It was 1969 when famed Swiss psychiatrist, Elizabeth Kübler-Ross wrote: “If all of us would make an all-out effort to contemplate our own death, to deal with our anxieties surrounding the concept of our death… perhaps there could be less destructiveness around us.” At some stage through our lives, we realise that death is inevitable and contemplating our own death is something, which can leave a person feeling incredibly fearful. Fearful of the future, the unknown, what happens to us when we die, what happens to the family we leave behind. The idea of death can be something that humans grapple within a way that makes them ponder the very existence of life in a very existential way.
As we become older, thinking about our death somehow becomes easier, in some part it’s because it becomes more inevitable, but also because we realise that there are many aspects surrounding our living, which need to be finalised in dying. Some families have to face the conversation sooner than others do which is something that can come when least expected. The rights of passage and funeral rituals, which we observe, are part of how we contemplate our own death. These traditions, attached to the end of life, are meaningful and important for us to plan, not just for our own contemplation but to allow those left behind to process their grief.
Lodge Brothers funeral directors Teddington have dedicated their professional lives to helping families to contemplate the death of someone close to them and understand all of the practicalities which the public by and large the general public would not have much awareness of. It can also be extremely therapeutic for someone who is contemplating their own passing, to provide insight into many of the aspects of the event, and by doing so can help them to feel more in control of what is to come. Not only will this help them but it will also help their family who will know what it is that the end days means to their loved one and how to lovingly allow them to have the dignity in death that we all deserve.
Lodge Brothers funerals director Slough are infinitely qualified in dealing with the process of dying and can offer you their insights and patience, allowing you to take each aspect surrounding the event, explore it in detail and decide how you would like it to be managed. Funeral Directors have the capacity for empathy, sensitivity and understanding which is an innate requirement that will be of great value to both you and your loved ones. Aspects that you will discuss with your Funeral Director include legal requirements, costs, burial or cremation details including flowers and embellishments, transportation and your choice of your final resting place. Funeral Directors also encourage the involvement of the family in the proceedings, as this is know to assist with grieving and closure.
It is time to talk about what is important. Contact your local Funeral Directors Virginia Waters to start your conversation about the importance of funeral planning.