Individuals encounter various events that expose them to a different meaning of life by changing their perspectives. When they experience these moments, our conscience becomes clear, and people begin to visualize different approaches that can be used to solve problems taking place in their immediate environment. From this perspective, Ram Dass, an American Spiritual teacher, encountered a near-death experience when he suffered a stroke. During this period, he realized that he was about to die but had not prepared for the final event. In his teachings, Dass indicates that death is the most-significant change people will ever face and as such, they have to be prepared for the event. Different scholars such as Dylan Thomas have resonated with Dass by portraying death positively. Hence, I support both Dass and Thomas because of their views that define the unpredictable nature of death and encourage individuals to embrace it to overcome the challenge.
The change process is one of the most challenging ordeals experienced by individuals in the world today. In this regard, change compels individuals to move from their comfort zone and embrace a challenging experience that enables them to become better. In an organizational context, individuals are expected to adopt different solutions that will allow them to discover their potential and realize the objectives set by the corporation. In life, individuals should always distinguish between easy ventures and other activities that can shape their lifestyles. For this reason, there is a need to highlight the approaches that can be used to overcome issues taking place in our immediate environment.
When Dass speaks about the grace documented in his near-death experience, he highlights different issues that compel him to visualize life from a different perspective. Firstly, he confesses that he was not ready to die, as many individuals would admit because of the way death is portrayed in the world today (Dass, Das, Markus, & Thurman, 2018). While having to disturb other people’s peace through the advocacy of reaching out, Dass argues that people should prepare for change to overcome challenges associated with the event. Therefore, his views resonate with mine because of their pragmatic approach that highlights problems affecting individuals in their immediate environment.
Dylan Thomas paints death positively, contrary to people’s expectations in the modern world. Many individuals view death as a monster that takes their loved ones by exposing them to harrowing situations that leave them broken. While it might be impossible to predict the future, individuals can create systems that promote efficiency whenever an unpredictable event occurs in their immediate environment (Miles & Asbridge, 2019). Just like Dass, Thomas argues that death is a rite of passage that everyone must all pass through regardless of their situations. By balancing our expectations, Thomas indicates that we will be able to overcome any challenges associated with death.
I support both Dass and Thomas because of their views that define the unpredictable nature of death and encourage individuals to embrace it to overcome the challenge. Even though Dass did not succumb to the stroke, he was diagnosed with expressive aphasia, which he said gave him lessons to overcome challenges in his immediate environment. On his part, Thomas argues that the human race cannot run away from death, a move that depicts it as the ultimate event that can be experienced by the human race. From this perspective, individuals can overcome issues associated with death by aligning their interests with the event to balance their expectations.