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Originally posted by simplybill
What I like about ATS are the questions from other members that make me stop and think. This question brought back memories of my own "near death experience". Some years ago I was working on a power pole next to a shed on my property. I leaned an aluminum ladder against the pole and climbed up the ladder with a pair of pliers in my hand, reminding myself to be careful not to come into contact with the power line. At that moment, my elbow brushed against the electric fencewire that ran from the shed to the top of the fence that enclosed the one-acre lot where my two big farm dogs lived. As the shock ran through my body, several thoughts went through my mind. My first thought was, "I really screwed up, and now I'm going to die". My second thought was of my stepson, whom I haven't seen for more than 20 years. When I was married to his mother I was a hard-core alcoholic and a jerk of a stepfather. I hoped that my stepson would somehow learn that I had stopped drinking on the day my marriage ended, and that I had died sober, and that I died a better man than I was when I was his stepfather. My final thought was that I wanted my stepson to be proud of me.
And then it was over. The whole event lasted maybe 1/4 of a second and of course I wasn't injured at all. I was a bit shaken, but mostly I was amazed at how many thoughts had crowded into my mind at the moment I thought I was going to die.
Originally posted by Minori
What a person feels at the moment of death is situational.
Personally I will be excited, finally I get to go home!!!!
I understand your words,many people want to go home..that home where the soul find his peace.
Personally I will be excited, finally I get to go home
Originally posted by fiftyfifty
Originally posted by diamondsmith
reply to post by fiftyfifty
You go asleep conscious.
never aware of the moment you fall asleep
No, sleep is an unconscious state with just the autonomous systems continuing to function. When you sleep, your central nervous system shuts down. There is no conscious feeling of the moment you fall asleep unless you are awoken before the process is well under way.