I'mfamiliar with that theme from other sources but don't remember it from the book, I do remember the discussion about fairies in days of yore corresponding to alien visitations in modern times
Or something like that!
Perhaps if I change inconsequential to 'of little consequence in the wider scheme of things'
I dunno really, the more I ponder these things the more unknowable it all seems and i can't come up with any concrete points:eek:
What if when you die you suddenly see that all that happened in your life was as inconsequential as dreams often seem once you wake up?
All the grinding suffering and anguish that we humans endure, you die, shrug, pft whatever....it fades like a dream
I agree and I hadn't thought about that before I made my dream analogy!
However, if we suppose that in the after life a much bigger picture is revealed to us then maybe it is hopeless to try and extrapolate from physical life in order to image how we might behave having passed over?
Why would we expect communication with the other side to be clear or easy to understand?
Assuming (for the sake of argument) that there is another side then it's inhabitants are surely in a different state of being, a different dimension.
Might it not be akin to trying to receive an analogue...
could the meditation have helped in the recovery from the stroke?
If so I wonder if the urge came from something in your subconscious which understood that meditation was a necessary part of the healing process?
Maybe your occasional meditation serves as a kind of
I've never really...
oh totally Steve, but it is the bbc:eek::D
quite annoying really, meditation is a huge subject and some of the experiences, whilst unpleasant were also very interesting...he just sweeps it all into a file marked 'meditation can damage your mental heal'
no mention of the paranormal...it's the...
off on a slight tangent but there was a recent bbc r4 program about disturbing experiences arsing from meditation
perhaps small internal factors can tip the balance and determine whether you have a positive or negative nde/oobe, as per chaos...