Aaron, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and feelings. This sentence that you wrote in the link you have shared – “Sometimes the helter skelter nature of life means that even though we are there, we are not always aware of those significant moments that occur around us each and every day” particularly resonates.
I find myself, in these weeks after my mother’s death, wishing I had known what I know now, before she died.
But I found Iain McGilchrist’s words helpful. He told us:
Life and death are inseparable aspects of the same thing – we are living in a process.