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Dying to Be Me by Anita Moorjani is an interesting account of a young woman's near death experience and it's significance to the rest of her life. It's a short little book but hardly a "quick read" with some profound insights into the impact of our thinking on our life and health. Ms. Moorjani reveals much about her early life experiences and development of her thinking process from childhood as a prelude to her account of her life changing experience with cancer, dying and returning to living. One of her earliest memories was overhearing an adult conversation expressing the disappointment in having a female child. During her early years as a child in Hong Kong she was the object of rejection and bullying in the private schools she attended because of her Indian looks and Hindu religion and suffered feelings of rejection and fear. She developed a strong character and determination to be as perfect as possible in order to please as many people as she could and excelled in her studies and aspired to go to college. She resisted her cultural path to become a skilled housewife in an arranged marriage and was rejected by her community in spite of the support of her family. She finally met the man of her dreams who embraced her independence and was part of the Indian community in Hong Kong. After a brief period of peace and comfort her best friend and brother-in-law were diagnosed and after lengthy and agonizing chemotherapy, succumbed to cancer. Her fears returned with a vengeance and culminated in her own diagnosis of lymphoma. The next four years were a living hell of fear and anxiety with the exception of a brief respite in India at an Ayurveda retreat. When she returned home she was greatly improved but the benefit was short lived when she encountered the negativity of her friends and family and within a few months she was rushed to the hospital unable to breathe or even lift her own head and soon lapsed into a coma. While unconscious she had her life changing experience which ultimately resulted in her decision to return to her physical form for a total healing of her disease and a completely new perspective on her life and left in the universe as a whole. This book must be read with an open mind and heart in order to receive the message and benefit the author intends for the reader to hear. This is a book capable of changing the reader's life, and the author's epiphany, if embraced by the reader, could result in a more peaceful and healthier existence for all.
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Initial post: Mar 17, 2012 4:52:00 PM PDT
Bill neill says:
5 star review and given 3 stars. Perhaps you need to reread this book
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 18, 2012 10:20:52 AM PDT
I guess you didn't understand my review. The book has a great deal of valuable information but could have been written on half the pages. It's repetitive and not very well written. I gave it a 3 for over all quality the message is a 5.
Posted on Mar 22, 2012 5:32:24 AM PDT
Ron Wayne says:
I agree that the message of the book is a very good one to consider, however it became quite repetitive the longer I read. Nonetheless, i was blessed by reading the book. And the healing of Anita's body from cancer...remarkable!!
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 22, 2012 5:45:31 PM PDT
Yes, I agree it was truly miraculous! Just shows what the power of our mind and faith have in our well being.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 6, 2012 5:40:41 AM PDT
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Linda Thomas says:
I think the majority of her readers a actually savoring each word, again and again, and thereby altering their own experience of their lives. It often takes repetitive words and phrases to help a person integrate a concept so antithetical to their past shaping of themselves. In our current culture, so many people are starved for such a book as this. This is a healing book, as you stated. It was not written, I am sure, with an editor's red pencil in mind; it was written from a higher consciousness of a beautiful human whose words illuminate.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2012 2:56:45 PM PDT
I have not read the book yet, just going through the reviews and ultimately thinking of buying this book.
I just loved your comments to this discussion.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2012 10:30:24 AM PDT
What you may not have taken into consideration is that perhaps folks familiar with the topic, may be able to see your point of view, but there are many who will read this book and it will be a first read about a NDE. Although my preference is listening to audiobooks, I discovered that in this case where I am familiar with stories about NDE's, I was enjoying listening to a good story. I was able to anticipate what was going to happen next without losing focus or attention (ADHD). However, what I discovered is that at the point in the book when she died, is when I had to literally sit down and listed, and rewind many times her experience was so potent.
Your review, as I agree is well written, should have at least been at least 4 stars.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012 6:13:01 AM PDT
Yes, it would have been powerful to hear her read the book!
Posted on Jul 7, 2012 1:59:30 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 7, 2012 7:21:03 PM PDT
I guess the stars are open to interpretation that's why I did a thorough review to hopefully explain the lower number of stars, if you liked the review please don't pass on the book it's worth the read.