It's Only When You Make Peace with Death That You Truly Feel Alive! | Mumma Life

death dying fear of dying Aug 18, 2022

As much as we try to avoid it, death is a natural part of life. It happens to everyone, yet it's still considered a taboo topic in our society. As a result, many people are afraid to talk about death, even more so concerning their own mortality.



I was one of those people. I used to contemplate death multiple times a day.



The fear of death was crippling and consumed my thoughts, which I now know was because I was living so far out of alignment, and I did not want to leave this earth without fulfilling my true purpose.



Twenty-two months later, after hitting rock bottom and going on a VERY steep self-discovery and self-development journey, I have made peace with death.



I would be lying if I said I am entirely comfortable with the concept of death, but I can say that fear no longer controls me and my mind, and I have made peace with the reality that my time on this earth is limited.



Me being at peace with death has only come about since I have stepped into my authentic self. I am now living in alignment with my values and purpose to support women worldwide to unlock their inner strength and build unshakable confidence and self-worth.



If you have fears around death, perhaps some of the below suggestions will help you make peace with death and have you living every day as if it could be your last. Here are a few tips:



1. Talk about it: One of the best ways to overcome your fear of death is to talk openly and honestly. This cannot be easy initially, but it gets easier with practice. Find a trusted friend or family member to talk to, or join a face-to-face support group or online forum.



I recently attended my first death cafe, where attendees openly shared what was on their hearts and minds around death. It was one of the most sacred and cathartic experiences of my life. I will share my experience in a later blog, as almost two weeks later, I am still integrating.



Death cafes are located all across the world. Check out the link below to learn more about it and its locations.


2. Accept it: Once you accept that death is a natural part of life, it becomes less scary. It's okay to be scared, but don't let your fear control you.



3. Make the most of your time: Every day is a gift, so make the most of it. Do things that make you happy and spend time with the people you love.



It is crucial to live each day aligned to your values and purpose whilst ensuring you express your true and authentic self.



4. Journal about it: One of the best ways to find peace with death is to journal about it. You may want to explore your fears around it or unpack what legacy you will be leaving behind. It's important not to get critical with yourself, as you are doing the best you can do in the given moment.



Once you are aware of any misalignment that may exist in your life, you have the power of choice to continue as things are or make the changes to your life that will bring you back into alignment.



5. Live in the moment: It's easy to get caught up in the past or worry about the future, but try to live in the present as much as possible. Enjoy the simple things in life and be grateful for what you have.



6. Visualize your death: This may sound morbid, but it can be helpful. Picture yourself dying and notice how you feel. Are you scared? Sad? At peace? The more you do this exercise; the less frightening death will become.



7. Help others: When you focus on helping others, it takes the focus off of your fears and mortality. There are many ways to help others, such as volunteering, donating to charity, or simply being there for someone who needs a listening.



I have no doubt paying it forward is one of the reasons why the kick fear in the butt campaign has helped my healing and has continued to quieten my concerns as I work through them one by one, facing them head-on.



Death is a natural part of life, and there's no need to be afraid of it. However, by talking about death openly, accepting it, and making the most of your time, you can find peace and make the most of your life.



The time is NOW to feel ALIVE!