Consciousness Articles

Volume I


Death Sustains New Life Experience: Fear and

Diversity in the Garden of Consciousness

by Jonathan Wanlass, MA 

"Imagine life without death. When I do so, I picture a life experience devoid of meaning and purpose. Death creates the tension and fear that makes every moment of life precious. Without it, the love I feel for those around me would not reach the heights that it does. In actuality, the imminence of death amplifies all that I feel—it helps shape and create my experience, my consciousness. I may fear death but my fear inspires my experience of life. A life without death may be a life without fear, but it will also be life devoid of diversity of experience. Death is built into our eco-experience to maximize diversity."

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