Death is an episode in life. It is not the end of life.
In autumn the plants release their seeds, before they die, so there will be flowers in the spring.
Winter is the time of resting with our seeds to allow a new dream to arise.
Extinction is when a particular life form ceases to exist. But life itself does not cease to exist.
Everything is alive- not just people, plants, and animals…rocks, water, fire, clouds, the sun and sky- all are alive, each in their own way.
Death is an episode within life. It is not the end of life.
When we die everything vanishes, our likes and dislikes, our attachments, our opinions, our bills, our schedules, our calendar, or fears and worries. In that moment of perfect bless we are liberated. We could be liberated forever, but for most of us our habituated thoughts, concerns, and desires will reassert themselves. We return to old patterns and habituated thoughts, which leads us back into the cycle of incarnation.
If we are attached, one way or another, to things, places, animals, or people we will reattach to those things and find ourselves back on earth. So, maybe it’s important to attach ourselves to what we love rather than dislike or hate. Maybe it’s important to attach ourselves to the qualities of compassion, kindness, and generosity, so others are happy to see us again.