Daily Inspirational Message for October 31, 2013


Everyone is so afraid of death, but the real sufis just laugh: nothing tyrannizes their hearts. What strikes the oyster shell does not damage the pearl.
– Rumi

It is striking how people who undergo near-death experiences lose their fear of death. Some studies have found that between 80 and 90 percent of people who experienced an NDE became convinced that there is life after death, and of those, many found the feeling of complete love and well-being they felt while clinically dead to be so blissful that they didn’t want to return to life. As a result of their ‘traumatic’ experiences, most NDErs look forward to leaving this world one day. Further, though they may feel a sense of personal loss when loved ones leave this world because they will miss them, they don’t get mired in grief as some do, for they know that their loved ones are fine and that they will see them again one day. Of course, inducing a near-death experience in order to overcome our fear of death would be reckless and crazy, but we can do the next best thing: we can read about others’ experiences, and also pray to be guided to a deeper understanding of the eternal nature of our existence.