Author: Frank Ostaseski
Accompanying a person to the extreme limit of life, being a participant and empathic witness of the moment of passing away is a fundamental experience, which radically changes the vision of existence and, therefore, the way of life of those who are not afraid to connect with others. and with their pain. Frank Ostaseski addresses "five invitations" to the reader: do not wait; welcome everything, reject nothing; bring all of yourself into the experience; learn to rest in the midst of activity; cultivate the mind. It is a path of awareness originated not only by numerous personal vicissitudes, sometimes dramatic, by the stories of many terminal patients who, in dialogue with him - a master of compassionate care -, were closely confronted with death and with the meaning of life .