Most fight death as they fought life, struggling for a foothold, for some control over the incessant flow of change that exemplifies this piece of existence. Harry Potter. It's function lies in the hands of the beholder, the reader, to take what they need at any given moment. There are multiple explanations and ways to view Truth in this writing, more than could possibly be covered in this review. If the purpose of this book is to bring comfort, to show that death is not an end, not even a transition, but merely a continuation of who we truly are, then I don't think we could ask for much more clarity than what this writing provides.
We image we will die only because we believe we were born. Sep 04, 2017 Ralph rated it really liked it. Please do not use the back button or click submit more than once while your order is processing. It's rare to find a book that one connects with so deeply.
I have re-read many chapters over the years, but I don't think I have actually made it to the end yet. Halfway to the funeral grounds, the litter is turned about so that the head no longer faces the life just left, but instead approaches what is to come. We all live in some level of denial that we are aging, that we will die. This book about dying is in reality about living. I respected the lack of dogma and the introduction to the Buddhist perspective without feeling "preached to.
Mar 24, 2015 Angela rated it it was amazing. It is a vicious cycle that most of u Dare to live, leave no unfinished business behind you.
Because humans have different names for emotions, feelings, and spiritual practices there is much miscommunication between people. Struggling With Crystal Meth?
I have found most of Levine's writing both informative and sometimes inspiring. I am getting older, getting closer to dying, I am getting involved in hospice care and I am trying to get past the death-phobic mind set that pervades our society.
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Not becoming something or someone, just opening to it all, not becoming, just being. And out of that comes greed, lust, anxiety and fear...
It is the unknown we pull back from. But in the American Indian culture one is not seen linearly but rather as a circle which becomes complete at about puberty with the rites of passage. They seemed ion a way to be contrary to the premise that death is ordinary.
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