Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, M.D., is the woman who has transformed the way the world thinks about death and dying. Beginning with the groundbreaking publication of the classic psychological study On Death and Dying, through her many books and her years working with terminally ill patients, Kübler-Ross has brought comfort and understanding to millions coping with their own deaths or the deaths of loved ones. Now, facing her own death at age seventy-one, this world-renowned healer tells the story of her life and explores her ultimate truth -- death does not exist.
Told frankly and with warmth, The Wheel of Life traces the intellectual and spiritual development of a destiny. In a culture determined to sweep death under a carpet and hide it there, Kübler-Ross consistently defied common wisdom to bring it into the light and hold it there for us to see and not be afraid. Driven by compassion, undeterred by obstacles, she tells us through the story of her remarkable life that free will is our greatest gift and that our goal is spiritual evolution.
In this, her final statement, Kübler-Ross exhorts us to live fully and to love. As she says, "It is very important that you do only what you love to do. You may be poor, you may go hungry, you may live in a shabby place, but you will totally live. And at the end of your shabby days, you will bless your life because you have done what you came here to do." Her story is an adventure of the heart -- powerful, controversial, inspirational -- a fitting legacy to a powerful life....Continua
Anger -> Denial -> Bargaining -> Depression -> Acceptance. P.275
Everything had a reason for happening. There were no accidents. P.111
But here was another important lesson: you may not get what you want, but God always gives you what you need. P.111
All the theories and science in the world could not help anyone as much as one human unafraid to open his heart to another. P.144
In fact, I have never met a person whose greatest need was anything other than love. P.192
Some flowers bloom only for a few days – everybody admires and loves them as a sign of spring and hope. Then they die- but they have done what they needed to do… p.227
In the river of tears, make time your friend. P.276
It is important that you do only what you love to do. You may be poor, you may go hungry, you may live in a shabby place, but you will totally live. And at the end of your days, you will bless your life because you have done what you came here to do. P.286
Well......i have to say that this book, especially the 2nd half of it, is just filled with grandiosity ideas and nonsense! After reading those, I really wonder if E. Kuebler-Ross was psychotic at the later stage of her life.........as she said in the book that she had talked to Jesus, experienced out-of-body experience, pictured flower fairies, met with spirits, communicated with her guardian angels through channelor.............tons of those non-sense! And actually, these "experiences" had led her lose her family...... A bit regretful to have read this book.......but rated "so-so" as now, I know I should be more cautious and doubtful when I read the later books of Kuebler-Ross....Continua