Find more joy and happiness in life with the simple practice of reading about death. If you are like most people in our society, you are fearful of the idea of death and live in denial of the fact that you yourself will die one day. But those who work with dying patients, like hospice physician Dr. Karen Wyatt, have reported a lessening of fear and increase in joy after being exposed to death on a daily basis. You can experience this same remarkable shift in your own mindset by becoming aware of death and intentionally thinking about it every day and this book can help you accomplish that. The Tao of Death is an adaptation of the Tao Te Ching, which was written by the ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu more than 2000 years ago and has been called “the wisest book ever written.” Lao-Tzu’s verses are still relevant today and have inspired many spiritual seekers and teachers, including Dr. Wyatt who has used the Tao Te Ching in her own spiritual practice. She wrote The Tao of Death, to focus specifically on the wisdom and spirituality of the dying process, which has long been ignored in Western society. From understanding death as a normal process in the cycle of life, to learning how to live fully and fearlessly, to recognizing the cosmic role of life and death, this important book is for anyone who wants less fear and more joy, love, and meaning in life. Each verse is filled with simple yet profound wisdom that can inspire deep contemplation and lead to new awareness about death and dying. By reading one verse a day you will gradually reduce your own fear of death as you become comfortable with the impermanence of life. “This little book could change everything in your life! Indeed, it is my hope that ultimately our entire society will be transformed by the contemplation of death.” Get The Tao of Death now and begin the journey to greater joy! -Karen Wyatt MD, from the Introduction
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Dr. Karen Wyatt author of the book What Really Matters: 7 Lessons for Living from the Stories of the Dying, spent most of her 25-year career in medicine caring for patients in challenging settings such as nursing homes, hospices, free clinics and homeless shelters. Her work with patients who were facing the end of life inspired her to write What Really Matters, which describes the spiritual lessons she learned from her hospice patients. Dr. Wyatt also hosts End-of-Life University, an online interview series that features conversations with experts who work in all aspects of end-of-life care. She is widely regarded as a thought-leader in the effort to transform the way we care for our dying in the U.S. In addition, she is valued for her application of spiritual principles to illness and healthcare and teaches that in order to live life fully we must each overcome our fear of death and embrace the difficulties that life brings us. Learn more about her work at www.karenwyattmd.com.
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