that I am not afraid of death. I am a bit afraid of the actual feeling of dying, mostly because of the instinctual anxiety I fear it would bring. However, I am not afraid of being dead. In fact, I rather look forward to it. If there is something after death, it will be awesome to explore and find out what else is out there. If there is nothing after death, it will just be like the times I have passed out or been put…

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