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being with dying

How Are We “Doing” with Death?

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1) Fearing Death 2) Denying Death 3) Defying Death 4) Grieving Death 5) Accepting Death 6) Liberation In The Face Of Death These six ways of approaching death are in the Joan Halifax book called Being With Dying. I have learned so much from this book and use in my podcast from time to time. Why are these important? Because they act as sign posts to where we or those we know and love fall in the continuum between fear and mystical perception regarding the reality of … [Read more...]

Nine Contemplations Musings- Podcast 128

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What does your mind do to try and escape the simple fact you will one day die and so will everyone else you love and so will your beloved companion animals? Does your mind escape in fantasy or daydreaming? It's an interesting exercise to watch your mind when you decide to contemplate the reality of your own death and of those you love. Everyone on earth will one day die. The fact that every breath we take brings us closer to our death is one I never thought about before these meditation … [Read more...]