Swimming through the universe, one light-year at a time.

Swimming through the universe, one light-year at a time.
NCG 4631 "The Whale Galaxy"

Sunday, January 19, 2014

After Death

We all experience suicidal ideation at one time or another, and in varying degrees of seriousness. If I were to do the deed, I would make it look like an accident, and I would do so without causing a wreckage and putting anyone else in danger. In fact, I have what is in my head, the perfect method. I have researched my method in detail and how the moments leading up to my death would feel, including a few survivor's stories. I chanced upon reading about Near Death Experiences (NDE), mostly those of non-suicides. But I was curious, so I continued browsing. I have read everything from people experiencing what could only be described as "Heaven," and even a few of "Hell," as well as everything in between and more neutral albeit no less impacting stories

In one person's NDE story, God asked him, "What have you learned? Whom have you helped?"
Although I don't believe in "God" as an anthropomorphized being, I tried to ask myself the same questions. But I couldn't answer in full. In fact, they sounded quite tepid and pathetic in my head.

Someone suggested perhaps the reason we are on this earth is to learn how to deal with depression, how to confront our problems and demons no matter how difficult, instead of running away. All I know, is these are the cards I was dealt. And while I may hate myself and my inadequate brain, it is all I have. We all have to make of ourselves and our lives what we can. The truth is no one really knows what happens after death (unless, you believe in a religion that says otherwise), but we have free will while we are alive. It's not your brain chemical imbalance or unfortunate circumstances that make you who are, it is the choices you make despite them. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Have you seen the Cat Lady? It's a really good game about suicide, helped me relate to the world again. I don't know if you want that, and it is ultimately your life, but I believe life is always worth a second shot.