Following her near-death experience in 2006, Anita Moorjani came back with a completely different view of life and the world around her. In her powerful book “Dying To Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing,” she details her incredible journey to “death’s door” and back again.
What was it like for her?
She explains, “When I was in the NDE (near-death experience) state, it felt like I had woken up to a different reality. It felt like I had awoken from the ‘illusion’ of life, and from that perspective, it looked like my physical life was just a culmination of my thoughts and beliefs up to that point. It felt like the whole world was just a culmination of mass consciousness. That is, the culmination of everyone’s thoughts and beliefs. It felt like nothing was actually real, but we made it real with our beliefs.”
Her NDE experience gave her profound insights on the true purpose and meaning of life, and how to make the most of it.
A Near Death Survivor’s 10 Amazing Secrets for a Happy Life
In her own words...here are her 10 amazing secrets for a happy life:
- Laugh often. Don’t take yourself too seriously.
“...if I ever had to create a set of tenets for a spiritual path to healing, number one on my list would be to make sure to laugh as often as possible throughout every single day -- and preferably laugh at myself. This would be hands down over and above any form of prayer, meditation, chanting, or diet reform. Day-to-day problems never seem as big when viewed through a veil of humor and love.”
- Realize anything is possible.
“After what I have seen, I realize that absolutely anything is possible, and that we did not come here to suffer. Life is supposed to be great, and we are very, very loved.”
- We can change anything.
“...nothing is solid (or real). We can change anything.”
“No matter where you are, it is only the culmination of your thoughts and beliefs up to that point. And you can change it.”
“...it is NEVER too late to do something, or change anything. It’s important to see the power that the present moment holds in turning our life around.”
- Everything is energy.
“None of us are as ‘real’ or physical as we think we are. From what I saw, it looked like we are energy first, and physical is only a result of expressing our energy. And we can change our physical reality if we change our energy.”
- Enjoy the moment.
“For me, personally, I was made to feel that in order to keep my energy/vibration level up, I only had to live in the moment, enjoy every moment of life, and use each moment to elevate the next moment (which then elevates my future).”
- Your beliefs create your reality.
“From the perspective of the other dimension, it really felt like nothing is real, only our beliefs about them make them so. Now knowing that, I review what I believe, and only hold on to what serves to expand my life, and let go of anything that feels restricting, or doesn’t make me feel positive in any way.”
“I feel that once you start believing that something is possible, you start to let it into your awareness, and then it starts to become true for you. The more you believe it, the more it starts to become real for you. This is why it is so, very important to believe in positive things, rather than negative things.”
“Whatever you believe, you will find that you are correct. The universe has a way of presenting to you exactly what you believe. If you think life is great, you are correct. If you think life is tough, you will be proved correct too.”
- How to find your true purpose in life.
“Before my experience, I used to pursue my purpose externally. But after my NDE, I discovered there was nothing outside of myself. And there was nothing to pursue. I just had to be, and the external would fall into place.”
“Most of our suffering stems from us feeling ‘less than.’ We are not LESS THAN ANYTHING OR ANYONE!! We are complete!”
“Always remember not to give away your power -- instead, get in touch with your own magnificence. When it comes to finding the right path, there’s a different answer for each person. The only universal solution I have is to love yourself unconditionally and be yourself fearlessly”
- You have no competition.
“I am now just focused on being, and am now the creator of my life – that is, the artist of my life. I no longer sit and think about the external competition. Each of us is unique, with unique traits and talents. I only have to express my own ‘beingness’ and ‘uniqueness.’ A true artist doesn’t really care about whether there is anyone who can create as well as or better than he. He is too busy expressing himself, purely for the purpose of expressing.”
“Just express your uniqueness with abandon!! That’s why you are made the way you are, and that’s why you are here in the physical world!!”
- You are magnificent!
“...it felt like there were endless possibilities, but I could always attain what was the absolute best possibility for me by choosing to always ‘remember my magnificence.’ ”
“I would want EVERYONE to know that every part of you is magnificent...Every part of you is perfect...You already are everything you need to be. We make it so complicated. But it’s not.”
- Find your “happy place.”
“We owe it to ourselves and to everyone around us to be happy and to spread that joy around. If we can go through life armed with humor and the realization that we are love, we’ll already be ahead of the game.”
“We’re living in an age of high stress and fear, and in the midst of trying to protect ourselves from everything we think is ‘out there,’ we’ve forgotten to enjoy ourselves and take care of what’s inside.”