It seems to me Oblivion should be approached in 3 ways:
Gratitude, both for
-a life well-lived,
-the cessation of suffering
Tranquility, without any
-craving for heaven, or rebirth
-aversion to death, or hell
and a little bit of Hope, mingled with curiosity, in the back of your mind, for the improbable (I suspect impossible) possibility of paradise/heaven/afterlife,
otherwise known as
"the life of the world to come"
my concept of the afterlife is simply
-your dna, children/grandchildren
-whatever memories of you remain, in the heads of people who knew you,
-whatever legacy you've left, such as art, writings, quotes, etc.
as well as
-your body, meat and bones, cycling back into Nature as it decays
I don't believe in souls.
1 year ago