SOLBREAKS wrote:on the topic of suicide my grandfather just killed himself. He had a terminal illness and had been in pain for several months. Im intrested to know opinions on wether it was the right descsion or a mistake.
I don't think anyone can say if it is the "right decision or a mistake." This is especially true in extreme circumstances such as anyone suffering from a terminal illness. I read an article a few days ago by a medium on this subject. She addresses the terminally ill and suicide in her article here
Here's an interesting comment she makes later on in this article:
One of the biggest stumbling blocks for suicides is forgiving themselves for giving up and for causing pain to friends and family. In fact, the spirits of some suicides will endlessly hover around the living, seeking to make things right or be forgiven.
Our prayers are therefore very important. If we communicate to those who have killed themselves that we forgive them, and we go on to make our own peace with their deaths, they will know that we are okay and they'll feel encouraged to forgive themselves as well. We are also wise to visualize them bathed in divine healing light, to pray for angels and other helpers to go to their aid, and to wish them great good in the afterlife.
It's like walking down an empty street, listening to your own footsteps. But all you have to do is knock on any door and say, "If you'll let me in, I'll live the way you want me to live. And I'll think the way you want me to think." And all the blinds will go up, and all the doors will open, and you'll never feel lonely. Ever again.
~Henry Drummond, "Inherit the Wind" (1960)