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Socrates believed that we should "always be occupied in the practice of dying" in order to appreciate our living. So imagine that you only have one year left to live. What would you do differently? For one year Stephen Levine (also the author of Who Dies?) consciously chose activities, relationships, and spiritual practices that reflected life's urgency rather than life's complacency. From his experience comes this year-long program of strategies and guided meditations to help us feel satiated when our numbers come up. Lessons include "Gratitude," "Disposing of the Corpse," "Finding the Lotus Before Winter," and "Beyond the House of Death." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
On New Year's Eve in 1994, Levine and his wife, Ondrea, vowed to live the next year as if it were their last. As a counselor for the terminally ill and author of many works on spirituality and dying, Levine has come to believe that preparing for or "practicing" death reminds one of the beauty of life. In this production of his book (Crown, 1997), Levine himself relates his experiences and emotions in his yearlong experiment in "conscious living." He emphasizes his philosophies about life and death rather than giving a month-by-month account. Drawing on the dogma of many faiths including Buddhism, Native American religions, and Christianity, Levine describes the dying process as a change of state. Laden with New Age terminology, Levine's prose tends to sound stilted. Recommended only where the author has a strong following.?Beth Farrell, Portage Cty. Dist. Lib., Ohio
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I'm just starting my year. Thank you to Stephen for offering this book as a guide. I have no diagnosis or end in sight, and am a healthy happy woman, but I've seen too many people... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Laura Pritchett
This book was used in one of our Hospice classes. It is interesting and helpful.Published 11 days ago by Annabelle French
An amazing book for anyone who has lost a loved one....which, in time, is everyone!Published 2 months ago by kkattusk
This is a book with much profound insight into death. It inspires in me a way to live more fully. Recommended.Published 4 months ago by Victoria B.
This book is amazing. I took the class to go with this and it was life changing.Published 4 months ago by JULIE GROSZ
I love this book! It is a book for all of us, about looking at our lives as if we had only a year to live. What would we change? How would we live? Read morePublished 5 months ago by Priscilla Polenzani