“One has to pay dearly for immortality: one has to die several times while one is still alive.”–Friedrich Nietzsche
Death happens around us…

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“One has to pay dearly for immortality: one has to die several times while one is still alive.”–Friedrich Nietzsche

Death happens around us every day.  From the cells and tissues in our body that die and constantly regenerate, to the leaves on the trees that begin to die in autumn, to our dear loved ones, family, and friends, death is inevitable and inescapable.  Instead of mourning it or wishing that it did not have to happen, what are some ways we can use death to our advantage?

This post is about our death…for some, even associating death with us is something very frightening.  Luckily for us, the death that is talked about here is metaphoric and does not refer to our physical death.  In order for us to change and truly live, we need to die and embrace death.

This means that your old self and typical ways of doing things need to die in order to make way for new ways of being.  For example, if you are a person who believes you are worthless and fears change, decide today to let the belief die. Death of that belief system and concept of yourself will allow a new view to thrive and grow within.

This call to death is essentially another way of saying that you need to constantly renew and recreate yourself–fully embracing life.  What old beliefs, concepts, and parts of you do you need to willingly allow to die?

Tasha Richardson, blogger for a beautiful patience, guest posts for the National Runaway Safeline. Tasha was a Public Ally for NRS and dreams of changing the world one thought and positive interaction at a time. You can read more of her work on a beautiful patience and on NRS’ blog.