In an effort to get some actual laid back serious discussion started on BTS, heres my rambling.. feel free to ramble off topic as much as you want in
this thread.. but try to keep it within the broad subject ;p
Anyhow, heres me rambling.. proceed ;p
Are you ready for the day judgement comes for you?
For a brief second right before you pass, your entire life will flash before your eyes as if time itself stops to accompany this playback. It's
I was in a serious car accident in 2000 and my life has been changed since... My front tire exploded while I was going 80mph on the freeway, the rim
dug into the ground and threw my car into the oncoming traffic within a matter of seconds. There was nothing I could do except pray.
At that very moment, with my car speeding 80mph, sparks flying from my wheel hub, and me reaching in a desperate attempt to buckle my seatbelt, and my
car 3 feet from smashing into the front of a semi-truck
I still get nervous seeing these on the road ;p
I sat there in horror, staring at the grill of a semi trailer, as my life flashed before my eyes. What seemed like an hour, I acknowledged my dark
secrets, my relationships, my parenthood, my childhood and my infancy. All my accomplishments, goals, hopes, and dreams flashed before my eyes. It
were as if 2 different stories were being played out before me. My life, and my future.
Every emotion known to man hits you at that very second. Your love, your hopes, your anger, your hardships, your sadness, your happyness..
In what was literally 1 second, my entire mind exploded with everything it could at once. Memories, dreams, emotions and time perception.
I believe at that time, I fainted, and saw the "tunnel with the light", and was faced with an internal decision. Do I accept it, or do I fight
I chose to fight. At that very moment, the moment I chose, I screamed, I cried and I begged for forgiveness. The light disappeared and I woke up
just in time to complete the last 3 feet of a (combined) 140mph collision. Boom! Darkness.
I woke up 5 months later. I was supposed to have died. My survival rate was a 17% when I entered the emergency room. But I faught!
I woke up with several (still) broken bones. And enough rods, pins going through my neck, plates and screws to plate a Chevy pickup
.. and a really huge medical bill
Anyhow, heres what I'm getting at..
I believe every human goes through a similiar experience before death. Regardless of incident. I believe your perception of time literally changes
the second your brain lets loose the explosions of emotions and memory. Sensory overload I guess. I had all of 5 seconds between the time my tire
popped and I was 3 feet infront of a semitruck. But in those 5 seconds SO MUCH happened.
Are you ready for your personal judgement? Will you fight, or accept?
I can tell you that I've changed my way of life so much, that if it were to happen this very day, I'd accept it. I will know that I'm leaving this
world the happiest I've ever been, and leaving the ones I love behind with a good image. Even if I didnt achieve all my life's goals.
I've gone from worrying about the world and how I was going to tackle it; to worrying about my family's happiness, my friends' friendships, and my
life's "good times". And dealing with the worry's if they ever come.
Stop worrying about the wars. Stop worrying about your future.. as grim as it may look, you're life only matters here at home.. sitting there
reading this on the internet.
Look inside, is your life complete? If not, what can you do to change it
Sometimes it takes the mistakes of one man to change the lives of humankind.
Maybe this is the difference between Heaven and Hell? I think I was spared the Hellish experience of regreting my entire life.
[edit on 7/22/2005 by QuietSoul]