Staring at the Sun

Irvin D. Yalom

Written in Irv Yalom’s inimitable story-telling fashion, Staring on the Solar is a profoundly encouraging strategy to the common challenge of mortality. On this magisterial opus, capping a lifetime of labor and private expertise, Dr. Yalom helps us acknowledge that the concern of loss of life is on the coronary heart of a lot of our anxiousness. Such recognition is commonly catalyzed by an “awakening expertise”—a dream, or loss (the loss of life of a beloved one, divorce, lack of a job or dwelling), sickness, trauma, or ageing.

As soon as we confront our personal mortality, Dr. Yalom writes, we’re impressed to rearrange our priorities, talk extra deeply with these we love, admire extra keenly the fantastic thing about life, and improve our willingness to take the dangers crucial for private achievement.