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The Five Invitations

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Death is not waiting for us at the end of a long road. Death is always with us, in the marrow of every passing moment. She is the... Weiterlesen
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Death is not waiting for us at the end of a long road. Death is always with us, in the marrow of every passing moment. She is the secret teacher hiding in plain sight, helping us to discover what matters most.

Life and death are a package deal. They cannot be pulled apart and we cannot truly live unless we are aware of death. The Five Invitations is an exhilarating meditation on the meaning of life and how maintaining an ever-present consciousness of death can bring us closer to our truest selves. As a renowned teacher of compassionate caregiving and the cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project, Frank Ostaseski has sat on the precipice of death with more than a thousand people. In The Five Invitations, he distills the lessons gleaned over the course of his career, offering an evocative and stirring guide that points to a radical path to transformation.

The Five Invitations:
-Don't Wait
-Welcome Everything, Push Away Nothing
-Bring Your Whole Self to the Experience
-Find a Place of Rest in the Middle of Things
-Cultivate Don't Know Mind

These Five Invitations show us how to wake up fully to our lives. They can be understood as best practices for anyone coping with loss or navigating any sort of transition or crisis; they guide us toward appreciating life's preciousness. Awareness of death can be a valuable companion on the road to living well, forging a rich and meaningful life, and letting go of regret. The Five Invitations is a powerful and inspiring exploration of the essential wisdom dying has to impart to all of us.


Frank Ostaseski; foreword by Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.


Foreword by Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.
Introduction: The Transformative Power of Death

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

Epilogue: Dying Into Life


Titel: The Five Invitations
Untertitel: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully
EAN: 9781250074669
ISBN: 978-1-250-07466-9
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Flatiron Books
Genre: Lebenshilfe, Alltag
Anzahl Seiten: 288
Veröffentlichung: 14.03.2017
Jahr: 2017
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 0.8 MB