Understand I am in no rush to get there, but death fascinates me…. Like what comes next…. Obviously this sounds stupid to those who don’t believe that anything comes after but the disintegration of conscioussness from the body… That’s some crazy shit!
I’ve always been fascinated by death and fully accepted it early on in my life (16ish) To me, all of our big questions are answered when we leave our physical body. Life excites me, death excites me, but it doesn’t mean that I’ll kill myself just to see what happens. And maybe death doesn’t exist, maybe we just expand. When our soul leaves our body, we reconnect fully with the divine knowledge we had to let go prior to coming to the earthly realm so we can advance our souls…
Or maybe there’s nothing.zip. No one knows, unless you attach a ‘consciousness-spirit-hd-camera’ and induce a near death experience on someone ha. I’m fine with the uncertainty of death. No ones right and no ones wrong, we’re all just scientists making a hypothesis, some less scientific.
I have curiosity but if I never find out what happens when you die, that will be the best possible outcome. The thing is you will know unless it is a case of ceasing to exist in which case you will not know anything. I think of death like that stage of sleeping that you are not conscious of anything at all. You do not even notice this stage because you are not aware of anything, it is simply a case of loosing time until you become aware of it again. In this example there is no “becoming aware of it” (time) anymore, it is the finality.
@betty. Actually, Dr Michael Newton knows. He hypnotised a man and accidently took him back to his past life and a time inbetwen lives. Check out the interview, it is facinating.
There are thousands of stories from people from all differing backgrounds and age who talks about their near death experience – this includes people who never heard of or believed in this kind of thing. They always mention exiting their bodies, the tunnel, feeling like they have returned to their true home, being surrounded by bright light and feeling the light as warmth, love, and joy, being told it’s not their time to die (or sometimes being given a choice to return).
I tend to feel that a lot of near death and hypnosis experiences are fabrications of our minds and/or feel good messages to dispel fears of the unknown, and there is no joy in the concept of ceasing to exist, therefore there is not much of a popular following or financial gain from believing or promoting such an idea. I could be wrong tho.
I’ve checked him out before =D! Truly fascinating stuff. What started my conscious involvement and interest in spirituality were from reading ndes and past life accounts by children and regressions …. I do believe that life is really a dream/psychedelic experience where you assume a physical body and learn spiritual lessons, with love being the most important, and that we are interconnected divine beings. But no one knows 100% about anything. And I might be wrong even with the previous sentence, and I’m cool with that.
There are a couple of cases where the past life is recent enough to investigate, people would return from hypnosis and have their past life investigated and everything they remembered would be correct. As for NDE’s, some people float out of their body when there is no brain activity but still sees and hears everything the doctors and nurses says which is later confirmed.
wow I believe the exact same thing as you!
Duncan, yeah I see what you are saying and it does suggest more is to it. But I do tend to believe the mind plays tricks that we do not understand and as far as nde go it has got to be a traumatic event. We do not know what perceptions we are really capable of and as far as no brain activity goes, if the brain was truly dead then the patient could not be revived or would have brain damage and be in a coma or a vegetative state. The fact they survived, and could tell the tale, means they were not, or can not be, classified as brain dead. It is like if the tap is not running, does not mean that the pipe is not wet inside.
But they are interesting points about the outer body witness of doctors and the dying, or dead, body of the patient.
I personally wouldn’t use the word excited to describe my feelings about death. Perhaps curious is a better term. I’m not looking forward to it but I am curious.
I have read a book or two on “old souls” and the hypnosis stuff. I don’t really trust hypnosis, although I would love to experience it myself. I think our minds are too complex to be trusted to tap into a purely past life experience. We have imaginations and we are constantly absorbing information from the things we read, the things we see, and hear, from everything. I think all that information gets jumbled up in there and randomized combinations are how we dream. Even if something triggers that dream its not all going to be real. Also, in my theory, I don’t think we should be able to tap into our past lives from this life.
Im also thinking bout that before, im always thinking of what will happen? I really want to experience it then come back in real life again (if only i can XD) well im not also excited, but its not really a dark time for me.
For me it will be the time when Im ready and had done my part here on Earth.
Great, I’ve told myself many many times so far it’s the life after this one that I care about. This one seems more less a test for me. A mind game in the waiting room of whats to come
Of course. From my childhood, I was asked to concentrate on living and never think about death but for some reason the thought is inevitable. And like everyone, I am not contemplating suicide because I don’t know what the next life offers me and where my consciousness will go so I want to experience as much as I can in this life and go blissfully :)
Nope, not in the least excited about it. In fact, I wish there was no such thing, because I’m afraid there isn’t anything after this. It’d be really really nice if there was, but something tells me that if that were so, anyone who has wasted their life would be getting off too easy. There are so many things to see and do, if I could have my way I’d live forever.
Totally get where you guys come from having that fear of death, I have the part of me that enjoy’s having blind faith and trusting that blindness.
Now I’m no way suicidal or anything but if nothing happens, meh nothing happens OH WELL I lived this life, don’t plan on wasting it. BUT if something happens…..oh that makes me excited
Those who are curious are probably ones who are morbid or not close to death–i.e. young. Keats was obsessed by death because it was always so near to him (he died at 25). Many poets are fascinated/obsessed by it. I am sort of obsessed by it in my poetry; try not to think about it otherwise
“Oh, beauty is a beguiling call to death and I’m addicted to the sweet pitch of its siren” – Johnny Quid
Sometimes it scares me to death(ha), sometimes I’m excited, sometimes it seems beautiful since my form will resume the shape of something else… but mostly it’s just confusing. I have a hard time accepting that my consciousness, which is (seems to be) the result of matter, will simply “wink out”. I cannot conceive of no longer conceiving which is probably just the result of typical human egotism.
Not sure if I should reconcile this and keep trying to figure it out(possible?) or just let it lie.