"Certainly we all want escape from our darkest moments, and there is nothing wrong with escape. But finally you reach a moment where there is no escape, and to receive the gift of that moment is to tell the truth about that. In that truth-telling, you open.”
Most everyone feels some level of fear when faced with the fact of death, whether that death is one's own or a loved one's. We wonder what awaits us in this seeming abyss of the unknown. Here Gangaji invites our willingness to open to the fear of death, and to the possible discovery, here and now, of a silence "as fierce as the sun."