Ceremonies vs. Rituals | Simplicity Memorial


Simplicity Memorial
March 28, 2011

Our rituals in the world allow us to align our minds with a way of thinking by repeating an action over and over until it becomes instinctual. After a while, it is no longer an effort to perform a ritual, because this is what is natural. And to perform a ritual around the death of someone is to repeat to ourselves that they are gone, and we are still here. We remember them, and we come to terms with our own mortality.

Our ceremonies give us an opportunity to hold up the life of the person who has died and look at the deeds of that person, look at the things they have created which still remain, and to take a good look and the ways in which that person is still with us, in our minds, in their achievements, in their family, and in their legacy.

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