The 5 stages of grief by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross. It's very interesting how we cope with grief and loss. It's important to note that the stages can overlap or go out of order, and we can return to stages we've been to before. Indeed we do.
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross - Death is simply a shedding of the physical body like the butterfly shedding its cocoon. It is a transition to a higher state of consciousness where you continue to perceive, to understand, to laugh, and to be able to grow.
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross - It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth - and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.