Wednesday, September 21, 2016
ARE YOU AFRAID OF DEATH?
Circle of Men Meeting:
Day: Saturday Sept. 24th from 10:00am to 12:00pm
The Circle of Men at Unity meets on the 4th Saturday of each month from 10:00am to 12:00pm. It's a great opportunity to gather in a small, trusting group and talk about the opportunities and challenges men face in the 21st century, with relationships, careers, health, and more.
Topic for the meeting: Are you afraid of death?
I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens. ― Woody Allen
Anyone who has reached the age of the men in this Circle has experienced the death of someone close to him: parents, siblings, spouses, friends, colleagues, perhaps even children.
Think of the many people who have died today. How many of them really thought they were going to die today? Do you really think you know how much time you have left? Death can come at any moment. You could die tonight or tomorrow. Most of us try to avoid the sense that death can come at any time, but its timing is unknown to us.
How often have you heard the advice to live each day as if it were your last? It certainly sounds like something we should try to do, but it’s not so easy to pull off. After all, who has time to worry about dying when we’re busy living? Of course, that attitude assumes that living and dying are two separate undertaking but dying is no less a part of living than being born is.
What are your personal views of aging and death? What has informed those views?
Here are some of the questions we will be pondering:
Imagine that you have only three months to live. How would you spend your remaining time? What would you focus on? How do you envision the last days of your life? Come join us for an interesting discussion about a difficult topic.
I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it. — Mark Twain