There are so many great lessons to be learned from death. One of the most profound things that it has taught me is that death is not the opposite of life, but that it is birth that is death’s opponent.
It is a common thought: death as the great opposer of life. Yet I believe it is life or existence that actually includes the totality of it all: the great movement of existence in the cycle of birth, life, death (or transformation) and re-birth. Death therefore opposes birth and not life. And for this reason, death can be a powerful teacher that awakens us to life.
From “Giving life to death. What death has taught me” Or in Dutch "Leven geven aan de dood. Wat de dood me heeft geleerd"