Learning to Die in Order to Live

In a matter of minutes, filmmaker Michelle Mahoney manages to weave together the story of Dr. Scott Eberle’s dual role as a rite of passage guide—both supporting people who are dying physically, and guiding those who are dying symbolically as part of a wilderness fast.
 

No yearning for an afterlife,
no looking beyond,
no belittling of death,
but only longing for what belongs to us
and serving earth, lest we remain unused.

Ranier Maria Rilke