The Emily Dahl Foundation On Death – The Emily Dahl Foundation

The Emily Dahl Foundation On Death

These pictures were taken in late December 2018, just after the passing of Emily's great Aunt Liz Haubrich in Hodgeville, Saskatchewan. 

It was Emily that encouraged the journey from BC to Saskatchewan with her dad and brother to go see Uncle Vern and his family after the news arrived that Liz had been lost in a terrible accident. 

It was less than a month later that Emily decided to take her own life. 

Needless to say, the Dahl families and the Haubrich families endured a very tough few months surrounding these events.  

Uncle Vern recently commented to Emily's Dad while they were sharing the photos included here:  
"It was a cold day. But Emily was an amazing supportive lady!! I miss her."   - Uncle Vern. 

There are so many that miss Emily and so many that miss Aunt Liz.  

Emily was a sister, daughter, granddaughter, cousin, an Aunt, and a dear friend to many. 

These images of the past also bring up the opportunity for introspection. 

Further, training of the mind helps one to bear sorrows and bereavements with courage. 

This should certainly be explored by anyone that has experienced the loss of a loved one - and we all have. 

In fact, these thoughts of reality can be used to battle all types of negative emotions. 

The loss of one’s offspring is said to be the worst of all griefs. One should consider that this grief exists more intensely if one considers oneself to be of a definite form. If the form is transcended one will know that the oneself is eternal. If you consider this possibility, then you will begin to think differently about death and birth. That which is born is only the body. The body is the creation of the ego. But the ego is not ordinarily perceived without the body. It is always identified with the body. It is the thought which matters. 

Should we not consider if we know our body in deep sleep?  Why do we feel it in the waking state?  Although the body is not felt in deep sleep, did not the Self exist then? How are we in deep sleep? How are we when awake? What is the difference? Ego rises up and that is waking. Simultaneously thoughts arise. Let us find out to whom are the thoughts. Wherefrom do they arise? They must spring up from the conscious Self. Apprehending it even vaguely helps the extinction of the ego. Thereafter the realization of the one Infinite Existence becomes possible. In that state there are no individuals other than the Eternal Existence. Hence there is no thought of death or crying. 

These meditations on death and suffering should not be avoided. 

All one need to do is to convert your energy and enthusiasm inward and be quiet.   

Go inside the inside, sit there, and enjoy.  

Use your intelligence to turn on the light of knowledge - which will destroy ignorance. 

The Emily Dahl Foundation