Letting Go of Fear in the Third Act
"What are the 5 things you’d regret not doing before your face to face interview with a higher power?"
Isn't it funny how the small things are what end up mattering most to us? The big rat-race rarely ever falls into conversation for the people I discuss this with. But some will talk about wanting to leave behind more comfort for their family members. Isn't the most comfort we can leave behind the comfort of a well loved life, to show those around us, even ourselves, that they are loved beyond all measure? Yet so often fear stands in the way of a Well Loved Life. How can we approach the third act of our infinite life without fear?
Learning to let go of fear is more important in this stage than any other. There is no sorrow in death, nothing bad or shocking is going to happen. There is only warmth and love and goodness on that other far away side. If we allow ourselves a happy journey when the time comes it is a good transition from one place to another.
Nothing in this life is worth holding on to beyond its time to go. When God calls you one must answer and it is lovingness that awaits us, which is important to remember. One’s faith does not matter, it is how we choose to live these final decades that matters. That determines our outlook on the heavenly realms.
"Fear for self's annihilation is fear of nothing. Death is as man is."
People with a strong belief in an afterlife can still be very afraid of dyeing and those with no faith whatsoever can be ready to go. It is our internal-self once again, our innate peace or chaos that allows for a good final act. Find time to slow down a bit and enjoy what you have achieved. It can be a confusing process as we close in on our third act years. For some it is with a great sense of loss and unreadiness that we approach this time. Try to understand that the fear is valid but unnecessary. What is there truly to be afraid of?
A Well Loved Life will leave behind only good memories and helpful lessons. Living out a full and noble process of a fully lived life is a simple, contradictory and happy goal.