The one perpetual fear that nearly every human feels constantly on at least an unconscious level is the fear of death. What really is the fear of death? What are we actually fearing? Is it the pain of death? Or is it the fear of not existing? Or the fear of the unknown?
This is literally the best time ever, right now, to overcome the fear of death, at least to an extent. Here are some good journal or voice journal prompts to help you negotiate this difficult theme:
How confident am I that life continues after my physical body dies?
What scares me most about dying?
What do I think happens after death? What do I think the afterlife is like?
Is a big part of my fear of death simply a fear of the unknown?
What is it that most scares me about the unknown?
Can I recall examples from my past when I was scared of the unknown, and then everything turned out to be OK?
Can I recall examples from my past when the unknown actually turned out to be enjoyable?
What would it be like if I was just a little bit more willing to allow changes to occur in my life?
What would it be like if I was just a little bit more willing to allow the world to change?
If I had just a little bit less fear, what would I do that I have been putting off?
Food for thought:
“The secret to life is to die before you die and find that there is no death.”