Have you ever noticed just how close death makes us to not only ourselves, but with all life around us. Everyday we go through our daily routine, never even giving two thoughts that someday everything we experience can be gone tomorrow. We distance ourselves from such a frightening truth, all the while distancing ourselves from the deeper connections within ourselves and amongst each other. But then tragedy strikes. The death of one person causes a ripple throughout life that affects so many people around us. When someone dies, many times we tend to put aside any previous differences we had all for the common love we had for the loss of a loved one. We set aside resentment, jealousy, and any negative emotion to share a beautiful moment with someone else over every single special moment shared with the loss of a loved one. You can see it at a funeral easily, when one person dies people from many different wakes of life with many different sets of values and principles come together to remember the beauty that that person brought to others and life. It is the ultimate and most beautiful form of love that anyone can ever see. Death teaches us to love. Can you imagine what the world would be like if we all had that mentality towards each other? We will have reached a new level of humanity, one where we finally transcend the fear of death to a state of letting go of fear, to a state of pure love. Unfortunately right now we are shackled by the fear of death. We are blinded by it so much that it takes the death of innocent lives for us to realize the preciousness and pure beauty of the true love that we all have inside ourselves and amongst each other. It is there. And we can experience it any time we choose too. Always remember that any second can be our last. Let us not fear it. Let us embrace each second for ourselves and for each other.