Maybe it was a near-death experience, but will standing back in the woods this afternoon I felt a sudden rush of clarity. In a moment I became acutely aware of myself standing and being alive. Hyper aware. I panicked for a second, thinking a meteorite or airplane was about to crash down on me and end it all. (That would be my luck.) Instead I stood there for a moment and enjoyed it, uninterrupted by death or anything else.
Then little by little everything mattered less. Standing didn’t seem so hyper-real anymore and trees and wind and air were just trees and wind and air again.
But I find the whole experience encouraging. There’s something more than the fog in which I seem to live. I am accepting that as good news.
- WakingTimes – P.M.H. Atwater, L.H.D. – At The Threshold : How Near-Death Experiences Transform People – 9 August 2013 (bluedragonjournal.com)
- On Stardust: Physical, Social, and Metaphysical Boundaries (tor.com)
- Who / What Am I? 9-08 (barktime.wordpress.com)