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Lessons from the dying

Author: Rodney Smith
Publisher: Boston : Wisdom Publications, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 personal ways, pointing toward a wise and sane way  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rodney Smith
ISBN: 0861711408 9780861711406
OCLC Number: 38432013
Description: xi, 207 pages : portrait ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Rodney Smith.

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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 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.

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