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This is very dense writingYou could TAKE A PARAGRAPH FROM ALMOST ANYWHERE a paragraph from almost anywhere the book and devote an hour s seminar to discussing exploring it This is not an easy read as it looks death full in the eye and explores what life can be like if we do this instead of colluding with our death phobic society in which we keep people alive ust because we can Jenkinson doesn t pull his punches and talks straight I am getting so much from this book and how it deals with reality of death and not the pretence that so many Us Collude With So us collude with so the time The author rightly points out we live in a death phobic culture and so outside the palliative care maybe only the brave and curious will read this book I am glad I was curious enough to overcome my natural reflexive aversion to thinking about dying and very grateful that this book came into my awareness The author is a skilled story teller and this book is indeed a poignant thought provoking at times sombre read but throughout the book there is prose and poetry in its narrative and every line feels like food for the soul The space between the lines of what is said and what is left unsaid allows the reader to sense the mystery and perhaps even the mastery of a good deathAnd wh I have struggled to make much progress with this in part because I do not easily see where his argument is goingand therefore what he is trying to convey This is one of those books that come your way accidentally and change your life precisely your dying Yes yes everybody knows that they are going to die Everybody knows it could happen in the next heartbeat or after a period of great suffering after the diagnosis of a terminal disease Ever. DieWisedoes not offer seven steps for coping with death It does not suggest ways to makedyingeasier It pours no honey to make the medicine go down Instead with lyrical prose deep wisdom and stories from his two decades of working withdyingpeople and their families StephenJenkinsonplaces death at the center of the page and asks us to behold it in all its painful beauty DieWiseteaches the skills ofdying skills that have to be learned in the course of living deeply and well DieWiseis for those who will fail to live foreverDyingwellJenkinsonwrites is a right and responsibility of everyoneIt is not a lifestyle optionIt is a moral political and spiritual obligation each person owes their ancestors and their heirs DieWisedreams such a dream and plots such an uprisingHow wedie how we care fordyingpeople and how we carry our dead this work makesour capacity fora village mindedness or breaks itTable of ContentsThe Ordeal of a Managed DeathStealing Meaning from DyingThe Tyrant HopeThe uality of LifeYes But Not Like ThisThe WorkSo Who Are the Dying to YouDying Facing HomeWhat Dying Asks of Us AllKidsAh My Friend the Enemy.

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Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and SoulSit Jenkinson s website orphanwisdomcom and also to watch documentary about him and his work Griefwalker included in Prime membershipJenkinson spends much time examining medical technology and its associated end of life care This care involves reducing pain sedation possibly treatment for depression and most of all a strong tendency to prolong life long after the body which knows naturally when to die if not resisted has had enough More time is a weapon used against the possibility of dying well dying in the sense of embracing dying and grief and loveIn Western culture most people face their deaths with terror This is NOT SOME PSYCHOLOGICAL AILMENT IT IS some psychological ailment It is spiritual despair inevitable conseuence in a More culture itself terrified of death a Disneyland culture of taking from the earth taking taking Each theft makes the spiritual hole larger When those identities of success happiness status health youth and its middle aged facades competence when these are seen to be fraudulent chimera leaving only an abyss where a soul should be no wonder there is terror That is why to die wise we need to start our dying right now What a remarkable gift this book is Prose epic poetry metaphor earthy meat and marrow It whispers a shy truth that dying and grieving are not done to us but done by us It insistently but respectfully cradles in two hands the offering of a different way of living and dying You have to be ready for this book It is challenging prophetic even iconoclastic It could seem like excrement or fertiliser Either way I beg you read it then revisit it from time to time I think the hard won wisdom herein will germinate at the pace your heart reuires it to gro. Y DieWisedoes not offer seven steps for coping with death It does not suggest ways to makedyingeasier It pours no honey to make the medicine go down Instead with lyrical prose deep wisdom and stories from his two decades of working withdyingpeople and their families StephenJenkinsonplaces death at the center of the page and asks us to behold it in all its painful beauty DieWiseteaches the skills ofdying skills that have to be learned in the course of living deeply and well DieWiseis for those who will fail to live foreverDyingwellJenkinsonwrites is a right and responsibility of everyoneIt is not a lifestyle optionIt is a moral political and spiritual obligation each person owes their ancestors and their heirs DieWisedreams such a dream and plots such an uprisingHow wedie how we care fordyingpeople and how we carry our dead this work makesour capacity fora village mindedness or breaks itTable of ContentsThe Ordeal of a Managed DeathStealing Meaning from DyingThe Tyrant HopeThe uality of LifeYes But Not Like ThisThe WorkSo Who Are the Dying to YouDying Facing HomeWhat Dying Asks of Us AllKidsAh My Friend the Ene. .
Ybody knows it s possible that those you love even children could die unexpectedly But there is knowing and knowingStephen Jenkinson is a very unusual man who works in what he calls the death trade one of his obs is to engage with individuals and families where death is due soon from terminal disease He also lectures on his work including to health professionals He is also a farmer out in the wilds and a man who is learning the rhythms and wisdom of the indigenous people mostly dead and a man who is learning to die Dying is a human right he says and an obligation an act of the individual that recognises continuity Human life is but one tiny manifestation of Life an individual s life tinier still That Life is born of Death as everything dies its remains spawn birth A seed from a dead plant when burst open to die produces new life And culturally in a healthy culture our own deaths are an essential integral part of the continuum of Life It is hard for us to die so we must learn to have Grief in our hearts not when somebody dies or when we are dying although that too but now when we are in the flood of life if we are Grief and Love Jenkinson sees as inseparable Living fully involves living each moment with grief the reality of suffering love and an overarching wisdom born of deep knowing of NatureWe live Jenkinson and many others have and an overarching wisdom born of deep knowing of NatureWe live Jenkinson and many others have in a death phobic culture But this is not universal it s specific especially to North American and European culture This culture Jenkinson describes as homeless unrooted forever fleeing but never to a secure home We have no sense of an ancestral tradition stretching behind and beyond We are orphans I d encourage anybody to vi. DieWisedoes not offer seven steps for coping with death It does not suggest ways to makedyingeasier It pours no honey to make the medicine go down Instead with lyrical prose deep wisdom and stories from his two decades of working withdyingpeople and their families StephenJenkinsonplaces death at the center of the page and asks us to behold it in all its painful beauty DieWiseteaches the skills ofdying skills that have to be learned in the course of living deeply and well DieWiseis for those who will fail to live foreverDyingwellJenkinsonwrites is a right and responsibility of everyoneIt is not a lifestyle optionIt is a moral political and spiritual obligation each person owes their ancestors and their heirs DieWisedreams such a dream and plots such an uprisingHow wedie how we care fordyingpeople and how we carry our dead this work makesour capacity fora village mindedness or breaks itTable of ContentsThe Ordeal of a Managed DeathStealing Meaning from DyingThe Tyrant HopeThe uality of LifeYes But Not Like ThisThe WorkSo Who Are the Dying to YouDying Facing HomeWhat Dying Asks of Us AllKidsAh My Friend the Enem.
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