From Death To Grave

How do we know for sure that we don’t know what is going on around us after we die?

I’ve often wondered what it would be like to be aware of what’s happening around me after I die.  Obviously, it would be a lot less fun and interesting to be aware of what is happening post-burial, but up until that point it would be fascinating.  It would be fascinating to be able to see and experience what takes place around you from death to grave, but what would it really be like?

I have plenty of questions about what it would be like, but I have far fewer answers.  By “far fewer” I mean zero.  Here are some of my questions:

1. Would we just be completely paralyzed – knowing and understanding what’s going on, but unable to participate?

2. Would we only be able to see what comes directly into our line of sight or would we somehow be fully aware of what is going on all
around us?

3. Would we be able to feel anything physically or emotionally?

4. Would we still have to sleep or would we be able to stay awake the entire time and not have to miss anything?

5. How do we know for certain that we aren’t aware of what’s going on around us from the time we die until the time we are put in the
ground?

I don’t have any proof that this is in any way true, but is there any indisputable proof that it’s not?  It’s not as though we can get a definitive answer from someone who has already died.  We can ask them, but a lack of an answer could mean no or it could simply mean that they aren’t able to communicate.

Are we aware of what goes on around from the time we die until we are put in the ground?  I don’t know.  There’s really no way to know for sure until it actually happens.  If there is no way to know, what is the point in even discussing it?  What a waste of time.

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  1. I was just having a conversation with my wife about this two days ago. I have always worried in the back of my head about cremation and organ donation because I think there is a possibility of “feeling it” in some capacity after death… or at least being aware of it taking place. That freaks me out.

    It’d also be interesting to hear what people say around you… Tim Payne might lean over my 150-year-old dead body and laugh about how he outlived me or something like that!

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    1. Well hey, just think – if you couldn’t feel pain it might not be so bad to experience them taking your organs and cremating you. The pain would be the worst part, and if that’s non-existent maybe it wouldn’t be such a bad thing.

      I’m not sure I’d want to hear people talking about me after I die. I think they’ll probably just say stuff like “he was a little different” and “he sure farted a lot.” You know, just your standard compliments. We should make up a secret code to use to communicate with whichever one of us dies first and see how it works.

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