Originally Posted by Mocha
If you can put the religious aspects aside (which can be very repulsive and twisted), I found her story to be fascinating and touching. That she feels gratitude and joy for the experience is telling of the depth of its impact on her. There is real wisdom in her realization about bad things happening to good people. I believe it is by really knowing our pain and weaknesses and accepting the inevitability of our death that we can truly become stronger. I don't believe her experience can be chalked up just to a dying brain on DMT and lack of oxygen. I'm not religious and don't buy into the heaven and hell bs, but I also think there's more going on in life than just a skin bag of bones and some neurons firing. I think it's easy to write someone off as a religious fanatic. I think there are lessons lost when we fully reject something that may contain some gems (as well as some shit) out of a sort of fear of validating it. IMO
I completely agree. as mocha said, Its easy to write someone off as a religious nutjob if you don't listen to the lady herself, but it was just the Friken toolbag from fox news that almost ruins the whole telling. There are many, many instances of stories just like this through out history, thats not too unusual. but once again thanks to Fox news, kayaking is 'horrific'.... IMO,That lady wasn't even pushing religion on anyone, just stating her belief and experience. She defended kayaking too, and she didn't tebow once...
And from a medical standpoint it's pretty amazing she didn't get permanent dain bramage from the hypoxia. I am sure theres a lot more to the story, with the folks that helped her and all. (just did my SWR refresher, and it sounds like a hard rescue, done quickly, and a phenomenal outcome.) I am curious to hear more about that side of it....
Anytime religion is mentioned it's sure to rub someone the wrong way. I believe in spirituality, not organized religion, and this still struck me as authentic. except for Fucks news