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10 Books To Reflect About Death

Meditate in the inevitability of the end of life.

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The finality of life and that which cannot be avoided, death means the conclusion of all known life and it’s there always in the back of our head to remind us why we need to live and seize the day today, for we might not be able tomorrow.

Dealing with death in any of its forms takes mental strength and resilience, something you can learn while meditating on life’s end with these books.

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Allen Klein from Mango Publishing

Aimee DuFresne from AimeeDuFresne

John Graden from JohnGraden

Bridgitte Jackson-Buckley from BJBuckley

Martika Whylly from Grieve with Ease

Sat Shakti Kaur from JOY Yoga

Stacey Greene from StaceyGreeneCoaching

Adina Mahalli from EnlightenedReality

#1 Of Grief, Garlic and Gratitude by Kris Francoeur

Of Grief, Garlic and Gratitude by Kris Francoeur
Of Grief, Garlic and Gratitude is a memoir about surviving the death of a child. It shares both the crushing pain of loss, as well as a gradual understanding of grief, and a return to hope and eventually joy.

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#2 Embracing Life After Loss by Allen Klein

Embracing Life After Loss by Allen Klein
Personal Recommendation: When my wife died at the age of 34, I was devastated. I sought a therapist who told me that life was tough. I already knew that; I fired him. I read grief books to ease my loss. Their authors told me about all the bad things I might experience—lack of appetite, loss of sleep, feeling depressed. I stopped reading.

What I needed was a book that inspired me, that lifted me up, that comforted me and was easy to read. Not finding that, I wrote Embracing Life After Loss. With inspirational, comforting and uplifting wisdom, this book will encourage you to go from loss to laughter…losing, learning, letting go, living, and finally laughing. This is a little book that will a big difference in your life and in dealing with your loss.

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#3 Keep Going: From Grief to Growth by Aimee DuFresne

Keep Going: From Grief to Growth by Aimee DuFresne
A young woman’s journey to rebuild her life after the sudden death of her husband a few months following her father’s passing. A tragic yet enchanting story of love, loss, living in the moment and the power of perseverance.

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#4 Near-Death Experiences of Suicide Survivors by John Graden

Near-Death Experiences of Suicide Survivors by John Graden
When discussing death, there is always the counter-intuitive consideration of those who want to take their own lives. This fascinating book profiles people who committed suicide but were revived and survived. Their descriptions are as similar as they are compelling.

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#5 Near-Death Experiences of Doctors and Scientists by John Graden

Near-Death Experiences of Doctors and Scientists by John Graden
When it comes to describing a near death experience, who better to study than Doctors and Scientists who have crossed over and returned to tell about it.

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#6 Where Did You Go? by Christina Rasmussen

Where Did You Go? by Christina Rasmussen
The idea of a multi-dimensional universe and our innate ability to access these higher levels remain in the realm of science fiction. However, the more we examine the intensity of our beliefs, view points and societal conditioning, the more flexible our conscious mind is to examine the finality of life ending “here” — in death.

In understanding and being open to the concept of our consciousness being a match to the multi-dimensionality of the universe, you can move beyond the boundaries of self. Here in this new territory of learning to “see with your eyes closed,” experiencing higher levels of consciousness can become a real experience and not just a concept.

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#7 Having Fun With God by Martika Whylly

Having Fun With God by Martika Whylly
At fourteen years old an angel appeared to Martika Whylly, then death visited her family. Her mother committed suicide, then Martika’s grandma died from an asthma attack. Her grandpa died soon after and then her uncle was killed in a car accident. In addition to that her father died from AIDS. As each one passes away, a part of Martika dies as well. Wanting to join them, she is denied and becomes a suicidal wreck and doubtful if God even exists.. Until now…

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#8 Dying Into Life by Yogi Bhajan; Guru Terath Kaur Khalsa

Dying Into Life by Yogi Bhajan; Guru Terath Kaur Khalsa
The yogic approach to death. This book explores the process of dying, addressing physical as well emotional aspects, before, during, and after. While not a religious book, Guru Terath Kaur discusses the spiritual journey of the soul. She also offers suggestions for things to do to assist and support the process, from yogic exercises and meditations to time-honored rituals.

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#9 Letters to the Dead Men: Unexpected Revelations

Letters to the Dead Men: Unexpected Revelations
Letters to the Dead Men – Unexpected Revelations. For people dealing with death as it is written in fiction format about one woman’s loss of six significant males in her life.

Each person taught her a lesson about herself and she lives with the guilt of not getting to say goodbye.

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#10 When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
This book tells the story of 36-year-old Dr. Kalanithi, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Facing this fate and suddenly going from being a doctor to being a patient, Kalanithi considers the question of what makes life worthwhile.

He delves deeper into why go on when the end is near and what is the purpose of raising a child as your life is close to its end. Although he passed before he could complete this book, Kalanithi manages to give others a lot of insight and food for thought through his reflections.

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