Bluemoo25 t1_jaack2j wrote

Here's a quote from Churchill about dictators that definitely applies in more situations than that of a dictator:

A modern dictator with the resources of science at his disposal can easily lead the public on day-to-day destroying all persistency of thought and aim so that memories blurred by the multiplicities of daily news and judgement are baffled by it's perversion.


Bluemoo25 t1_j6dlk8t wrote

Reply to comment by Jenkinswarlock in I’m ready by CassidyHouse

There was this beautiful thing that I learned from Jack kornfield who learned it from Ajahn Cha a Buddhist monk. I'm going to paraphrase can't find the original. He essentially said imagine humanity as a vast forest. What happens when one tree falls? There are more that sprout and take it's place. The tree falling is a natural part of life. This is what you have to accept when it comes to death. The image of a tree falling in a forest is what clicked for me, and I lost the majority of my fear of death.