About the Author
Lexie Brockway Potamkin is a counselor and human rights activist who comes to her spirit work with years of experience in the worlds of entertainment, fashion, public relations and corporate management consulting. A former Miss World USA, she hosted her own talk show and eventually became a public relations professional working for Gold Mills, Inc and Rogers & Cowan Public Relations. Her work has taken her on tours around the world with Bob Hope, as well around the country as a spokesperson for a number of major corporations. At the height of her business success, having founded and sold her own PR firm, she returned to school for her Masters in Applied Psychology from the University is Santa Monica. Her ensuing counseling work inspired to the next spiritual step, becoming an ordained minister. She has traveled the globe, from India to Eastern Island which has utilized her travels to collect responses for her book, What is Spirit? Over the past decade she has been a guiding force and inspiration in many charitable organizations. In Philadelphia she s President of Resources for For Children s Health and is a trustee on International House in Philadelphia; Vice President of the International League of Human Rights in New York City, and in the business: of helping others and following her dreams.
Death is a phenomenon that no one has ever experienced first-hand. Yet no subject has been pondered, written about, researched, portrayed, feared, embraced, denied are argued over more.
The question “What is Death?” can be pondered on so many levels: emotional, physical, spiritual, medical, metaphysical. Where do we go when we “cross over”? How does the soul move on? What happens in the last breath of life that takes us into death? Do our loved ones greet us on the other side? In preparing this book, I interviewed hospice workers around the country who have pondered death’s significance and value.
O God, may I find deep solitude and gentleness with which I can truly love my brothers and sisters. For I know, O Lord, that the more solitary I am, the more affection I have for them. May solitude and silence teach me to love others for what they are, not for what they say. Give me your spirit to learn wisdom through humility, knowledge by letting go, how to speak by silence and how to live by dying.
As quoted by Thomas Merton and Johannes Tauler, adapted: