If we are immortal, will be reborn, are not lost in death
Then so much of the struggle to survive becomes pointless
And can be allowed to drop away.
So much suffering, desire, avoidance
Are left behind in the belief in an eternal life
It seems a basic foundation of happiness.
Westerners often come from a presumption of one lifetime
A span between birth and perhaps death or afterlife
It takes time to sink in, that this may not be so.
But perhaps acceptance of immortality
May be necessary and useful to one’s certainty
Before treading on the path to cessation.