Death is not only something that happens at the end of our lives when our bodies stop breathing.
Many spiritual teachers and mystical traditions speak about how dying and rebirth are a part of every transformational process and how important it is that we integrate death into life. One way of integrating death is through experiences of ‘dropping out’ or ‘surrendering’ where we symbolically ‘die’ in the moment and connect to our deepest timeless self, which in turn will change how we engage with life. Another way is by engaging with death as an ally or advisor in awakening to what’s most important and meaningful to us. And in our intimate relationships, if we integrate death by including the potential loss of our lover or partner(s), this can paradoxically help us deepen and enrich our intimacy, including our sexual intimacy.