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Your Moment of Zen

by Ben Lurie 

Tags: Spirituality, mindful living, meditation, Q+A, how philosophers died, fear of death, dying with dignity, Shambhala Sun,

Death doesn’t have to be terrifying or even a disappointment. Many Christian, Confucian, and Classical philosophers have written and spoken about what it means to live and die with dignity, grace, or even good cheer. In an interview with Shambala Sun, the writer Simon Critchley relays this strangely charming tale: 

Source: Shambhala Sun (Article not yet available online)