Lessons from the Dying

Are a person s perceptions and values altered when facing the end of life Do the dying see the world in a way that could help the rest of us learn how to live This book takes us into the lessons of the dying Through the words and circumstances of the terminally ill, we become immersed in their wisdom and in our own mortality The dying speak to us in direct and personalAre a person s perceptions and values altered when facing the end of life Do the dying see the world in a way that could help the rest of us learn how to live This book takes us into the lessons of the dying Through the words and circumstances of the terminally ill, we become immersed in their wisdom and in our own mortality The dying speak to us in direct and personal ways, pointing toward a wise and sane way to live.In everyday language we can all understand, Rodney Smith extends the conversation about death to people of all ages and states of health Through exercises and guided meditative reflections at the end of each chapter, the lessons of the dying become a blueprint for our own growth.
Lessons from the Dying Are a person s perceptions and values altered when facing the end of life Do the dying see the world in a way that could help the rest of us learn how to live This book takes us into the lessons of th

  • Title: Lessons from the Dying
  • Author: RodneySmith Joseph Goldstein
  • ISBN: 9780861711406
  • Page: 233
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Lessons from the Dying”

    1. I had the pleasure of working side-by-side Rodney while he was the director of a hospice in Texas. He is extremely insightful and compassionate. This book will help you understand that learning to die will teach you how to live. Thank you, Rodney, for all that you give while taking nothing in return. You will always be my mentor, my hero, my friend.

    2. This book comes out of Rodney Smith's experience working in hospice, as well as Buddhist ideas of self, connection, living in the moment, and more. I recommend it to anyone who wants to truly live before they die.

    3. Meh. I had read some good reviews of this book, so I expected more than I got. Decent, but I've read as good and better.

    4. Rodney Smith is our primary meditation teacher at Seattle Insight Meditation. He worked many years as a hospice counselor and was a Buddhist monk in the Vipassana (insight) tradition for five years in SE Asia. Rodney has fifteen years of insights and learnings from working with the dying. This is a valuable book filled with practice, stories, and meditations. As Joseph Goldstein wrote, Lessons from the Dying "is also a gentle reminder of what faces us all and that death is the great mystery that [...]

    5. I recommend this book for anyone who is currently experiencing or has experienced grief over the loss of a loved one, or who is struggling with their own mortality. I found it deeply touching and quieting to read Smith's insights on death and dying, as well as his accounts of the many hospice patients with whom he has worked. For a subject so shrouded in fear, this book is comforting and approachable.

    6. Not light reading but certainly lighter than his subsequent books. This book inspired me to work with the elderly and hospice clients. Reader be aware that what this book depicts is not necessarily what one will fine in a majority of situations with the same population. I once heard someone say "everyone can be an example, sometimes for what not to do as well as what to do".

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