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The five invitations : discovering what death can teach us about living fully

Author: Frank Ostaseski
Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Life and death are a package deal. They cannot be pulled apart and we cannot truly live unless we are aware of death. [This book is a] meditation on the meaning of life and how maintaining an ever-present consciousness of death can bring us closer to our truest selves ... [Zen Hospice Project cofounder Frank Ostaseski] distills the lessons gleaned over the course of his career, offering ... [a] guide that points to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Ostaseski
ISBN: 9781250074652 1250074657
OCLC Number: 970395887
Description: viii, 290 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The first invitation: Don't wait. The doorway to possibility ; At once here and disappearing ; The maturation of hope ; The heart of the matter --
The second invitation: Welcome everything, push away nothing. As is ; Turn toward your suffering ; Love heals --
The third invitation: Bring your whole self to the experience. Don't be a role, be a soul ; Taming the inner critic ; The raging river ; Hearing the cries of the world --
The fourth invitation: Find a place of rest in the middle of things ; The calm in the storm ; Mind the gap ; Courageous presence --
The fifth invitation: Cultivate don't know mind. The story of forgetfulness ; Not knowing is most intimate ; Surrender to the sacred.
Responsibility: Frank Ostaseski ; foreword by Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.

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"Life and death are a package deal. They cannot be pulled apart and we cannot truly live unless we are aware of death. [This book is a] meditation on the meaning of life and how maintaining an ever-present consciousness of death can bring us closer to our truest selves ... [Zen Hospice Project cofounder Frank Ostaseski] distills the lessons gleaned over the course of his career, offering ... [a] guide that points to a radical path to transformation"--

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