I have learned not to fear death.
Learning not to be afraid of death was a liberating lesson in itself, but in releasing my hold on the fear of dying, I found myself also released from all other erstwhile fears. As it turns out, once we find peace with the temporal nature of life, we are able to smile at all other fears, all other persecutions, travesties and setbacks. Because when we understand that everything—including life itself—is truly temporary then why allow ourselves to become wrapped in thought about any particular moment? Instead, as the Beatles so wisely advised, “let it be” and know that all things will pass.