Afraid to die…

They are afraid to die

Because they never

Really lived.

And one day

They will be buried

Under the debris

Of their very own selves.

They would be gone



As if

They never came.

Who are these people

But the ignorant ones,

Of their own beauty

And their light.

Oh unhappy fate

That makes them love

Their ways dark.

Guide me my Lord

How to help them,

I know not what to do

Except pray

In this — Your play divine!

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Me in Montreal this time last year πŸ˜ŠπŸ’– Pic credit Nippy πŸ€—

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  1. Does that mean that people who live their lives are satisfied and so they are not afraid to die and those who didn’t lived fully are afraid because they still have a lot to doπŸ™

  2. Thank you so much Tanu. You are still very young and may take a little time to understand what I am trying to say. But you do have a point πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—

  3. It’s their vision
    Or big mind’s division !
    May they move from one emptiness to another πŸ™‚

  4. Thank God. Good to hear this Kamal. Pune is still not so good I hear but am sure this shall pass soon – God willing πŸ™

  5. You are always welcome dear Ashok. We had gone to meet the dr after a month and we took a fresh xray and everything is perfect so now dr said he has to walk with a stick and start to climb stairs but everything slowly and gradually. Other things are all well here how is Pune hope cases of corona have improved πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  6. Thank you so much Kamal. So true that living without fear is divine πŸ’–πŸ™

    I hope your husband is better and that all is well at home 😊🌹😊

  7. You have captured it beautifully Deb. Thank you so much for putting it in your words.

    Love and blessings for a joyous life πŸ’–πŸ€—

  8. This is such a profound poem that comes from your heart, Ashok. To live without fear is the greatest quality and to live divinely so that when death approaches we are ready to cross over. Your picture is looking so lovely, Ashok.

  9. So powerfully and truthfully said Ashok!
    Yes, to live divine we won’t be afraid to die.
    Blessings for a happy Sunday! β€οΈπŸ€—β€οΈπŸ€—β€οΈCindy

  10. Another beautiful lesson that you present so beautifully Ashokji πŸ’– this is how I understand your message – I think fear of death is the gradual death we die every moment when we stop living. And we stop living when we lose the purpose of living. We need to live for someone or something, be it a person we love our an ideal we value, then we can continue to live right till the moment death claims us.

  11. I don’t know, how to fix that issue as WordPress support did not solve it. But, I do get your response on my blogs , I guess you see the posts in Reader’s list. 😊

  12. So true fear of die because thy never live 😍😍 i remember tht morning 😊m so happy tht we spend quality time wanna learn more frm you thnx to visiting Montreal u r such a pure soul πŸ€—πŸ€—

  13. Thank you so much Amy. You know in Holy Geeta Lord Krishna has talked of 2) soul qualities and Fearlessness is the first !!

    So true we can help by becoming fearless ourselves and prayers.

    Stay safe. Stay fearless.

    Love and hugs πŸ€—

  14. Ashok, your words reflect exactly what is in my heart. To live fully means living without fear. Too many are so afraid that it shocks me. I’m so grateful for my NDE for it has given me a fearlessness when it comes to living life. What is the point of being dead when there still is breath? How to reach those whose hearts that are based on fear? That is a very good question, one that I honestly still don’t have an answer to except keep on living without fear as an example. Words right now don’t seem to be effective. Much love to you! xo

  15. So beautiful Ashok Uncle yet so very thought provoking with full of insightsπŸ€—. I think when it will be that time to say goodbye, as you said who lived fully won’t be regretful, I can so feel it. May God bless us not to be in repentance and ignorance. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–

  16. Awesome opening lines. So true a commentary about a reductive view of life – Seeing it as a competition or a race. Much time is wasted but it only serves to hide the fear.

  17. Very nice message. I do feel everyone is unable to fulfill dream because they cannot imagine the life without shackles. I do feel the chains we find our selves tied with come from our upbringing and society. In this part of the world prioritizing our own happiness is considered “moral crime” and therefore only a few are able to fly and fulfill their dreams.

  18. Thank you so much my friend. True : we rarely question ourselves! Why is more important than What!! You may like to read my post : Why Why Why !
    Have a great day

  19. Ashok, this is so true! Figuring out how to live and knowing what to live for is a conundrum. I was recently asked, “Why do you run?” And I thought about the question. I could have responded, “To stay healthy,” but then I thought a bit more, “Why do anything?” That is the question we should be asking. Some people become Nihilists and others believe in everything. Why is that? I have no idea. Great post Ashok!!!

  20. Great poem Ashok,
    I know that the days in which I’ve felt the fear of death most strongly were the days in which I was becoming stagnant. So I can vouch for the truth in these lines. Fear of death often means we need to put a stronger focus on how we’re living. We need more excitement in our lives. We need change. We need something else to alter our perspectives.
    Awesome post. πŸ™‚

  21. Beautifully True. How sad it is that we so often turn to outside sources as a measure of self worth, when truly, it was always within the sanctity of Self we are each afforded. Thank you for this reminder.

  22. Thank you so much Jessica. I too am not religious in the normal way religion is used. My religion is : Compassion and Kindness.
    And if you felt connected to this poem you are that too πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

  23. Wow. What profound poetry you’ve written! I believe your love & life are helping many people see the beauty within. God bless you for being who you are and for loving people the way you do. I pray many blessings upon your life and all those you love and encounter.

  24. You are an exceptional human being my friend. Living is tougher yet we are afraid to die ; that is most of us 😊
    Paramahansa Yogananda says Life is chiefly service. I believe in it. We should do the best we can and let go. It is tough when we see them suffering and they aren’t ready to accept the help or aren’t receptive to change.
    If we are surrendered to His grace nothing is lacking πŸ™
    Have a joyous day

  25. Sometimes it’s hard to know how to help people but we must try I believe. I like the opening line “They are afraid to die,” I guess most people are if they are honest. I have died once and come close lots of times (I’m still here by the Grace of God), it’s not dying I’m afraid of but living.

  26. Thank you so much Deeksha. And God has given you flair and love for cooking πŸ₯˜ 😊
    Wishing you a joyous life

  27. So beautiful and so deep πŸ‘Œ we must enjoy each second otherwise it’s not worthy! And when we so we will not be afraid of death
    Great poem 😊

  28. Of course yes Kevin. But I keep sharing my thoughts and learnings regularly. Thank you so much for understanding my pain and I do understand yours too.

  29. Boss – i wud say that each comes with their own character and destiny – at the time of birth, it is ALL written – some will be great, some mediocre and some unseen and unheard – its all directed by the Ultimate Director so whether people have lived or not; its ALL by His command! πŸ™πŸŒ»

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