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If you had the option to know the date of your death, would you want to know?
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The old adage that knowledge is power is one of the most poignant of sayings. That is, if we are willing to know. But, what if the thing we know is something horrible? Say, for instance, that you find out the date of your death, like the question above. It’s unequivocal. You know it. There is no avoiding it, no getting around or out. The date is the date.
Would you want to know?
My philosophy is that we have several possible death dates, as a means of stepping away from a life plan gone terribly wrong, so we don’t incur further karma against ourselves and others. Abort options, if you will. Yes, I see life as a mission, and we’re operatives running a plan that requires a lot of pieces falling into place in order to be successful. And, we’re interdependent on one another for completing our assignments within reasonable time frames. Should we fail to do so, or others fail to do so on our behalf, we could be left stagnated. Right? Think about that. Maybe that’s why we feel so stuck in life sometimes. What if someone missed out on part of the deal, and now everything you have to do from here forward is just stuck in limbo? An abort might be necessary, so something else can move into place to right things.
Knowing the date of your death might actually be knowing the map of your assignments. Here are a handful of dates on which you could die…Would there be any further explanation with these dates? The how? Why? Where? Those pieces would be critical information, especially to folks wanting to follow the path to make it the last possible date, which we hope is really far out.
This is why the question is so interesting. What can we learn about ourselves and our lives from the death we will face? A date wouldn’t do much, except tell us that we will live a short or long life. It would tell us the possible season (because if we don’t know the location, we don’t really know the season, as our planet has hemispheres where the weather is different during the year). The day could have other connotations (anniversary, birthday, numbers of importance, superstitions, etc).
One thing is for sure. None of us get out of here but one way. Knowing might make us treasure life more, be more ambitious, more caring…for that, knowing would be a good thing.
Let’s hop on over to see if our other authors participating this week would want to know such weighty information.