“Self-compassion involves treating yourself with the same kindness, concern, and support you’d show to a good friend. When faced with difficult life struggles, or confronting personal mistakes, failures, and inadequacies, self-compassion responds with kindness rather than harsh self-judgment, recognizing that imperfection is part of the shared human experience.”
many believers die and are buried in the direction of Jesus coming the second time, they believe when Jesus comes, they will also be raised . Bible says :
1 Thessalonians 4: 16-17 (16) For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: (17) Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. #resurection#jesuscome#israel#tombs#jerusalem#newworld#newskynewearth#christianquotes#hollyland#newtestament#kingjamesbible
Why is it that so many cultures fear their dead?
After all, the dead were cherished loved ones while they lived.
What makes them so dreadful once they die?
One reason is that death is one of the great rites of passage.
A rite of passage transitions someone from one well-defined social category to another.
Categories help us know how to interact with someone. We interact with children quite differently than adults, for example.
We interact with the living quite differently than the dead, too.
But when someone falls between categories (no longer a child but not yet an adult, no longer living but not yet resting in peace), it gets complicated.
This between-ness is called liminality, and there is often disturbance during the liminal period of any rite of passage. Society doesn’t quite know how to treat someone who doesn’t belong to a category, and that brings tension.
The liminal period of death might be quite short, but often there’s this idea that the dead have a journey of some sort that they must take when they die in order to reach the world of the dead.
Sometimes this journey is difficult or dangerous or requires the dead to have certain things.
The liminal dead—those who have ceased to live but aren’t fully a member of the world of the dead—are even more disturbing than those in liminal periods of other rites of passage.
Why? Well, the living can’t be 100% certain when the liminal period ends for the dead. Did they make it okay? Are they all settled in? Are they resting in peace? It isn’t always possible to know for sure.
And what if they didn’t make it all the way? The idea that a loved one may not be resting in peace is distressing.
It’s also terrifying—because if they didn’t get all the way to the world of the dead, they may just come back to the world of the living.
The living often picture these dead who couldn’t complete their journey as angry or malicious, and so fear their return, especially if the living failed to provide the necessary items for their dead.
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Cementerio. Paraje Pizcuno. Dpto de Los Andes. Salta
. “Yo que soy el que ahora está cantando
Seré mañana el misterioso, el muerto,
El morador de un mágico y desierto
Orbe sin antes ni después ni cuándo.
Así afirma la mística. Me creo
Indigno del Infierno o de la Gloria,
Pero nada predigo. Nuestra historia
Cambia como las formas de Proteo.
¿Qué errante laberinto, qué blancura
Ciega de resplandor será mi suerte,
Cuando me entregue el fin de esta aventura
La curiosa experiencia de la muerte?
Quiero beber su cristalino Olvido,
Ser para siempre; pero no haber sido.”
(Los enigmas/ JLBorges)