01-12-18 Embracing the End of Life: A Conversation with Patt Lind-Kyle
Listen to this episode about embracing the end-of-life? Our natural reaction is to quickly flip to another page. But not so fast.
In our culture we deny what we don’t understand, and nowhere is this more obvious than in how we deal with yes and dying. We try very hard to pretend that it doesn’t exist, when our pretensions break down we do everything we can to delay death even if it means it living in a hospital bed with seven tubes entering and leaving our bodies, Then when it happens we’re all shocked and ripped apart.
One’s life changes when one begins to realize the death is a part of life– that in fact yes didn’t exist until life invented it!
Let me introduce you to Patt Lind-Kyle, a longtime friend of mine, who has boldly gone where a few have been willing to go, And has written an intensely needed book, Embracing the End of Life: A Journey into Dying and Awakening. In this conversation you will learn much about Pat’s incredible journey, her long periods of silence and meditation, in some of her remarkable discoveries about how we can learn from and have our lives profoundly enriched through following this entertaining and easy to read roadmap. Patt was trained as a hospice volunteer and served patients in the Hospice Hospital of Portland, OR and Hospice of the Foothills in CA. Patt confronted the deep fear of her own death in a long meditation retreat. This experience launched a study of the dying process in preparation for her own death (although she is in no way on the verge of leaving us), and by developing personal exploratory practices about death, Patt has defined the step by step process of dying including legal, caregiving and awakening processes. Have a listen…you won’t be disappointed.