To really live, we gotta live with the reality of death. We must come to terms with the acceptance of death and of our temporary physical existence . When we bring children into the world we must embrace a paradox, we brought life into the world and therefore began a process of death. Of course, the same holds true for our own lives and every life. If we can accept our almost complete lack of control we can relinquish the endless energy we expend on keeping safe in the hopes of avoiding all danger. When we can learn to focus more on all we really can rely on, the present moment, we can be fully alive.