"People living deeply have no fear of death." Anais Nin
When I was young, going through therapy for my own anxiety issues, my therapist told me, "All anxiety is rooted in fear of dying." I couldn't quite connect those dots as truth in my own psyche then, but over the years I've come to agree a bit.
Why do we become anxious? Because it's our body's spiritual and biological reaction when something we are doing is out of balance with what our soul and conscious feels is the Highest Good. (Please reread the last sentence.) Each moment we have the chance to do right, and sometimes we do wrong. The moment has essentially died and we are left with a feeling of being short-changed or with a certain feeling of loss. Every second, time dies. Over this lost time we may harbor feelings of guilt, frustration, sadness and fear that we will not have done enough or lived enough when the final second in this life has passed. Mark Twain and Anais Nin, among so many others believe this truth: “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man or woman who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
Whether you're good, you think you're bad, you love, or you never learned how, there's always the NOW.
When the NOW has been taken from a loved one or someone in your sphere of acquaintances, the truth remains that death ends a life and not a relationship. When your dear friend, or maybe he or she was an enemy, is gone we can still choose peaceful resolution. Death--even metaphorical death--is the severance from the suffering that is ever so prevalent in this world today. Find comfort in the eternal cycle of death, life, and rebirth. Be free from the anxiety of loss, and step into the abundant peace that is available in this moment.