Alan Watts (1915 – 1973), the British philosopher, writer and speaker, on the necessity of accepting death (original audio).
If you are afraid of death, be afraid.
The point is to get with it, to let it take over –
fear, ghosts, pains, transience, dissolution, and all.
And then comes the hitherto unbelievable surprise;
you don’t die because you were never born.
You had just forgotten who you are.