The lessons go a lot deeper than “Seize the day.”  We learn from the dying to 
push away nothing; to lose the habit of postponing things; to show up entirely; 
to find rest amid whatever; to go ahead and be surprised.  You can look death 
right in the eye, tough as it is, and life lights up.

Frank Ostaseki, one of the world’s great end-of-life counselors, has attended 
over a thousand dyings.  He was a cofounder of the renowned Zen Hospice in San 
Francisco and is the author of a new book, The Five Invitations: Discovering 
What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully.

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