Saturday, February 11, 2012

What People Talk About Before They Die

CNN:  What People Talk
About Before They Die
In a recent article on CNN, there was a story about people in hospice.  Specifically, the story was about what people talk about before they die.  I know many people believe they know what happens in the end, some people have experienced and come back from death, while others speculate. It is interesting just how much variation there is in beliefs among people. It is a subject I'm also fascinated with and have learned about through the books of Dr. John Lerma.

The one thing that stands out in this article and what I recall from Dr. Lerma's books is that people don't always talk about God and religion in those final hours like most of us would expect.  It seems that most people talk about families and resolving issues in life where there was difficulty and strife.

Often these people talk about love and how they learned what this concept was as well as how they either felt like they weren't loved in various situations or how they weren't able to love like they needed to throughout their life.  It is interesting to read some of these experiences where they really talk about finally understanding what love truly means and feeling that love in the final days of their life.

Instead of me trying to tell you what this article said, I'll let you read it for yourself.  I thought the insights of the author, Kerry Egan, a hospice chaplain were very insightful.  I'm glad she shared her thoughts and some of her experiences as she learned from her patients.

The article can be found at the following link.

If you want to read other accounts, check out Dr. John Lerma's books.  He has two of them.  One is Into The Light, and the other is Learning From The Light.  Both books are available on Amazon.

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