Creating space, virtually or physically for people to talk openly, comfortably and courageously about what they fear the most is my calling. It’s my passion.
I know, in my heart and soul, that talking honestly about our mortality creates a huge release of unused energy. The unconscious fear of death we live with daily uses much of our energy. Just like having many apps or tabs open on our electronic devices, it runs your battery down faster. Gradually, we can learn to unlock that part of our brain, our lizard brain and release some of that unused energy to relax and enjoy life more wholesomely by confronting our fear of death.
Ever since we have become conscious of our mortality, men and women have thought long and hard, discussed and studied about death and dying. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Ernest Becker, Sheldon Solomon, Alan Kellehear to name just a few in our time, of an endless list of people from the beginning of human consciousness.
In our industrialized, commercialized, youth focused and ego-driven societies, death is taboo. Unbeknown to us, it’s the unseen driving force behind most of our impulses. It’s the intentional marketing of political, spiritual, religious and religious manipulations directing us toward consumption of any kind. To fill the void and to calm the inner fear.
I don’t pretend to have a solid grasp on it myself, although I have read much about death, dying, palliative care, hospice, grief and continue to reflect on these themes. I do believe that facing our fear of death is a worthwhile endeavour.
At the very least, opening the door to inspire you to participate in such conversations is my wish and offering.
This is my devotion, my heart calling and my service to you who have this desire too. To look into, tame and learn to relax with the inevitable reality of being mortal.
To start with, I’d like to stimulate your interest and curiosity. On the resource page on marienaubert.com you will find a curated TED talk list (actively growing) of fascinating and wise people teach and share about Death, NDE, MAID, Life after death and much more.
Let me know if there are more TED talks you’d like to see on my curated list. I’ll be happy to add them.