We are coming to the time, in the Northern hemisphere, of the longest night. It has seemed as if the sun is dying as its light gets weaker, and the days get shorter. But then, at the time of the Winter Solstice, the sun is reborn and the days start to lengthen again.
This process occurring in the sky above us and the light around us can evoke a awareness of the transience of life, of the inevitability of decline.
It is natural for us to fear our own death and the death of loved ones, but one result of the fear of death can be that it provides a strong motivation for us to search for meaning.
If this topic interests you, have a look at this remarkable talk by Dr. Thomas Fleischmann who has been an emergency physician for over 30 years, and has worked as the director of emergency medical units in Germany and Switzerland. He has been present at the deaths of over 2,000 people. He talks about what it can mean to die, and why he no longer fears death. There is no New-Age woo-woo here, but I believe you will finish this film heartened and inspired.