THE REALITY OF BEING DEATH POSITIVE
In a world where people often shy away from thinking or talking about the taboos surrounding mortality, a movement has come out of the shadows over the past few years to break the silence – the death positive movement. Let’s “dig a little deeper” (pun intended) into the significance of being death positive and the transforming enlightenment it can bring to your life.
SMASH THE TABOO
Being death positive is about breaking down the common taboos surrounding death. It’s about encouraging open conversations and creating a welcoming atmosphere where discussions about death are not only accepted – but celebrated. This kind of mindset can challenge the fear and avoidance of the topic, in general.
GRAB ON TO MORTALITY
A death positive mindset says, “Yes. We’re all going to die someday.” However, the mindset also looks for meaning in the impermanent reality of life. By embracing the fact that you’re mortal, you can start to have a deeper appreciation for the present. You’ll find that death positive people have a sense of urgency to live life in an authentic, purposeful manner.
EMPOWERING END-OF-LIFE WISHES
Being a death positive person goes beyond just talking openly about death. It’s also about empowering people to make educated choices about their end-of-life wishes. This includes planning, exploring funeral options and advocating for the right to a dignified death.
GRIEF IS A NATURAL PROCESS
Grieving is a natural part of the human experience, and a death positive person knows the importance of acknowledging and going through the complex feelings of grief. With a death positive mindset, you would embrace mourners and respect the unique ways everyone expresses and processes their grief.
DEATH RITUALS AND CELEBRATIONS
Death positive people create meaningful rituals and celebrations to remember the lives of those who have died. From personalized funerals to unique memorial events, a death positive person focuses on celebrating the individuality of each life.
Being death positive is not about glorifying death in any way. It’s about acknowledging the presence of death in our lives and changing our relationship with it. Death positive people are on a journey to being more open, empowering and appreciating life. By embracing the inevitable, we can all work together to find great meaning in every moment we have to share – while we’re all here – living six feet above the grave!