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Relax, You're Going to Die

3.61 of 5 stars 3.61  ·  rating details  ·  274 ratings  ·  18 reviews
A contemporary and contemplative spiritual exploration of Death, by best selling author, Poet-philosopher, and Zen priest Tai Sheridan, Ph.D. Beneath the surface, many anxieties, worries, and fears are associated with death. 'Relax, You Are Going To Die' is an invitation to examine your relationship with death and your ability to live with grace and dynamic vitality.

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Kindle Edition, 41 pages
Published January 25th 2012
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Zach
Nice poems, good advice, no help

these poems rely largely on a certainty that the cycle of death and rebirth is happening to you, right now, and uses these ideas of reincarnation to put some of our fears of death to bed. This is very nice and all if you believe that you might somehow survive your death (via an eternal soul or reincarnation etc), but does not offer much for those of us who are convinced that death is an absolute end of personal experience. If there is nothing after death, death r
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Sherry
This is a very short but compelling book of poetry and buddhist philosophy. The author's conceit is that all anxiety and fear stems from a fear of death, and since death is inevitable, we need to relax and focus on life. So we all need to get a firm grasp on reality and enjoy ourselves.
Joseph D. Wooten
Quick but insightful

The format takes some getting used to as there are several well needed commas missing that would make for easier readability. Other than that, I really enjoyed the book as a whole. Great insights on the nature of life and death.
Luis  Cordoba
Relax you are not going to find a lot about die or live in this poem

this is just that, a zen poem to be, living or continuous die before returning to kids, work and daily lifestyle. nothing where to look about going to die
Tim France
Something to think about

Very short , I would have liked to have more to read. I like the wisdom. The English or flow was so so . I wish their was more detail on how to accomplish what was suggested.
Gita Sturtevant
Good

Peaceful interesting poetry for the stressed folk of today's world. For dinner . Peace this is done short concise and helpful. Take time give yourself some self love and peace.
Gail
The title made me laugh. The poems made me think. I didn't agree with everything but the core idea is to live and live fully in the moment.
Anna Dale
very interesting spin, especially for those afraid of death,worth a read it really opened my eyes
Colin Dawson
Inspiring, minimalist, zen, inspiring - recommended.
Oge
Nice little book. Inspiring and poetic.
Elle
Feb 01, 2013 Elle rated it 3 of 5 stars
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It took me two reads of this book before I fully appreciated it. I didn't find it inspirational, more confusing, the first time around and by the second time when I understood it, I have to admit I didn't agree with some points.

Poetic and well written, it had some bad points and good.
Michelle Laughran
A Poetic Buddhist Reflection on Mortality

A Poetic Buddhist Reflection on Mortality... Much food for thought and certainly to be read and considered more than once.
Ana Casado
All poems that could have been written by an 8th grader. Nothing really unique or inspiring. Took me about 15 minutes to read it. Save your money
Janice
I wasn't expecting a book of poems. Not really my thing. Short.
Jessica
Read this book. Zen poetry ... enough said.

Jigar Brahmbhatt
Existential poems with a touch of zen.
Cor
Oct 12, 2013 Cor rated it 1 of 5 stars
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Poetry. All poetry.
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