I think so. An alert that the time has come to start letting go. I mean, maybe this body is getting worn out. But the spirit that resides within hasn’t aged a day since 1963.
The wise have said it’s best to prepare. Such is Life, yes, a preparation of sorts. Not only for Death, which is accomplished regardless of whether we bother to prepare spiritually. No, Death is an event. A passage, not a destination. Over in a flash: breath .., no breath.
I think what I’m preparing for is whatever follows Death. Whatever that may be, it occurs in a realm of Spirit, not flesh. So the preparation ought to be Spiritual I guess.
Enter Spiritual Practice.
The Buddhists start with consciousness of personal mortality. The principle is “dependent origination.” Nothing exists in and of itself. Everything comes from something or some state and is moving toward dissolution and reorganization, or simply put “recycling.” This is the first step toward waking up in Buddhism. I personally find a rational relationship with reality agreeable.
This new view of life prepared me to begin letting go. Arthritis is doing its part as well, showing up with solid proof of degeneration in the skeletal system. I also have high blood pressure. Wearing out.
It’s weird being so young in such an aging body.