In the Sufi tradition, there is a saying, “Die before death.” For Sufis, this is an exhortation to befriend death and the process of letting go as a daily spiritual practice. Learning to die willingly before death allows us, paradoxically, to live more fully, and to die without regret.
Our ability to meet each moment in life with awareness benefits us immensely at the time of death.
In our world right now there are economic and political and surveillance systems that need help in dying.
Heart-break is painful. There is no way around that. The loss of a loved one is devastating. It breaks you down. It tears you apart. The life that you thought you were living is no more. The person you thought you were, has died with your loved one.
Deepak shares his reflections on Death and shows us how coming to terms with our own beliefs about it can liberate us.
Caring for people who are dying can be an intense, intimate, and deeply alive experience. It often challenges our most basic beliefs.
Imagine the opportunity to transform your own view of death, diminish your fears and re-frame your relationship to living and dying.
Learning the skills of dying occurs in the course of living deeply and well.
All of our ancestors and most of our relatives are immortal. We aren't. How come?
Total silence in which there is neither the observer nor the thing observed is the highest form of a religious mind.
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