Death is the most profound

Death is the most profound and significant

fact of life: it lifts the very last of mortals

above the greyness and banality of life.

And only the fact of death puts the

question of life’s meaning in all it’s depth.

Life in this world has meaning only

because there is death:  if there were no

death in our world, life would be deprived

of meaning.


Meaning is linked with ending.  And if

there were no end, if in our world there

was evil and endlessness there would be

no meaning to life whatsoever.

The meaning of man’s mortal experience

throughout his whole life, lies in putting

him into a position to comprehend death.


Nikolai Berdyaev (1784 – 1948)

Andrea Jackson The Holistic Celebrant

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