I heard the most beautiful interview yesterday on Oprah’s channel 156, XM radio. She does a soul series and covers spiritual matters way more in depth than she can on her television show. Anyway…she asked Buddhist Monk Thich Naht Hahn (author of many books, btw) about death and the following is what he replied.
I’m paraphrasing, but he said,
Look at the sky and pick out a favorite cloud. When we watch it and when that cloud changes form, we don’t get sad. We know the cloud isn’t gone, it has just changed forms. We know it is rain, and ocean, and stream and river and mist. When a loved one makes their physical transition, if we focus on the form, and on missing the form, we might not notice our darling one raining down on us, whispering, “I’m here. I’m here.”