As someone who considers herself on a spiritual journey, rather than on a physical journey, I wholeheartedly enjoyed this book by Dr. Eben Alexander. I could so relate to him when he explains throughout the book that although our senses are a wonderful blessing, we are limited by them. We are also limited by words/language. (Yes, I hear ya Dr. Alexander, but you still did a great job at describing your experience.)
There were so many parts that made me put down the book for a few minutes to absorb the beauty of its messages. I'm a big fan of science (yay science!) and technology, and I also believe in evolution. But I "grasped" many years ago (I'm limited by words here) that consciousness goes beyond the brain. And in his book, Dr. Alexander attempts to explain just that; that yes, the brain makes us conscious here in the physical realm, but once the brain stops working, it also stops limiting us. Our consciousness is much bigger than what we can "see" at the moment.
Anyway, I've never been drawn to try to convince people that there is life after (physical) death. I have other things to do, and, with all due respect, I don't care. But I do find it exciting and comforting to read stuff like this and realize I'm not alone in my beliefs. There are others out there who "see" this bigger consciousness too.
Thank you, Dr. Alexander, for sharing your experience. It was a great way to start the new year and my book challenge.