The idea of an afterlife has always been bizaar to me. Just seems totally irrational. The death of the cells in our body is the end our pain and suffering. It can be no other way. Just as it is for every carbon based life form on our planet.
I resolved the idea of my own death long ago. I made an agreement with myself to engage life, and try and stay as healthy and active for as long as possible. I want to challenge it for as long as I can but, when my time is up, I have internally already accepted it. I have done as good as I can.
I have a biological daughter. I look at her and see the connection you are talking about Cody. I see DNA and Genes. I see her mother and myself. I will live on through her. We are all truly connected and all very fortunate to experience, what we know as ‘life’ We cannot complain or not be accepting of death, which is just the other side of nonexistence. It’s the right hand part of the bargain. We once were not and we will once be not…again. And when we reach the right wall…we will no longer be able to care.
I think it’s inspiring to know we only have so much time. And it’s inspiring to know we are all in the same boat.