life after death - page 2

Hello I'm a nurse working in a medical ward in New Zealand and I'm really interested in this site and all the things you say here. You've helped me in the past - each time I've asked. I know that... Read More

  1. by   sjb2005
    Life begins and it eventually ends. That is our reality. What a person chooses to believe is their own conviction. For caregivers, repetative loss of patients or residents can be very trying.
    This is my reality check. Life is an ecosystem. Our reality of life ends for all as we know it. In our world, life is everything and death is final. But I do not believe it is. Death is the passage way to another realm of "LIFE". Unless we have demonstrated monsterous disregard for our fellow people, we will all share in this reward.
    I am not talking Meryl Streep here. I am talking a belief that there is a greater life for us to lead following this life but not in this realm. As a caregiver of the life cycle, I do everything possible for those still here. If death is iminent, I encourage the person to leap into the next life.
    Faith is important. To be successful at comforting your patient at the time of death, you must have resolved your own fear of death.
    I wish I knew what lies ahead for us but I don't. I have faith that when I do die, God will enlighten me with those answers.
  2. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Quote from shellyjellybelly
    Life begins and it eventually ends. That is our reality. What a person chooses to believe is their own conviction. For caregivers, repetative loss of patients or residents can be very trying.
    This is my reality check. Life is an ecosystem. Our reality of life ends for all as we know it. In our world, life is everything and death is final. But I do not believe it is. Death is the passage way to another realm of "LIFE". Unless we have demonstrated monsterous disregard for our fellow people, we will all share in this reward.
    I am not talking Meryl Streep here. I am talking a belief that there is a greater life for us to lead following this life but not in this realm. As a caregiver of the life cycle, I do everything possible for those still here. If death is iminent, I encourage the person to leap into the next life.
    Faith is important. To be successful at comforting your patient at the time of death, you must have resolved your own fear of death.
    I wish I knew what lies ahead for us but I don't. I have faith that when I do die, God will enlighten me with those answers.
    This is exactly why all my posts here end in :

    ~faith.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  3. by   JamiRN
    i can relate.
    i once had a patient of a certian religion that i have issues with. i had such a hard time personally with it. i felt for his soul. i worried about his soul. i questioned my own beliefs. i think hospice nurses have a huge challenge in this area to go beyond and look beyond this. it is very tough.
    i don't know if there is an easy answer to it.
    my belief is thati have a lot to learn about spirituality. and maybe, maybe i can learn from each death. that maybe i can expand my 'shallow' views and be more open. but it is not an easy task.
    peace

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