Can't Hurt A Dead Man

No one can hurt a dead man.  No one can offend the dead man.  No past act can be rustled up, no accusations hurled, no insult whispered to hurt us.  We are free from ego when we die - separated from that thing which kills us from the inside out.  When we die, we lose all self-protectiveness.  We lose the need to guard and shield and hide.  We are to die to ourselves - to murder and bury our ego - so we may live as we were made to live - FREE.  

"There is something of a civil war going on within all of our lives.  There is a recalcitrant South of our soul revolting against the North of our soul.  And there is this continual struggle within the very structure of every individual life."  MLK Jr.

"If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it." - Jesus