Stephen Jenkinson on Befriending Death

I was exposed enough not just to my personal death but to the endings of fellow humans by the hundreds. And the consequence of that has been that I “long” after life even though I’m so very much alive…one way to be alive as a practice is to remember your death and to befriend it as an adversary and therefore, as an ally, not as an enemy. The presence of the adversary prompts better and deeper understanding in you.

— Stephen Jenkinson