I was sitting on my porch contemplating the fear of death. One is apt to feel reluctant to the thought of seeing your own dead body rotting in the soil. Why do we reject this though rather than going along with it and accepting the transcendent universe? The unknown, the fear of something being beyond death makes me even more scared. Western culture teaches us to be scared. The most precious possession we have is life is it not? I am not saying that we should treat life in a disrespectful manner nor am I advocating killing/suicide. I am just asking if we are that important and in whose eyes are we important? At a young age we do not fear death as it is so far away we are not thinking about it. We can imagine and we know that we will die but it is too far away(?) to worry about. Our ego is there to protect us and will tell us that we must not die. If you try to save yourself from him, he will destroy you to protect himself. I approach the idea of death of regressing to the state I was in before I was born. I am not being taken away from a life but rather going back home to how I was before I was I. This makes me feel at ease. The thought of not leaving a footprint or not being remember is also something which causes stress. I am guessing it is only human nature to have these thoughts and fears. Depending on which unit you are looking at will impact how the world around you will be impacted on your death. Most likely the only unit will be affected will be family and friends. Like smoke on the water let go of your life and don't resist the dissolution. It is going to happen whether you stress about it or not. It is natural and behind every organism is death. The only reason you are considered alive is because you can die.