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I love this book and love it when the most scientifically sound and spirituality averse hotshots from our academic world get experiences that has them stop in their tracks:
“My life would never be the same again. A hand had reached down and irreversibly altered the course of my life Catherine’s memories and messages were true. My intuitions about the accuracy of her experiences had been correct. I had facts. I had the proof. Yet, even in that very instant of joy and understanding, even in that moment of mystical experience, the old and familiar logical doubting part of my mind lodged objections yet this time I knew better.
At first, I was not aware of why I was changing so much. I knew I was more calm and patient and other were telling me how peaceful I looked, how I seemed more rested and happier. I felt more hope, more joy, more purpose and more satisfaction in my life. It dawned on me that I was losing the fear of death. I wasn’t afraid of my own death or of nonexistance. I was less afraid of losing others, even though I would certainly miss them. How powerful the fear of death is. People go through such great lengths to avoud the fear; mid-life crises, affairs with younger people, cosmetic surgeries, exercise obsessions, accumulating material posessions, procreating to carry on a name, striving to be more and more youthful, and so on. We are frightfully concerned with our own deaths, sometimes so much that we forget the purpose of our lives.
I was also less obsessive. I did not need to be in control all the time I had much to learn” spirituality lifeafterdeath themasters2019