7 Lessons for Living from the Dying: How to Nurture What Really Matters

7 Lessons for Living from the Dying: How to Nurture What Really Matters

by Karen Wyatt


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Dr Karen Wyatt has spent most of her career as a hospice medical doctor, homeless shelter physician and caregiver. In this inspirational book she shares the 7 lessons she has learned from the dying and gives a daily spiritual practice to help live them.

"Dr. Karen Wyatt addresses a long-standing taboo in our youth-obsessed, feel-good society: death and the process of dying." Larry Dossey, MD, author of Healing Words

"This is a highly recommended book for those in the land of the living from those who are no longer with us." Ken Wilber

Karen Wyatt has been privileged to share the final months, weeks, days and moments with many of her patients. This unique experience has given her a profound insight into death and dying. In this book she shares her story and the stories of her patients, providing us with 7 key lessons that the dying can teach us.

Lesson 1: Suffering: Embrace Your Difficulties
Lesson 2: Love: Let Your Heart Be Broken
Lesson 3: Forgiveness: Hold No Resentments
Lesson 4: Paradise: Dwell in the Present Moment
Lesson 5: Purpose: Manifest Your Highest Potential
Lesson 6: Surrender: Let Go of Expectations
Lesson 7: Impermanence: Face Your Fear

Each lesson is a wake up call to each and every one of us to live our lives more fully, without regret and in a more connected way. With each lesson Karen provides a clear analysis of the importance of that lesson and then goes on to share daily practices on how we can live the lessons as a spiritual practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781786783110
Publisher: Watkins Media
Publication date: 04/03/2020
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 487,057
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dr. Karen Wyatt is a family physician who has spent much of her twenty-year career as a hospice medical director caring for dying patients in their homes. Dr. Wyatt has lectured and written extensively on end-of-life issues with an emphasis on the spiritual aspect of illness and dying. Dr. Wyatt recently retired from medical practice to focus her efforts on Creative Healing a project to explore the integration of spirituality and Western medicine.

Table of Contents

Part 1 The Groundwork 1

Preparing For The Lessons 3

Part 2 The Lessons 19

Lesson 1 Suffering: Embrace Your Difficulties 21

Lesson 2 Love: Let Your Heart Be Broken 37

Lesson 3 Forgiveness: Hold No Resentments 59

Lesson 4 Presence: Dwell In The Present Moment 81

Lesson 5 Purpose: Manifest Your Highest Potential 103

Lesson 6 Surrender: Let Go Of Expectations 123

Lesson 7 Impermanence: Face Your Fear 145

Part 3 The Harvest 171

Living The Lessons 173

What Really Matters 205

Afterword 206


7 Lessons: Resources for Spiritual Growth 212

Bibliography 243

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