We have created a society that it is not okay to want to die.
Because you don’t want to die, you can’t imagine anyone wanting to die,
no matter their circumstance or condition. But there are many situations
in which death is preferable to life. To a doctor or nurse, death is a failure.
To a friend or relative, death is disaster. Only to the soul is death a relief,
a release. The greatest gift we can give the dying is to let them die in peace, not thinking that they must “hang on” or continue to fight or suffer,
or worry about you at this most crucial passage in their life.
It is time now to drop the body to free the soul for other pursuits.
When the soul makes this decision, nothing the body does can change it. Nothing the mind thinks can alter it. It is at the moment of death
that we learn who, in the body-mind-soul triumvirate,
is running things. All your life you think you are your body.
Some of the time you think you are your mind.
It is at the time of your death that you find out Who You Really Are.
"Conversations with God, An Uncommon Dialogue"
by Neale Donald Walsch