In a wide-ranging and moving talk, spiritual activist and author Stephen Jenkinson advocates for dying well as every person’s right, and shares what he has learned from two decades of working with dying people and their families. Among many eye-opening revelations he points out the wisdom of the English language, whose verb “to die” cannot be used in the passive voice; unlike the death-phobic culture in which we live, it acknowledges that dying is what you do, not what happens to you.
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The path to transcendence is through compassion and through compassion one is led to oneness
The “awe-full” qualities of horror and terror may share essential roots with those underlying transformative states such as flow, awe, presence, timelessness and ecstasy.
The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
Stories, fiction included, act as a kind of surrogate life.
Consciousness, rather than matter, is the basis of all reality.
Nondualism and idealism aren’t purely Eastern insights, but the metaphysical and spiritual root of the West as well
"There's really no research that supports that point of view,"
We would play shower games like ‘I will remember you every time I …’ We would prepare a death ‘nursery.’ There’d be a great playlist.
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