A nurse who has cared for many terminal patients shared this with me: Ultimately, people only die as they have lived. To die happily is possible but extremely difficult for most. Since death is in a way, the final settlement of accounts for one’s life, it is when our true self comes to the fore. We practice in this life to live happily and also to die happily. One who has made the steps into greater grace, forgiveness and understanding have little to be sorrowful for and pass not only from this life with grace but leave an illuminated path for those remaining.
Peace and Love, Jim