Though in the mundane sense, death is the end of life, spirituality makes death more meaningful and less scary, if you grasp its real meaning.
More often than not, people turn to philosophy and spirituality being greatly moved by the loss of a loved one.
However, in most cases, this is just a temporary phase, and they again resume their normal activities of life after a while.
There are only a few who actually go further to analyze death and its spiritual significance. Simply put, death is the separation of soul from a body.
The spirit soul is a living conscious being and the physical body refers to a combination of dead matter. The spirit soul, though, is often confused with the subtle or ethereal body.
To get a better understanding of the difference between soul and spirit, read this article from read this article from ezinearticles.com. Besides, you can find information about etheric body at Wikipedia.
If interested in gaining an understanding about the spirit, then here is an interesting account of the size of the atomic soul.
Thus, the death of the physical body does not put an end to the journey of the conscious living entity residing in it. There are a host of reasons as to why the living entity changes bodies.
Having witnessed the death of a close friend or family member, we tend to look deeper into these answers and try to search for our own original identity.
Our original identity as a spirit soul is different from our experiences derived from the mind and body.
Nevertheless, until we realize who we really are, these experiences bring us closer to the understanding that we do not cease to exist at any point of time and the spirit soul has a destination that we are presently unaware of.
Hence, death is just a transition from one body to another, from one realm of awareness to another. In fact, it is death that gives meaning to life, or else we would be too absorbed in the activities of the body and neglect the spirit soul that actually pervades the body.
Philosophically speaking, death proves beyond doubt that our activities are under the control of a superior authority and we are not the sole controllers of our lives. If we had full control, we could easily defy death and become immortal.
Nonetheless, being obsessed with the phenomenon of death and underestimating the value of beautiful life is not fair. People often lose the desire to live and decry life after losing a loved one.
However, instead of being pessimistic, one can take advantage of death as a means to learn about life and the purpose of one’s existence.
Death instigates us to examine the importance of life and how it can be utilized in the best possible manner.
“To Change Your Life – Change Your Behavior
To Change Your Behavior – Change Your Thoughts
To Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Beliefs
To Change Your Beliefs – Change Your Mind (Heart)
Only Renewing Your Mind To The Truth Can Change Your Heart & Your Life”