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The Fear of the unknown - Specifically regarding death,

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i_dont_think_im_crazy

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Thanks to anyone taking an interest in this as this conundrum regularly causes trouble on a daily basis.

Starting off, this is something I have tried to look into with sources online (though i have not yet sought professional advise) and yet not found anything to help me as the route of my fear is a little more than just the fear of dying. It is worth keeping in mind that I have a very vivid imagination and a real thirst for knowledge, approaching any obstacle or instance with a scientific and logic mind believing the answers will eventually become available to some degree.

I think to some up my fear of death is not the actual act of dying or not knowing what happens after death (though not knowing what is next has some fearful reservations for me) but it is the understanding that my conscience will no longer remain in this "reality" (as we know it) I love life as it is, even with the passing of loved ones for me is sad, I still feel the desire to continue in this world.

It has come to the point where I am constantly researching (daily) the progress on immortality and how science can make this possible and though I see some sound theories in this area the vague resolutions that it brings only increases the anxiety that I may not live long enough to reach this. I know this may sound juvenile and even somewhat pathetic - all things must end but I feel I am a very long way for excepting my life to be part of that - When it does come I deeply desire it on my terms and when I am ready to rid myself of this fear.

I have met the following advise on dealing with no longer existing. before I came to this world I did not care about my existence so why should i care when I die and leave it?

-Well my response is I cannot remember before my existence here so have no idea if I cared or not.

Any advise on how I could move on with worrying a little less would be much appreciated!
 
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Any advise on how I could move on with worrying a little less would be much appreciated!
There's an ongoing debate with materialism VS spirituality, & of course there are questions as to evidence of any spiritual matter. But imo there is compelling evidence for the existence of the primacy of consciousness, existence of the Soul & realities of the spiritual realms.

i found 3 books especially helpful within my own research, & helped me to re-frame a lot of things -

Journey of Souls by Michael Newton
Worlds Beyond Death by Grant Pealer
Soul Centered Healing by Tom Zinser
 
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Thanks to anyone taking an interest in this as this conundrum regularly causes trouble on a daily basis.

Starting off, this is something I have tried to look into with sources online (though i have not yet sought professional advise) and yet not found anything to help me as the route of my fear is a little more than just the fear of dying. It is worth keeping in mind that I have a very vivid imagination and a real thirst for knowledge, approaching any obstacle or instance with a scientific and logic mind believing the answers will eventually become available to some degree.

I think to some up my fear of death is not the actual act of dying or not knowing what happens after death (though not knowing what is next has some fearful reservations for me) but it is the understanding that my conscience will no longer remain in this "reality" (as we know it) I love life as it is, even with the passing of loved ones for me is sad, I still feel the desire to continue in this world.

It has come to the point where I am constantly researching (daily) the progress on immortality and how science can make this possible and though I see some sound theories in this area the vague resolutions that it brings only increases the anxiety that I may not live long enough to reach this. I know this may sound juvenile and even somewhat pathetic - all things must end but I feel I am a very long way for excepting my life to be part of that - When it does come I deeply desire it on my terms and when I am ready to rid myself of this fear.

I have met the following advise on dealing with no longer existing. before I came to this world I did not care about my existence so why should i care when I die and leave it?

-Well my response is I cannot remember before my existence here so have no idea if I cared or not.

Any advise on how I could move on with worrying a little less would be much appreciated!
I've heard of this before, I believe it may be a symptom of Anxiety.

Most people consider their own death but if it gets to the point its Preventing You From Living Properly, I suggest you may need some therapy to get it into perspective.

The Anxiety itself may be related to something you need to dig out and analyse.

Best
BDU
 
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