Dying of cancer, Seattle author Jane Lotter decided to write her own obituary, to celebrate her life & loves. At her memorial service, her husband handed out buttons based on the words with which she had ended her obituary: "Beautiful day, happy to have been here." "'I was given the gift of life,' Ms. Lotter wrote toward the end of her obituary, 'and now I have to give it back. This is hard. But I was a lucky woman, who led a lucky existence, and for this I am grateful.'" Quoted from link
So wise! "Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All thing are bound together. All things connect." I love this. what a beautiful thought!
In shamanism, the belief that there is no death is a concept grounded in the belief of the soul existing in a never-ending process of regeneration. Our soul remembers our ancient past, engages with our current environment, and knows our future lives. We live forever and our soul is immortal. http://www.wakingtimes.com/2013/12/10/death-dying-shamanic-perspective/