I know one thing and that is I am not a person who will ever be a dare devil or taking crazy chances, because I don't wanna go before God and have him say "welcome home son buuuuuut - you could've had 20 more years with your loved ones had you NOT skydived out of that plane".
I think like this as well, I would never attach myself to someone who engaged in risky daredevil behavior for FUN & kicks... I'd want to rip him from limb to limb, even if he ended up in a hospital bed... I see no humor or coolness in pushing our death risk higher than it otherwise would have been.
Skydiving is pretty safe though -if you know what you are doing- though I'd be the biggest chicken. Could never do it. Love a monster Roller coaster though, the bigger the better.
Homemaker_Numero_Uno said: For me, I've stayed alive long enough to be okay with seeing death as the ultimate merging with the collective consciousness, evolving outside of the body. The one I've come to realizing I'm stuck in and in deep sh*t any number of times. To look at me you wouldn't even think I'd been nearly dead so many times.
827Aug said: lol, the doctors and staff who were all gathered around my bed trying to keep me alive so we could run to the o.r.....
....The hospital basically told them they could do nothing more than try to keep me talking to them at that point. It didn't work--I still arrived at the hospital unconscious and unresponsive. What a long trip for them.
Thor said: I've had two experiences of almost dying.
One time I was literally nose-to-nose and toe-to-toe with Evil itself. I said to him I am not letting you win today. By all accounts I should have been dead by then.
The second time was near drowning when I, my son 11 yrs old, and my 76 yr old father were caught in a rip current at the beach. We were whisked out into deep water in a flash. My son was not much of a swimmer and I had to keep him up. I spent a lot of time underwater. During one of those extended underwater periods it struck me that my only goal was to save my son, and my survival had become totally irrelevant.
During both events a calm acceptance came over me. Death was likely very close, but it was not
Any "out of Body" experiences with these ??
Years ago, I read a few books written by those who claimed they died & came back..... they all had these similar stories, I am such a pathetic skeptic though... I just don't know what to believe.
I remember watching Flatliners: Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts
about these young Doctors pushing their fate on the operating table at night - to experience dying & being brought back.
Interesting movie, I have to wonder if real death will play something like that .