Facing Mortality: Three Reasons Why Acceptance is the Best Option

By: VGFS
Monday, April 26, 2021

Although loss and death affect everyone, it’s a topic we tend to avoid.

It’s considered gloomy and even a bad omen by many. But in reality, there is a sense of freedom that comes with facing mortality and confronting the fear of death. Considering our earthly demise (but not dwelling on it) can encourage us to fully enjoy our todays, and that is a wonderful, empowering gift.

Here are some more valuable benefits that can be gained by cultivating an acceptance of mortality.

It affords a renewed perspective of our time on Earth.

We tend to think in terms of living such that the things we do will be long remembered by others after we pass away. What we all have is the choice to live richly right now. If you accumulate beautiful experiences that you enjoy and find happiness in the small daily moments, you are living well.

There’s time to prepare and handle the practical details.

Confronting mortality usually leads people to get their affairs in order. This may include writing a will; assigning your estate's executors; creating a storage box that includes copies of your will, the deeds to your house and automobile, information about your bank accounts, and social media passwords; and advance funeral planning. Once you and your loved ones have discussed your end-of-life desires and preferences, you can involve professionals such as estate attorneys, accountants, physicians, and funeral directors to ensure your wishes will be honored. The documentation might seem overwhelming at first but there are many resources available to help you through the process.

It offers the opportunity to leave nothing unsaid.

You might express gratitude to your parents for all they’ve done for you, voice the tremendous love and pride you have for your children, or verbalize your forgiveness to someone who wronged you. Whatever is on your heart, share it. Mending fences and spreading love brings a renewed sense of peace and serenity.

Could you be living a more fulfilling today?

Accepting that life isn’t going to go on forever provides an increased awareness of the here and now. It allows us to savor every minute because the fears and anxieties that keep us from enjoying our best lives are released. Living fully in the moment is one of the key factors of true happiness.

If you have questions or would like additional information about the benefits of facing mortality, we are here to assist you. Please contact our compassionate funeral directors anytime.

About Vaughn Greene Funeral Services: For 25 years, Vaughn Greene Funeral Services has been providing a ministry of care to Baltimore’s African American community. As a leading local, minority- and family-owned provider, we promise to provide our highest level of service and respect to families who entrust us to honor their loved ones. For more information, please call us at 410.655.0015 or visit us online at https://vaughncgreene.com/.

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