Everyday most people try to make the best of their time on Earth. We go about our days and exist as if there is no end in sight. Then one day it happens, our existence on Earth is over and our loved ones are left to ponder our lives. Many people worry about death, they constantly worry about what will happen when they die. Some don’t worry so much about dying itself, but about how they will die. The common positive thought about death is “I want to die with my family and friends surrounding me.”
In a perfect world we would all live to be 100 years old. Our lives would be full of joy and strong mental and physical health. But as we all know, life is not perfect and death can find us in many forms. There can be vehicle accidents, illness, and even foul play just to name a few. With all this being said what happens to you after that final breath is taken.
Research has shown several probabilities about life after death, some of which I will explore here:
1. Our Consciousness Continues. A study being conducted at New York City’s Weill Cornell Medical Center by Dr. Sam Parnia is the Human Consciousness Project. His project works to verify claims of near death experience. He is looking at a series of 200 to 300 persons that were clinically dead and after reviving them; they come back giving us details of what they did during their periods of unconsciousness. He believes this information will confirm that consciousness continues even though the brain stops functioning. Dr. Parnia has actually had about 500 cases studies like this and what struck him were the consistency of the experiences and the realities of their stories.
2. We Never Die. There is a biocentrism expert Robert Lanza, who believes space and time are only tools to explain the world we live in. In a state of unconsciousness, space and time don’t truly exist. Meaning, from his point of view we never die. He believes that “Death is a reboot that leads to all potentialities.”
3. Heaven or Hell. Many religious groups believe that when we die, our spirits leave our physical bodies. Depending on how we have lived our lives in accordance with the laws of the religion, we are bound for heaven or hell. There is either in heaven, a beautifully surreal place where GOD has made preparation for you to come and be with him or there is hell where fire burns eternally and you live forever paying for your sins.
Whatever your beliefs are about what happens when you die, death is a necessary part of the circle of life. No theory has been proven successfully as the true answer to what happens when you die. No matter the outcome of any theory, live each day to the fullest and make each day count. One of my favorite sayings is “Live each day as if it were your last.” Would not the world be a better place if we all followed that bit of advice?