today I may laugh with life
tomorrow I may lay with death.
I’m friends with both
and cannot decide
for whom to wear the better dress.
As long as we identify with just our body, death will loom dark and horrifying. And indeed, the body will one day perish. Spiritual practice lets us into the knowing that we are much more than the physical body and we begin to experience ourselves as fluid, unconfined consciousness. This is more of a remembrance, as consciousness is already complete and self-illumined. Who is it that forgot? The busy mind.