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DARE WE BE TRULY ALIVE?

Our present lives can be transformed to previously unimagined levels of aliveness and love by releasing the energy we now use to repress our pain about the prospect of our eventual death. Life-affirming death awareness makes us truly alive.

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1. "But I Never
Think of Death"

We repress our death-pain because it hurts. But while repression comforts, it deadens. Facing death hurts but enlivens.
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2. Life-Affirming
Death Awareness

We can learn to face death in a way that affirms life. If we do not, exposure to death is often harmful.
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3. Loss of This
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Our concern is how facing death can enliven us in this life, not what may occur at its end or afterwards.


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4. Aliveness
not Happiness

We can only know real joy if we dare feel real pain. Doing so makes us truly alive, not "happy."

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5. Three Journeys
To Aliveness

To be truly alive requires psychological, societal and spiritual journeys.
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6. Experience Counts,
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There is much evidence but no "proof" that facing death can transform. Experimenting for ourselves is needed to find out.