Kathleen has accepted death and is now facing her own. (She has since transitioned.) The only thing missing from this film is the knowledge that death will not deprive her of life. In fact death simply opens the door to a new chapter of enhanced living.
Nevertheless, the fact that Kathleen does not stop living because her death is imminent is a great step forward from our present fear of it. Thanks to Ed.
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For more on what life is like after “death,” see New Maps of Heaven, http://www/angelfire.com/space2/light11/nmh/nmh-index1.html
(1) There is no need to fear death,
(2) Life continues after death, and
(3) Death is not painful.
Notes from the video:
“Kathleen has been preparing for her own death for over ten years when she first volunteered for hospice care. And quite uniquely, she is also a hospice volunteer. Even with a terminal illness she continues on with good humor and a buddhist-like sensibility- seeing her end as just another thing that happens – just like her fabulous dinner parties.
“Hospice care provides humane care for terminally-ill people in the last phases of their life as well as for the families of those who are in the last stages of their life.
“Since the shooting of this film, Kathleen has passed away.
“This is one segment of the documentary film, ‘Lessons for the Living.’
“Lessons for the Living Film at: