I had read several good books on the topic of spirituality, the afterlife, NDEs etc. in the past. Amongst them the very recommended ones by Michael
Newton and Chris Carter.
Like others, I also read a few classics, like the SETH books.
I just finished Anita Moorjani's "Dying To Be Me" book which I enjoyed greatly. It is a book about a woman who suffered from cancer and who was dying.
When she fell into a coma, after her body finally shut down, she had an amazing NDE and was cured from her cancer literally instantly.
This book I enjoyed greatly because, unlike the SETH books and other books it is really simple and easy to read but NEVERTHELESS contains extremely
profound truths in much less words. Some single sentences she says made me read them over and over because the truths are just so profound.
Here is an example:
"I started to question what things we all presumed to be true but were, in fact, just socially determined beliefs."
Like EVERYONE, Anita was raised in a certain culture and society where certain beliefs EXIST and which people simply accept as "the truth" and "the
way it has to be". But are those beliefs really "the truth"...or are they just confirming to social norms and "what everyone else believes"? THINK
People get raised in a culture where a woman "has to have" a certain position in society, eg. Indian culture where it is expected that a women is
always obedient to their man etc.
People get raised *belonging* to a religion, like Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, whatever...and then presume their belief is "the truth"... without
ever having questioning it. This is HERD MENTALITY which is only proof for the stupidity of mankind everywhere on this planet!
Think about whether what YOU think as being true (religion) is really nothing more than confirming to your current social norms...things you get
*taught* via 3rd hand...or whether the things you believe are really coming from your heart.
The problem is that in our society, truths are not *experienced* anymore, unless in such extreme cases like where someone has an NDE or other
spiritual experience which is required to make one see a truth.
We do not *experience* anymore like old cultures and native tribes, but we get handed a belief or religion via other persons. We get our beliefs
handed by parents, teachers, priests etc. and then *accept* them and then ourselves start to preach the "truth", NOT based on own experience but
because we now BELONG and because someone taught us. We *belong* to a faith automatically because we are born in a location where a particular
religion predominates. What absurdity!!
In the same way we adapt social rules NOT because we may agree with them, but because "it's the rules" and doing otherwise would be looked upon badly,
even if those social rules and norms do not make any sense WHATSOEVER, even if they go against your own, deep beliefs.
I think it's extremely important to realize what you think (be it religion but also politics etc.) is really what YOU believe or just (as in her case
before she had the NDE) "socially determined belief"..which most of the time only LIMITS and restraints you in finding your own, "real" truth. And
this is one major problem on this planet, IMO.
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