Existing Beyond Death or Utter Blackness?
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Life, our life, is not measured by where our souls go after death. Life is not measured by there being only blackness when we die. Life, these precious lives we grab hold of, are measured by the lengths of joy our hearts go to, by the reach we push our minds to take hold of, by the elegance of our own generosity in ungracious times.
Our life should be less measured by fear or faith in the afterlife and more measured by the actions we take in this life. The afterlife and where we go beyond death doesn't actually effect out day-to-day lives.
To what we have right now in the current moment. Focusing on the life you're living and making it as full and rewarding as any afterlife is the best plan to go happily into the white light when the transition does happen.
If you leave behind all sorts of regrets or fabricated facts for what the afterlife will reward you for you'll be going out of this life less prepared and less joyfully than you could be. You could be so focused on dieing that you loose focus of living. The value of your life is measured only by your contribution to living and to others' ability to live with joy. There is no measure for what will come, the immortal chance of the great beyond does not give us a pass to live life as anything but vigorously and thoroughly.