In my workshop, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Death, I ask participants to imagine their final day alive, to feel what it would be like to say goodbye, I love you, I'm sorry, and thank you. Along with other videos and exercises, it is my hope that participants walk away with a clear sense that their lives are fragile and to be lived fully and (my favourite) PASSIONATELY!
But I'm kind of thinking I may be taking this exercise a wee bit lightly!
Especially when you take a look at what it's like for the folks who visit Daejeon, South Korea, recorded as the highest rate of suicide anywhere in the world. An average of 43 suicides per day is a staggering statistic but it's not until we see the reasons why that makes it easier to understand. The immense pressure to work long hours for financial gain, as one of the documentary participants explains, is one of the main reasons.
In the documentary 'A Good Day to Die: Fake Funerals in South Korea', Yuka Uchida of JapanVICE visits with Jung Joon who facilitates the "final day" and experiences her own final day alive as she knows it. Throughout the day participants are asked to say goodbye to their loved ones, an exercise which brings many of them to tears.
Given that death acceptance is my big passion, I'd probably love this workshop, the whole experience of it! For now, those of us not visiting South Korea any time soon, can still have a taste of what it's like by heading over to the VIDEOS page here on my website to watch the FULL documentary which lasts about 20 minutes.
If, after watching the documentary, you are moved to experience your own final day, contact me here or head over to the WORKSHOPS page to find out more about what, why, and how I take people on their own journey to death and back!
For another day I am passionately yours,
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