You had mentioned that meditation has allowed you to become less fearful of death. How has your relationship with death evolved over the years? Has it become almost a joke? ——
I wouldn’t call it a joke at all, but it’s definitely not something I’m afraid of. It’s sort of like, and I’ll probably offend some people by saying this and I have no problem with people’s faith, but religion is a business and I think they make much of their money off people who live lives that they are not content with and who hope for something better when they die. Religion sells people that idea. Meditation has taught me that heaven and hell is right here and everything that you do can outlive you - regardless if it’s good or bad. There’s far worse things in this life that can happen to you than death. Living a wretched life, living an unhappy existence – that’s hell to me. I’m blessed to say that I’ve had a really good run and I hope to continue to.When I die, I don’t want to have any regrets and I want to go out knowing I lived a fruitful life.
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