Silhouette of several people jumping into the air joyously.

“Death is a stripping away of all that is not you.

The secret of life is to die before you die – and find that there is no death.”

~ Eckhart Tolle



As the daylight reduces I find myself getting more reflective. I have thought on death and dying off and on for sometime, as I want to diminish my fear of the inevitable next stage of Life.

I had a shockingly delightful breakthrough insight the other day. It pierced the fear and often invisible cultural discourse we live inside of:

“What if the experience of death was a relief, but not only a relief but Beautiful? Joyful?!?!"

That moment was freeing … as I now have access to the possibility of a joyful passing, a dropping of the body that could be, not a loss, but an extraordinary expansion.

What if, culturally, we lived into that possibility …?

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About The Author

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Dr. Laura Basha is an organizational psychologist, writer, and artist. 

She is the Founder and Creator of WhiteBird Rising, a resource and guide for the transformational lifestyle. For over 35 years she worked with thousands of international clientele, using a principle-based paradigm of well-being, catalyzing an awakening in people to their authentic self-expression, creativity, and power. Her latest book, All Is Chosen, a beautiful handmade art piece, is a compilation of her life’s work, and can be viewed along with her other writings, videos, and artwork, at

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