Description : What happens to the dying in the final days and weeks of their lives? What emotions come to the surface and what do they want to talk about? Attilio Stajano, a volunteer worker at the palliative care ward of a Brussels hospital, presents a series of deeply-moving personal encounters with seriously-ill patients. The dying, he discovers, have much to teach the living. Whilst their stories are all different, they share one thing in common: in the end, when all is said and done, only love remains... How should we respond to the challenge of death? As a society and as individuals, we can choose to be patient and sensitive, giving dignity to those reaching the end of their lives – even when those lives appear to have no further value. The period leading to death can be full of profound experiences, telling us much about the meaning of life and the abiding nature of love. If we see the terminally-ill as an inconvenience, however, we forego the possibility of finding unexpected resources in ourselves: a tenderness, a touch, a readiness to assist that we did not know we were capable of. Underlying this book is the momentous and very current debate over euthanasia. In a comprehensive appendix, the author reports on the provision of palliative care services and the laws governing euthanasia in European and English-speaking countries around the world, and the implications these have for the way we value and care for the dying.
Description : I’ve imagined this in my head so many times. I’ve always thought about what I would say; what I would do, and how it would all turn out to be. And every time I would remove some detail . . . She’s a flight attendant—young, bright and living her dream. He’s a heartbroken singer on his way to becoming big. She’s an ardent fan of his. He can’t imagine why and yet seems to find comfort in her words. It’s the first time they are together and in their hearts both are wishing, hoping and praying that the night would never end. That the time they are spending together lasts and lasts... In the world of love, there is always someone perfectly right for you.
Description : In her fiancé's garage, Lenni Revel stumbled upon forty years of poetry her beloved had quietly written and stored away-intimate thoughts and feelings that were never meant to see the light of day. By blowing the cobwebs off four decades of ink, she has compiled a rare and eloquent glimpse into the heart of self-discovery.
Description : Part of a series of exciting and luxurious Flame Tree Notebooks. Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colours, embossed, then foil stamped. And they're powerfully practical: a pocket at the back for receipts and scraps, two bookmarks and a solid magnetic side flap. These are perfect for personal use and make a dazzling gift. This example features Anne Stokes's Only Love Remains
Description : Since fortune first smiled on Josie Tasker, her life as a singer turned actress has become such as dreams are made of. Then she turns forty, and a series of disasters strip Josie of everything. Does outrageous fortune favour the brave, the rogue or the saint? As Josie negotiates her maze of misfortune she discovers her real friends, a new life and unexpected love. Outrageous Fortune retells a well-known Old Testament story. It can be read and enjoyed as a secular romance but it can also be read and appreciated as an analogy. Readers who wish to delve deeper will find it rewarding to compare not only the events in the novel, but also the attitudes of the key characters, with the original, biblical narrative. About The Series Every novel in the Boxed In series is an independent story in its own right and the series can be read in any order. Each novel is told from the viewpoint of the main character who is, in some way, 'boxed in'. Some characters also appear in other novels - which allows the reader to see them in a different light. Across the Boxed In novels, interconnecting lives build into a fascinating interplay of human choices and intersecting circumstances. About The Author Riach Wilson was brought up in the South of England in a show-biz family, and has lived in the West Country and the North. Originally a teacher, Riach has worked in a variety of jobs, including catering and a bamboo factory, has four children and currently lives in Yorkshire.
Description : This book is for those who share a love and concern for all animals. Anyone who has ever loved and lost an animal companion knows the incredible pain and feeling of emptiness. This book of poems emerged from the author's own deep sadness following the death of her beloved pet rabbit, Poochie. May her poetry be a close friend and a source of comfort to you. "When Only The Love Remains" will validate your own feelings of pain and sorrow, and recognize your need to grieve.
Description : Dr. Jampolsky believes there is another way of looking at life that makes it possible for us to walk through this world in love, at peace and without fear. This other way requires no external battles, but only that we heal ourselves. It is a process he calls “attitudinal healing,” because it is an internal and primarily mental process. Jampolsky believes that attitudinal healing, when properly practiced, will allow anyone, regardless of her circumstances, to begin experiencing the joy and harmony that each moment holds, and to start her journey on a path of love and hope. The mind can be retrained. Within this fact lies our freedom. Our attitudes determine whether we experience peace or fear, whether we are well or sick, free or imprisoned. Love, in its true meaning, is the attitude that this book is about. Love is total acceptance and total giving—with no boundaries and no exceptions. Love, being the only reality, cannot be transformed. It can only extend and expand. It unfolds endlessly and beautifully upon itself. Love sees everyone as blameless, for it recognizes the light within each one of us is. Love is the total absence of fear and the basis for all attitudinal healing. The principles of attitudinal healing have been expanded since Teach Only Love was first published in 1983. There are now twelve principles, which are used in the 150 Centers for Attitudinal Healing around the world. Dr. Jampolsky believes that these principles have a universal appeal that crosses cultural and religious barriers. He has repeatedly seen how people’s lives have transformed when these principles became their heartbeat and their way of communicating with others.
Description : This eBook was created to make the vision of Soft Diamond Light more accessible to a global audience, and more importantly, to add the powerful energy of Soft Diamond Light to the ‘online consciousness' of the internet. It is based on Part one of the hardcover, full color book, Soft Diamond Light, Only love Matters. The response to Soft Diamond Light has been that it raises the vibratory atmosphere of wherever it resides. It uplifts everyone who comes within its field of influence. It emanates a powerful electromagnetic field. It seems to activate and clean the inner superphysical atmosphere of your home or office space. The eBook explores the bridge between exoteric and esoteric science and introduces a new perspective on the science of physical manifestation. It explores how we can manifest the full superhuman potential of our spiritual selves into our physical reality. The Soft Diamond Light image originated from a deep meditation experience and subsequently became the catalyst for the creation of the book. The image is a symbol of love, which is soft and tender, yet still as strong and brilliant as a magnificent diamond. It inspires us to see the vision of Soft Diamond Light and the powerful potential within each of us to make a contribution towards a better world for our family, community, nation and planet. Every act of contribution, however simple, shifts the balance towards love and connection, away from the precipice of fear and separation. This shift can turn our lives here on this planet into a heaven on earth.
Description : Bloodline spans a thousand years of murder, sex, suicide and insanity,balanced by faith, family loyalty, pacifism and pilgrimage. It follows a family from the Middle Ages in Holland to the Twentieth Century in Oklahoma. The family chooses a unique faith--Anabaptist-Mennonite--and for that reason they are hounded across Europe by the political and religious establishment. The historical details have been carefully researched, however most of the characters are fictionalized. Each character is a storyteller speaking in the first person. Dialogue is written without quotation marks and identification of the persons speaking must be determined from the words spoken.
Description : The health and vitality of the physical body is essential for anyone who aspires towards the awakening of the consciousness. Initiated students of Tantric traditions are taught exercises called Yantra Yoga to promote health and fortitude needed for their rigorous self-development. Samael Aun Weor, a reincarnated lama from the Sacred Order of Tibet, teaches in this book a synthesized and refined sequence of Yantric exercises with profound benefits that anyone can experience. In addition, he provides a fascinating and often shocking perspective on the reality of our situation, and the tremendous urgency for us to change our ways. "I tell you, brothers and sisters, that we, the Gnostics, have precise methods in order to rejuvenate the organism and cure all sicknesses. It is unquestionable that we can learn how to heal ourselves. Each one of us can be converted into our own physician by learning how to heal ourselves without the necessity of "medicinea - lo and behold, the most beloved ideal. It is urgent to preserve the physical body in perfect health for many years so that we can use this precious physical vehicle for the realization of our own Inner Self.a - Samael Aun Weor