Each of us has grown up listening to, believing in and following
certain ideologies which have been passed onto us from our parents, our
religions, our cultures and later got firmly entrenched into our being from our
experiences. More often than not we’ve followed these without questioning them
or continued following them even after not getting satisfactory answers when
The concept of heaven and hell and karma has been dominant in
almost every religion and culture and most people fear it which leads them to
believe it, thus making fear and anxiety the triggers that lead us to make most
decisions, whether we are convinced of them or not.
Cancer ate through author Anita Moorjani’s body till she
slipped into a coma. After which she experienced a sense of being that was beautiful, and where she was given a choice to come back to the living world,
She chose to come back and share with the world a story that may
seem amazing and unbelievable.
After her Near Death Experience (NDE) Moorjani was completely cured, astounding doctors who were working on her and delighting her
family who were glad to have her back.
‘Dying To Be Me’, was recommended to me by a friend. As I read
through, I initially scoffed at Moorjanis experience, but as I continued
reading, patiently and keeping all judgement aside, I realized that I found the
answers to a lot of questions that had been unanswered for a few
I would like to admit, this book seemed very
emotionally overwhelming in places, so much so that I needed to keep it aside
for a bit, compose myself and resume reading it.
The question this book made me
ask myself was, if we’ve believed, and continued believing ideologies fed to us
without any proof of their claims, why not believe someone who has proof of
coming back to life and healing herself?
It helps that Moorjani uses a neutral narrative,
not putting down any religion or perspective and/or propping up her own instead
and only shares her experience, her insights and the results of the changes she
made in her life post her NDE, all which seem practical and achievable. The
simple writing makes it an easy read, and reading it felt like I was listening
to a friend.
Each of us who reads this book would experience it differently. There is one thing I would say though, if you don't/didn’t connect to it, it
probably is not yet your time to, and quoting a well known line also used in the
book, ‘The master will appear when the student is ready.’
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