He was my best friend, my mentor, and my coach. Death is just the body saying goodbye and not the spirit of that person. If you feel stressed, just read this book and reflect. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning. Surprisingly, some of the points can be applied to even a healthy person's life including forgiving yourself and letting go of the past.
His soul is revealed in this book and it is such a beautiful one. So we don't get into the habit of standing back and looking at our lives and saying, Is this all? But getting to hear Morrie tell his aphorisms and the related stories is a joy. His words are just as good for those healthy as well as ill. In this way, Morrie's lessons about death are not just lessons about how to die, but about how to live life. This book is full of practical advice.
But one thing is certain. It also helped me to understand how to deal with illness. He is truly an admirable man because he didn't let himself down despite experiencing of a slow death. I loved his respect for others needs even while his own needs were so seve Morrie's aphorisms about how to live while dying can easily apply to everyone whether we are sick or in good health. As a teacher, Morrie is teaching us all one more lesson before he dies.
I get lost somewhere in the middle and struggle to finish. Before he died, Morrie finished the manuscript for this book, which he saw as his greatest teaching opportunity. After seeing Morrie interviewed on with , Albom started flying to Morrie's home in Massachusetts from Detroit for Tuesday visits. There is such a gentle strength about him that comes across in his writing and his wisdom. Source s Tuesdays With Morrie. However, these types of books never quite keep me hooked all the way through.
Morrie feels that society should not be afraid of death, nor should people exhibit uneasiness around people that are dying. Quotes are great for so many reasons. He had some amazing insights for a man suffering from a chronic illness himself and shows that you don't have to give up living just because you are given an end-date. He sounds a bit more professorial in this work and that is all to the good. I enjoyed hearing from Morrie Schwartz, in his own words.
He is well known for words of wisdom, touching many people's lives all over the world. He is an incredible person - very thoughtful and insightful. His words are just as good for those healthy as well as ill. Morrie: In His Own Words will have a lasting impact on whoever reads it. Morrie's aphorisms are straightforward and simple. Morris says that he doesn't want to use these aids as he wouldn't be able to die peacefully with these.
Ted asked Morrie why it was so important for him to talk about death. Mitch had discovered that Morrie had , a terminal neurological disease. These two concepts seem to intertwine in a means that death with love is not something to be feared, but something to be accepted. When we get anxious or nervous over something we will aways dread it until it officially happens then we get over it. Aging is not just decay, you know. I loved his respect for others needs even while his own needs were so severe.
Mitch learns that death is not to be feared but embraced. But I did not read the book until Gloria had been called by God. It was taught from experience… Although no final exam was given, you were expected to produce one long paper on what was learned. As a belief that relies on the cyclical nature of birth and death, the idea of reincarnation fits thematically with the other cycles in the text and the world: school years, seasons and the life cycle of plants like the hibiscus losing its leaves in Morrie's window, sports, and even the cycle of Mitch's weekly visits to Morrie with their greetings and goodbyes. Very interesting, a little somber, but Morrie's lessons are beautiful and reassuring.