What happens after you die is an intriguing question that most people don’t want to confront. I have always been so obsessed with this topic since forever. It’s compelling and scary at the same time. And this week, instead of watching horror movie, my best friend and I decided to have a thrilling discussion about what happens after you die.
Before I get into the whole conversation, I want to talk to you about my novel writing progress. Some of you wrote to me and asked me if I still wrote novels. Yes, friends, yes, I still do though I find it super hard to find time and to truly be dedicated to it. I am currently working on a paranormal new adult fiction called The Grave Shadows. Actually, the whole book is finished, but I just want to go through the whole thing before I send it to my editor. I’m pretty happy about this book because I think I’ve improved a lot from the mistakes I made in my first novel. I can’t wait to share it with you guys real soon.
Life after Death Proved by Scientist?
I grew up with a firm belief in science. It’s a part of my thought process. I know Science is not always reliable since not everything is explained by science these days. Actually, there are numbers of things that I am not on the same side with Science anymore. To me, Science is just another way of thinking.
But I’m extremely glad to find out that there are a lot of researches on this dark journey now. I recently read something on the Telegraph. Scientists at the University of Southampton have spent four years examining more than 2,000 people who suffered cardiac arrests at 15 hospitals in the UK, US and Austria. And they found that nearly 40% of people who survived described some kind of ‘awareness’ during the time when they were clinically dead before their hearts were restarted. Now that’s something! Looks like Death is not the depressing ending after all.
Death in Asian Beliefs
‘Death is not the end’ is the beliefs engraved in Asian cultures. The funeral ceremonies and customs in the East are not only performed to pay respect to the deceases, but they are the forms of ritual to prepare the souls to take the journey into the afterlife. In many cultures fake money, fake gold, and even personal items of the deceases are burned or donated because it’s the belief that these things can be used in another world. In India, Hinduism even believes in reincarnation. These traditions are a part of life, and it’s interesting when you begin to think about where these beliefs are originated and how important they are to our cultures. Though a lot of people find this kind of things very superstition, but isn’t it too depressing to think that all of you just disappear after you die? It’s scarier that way I think. So I vote for the unknown journey!
Where do you go after you die?
Do I believe in Heaven? I’ve asked myself this question many times. The truth is I really love to certainly believe. There is always this side of me, though, that is like… nah, that’s just what people say to make you feel better. I read a lot of articles about Near Death Experience. It seems like people from different cultures who have gone through Near Death Experience have unalike experiences that are also similar in a way. I don’t know how to put this. Uh, It’s like you will witness something close to what you’re taught to believe, but the similar things are like you will meet with your dead relatives and see the light at the end of the tunnel, something like that. Ugh, I’m bad at explaining things in writing. This is why I should just vlog. Okay, so where you go after you die? My personal belief is: if there’s a Heaven, it’s probably something especially customized for you depending on a person you are and what you belief.
Okay, this will go on and on like crazy, and I don’t want to end up writing too much that I bore you. So let me know what you want to read next about anything paranormal on next Friday.
And as promised, I got the picture of food I had today to share with you. I found this new place that serves really good Indian breakfast. I’ve been there a couple of times now with my mom and my friends, and I plan to get the boys there this weekend.
Anyway, today I tried Onion Uttapam. It’s kind of like savory onion pancakes. And it’s soooo bomb. Super crispy and soft at the same time. I had it with coconut chutney and spicy vegetable stew. My mom had Idli, steamed rice cake, which is dusted with savory peanut crumbles. My friend had Missal Pav. It’s a mixture of random things which turned into the wildest deliciousness that brings teardrops into your eyes.
And this! It’s super bomb as well. I think it’s called Thalipeet. And that white stuff on that thing is butterrrr! Oh people, this is good! We also had Chai. It’s so good and perfect for the cloudy weather of today.