UPLIFT LOGO
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Email this to someone
0

Transforming the Language of Death

By UPLIFT on Monday April 24th, 2017

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Email this to someone
 
0

Wisdom from a man who's life mission is to change the way we die

Griefwalker, Stephen Jenkinson, has been at the deathbed of more than a thousand people. He says death can be a wondrous and empowering mystery but we need to start talking about it differently.

“I don’t think the problem was that we weren’t talking about dying…the dilemma was, and has always been, and remains, what are we saying when we talk about dying?

The principle habits of the mind and the psyche are always manifest in the language…In a culture that’s allegedly speaking more and more about death all the time…The word ‘die’ doesn’t appear very often, the word ‘death’ even less, and ‘dead’ hardly at all.”

A former leader of a palliative care team, here Stephen shares his views on how to support death to be a positive process.

April 24th 2017
22:50

About our Guest:

Stephen Jenkinson is a teacher, author, storyteller, spiritual activist, farmer and founder of the Orphan Wisdom School, a teaching house and learning house for the skills of deep living and making human culture.He is the author of Die Wise and the subject of the film Griefwalker.

How do you feel about this podcast? Join the conversation.

 

Related

The Top Five Regrets of the Dying

Dying to be Me

12 Life Lessons from a Man Who’s Seen 12000 Deaths

Subscribe to UPLIFT

UPLIFT is dedicated to telling the new story of inspired co-creation.

Get free updates and news about UPLIFT events and films.

more info

[freetext]

comments

One Response to Transforming the Language of Death

  1. Energy of a being is and will always be energy can not dissipate therefore the mystery is for sure what we should ponder wish them well on thier new excistance to next realm dimension or whatever awaits.

Leave a reply

UPLIFT Logo