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CONSCIOUS LIVING. CONSCIOUS DYING

A series of conversations about illness and end of life care in honour of Mark Davenport who died in June 2018

View the program HERE

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The Wisdom Factory invites you to be part of a short series about the most certain and most difficult to face event in life: death.

The series started on Wednesday October 24th, one day after the 77th birthday of Mark Davenport. It will be live for 5 weeks at 10 AM Pacific Time/ 7PM Central Europe.

Find the full program at https://thewisdomfactory.net/program-2018/

There are 2 ways for you to participate:
You will be informed via newsletter: Subscribe here on the page in the subscription box.

Or you can get a reminder of the next upcoming episode the day before and also 15 minutes before by subscribing at http://bit.ly/WFliving

In the series we have a rich variety of guests, who have personal and/or professional experience with severe illness or accompanying people in their dying process. It is meant as an inspiration for you to lose your fear and become open to the topic and receive the gifts which you get when being close and taking care for a dying person

 

Previous conversations in CONSCIOUS AGEING HERE 

Mark’s introduction to this website

A peculiarly American insult, to tell someone that they’re history means that their “time” is over, make way for the new blood, take your pension and go play golf. Join a knitting circle!

At Orange, once you are no longer productive, either as a producer or as a consumer (on your reduced income) you become a non-entity economically. Television ads are no longer trying to get YOU to buy anything.

But today that “history” phase of life can last over 30 years, perhaps longer than your “productive” years from 30 to 65 or so. A whole new demographic is emerging that at least can and will vote. So they can’t be ignored completely. And they will not be content with the victim labels of a marginalized group “granted” recognition, however well meaning, by post modern caregivers and charitable organizations.

Like all “de-marginalized” groups, these ”elders” will eventually self organize and form a huge and varied interest group who will not be content with “retirement ghettos” where silence reigns and grandchildren are allowed only for short visits.

And when they do, watch out! Huge changes for all of society will ensue. Obviously who will take “care” of them? And there aren’t enough younger people gainfully employed to endlessly fill the pension plan treasuries for all these old folks. And these 60 to 90+ people want to live independently or in self governing group situations without the usual patronizing guidance of the state.

No longer will they be the “throw-away” people that their own parents and grandparents were. Competent, healthy, and having “out-lived” the values of earlier periods of their lives, when family, career, acquisition and fleeting prestige ruled, they can re-emerge as respected elders, as wise companions, as role models, even as trusted leaders who know how to navigate unprecedented change.

Come join us as we investigate the unexplored possibilities of these new decades of life, as well as the inevitable end of it, that we can design in feedback with our children and grandchildren.

Mark Davenport

Join us at http://bit.ly/integralageing

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