Death Reflections #11

From: ‘How To Die: An Ancient Guide to the End of Life’ by Seneca, edited, translated, and introduced by James S. Romm:

Quote: Just as we ignore the clippings from our beard and hair, just so, that divine sort of mind, as it prepares to leave its human form, judges that the destination of its container – whether fire burns it, or earth covers it, or wild beasts tear it apart. (Epistle 92.33-34)

Thought: When departing from this expiring vessel of the body, it should be departed from swiftly, without the slightest sense of attachment, with the clearest of the mind’s destination.