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old age alzheimers dementia “…that condition we know as old age….does not exist in actual form in the scheme of this universe.” ~ Life and Teachings of the Masters of the Far East

As a society, we have a deep dread of old age. But is that justified? Or is it even real?

Our scientists tell us all the cells in our bodies are renewed every 7 years. That means the oldest we can be is 7 years.

But, for most humans, that is not their experience.Read more

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Our title today is a direct quote from spiritual writer and adventurer Baird T. Spalding’s book,  Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East.

A few weeks ago, I was traveling on a remote road in northern Montana. The only signs of human life were a few cars and an occasional ranch or farm.

With no warning, a bird flew into the path of my car. There was no way I could avoid it. The bird was hurled onto the side of the road.Read more

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I know the image above is grim, and perhaps offensive to some folks. But a fact of physical life, regardless of our spiritual or religious beliefs (or lack of them), is death is inevitable.

A Euthanasia Story

Not long ago, a dear lifelong friend told me her brother had been diagnosed with a painful, fatal ailment. He didn’t have long to live.

They live in an area where euthanasia is legal and socially acceptable. So the brother, who was mentally competent almost to the end, chose euthanasia.Read more

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Immortality lies not in the things you leave behind, but in the people your life has touched. ~ Anonymous

The quest for immortality is as old as humanity itself. The methods humans have explored to see if they can live forever are countless.

What’s the meaning of it all? Would you want to live forever? Would you want to live forever in a physical body, or some variation of one?

An article I read recently in The Guardian talked about some Silicon Valley folks, obviously with a lot of money, searching for the magic key to immortality.Read more

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I know beyond the shadow of a doubt that there is no death the way we understood it. The body dies, but not the soul. ~ Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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We received some deeply moving comments on last week’s post, Life and Death. It’s obviously a subject of universal interest , as sooner or later, it touches us all.

Teresa, one of our readers, sent us her thoughts on the passing of her grandfather. With her permission, we’re publishing her touching story this week.Read more