On Death and Dying

People are like stained glass windows.
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in,
their true beauty is revealed only if
there is a light from within.

The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn
is unconditional love -
which includes not only others,
but ourselves as well.

I believe that we are solely responsible
for our choices, and
we have to accept the consequences
of every deed, word and thought
throughout our lifetime.

Should you shield the canyons
from the windstorms -
you would never see
the true beauty of their carvings.

Dying is something
we human beings do continuously,
not just at the end
of our physical lives on this earth.

Sitater fra Elisabeth Kübler-Ross