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A Year to Live : How to Live This Year as If It Were Your Last - Stephen Levine

A Year to Live

How to Live This Year as If It Were Your Last

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Published: 14th April 1998
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In his new book, Stephen Levine, author of the perennial best-seller "Who Dies?," teaches us how to live each moment, each hour, each day mindfully--as if it were all that was left. On his deathbed, Socrates exhorted his followers to practice dying as the highest form of wisdom. Levine decided to live this way himself for a whole year, and now he shares with us how such immediacy radically changes our view of the world and forces us to examine our priorities. Most of us go to extraordinary lengths to ignore, laugh off, or deny the fact that we are going to die, but preparing for death is one of the most rational and rewarding acts of a lifetime. It is an exercise that gives us the opportunity to deal with unfinished business and enter into a new and vibrant relationship with life. Levine provides us with a year-long program of intensely practical strategies and powerful guided meditations to help with this work, so that whenever the ultimate moment does arrive for each of us, we will not feel that it has come
too soon.

Introductionp. 1
Catching Up with Your Lifep. 3
Practice Dyingp. 8
Preparing to Diep. 14
Dying from the Common Coldp. 18
Renewing Evolutionp. 21
Famous Last Wordsp. 26
Fear of Fearp. 29
Noticingp. 34
A Commitment to Lifep. 39
Fear of Dyingp. 45
Fear of Deathp. 51
The Moment of Deathp. 56
The Act of Dyingp. 59
Dying Contemplationp. 61
Jenniferp. 67
Life Reviewp. 69
Forgivenessp. 88
Gratitudep. 93
Keeping a Journalp. 98
Altaring Your Lifep. 100
Living in the Bodyp. 103
With Death Just over My Shoulderp. 106
Letting Go of Controlp. 108
Julyp. 110
Tomp. 112
Who Dies?p. 114
Original Facep. 118
After-Death Experiencesp. 122
Beyond the House of Deathp. 127
Return Appearancesp. 129
Reincarnationp. 131
Peter and Timp. 137
Disposing of the Corpsep. 140
Finding the Lotus Before Winterp. 146
Armando and the Floating Worldp. 151
A Good Day to Diep. 154
Name That Tunep. 156
Agingp. 159
Decemberp. 161
Epiloguep. 167
Group Practicep. 169
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780609801949
ISBN-10: 0609801945
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 175
Published: 14th April 1998
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.1  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.17