Consciously or unconsciously (probably far more unconsciously) i think that a lot of people are, There is a powerful & endemic death denial in this culture, Ernest Becker wrote an excellent book on it all.im terrified of dying
that's why I don't kill myself xx
im scared now! really I never thought about it like that so until we learn our lessons /unresolved issues so to speak we will just flounder in misery in the afterlife-you put this more clever than me but I know what I mean!!From the point of view of suicide, i think that there probably are potentially dire implications on a spiritual level for committing such an act. Not that the Universe has judgement - But rather that consciousness doesn't end - it doesn't resolve anything, it's a mistake, & the same lessons have to be addressed. i think a lot of people appear to think that suicide is an escape, or a solution, when in reality i think it's likely the opposite of that.
Yes & no - i think it depends very much on the individual - No one i think fully knows, & the writings are vast on these subjects. Generally i don't think that there is anything to worry about, & that everything will be OK, & even with 'bad' people things are probably generally OK, & with suicide in cases it is very understandable. i don't think there is any hell-fire or damnation - just that there are implications to our actions. The spirit realms i would see as places of light, love, healing & forgiveness. From the POV of the eternal soul/higher self, i'd think that literally everything works out eventually.im scared now! really I never thought about it like that so until we learn our lessons /unresolved issues so to speak we will just flounder in misery in the afterlife-you put this more clever than me but I know what I mean!!
i don't see a contradiction - very much you can have a mythological/symbolic/numinous approach/understanding to these areas.I'm not religious, or spiritual, I think we have a personality and mind, but don't believe there is a soul after we die. I held my mum's hand as she died, she was aware and consciously made the decision to 'go' at that time I firmly believe that but as to what was 'left' I do just believe it was a body.
I don't think there is a higher being or entity we go off to, or reborn for that matter.
However, when I'm hypo at times I do have an effinity to paganism which does have goddess and gods, which then doesn't ring true with me later.. it's a bit odd as I kind of disagree with myself. lol
So, the fear of dying, I don't have. The fear of leaving people behind I do have! This is what stops me from when I am one step away from suicide. I just hope I can always remember that in the depth of the dark hole. I will watch this video link shortly though..
Very much so. i kind of have the view that how everything is how it is, it's not based of what we think/believe about it all anyway?Thanks I respect other peoples views too. It's a very personal thing, our beliefs and experiences.
It may in part be the condition, but i find it very odd as to how some people are so sure of certain things/beliefs?Yes!! I agree totally, comes into play in so many areas of life too unfortuantely the holier than thou viewpoint. I always hope for a banana skin to make someone like that slip on their butts!
Thanks will have something new to read up into ! I'm sure you understand how much that can mean at the right times! lolIt may in part be the condition, but i find it very odd as to how some people are so sure of certain things/beliefs?
A bit of background on Ernest Becker -
Ernest Becker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Looked into a lot of his stuff some years ago, a very interesting character.
No shortage of stuff to read is there.Thanks will have something new to read up into ! I'm sure you understand how much that can mean at the right times! lol
That sounds fascinating, what year are you in? It's always interested me a lot as well as to what/why people believe what they do, the myth of it all, just as much as what truth there may be in any of it. i've always collected 'odd' stuff, & go through phases of it. Crystals, clocks & watches, torches, cameras, computer stuff, compasses, books, skulls, chess sets, different card sets, tools - things that are a bit unusual, unique or different. Not anything necessarily expensive or extravagant, or tons of it all, just stuff i find interesting.I am studying psychology (applied) and taking an anomalistic class, we have looked into beliefs and how they correlate with personality traits, locus of control etc. I am doing my dissertation on the efficacy of lucky charms / mascots. They do help performance, it's strange, but a psychological advantage occurs I guess.
that is way off topic though! Sorry I'm a terror for straying off topic my lecturers will agree.