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.

We do not go into the desert to escape

people but to learn how to find them:
we do not leave them in order to have

nothing more to do with them,
but to find out the way
to do them the most good.

Thomas Merton-