Rest in Peace Quotes:
Celebrate Dying

Rest in Peace quotes offer a glimpse into the redemptive side of dying, the soothing side, the spiritual side to help us find some peace.

Death | Life | Forgiveness | Comfort | Grief and Loss
Gratitude | Tears | Fear | Spiritual | Irreverent

whale, breach, ocean Most of us feel a lot of pain associated with dying. The loss of a loved one. So much suffering in the body. So much suffering emotionally. Just a lot of pain.

That pain often calls us to reach out for solace. For comfort. For a different perspective. For another side.

These quotes here offer a glimpse into that other side. The redemptive side. The soothing side. The spiritual side. The aspect most religions talk about, when you read the original texts.

These quotes are an invitation for all of us to explore this other side. We can read the various quotes and feel them. Try them on. Wear them for a minute. An hour. A day. A Month. And maybe a life time.

And maybe we find our views changed. Just a bit. Bit by bit.


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Great Spirit
when we come singing.
When we face the sunset
the last song, may it be,
without shame, singing
"It is finished in beauty.
It is finished in beauty!"

- Evelyn Eaton -



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I wished there were a place for gracious dying,
A high place with a distant view.
Where we could gather for a celebration of life
and death and friendship, old and new.
I'd like a place where there would be good music,
Good food and wine - and laughter, games and fun -
And quiet talk with friends and good discussion
Of what will happen when this life is done.

- Helen Ansley -



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Death is only passing through God's other door.

- Edgar Cayce -



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I say, follow your bliss
and don't be afraid,
and doors will open
where you didn't know
they were going to be.

- Joseph Campbell -



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When you were born,
you cried and the world rejoiced.
Live your life in a manner
so that when you die
the world cries and you rejoice.

- Native American Proverb -



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Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.

I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush

Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.

I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave bereft
I am not there. I have not left.

- Mary Elizabeth Frye -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do_not_stand_at_my_grave_and_weep



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Letting the last breath come.
Letting the last breath go.
Dissolving, dissolving into vast space,
the light body released from its heavier form.
A sense of connectedness with all that is,
all sense of separation dissolved
in the vastness of being.
Each breath melting into space
as though it were the last.

- Stephen Levine -



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And because I love this life
I know I shall love death as well
The child cries out when
From the right breast the mother
Takes it away, in the very next moment
To find in the left one
Its consolation.

- Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali -



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My beloved soul,
having awakened at last into My Peace,
you can return consciously and
completely to your own Original Source.
As this homecoming fills you
with in expressible joy
it pervades Allah Most High
with profound delight as well
(You will) experience the perfect union
with Love that is My highest Paradise.

- Lex Hixon -



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In the face of such a mystery,
we need to tread gently and respectfully...
As far as is humanly possible,
it is the business of the living
to help the dying to a natural death
in a way that is in keeping
with death's beauty and grandeur.

- Catherine Roberts -



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Let's learn to live!
Then there is no death,
save the transition, when desired.
Many live who have never died as yet.

- Edgar Cayce -



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Death is one of two things...
Either it is annihilation,
and the dead have no consciousness of anything;
or, as we are told, it is really a change:
a migration of the soul from one place to another.

- Socrates -



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When it comes time to die,
be not like those whose hearts are
filled with the fear of death,
so when their time comes
they weep and pray for a little more time
to live their lives
over again in a different way.
Sing your death song,
and die like a hero going home.

- Chief Aupumut, Mohican -



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Our life is a faint tracing
on the surface of mystery.

- Annie Dillard -



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As a well spent day brings happy sleep,
so life well used brings happy death.

- Leonardo DaVinci -



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I believe there are two sides
to the phenomenon known as death,
this side where we live,
and the other side
where we shall continue to live.
Eternity does not start with death.
We are in eternity now.

- Norman Vincent Peale -



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My religion is to live
and die without regret.

- Milarepa -



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It is the flash of a firefly in the night.
It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
It is the little shadow which runs across the grass
and loses itself in the sunset.

- Crowfoot, Blackfoot warrior and orator -



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Since everything is but an apparition,
having nothing to do with good or bad,
acceptance or rejection,
one may well burst out in laughter.

- Longchenpa -



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From joy all beings have come
and unto joy they all return

- Upanishads -



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Let's stuff our eyes
with wonder,
let's live as if
we'd drop dead in ten seconds.
Let's see the world.
It's more fantastic than any dream
made or paid for in factories.

- Ray Bradbury -



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Life is not measured
by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments
that take our breath away.

- Anonymous -



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If the radiance of a thousand suns
Were to burst at once into the sky
That would be like
the splendor of the Mighty one --
I am become Death,
The shatterer of Worlds.

- Bhagavad Gita -



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Let life be beautiful
like summer flowers and
death like autumn leaves.

- Tagore -



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