We are living in interesting times. Everything is changing, including the ways we think about life and death. Furthermore, as baby boomers move into our middle years, we are having to face issues around transition that we are not always prepared for. We are recognizing that we want to do things very differently from the way we’ve seen them done in past generations. And we need guidance as we proceed down this road less traveled.Shortly after the first edition of The Last Adventure of Life was published, I was in a health food store on Whidbey Island where the book was being sold. A Buddhist gentleman who was also a volunteer firefighter happened to walk into the store, and we struck up a conversation. At one point in our animated exchange the man commented, “In Buddhism, birth is considered the hard part. Death is easy because we have the whole rest of our lives to prepare for it.” I recall thinking to myself: Wow, that’s an intriguing perspective on death. I wonder how many Americans look at our lives as a way, a spiritual practice, if you will, to prepare for our final “graduation” from life? In truth, every day… Read full this story
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