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The five invitations : discovering what death can teach us about living fully

Ostaseski, Frank (author.). Remen, Rachel Naomi, (author of foreword.).

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

"Life and death are a package deal. They cannot be pulled apart and we cannot truly live unless we are aware of death. This book is a meditation on the meaning of life and how maintaining an ever-present consciousness of death can bring us closer to our truest selves. Frank Ostaseski distills the lessons gleaned over the course of his career, offering a guide that points to a radical path to transformation.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 294.3423 OST 2017 (Text) 33892100450122 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 04/04/2017 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1250074657
  • ISBN: 9781250074652
  • Physical Description: viii, 290 pages ; 25 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-290).
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: "Life and death are a package deal. They cannot be pulled apart and we cannot truly live unless we are aware of death. This book is a meditation on the meaning of life and how maintaining an ever-present consciousness of death can bring us closer to our truest selves. Frank Ostaseski distills the lessons gleaned over the course of his career, offering a guide that points to a radical path to transformation.
Subject: Death Religious aspects Religious aspects
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