I feel the same...that we are experiencing a time of cleansing and healing, and of course with this, comes death. The majority of people, however, view death as something to fight, as something to conquer, to control. They see it as an approaching enemy, unable to recognize it as a naturally transitional and transformational phase of life. Of course, it is difficult to witness suffering of any kind, however, I believe much of this suffering is caused by the inability to surrender to what is... the now. I know that when my time comes, I hope I don't experience great physical suffering, but I am at peace knowing that my life will never end...it just changes.