Daily Journey – December 20th – Fear the Fear of Death

Lets keep this simple. Being afraid of the inevitable end is a waste of time. It is crippling in more ways than I care to list, but really the most damning thing this fear does is prevent us from taking the actions we need to take in order to get what we truly want out of life.

Instead of being afraid of death, tremble and quake at the thought of fearing death. Shun the fear of death like the plague. Hide from the fear of death like it is a world destroying monster coming to get you from the upside down.

Being so scared of death that we are lulled into inaction and malaise, cynicism and depression, should terrify us to the core. View the fear of death as a threat and let it invoke the fight or flight response and drive us to act.

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Daily Journey is a collection of my thoughts from reading The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living.  My objective is to gain greater control of my emotional responses by reading and sharing my thoughts on stoicism with you all everyday over the course of a next year.  If you would like to explore these topics with me, and others who are seeking to gain emotional control I these articles to the Mastery of Skill closed facebook group and would love for you to join in on the conversation.

Live Skillfully!

-Jon

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