We don’t know dying,
to die easily and gracefully without the inhibition of fear
is a holy event, as holy
as the event of birth.
But we are so caught up in fear of death:
the word ‘death’ is frightens us
and even the idea makes us shiver.
When we see the wholeness of being born,
living and dying, there is a joy
in living and a grace in dying.

Vimala Thakar