The body is changing everyday; the bones, the blood, the skin, the muscles, and so on, age continuously. These inevitable physical manifestations that life is short make people anxious. We try to avoid hearing the larger question in consciousness: What takes place after this life? "We try to deafen our ears to this voice that cannot be stifled," Sri Easwaran said. "Some of the great spiritual interpreters say the main reason why the world throws itself into such frantic activity without any real reason, often without any benefit, is not to hear this question. That is why these interpreters say it's a great day when you can come face to face with yourself."

Dolores Wood, How To End Suffering