When we are aware, we react less and reflect more, as awareness asks us to assess the possible actions available. Too often, we choose actions based on reactive responses that have worked for us in the past. This reactive state is likely to happen in high stress situations, those that death and dying often invoke. These reactive responses can then cause further pain and confusion, compounding the hurt and loss surrounding death and dying. Rather than reacting, awareness asks us to reflect before responding.
What are some reactive actions that people may have towards death and dying?
How can our reactions to death and dying cause further pain and confusion?