Today’s Featured Comment
As we age, it seems inevitable that the ‘death’ mystery seems to niggle it’s way into our thinking! The book Dying to Be Me is such a beautiful account of the dying ‘space’ that one enters. It didn’t come across as “airy fairy” or overly religious, like so many of these books do.
Years ago, I had a similar experience happen to me, but it came ‘out of the blue’ I wasn’t dying or pronounced dead, but was asleep! The brilliant light and all encompassing love enveloped me…a great tenderness! The strong message emanating from the light was “Everything is alright, right now!” It was pure joy! I awoke knowing there is more to existence than what appears in our objectified world.
Unfortunately, our practical minds are often skeptical of such ‘happenings’ and we write them off as biological malfunctioning…or we think some “kook” is just trying to get attention. We tend to be very factual, very scientific, in our approach to life and discredit something that is not measurable.
Because of my past, amazing experience and my advancing age, I am slowing down a bit and looking with my ‘new eyes.’ Steven Levine, after working for years with the terminally ill, said that our “capacity to love” is all that matters…and we “take that capacity with us into death” (in his great book, “Who dies”). So, in my slowing down, I am looking at love through a different lens. What is my quality of love and how freely do I give it? I do believe that love is reflected in love and that may be why we are here! In our increasingly fast paced world we are forgetting the importance of love and there is no love in a harried, hurried, life…it is squashed!
[This comment was originally posted in this conversation. ~ Eds.]
Have you ever had a mystical experience?