How to Recover the Lost Art of Dying Well

by Matt

This post is a beautiful remembrance of a friend and moving meditation on suffering, life, and death.

In our efforts to terminate suffering — too often we can be forced to terminate the sufferer — when we were meant to liberate the aloneness of the sufferer, by choosing to participate in the sufferings — choosing to stand with the suffering, stay with the suffering, let the suffering be shaped into meaning that transcends the suffering.

The staggering truth is: Suffering is never a meaningless waste of your life, but a meaningful way through your life.Suffering is never a meaningless waste of your life, but a meaningful way through your life.

Sometimes the most painful chapters of our lives —- are the most meaningful chapters of our lives.

Suffering doesn’t have to destroy our ultimate life purpose, but can ultimately achieve our purpose in life.

Read the whole thing.

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