Staring at the sun

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Title: Staring at the Sun (Overcoming the Fear of Death)

Author: Ervin D.

Polar Uranus

Publisher: drops

Subject: Death, psychological aspects

Age category: Adult

Cover: Paperback

Number of pages: 256 p

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Introducing the book Staring at the Sun by Ervin d.
Staring at the Sun by Ervin d. Yalom gives you an encouraging insight into the universal problem of death and immortality.

From the beginning of history until now, the thought of mortality has settled in our souls.

Thoughtful philosophers have been trying for thousands of years to soften the wound of mortality and help us to build a harmonious and peaceful life.

Fear of death may be indirect or direct in us.

Sometimes as a psychological illness within us, sometimes as a worry and fear that prevents us from being happy and enjoying life.

Constantly thinking about death is like staring at the sun, it can not be endured and we are exhausted.
He speaks of two kinds of loneliness and the effect of each of these two types on the fear and thought of death.

Staring at the sun, like other works by Yalom, is a friendly and unshakable narrative about the deepest human fears, including the fear of death.

In this work of art, Dr. Yalom, using his extremely valuable experiences, helps us to realize that it is the fear of death that we can see in all the anxieties of life.

Staring at the sun, he looks at our deepest fears and, with exceptional and humane rhetoric, describes how we can attain peace, noting that such an understanding in an awakening experience is like a dream, the loss of a person, or something valuable in life. Or aging, there is a greater chance of occurrence.
Yalom believes that as soon as we face immortality, we tend to rearrange our priorities, have a deeper connection with our loved ones, appreciate the beauties of life more, and take more risks to gain peace of mind in life.

Erwin d. Irvin David Yalom is an American existentialist psychologist and author.

He is best known for his psychological novels. The famous novel “When Nietzsche Wept” has been published by this author before and was well received all over the world.

Because the thought of death and possibly the fear of it comes from adolescence, when every human being has the opportunity to think of such concepts;
This book is enjoyable, attractive, usable, and instructive for 14-year-olds to those who find themselves close to this event in old age, and we can claim that it is necessary and obligatory for everyone.

In a part of the book Staring at the Sun, we read:

Everyone is afraid of death in their own way.

For some people, the anxiety of death is the soundtrack to life, and no activity makes them think that a particular moment will return.

Even an old movie is stinging for those who do not give up the idea that now all its actors are buried.

For the other group, this anxiety is more controversial and disturbing, appearing at three o’clock in the morning and making them gasp.

The thought strikes them that they, too, will soon die like other beasts.

Some are captured as well as certain who are about to die: a shotgun, a Nazi death squad, a lightning-fast train falling from a bridge or skyscraper.

Death scenes take on vivid forms. One is trapped in a coffin and his nostrils are full of dirt, but he knows he is lying in the dark forever.

Another is afraid of not seeing or hearing or touching the person he loves.
Groups are terrified of being underground while their friends are on the ground. Life goes on without knowing what happens to family, friends or the world. Each of us tastes death when we sleep at night, or when we go into a coma with anesthesia. The death and sleep of Thanatos and Hypnos are closely related in Greek words.

“We experience the taste of death through forgetfulness,” says Milan Kundera, a Czech existentialist novelist.
“The act of forgetting is in fact a form of death that is constantly present in the heart of life.” Death anxiety is obvious and easily recognizable to many people, even if it is distressing.

In others, it is subtle, hidden behind the symptoms of other diseases, and can only be discovered through research and even exploration.

Part of the text of the book Staring at the Sun.
After all, each of us realizes at some point in our lives that we will die one day; This moment can be in youth or in old age.

There is always something that sparks this thought in your mind; Look in the mirror and see the wrinkles on your face, white hair, crooked shoulders, birthdays after another anniversary, especially the forties to sixties, seeing old friendships after years and wondering how old and broken It is to see an old photo of yourself while there are people in this photo who are no longer alive, and finally to see death in a dream.

How do you feel when you go through such experiences? What do you do with them? Do you turn to exciting activities to forget and ignore your worries?

My suggestion is not to confuse yourself, increase your awareness instead. Take advantage of this situation. Look at your youthful image.
Let that sad moment pass by you slowly, stay by its side for a moment, taste its sweetness as much as its bitterness.

Remember the benefits of knowing death in your mind, just embrace its shadow. Such awareness can be a spark in the dark corners of your being.

You can have a more productive life while you are still alive.

You lead the bitter experience of knowing death to a path that makes your life more valuable, empathize with others, do not forget altruism, love everything deeply and love, and later see that there is no more worry in you, what is left Is pleasure and love.

Excerpts from the book Staring at the Sun (text pleasure)
After all, each of us realizes at some point in our lives that we will die one day; This moment can be in youth or in old age. There is always something that sparks this thought in your mind;

Look in the mirror and see the wrinkles on your face, white hair, curved shoulders, birthday after birthday, especially the forties to sixties, seeing old friendships after years and wondering how old you are And it is broken, to see an old photo of yourself while there are people in this photo who are no longer alive, and finally to see death in a dream.

Look at your youthful image. Let that sad moment pass by you slowly, stay by its side for a moment, taste its sweetness as much as its bitterness.

Remember the benefits of knowing death in your mind, just embrace its shadow. Such awareness can be a spark in the dark corners of your being.

You can have a more productive life while you are still alive.
You lead the bitter experience of death consciousness in a way that makes your life more valuable, empathize with others, do not forget altruism, love everything deeply and love, and later see that there is no more worry in you, what The rest is fun and love.

Biography of Ervin Yalom and download his books
Who was Ervin Yalom?

Erwin Yalom is the founder of the model of ontological psychology. He was the first psychologist who, with his extensive knowledge in the field of psychology and the study of the philosophy of people like Aristotle and Socrates, created a new perspective on the science of psychology and psychoanalysis. He was awarded the American Psychiatric Association Award in 2002.

Using his writing genius, Yalom is one step ahead of other psychologists. He has even been able to engage the general public with simple and interesting stories that tell of his own experiences and those of others in his books, as well as being popular with psychologists and other psychoanalysts.
Yalom believes that in the present time, and given all the possibilities and scientific advances, it is a mistake to want to be content with only the teachings and findings of Jung and Freud.

In his view, the human psyche, especially in modern times, has become so complex that we must look for new ways to deal with spiritual and psychological problems.

The main audience of this great writer is young psychologists and young psychologists. His concern is psychiatrists who forget their mission in exchange for increased income or emotional issues and cause more harm to themselves and others.

Relying on his writing abilities, Yalom has been able to express the principles of psychology in the form of interesting and fascinating stories and adventures. So that we do not need to have special knowledge in the field of psychology to read the works of this author.
Interestingly, Yalom claims that he always avoids accepting clients who are involved in love.

For him, treating this group of people is the hardest job in the world.

He says that perhaps because love is sacred and man loves the blind and the deaf.

Or maybe because he himself likes to experience such an atmosphere. Yalom, however, loves his wife dearly and considers her a source of relief for his pains and sufferings.

Yalom’s writings on existential psychology revolve around the four axes of human life that Yalom has dubbed “forgiven.”

These four axes are: loneliness, lack of meaning, damping and freedom. In his writings, Yalom explains how man can respond to these four concerns in efficient or inefficient ways.

The book “Lying on the sofa” is a great revelation of Yalom. In this book, he tells real and semi-real stories of psychiatrists and their patients.

Few writers or even psychologists have ever dared to state such facts. In this book, he explicitly shows that many psychologists are patients who wear white robes and make prescriptions.

One of the concerns of this author is death. He says he has often dealt with patients and clients who are constantly living in fear of death and destruction, so that their daily activities are paralyzed and they no longer enjoy life.

He wrote “Staring at the Sun” when he felt he had to do something to alleviate the concerns of such people.

With the publication of this book, he was able to change many lives and change people’s view of life and death. His mission in increasing the quality and productivity of life for all human beings in the world is praiseworthy and admirable.

Yalom has been interviewed in a documentary called “Flight from Death” directed by Patrick Shen as a psychologist working on fear management theory.

Yalom became known in Iran with the book “When Nietzsche Wept”. After that, the number of fans of this author in Iran increased so much that this author receives many emails from Iranians every day.

In response to the invitation of Iranians to attend and speak in Iran, he said that he would no longer travel abroad, that is why he could not come to Iran.

Perhaps the reason why Iranians are interested in this author is that few people in Iran think like Yalom. The genius and creativity of this author culminates in Nietzsche’s book.

He cleverly incorporates reality, fantasy, and the principles of psychology into this book, creating an engaging and influential work.

The book When Nietzsche Wept in 2007 is a feature film directed by Pinchas Perry.
Also in 2014, a documentary on Yalom’s life and activities was made called Yalom’s Cure.

Yalom is the life hero of many people who need a trusted and wise companion. This great writer has inspired many people around the world and changed many lives.

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