Sólo el hombre que no teme a la muerte ha dejado de ser esclavo Montaigne
- Cover all mirrors in the house and do not move the dead person's belongings for fifty days, unless the deceased previously gave permission to do so.
- Praying for and remembering the dead is important for those that believe in an afterlife. Although it is difficult, you should not remember the dead in a sorrowful way as this can damage their evolution.
- Follow the deceased's wishes about their belongings. We should not promise things that are illogical or that we know we will never do. What we do promise, however, we should be sure to carry out.
- Some theories claim that the best preparation for death is developing our human capacities to the full while we are alive. This includes elements such as friendliness, the ability to forgive, helping others, knowing how to listen; not killing, causing pain, robbing, lying, getting drunk, etc. In this way we achieve internal peace, equilibrium and happiness in our last moments. At the same time we improve our "here and now" by not thinking only about what comes after.
- The state of mind that predominates during our lives will be amplified in our last days. This will determine the degree of peace and calm we feel at this time.
- Try to provide a calm and serene environment for the dying person. Do not shout or cry in their presence. People who cannot control their emotions should leave the room.
- At the moment of death do not have objects or animals present that cause great attraction or rejection.
- Do not touch the dead person for at least three days. If you have to move the body, begin by pulling tufts of hair on the crown of the head.