7 Lessons for Living from the Dying
How to Nurture What Really Matters
A hospice doctor and caregiver shares the 7 inspirational lessons she has learned from the dying—and gives a daily spiritual practice to help live them.
“Clearly and succinctly written, and with deeply profound insights . . . highly recommended.” —Ken Wilber, author of The Integral Vision
Karen Wyatt has been privileged to share the final months, weeks, days and moments with many of her patients. This unique experience has given her a profound insight into death and dying. In this book she shares her story and the stories of her patients, providing us with 7 key lessons that the dying can teach us.
Lesson 1: Suffering: Embrace Your Difficulties
Lesson 2: Love: Let Your Heart Be Broken
Lesson 3: Forgiveness: Hold No Resentments
Lesson 4: Presence: Dwell in the Present Moment
Lesson 5: Purpose: Manifest Your Highest Potential
Lesson 6: Surrender: Let Go of Expectations
Lesson 7: Impermanence: Face Your Fear
Each lesson is a wake-up call inviting to us to live our lives more fully, with more connection and less regret. With each lesson Karen provides a clear analysis of the importance of that lesson and then goes on to share daily practices on how we can live the teachings as a spiritual practice.