This year Adventures Within falls on Easter so let’s take this opportunity to talk about death! And also resurrection, reincarnation/rebirth, afterlives, and eternal oblivion!
According to Wikipedia, death is the cessation of all biological functions that sustain a living organism. Phenomena which commonly bring about death include biological aging, predation, malnutrition, disease, suicide, murder, and accidents or trauma resulting in terminal injury. Out of all these manners of death, which are acceptable and which are not? Besides physical death, what other forms of death are there? And what emotions are commonly associated with death: sadness, loss, fear or maybe it’s relief, hope, and promise? Whatever feelings you experience in relation to death probably depend a lot on what you think happens after death.
Currently, there is no convincing scientific evidence that suggests consciousness survives the death of an organism but there are numerous and varying religious and philosophical beliefs that purport an afterlife, rebirths, or nothingness. It’s time to adventure within our beliefs about death and what happens after death because these beliefs largely inform how we live today.
Join me this Sunday as I adventure within my own beliefs and fears surrounding death, the acceptable and unacceptable manners of death for me, and other forms of death I’ve experienced besides physical death. How ready am I for death? Listen in and find out!
Following this exuberant exploration into morbidity is an hour of death music compiled by Robert Watkins. “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” – Mark Twain
Tune in this Sunday, April 20th, from 6-8 pm (PDT) on KCHUNG Radio 1630AM and streaming live at kchungradio.org/stream.html to prepare for death!
If you’d like to practice ahead of time for The Song We Sing Together, go here.
Image from Fran’s Little Bit of Ev’rything. Full credits here.