On Death and Bereavement
Alan Watts On Death
... with a slight shift of viewpoint, nothing is more obvious than the interdependence of opposites. But who can believe it?
Is it possible that myself, my existence, so contains being and nothing that death is merely the “off” interval in an on/off pulsation which must be eternal—because every alternative to this pulsation (e.g., its absence) would in due course imply its presence?
Is it conceivable, then, that I am basically an eternal existence momentarily and perhaps needlessly terrified by one half of itself because it has identified all of itself with the other half? ....
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