Sunrise, Sunset

Beautiful sunseWhat happens when I die? What is death?

First, describe life.

Imagine describing life to one who is dead?
Life is an experience that words cannot accurately describe. But still you know life. You become life, live a life, and experience life every day even though life itself can hardly be described.
Death – to describe this to one who is alive is impossible. 
Words give only an approximation, but you will become it, like all others. You will just become death rather than life, that rather than this.
As you drop into sleep, all waking is gone. When you sleep, you are something extremely different than when you are awake. Could you know what awake is without having slept? Can you know one without the other?
Why pick out one to fear and one to love when they spring from the same source?
Life and death are different expressions of the same.
On a mountain side you sit in the morning’s rising Sun. Later that day, you sit in the shadow of the mountain, and then you are in the dark. That is Life and Death, Yang and Yin.

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Cindy Black

Cindy Black is the Founder of Big Tree School of Natural Healing and the author of Meridian Massage, Pathways to Vitality. She is appreciated for her ability to make the complex accessible, fun, and practical.


  1. Carri Smith on March 4, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    I love that! Very well put.

  2. Karen Williams on February 21, 2011 at 2:51 am

    Beautiful way of looking at our life’s ending. It helps us to see that it is nothing to fear.

  3. Andrea Butje on February 16, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Thanks for the journey inward.

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