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Death   

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By BRENDA FEUERSTEIN

Georg lay awake gasping for breath, while I sat beside him praying for some small miracle to happen. I even played with the idea of bargaining something for his life, but not believing in a savior I had no idea whom I’d offer that bargain to. I cried, I paced, I got angry, and then I collapsed into the realization that I was helpless in this situation. Nothing I could do would change the fact that my spiritual partner and lover was dying right in front of me, so I made the conscious decision to surrender and be acutely present for him, for me, for us.


Brenda Feuerstein is currently writing a book and developing a workshop series on conscious dying and grief.



Excerpted from the July 2013 Shambhala Sun magazine. To see what else is in this issue, click here.



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