the persistent refusal to analyze the causes of happenings.
Fear grows in the darkness; if you think there’s a bogeyman around,
turn on the light.”
– Dorothy Thompson
So much of our fear of death is a result of being afraid to really look at it. It reminds me of when I was a child, and I would turn off the basement light and then race up the stairs, my heart pounding with certainty that monsters were right on my heels. At some point, I forced myself to walk instead of run, and eventually, to turn around and face that dreaded basement, which I discovered held nothing more in darkness than it had in light. Those who have had near death experiences or verifiable spirit communication report that we actually have wonderful things to look forward to in the afterlife. So many of us are afraid to really look at death, but if we face our fears and begin to explore it, we’ll discover that there are no monsters there either.