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This week the U.K. Daily Mail published an article about Professor Robert Lanza's theory that death is an illusion created in our own minds. Lanza's theory, "biocentrism," uses quantum physics to make his case.
I'm no quantum physicist, but I have always believed there's a "before" and an "after."
It takes different things to convince people of what I see as an obvious fact.
In Many Lives, Many Masters, psychiatrist and initial skeptic Brian Weiss talks about his experience with a patient whose regression into past lives provided the scientific evidence he needed to believe.
The patient was cured and Weiss was motivated to write down what he saw in a book, observing, "If faith is not enough, perhaps science will help."
I have personally observed on many occasions that new friends seem like people I already know very well. There is no way that I could know this, and they tell me the same thing.
A woman told me about the loss of her son. The pain was so palpable. It tore her face in two.
I said to her, "I know this is going to sound strange. But I can feel an energy around you. It is almost like he is with you."
It was difficult to say that for a lot of reasons, but I didn't expect her reply.
"It's not just him," she said. "I have my grandfather, my father, and half my family around me."
And then her sadness broke, and her face broke into a soft grin.
The next time you are sitting in your cubicle, and the stress is overwhelming you, consider this.
Reality may not be exactly what it seems.
You may not be as alone as you think.
And somehow, somewhere, someone is watching out for you.
* All opinions my own.