Ok so I am scared of dying, not like I think i'm just gonna die any second, and I'm only in high school but every time I think about just dying of old age then I get this sinking feeling and I just want to run and hide because I know however I try, I won't be able to escape for ever. When I'm not thinking about it I'm fine but when I do think about it, it scares the hell out of me. and sometimes just random things get me thinking about it. I was just wondering if there was anything I could do to try to get over it. I have only ever been afraid of the dark before but that was like 9 years ago. I think it's more the though that after life there could be nothing, that we just stop existing. Anyway, trying to get over this and I could really use a better way than just ignoring the fear of dying.
All you need is just to believe everything will be okay in life. Don't live in fear cause trust me I did that for the longest of time and it killed me from the inside out. Just enjoy the little things and you'll start to forget about death. I know how you feel and my suggestion is to just to believe and not to worry
I feel like that too! I feel as if part of my body slowly fades away and then pretty soon I'm like a half a body my own. I don't wanna die young. Its too depressing. Just think of it as this, "OK, Toby, you're gonna be okay, you're not gonna die. Just think of it as you coming back down to Earth, you're new again, you're reborn."
Think of it like that instead of thinking about death.
I just ran across this and its been so long since you asked I don't know if you'll even see this.
You have a good 70 years ahead of you to enjoy life and experiece all it has to offer or a good portion of it anyway since there's too much for one person. My feeling is that the more you experience and enjoy the less you'll be worried about the dying part. You'll be very tired from all that life gave you that it will seem like a good thing to move on. I am not a religious person but I feel there is something beyond and that is a new journey. Meet up with the family and friends who transitioned first and have a reunion and see what the new journey holds.
If you continue to spend your time worrying about something that is decades away and that is part of the cycle of life then you wont get to enjoy what this side of life offers. There is so much to enjoy and so much fun ahead of you it would be a shame to waste it.
Wishing you a long happy life and a beautiful transition when it's your turn. See you down the road kiddo!
Happy holidays and have a fun 2018!
Hey. It seems like a lot of people have that fear. If you are obsessing about it, maybe therapy could help. If you don't want to do that (don't blame you) maybe try some relaxing techniques while reminding yourself that you are okay in the present moment.. try to focus on grounding yourself with the present moment.