Famous last words before their death:
“Am I dying or is this my birthday?” ~ Lady Nancy Astor, 1964
“Beautiful.” (In reply to her husband, who had asked how she felt.) ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1861
This is #39 of 108 Ways to Livin the Moment. Let’s take back our lives one beautiful, funny and delicious moments at a time.
#39 of 108: Love Your Foreverness
You might have seen the cover of this week’s Newsweek.
Dr. Alexander noted that he relied on “good, scientific explanations for the heavenly out-of-body journeys, described by those who narrowly escaped death.”
Doctors and scientists had always proffered that “the bright lights” people saw during a near death experience were the result of a minimal, transient or partial malfunctinong of that part of the brain known as the cortex.
When Dr. Alexander went into a seven day coma, under intense medical observation, there was proof beyond doubt that his cortex was completely inactive; he could not possibly have had any kind of near death experience. But then…
Dr. Alexander shocked everyone when he awoke from the coma claiming to have witnessed something incredible, an intelligence that spoke to him in crashing waves of light, color, love and beauty; his book, Proof of Heaven, tells the story in vivid detail.
This is BIG NEWS, quite possibly the closest we have come to proof that life goes on.
It’s a reminder to keep one eye on infinity or else we become like the tourist who spends their whole vacation redecorating their hotel room.
As Wayne Dyer writes, “Love your foreverness!”
What does that mean? Foreverness?
Foreverness means lead a modern, high tech life but have an indigenous soul.
Foreverness means this is a roundtrip journey and you want to be a contented traveler on the flight home…not the girl staring out the window, feeling like there was so much she didn’t see.
Neale Donald Walsh said, “When you find that your life is out of alignment with your grandest idea of yourself, seek to change it.”
So this weekend, if not just for this weekend…see what it’s like to let the grandest idea of yourself into the cockpit for a test drive.
This is the part of you who starts the day with a deep breath, who plays Mozart for your plants, who indulges the changing seasons with more than an Instagram post.
Just this weekend, give your Foreverness one chance to put her hands on the steering wheel…and watch where she takes you.
Then on Monday, we can get back to freaking ourselves out, all over again.
Editor: Bryonie Wise
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