The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully

The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully Author Frank Ostaseski
ISBN-10 1250074657
ISBN-13 9781250074652
Year 2017-03-14
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher Flatiron Books
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Death is not waiting for us at the end of a long road Death is always with us in the marrow of every passing moment She is the secret teacher hiding in plain sight helping us to discover what matters most Life and death are a package deal They cannot be pulled apart and we cannot truly live unless we are aware of death The Five Invitations is an exhilarating meditation on the meaning of life and how maintaining an ever present consciousness of death can bring us closer to our truest selves As a renowned teacher of compassionate caregiving and the cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project Frank Ostaseski has sat on the precipice of death with more than a thousand people In The Five Invitations he distills the lessons gleaned over the course of his career offering an evocative and stirring guide that points to a radical path to transformation The Five Invitations Dont Wait Welcome Everything Push Away Nothing Bring Your Whole Self to the Experience Find a Place of Rest in the Middle of Things Cultivate Dont Know MindThese Five Invitations show us how to wake up fully to our lives They can be understood as best practices for anyone coping with loss or navigating any sort of transition or crisis they guide us toward appreciating lifes preciousness Awareness of death can be a valuable companion on the road to living well forging a rich and meaningful life and letting go of regret The Five Invitations is a powerful and inspiring exploration of the essential wisdom dying has to impart to all of us

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