Ask: How do I overcome my fear of death?
I have been a student of A Course in Miracles for many years but I have to admit I still fear death. How do I overcome this?
What you experience as fear of death is really not your fear but the personal thought system’s (ego’s) fear of ceasing to exist. So you will overcome the fear of death when you release yourself from the limitation of identifying with a self and you identify with Truth instead.
There is no death. The Truth within you is eternal. It has no beginning and no ending. It just is. Growing your awareness of the Truth within you brings you peace of mind precisely because It is eternal and never changing.
There is no death for the self, either, because it doesn’t really exist. It was never really “born” so it never “dies”. It is just a mistaken way of thinking about yourself now. It is an idea that you can just put aside now. And that is not death, but reawakening to your Reality.
Meditate on these facts. You may find that over time you have to revisit them again and again. But as your awareness of the eternal Truth in you grows you will find that you are released from the fear of death.
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