Student: Under what conditions could death be characterized as a distraction?
Michael: Death is merely a return to truth. But our interpretation of death is almost always a distraction to this offering. So I’d say that both avoidance and celebration of death serve as distractions if either works to soften the full knowledge of death’s immediacy. This also applies to life.
Student: So would it be true to say that fear comes from running away from all that death offers rather than accepting the invitation?
Michael: Sure. I’d also go a step further. I’d say that fear is the name we give to the experience of running away from loss.
Student: What happens when we stop running and we’re just stationary in the face of all of it.
Michael: Love awakens through us.