“These are the five facts that one should reflect on often, whether one is a woman or a man, lay or ordained.” The Five Recollections combine a healthy recognition of impermanence with death awareness.
Do not look on those who are less fortunate from a place of superiority, thinking, “This is their experience because they have bad karma.” Help to create a world in which others can have a better life path.
We grieve. Our heart breaks open. And MOST of us come through to the other side of grief. A side where you feel more compassion toward others, your heart comes backs together and you are free from your fear of death.