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obsessed with death
October 23, 2006
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for the longest time i have been obsessed with death. always worried about the loss of a parent/brother/sister.

i imagine it happening - how i would feel.

i feel so intensely.

i could never figure out why i was so obsessed with this.

just a couple weeks ago i figured it out, however - it hasnt made the problem go away.

a lot of people take life for granted. never thinking something bad could happen. then it does, and poof - a life is wiped out in a second. through no experience of my own - i do know how life short is. i know not to take it for granted. the idea that this could happen (some one could get killed in a instant) is in my mind ALL the time. every day.

does some one have any advice on how to be more realistic about this? OR is it realistic?

October 23, 2006
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Sammie you say a couple of weeks ago you figured it out...what conclusion did you come to?

October 23, 2006
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Sammie Sue,

I think that perhaps you may have answered your own question.

In you thread you mentioned that you never had this experience on your own.

Maybe that might explain in part, your anxiety?

Most, if not all of the subjects of ALL of these posts, in the end, have, most probably a common denominator...and that is fear....in just one form of another, you know?

October 28, 2006
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Hi Sammie Sue,

While it is true that anyone can die at any moment and it is great advice to truely appreciate what you have in life because tragedy can and does happen. But based just on my experience I don't think about death all the time. I do try to appreciate what I have and I do realize that I or anyone around could die at any time and will die at some point in the future. This is not to say that what you are experience isn't OK- it just isn't what I experience.

I can tell you that I am sure I think about saving animals alot more than the majority of people. This is something that I have realized about myself and work with it. I have accepted that I will never be like most people because of it. But it gives me the ability to help out animals more than most too- so it really isn't somethign I am feeling like I have to change.

Do these thoughts of death keep you from living life in a way you want? Do they interfere with your daily activities? Does it keep you from doing things you want to do? Does it impact your relationships with others? Does it impact you feeling good about yourself?

If you answered yes to any of those questions- I would suggest seeking help for those thoughts.
Sometimes some of us are just more sensitive to certain things in life and it gives us the ability to do things that others are unwilling or unable to do. Maybe this makes you more appreciative of what you have.

Do you think you might have some unresolved greif over someone or perhaps a pet that died? Just a thought- not that anything in your post indicated that this might be the case, but it popped in my head as I was writing this and I thought I would share it.

Hugs,
Chelonia

October 28, 2006
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Sammie Sue, I agree with truth. You may have some fears driving your thoughts. Maybe you could turn it around to work for you. Some say there is an advantage to awareness, or knowing that you are here for the human experience, and you have to get the most out of it, rather than simply going through the motions.

October 29, 2006
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If you are a spiritually based person, or even if you are not, I recommend at book called Home With God by Neale Donald Walsch. My book study group is going to start studying this, I have already read it. It is a most amazing book. It answered so many questions about death, why people die, what happens after. Or, really, any book that appeals to you on the subject.

You use the word "obsessed." To me, that implies a fear of something. Maybe more information could help.

Even if you end up not believing the book, it would at least give you a chance to compare your ideas with other the author's experiences. Sometimes information realy helps.

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