Posts tagged #Mortality

Releasing The Fear Of Death

     Watch the Video! "Shadow Of Death" by Blake Brandes (Motivational Blog Rap #43)

My mother recently commented that I seem to talk and think about death often.

When Biggie said, "I'm ready to die," he did so as an aggressive declaration of confidence. Being ready for death can release fear: fear of an afterlife, fear of judgment, and fear of threats or danger.

In movies, a protagonist who has suffered extreme loss often clenches his or her jaw and grimly declares: "I have nothing left to lose." Then large weapons emerge and retaliation ensues.

Posted on June 18, 2015 .

Why It's Good to Be Sick

     Watch the Video! "So Sick" by Blake Brandes (Motivational Blog Rap #23)

Last week I had a fever and severe coughing, and it made me reflect on how much I take my health for granted. 

I have several friends with chronic illnesses who spend their entire lives accompanied by intermittent pain and discomfort.  But these friends don’t wallow in their suffering – they use it to connect with other people who are also sick or struggling. 

Posted on January 15, 2015 .