“We run after values that at death, become zero…
That’s what dying patients teach you.”     – Elisabeth Kübler Ross

 

This is Kathleen, who is both a hospice volunteer and a hospice patient. She has been preparing for her own death for over a decade, but has managed to master that art of living from sheer presence — a powerful lesson, indeed, for the rest of us.
This is an excerpt from a documentary called Lessons for the Living from the Brink of Death exploring the subculture of people who work with the dying and the dying themselves.

We live in a society that pushes death away from normal conversation and seeks to ignore the reality of death when it is staring us in the face.
Share your stories of death and how you have seen the reality of this part of life that we shall all face.
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