Friday, January 25, 2013
Voyage of Purpose: Spiritual Wisdom from Near-Death Back to Life
a book by David Bennett and Cindy Griffith-Bennett
“Wonder of wonder, miracle of miracles, God took an engineer by the hand…” Well with apologies to Fiddler on the Roof, the joy of the tailor Motel Kamzoil infuses David & Cindy Bennett’s book. Bennett has journeyed into the Light and returned with messages of hope for all of us: There is life after death. The power of eternity forms and informs our earthly existence. The worst of diseases can be healed. Learning to be open hearted and loving is a life long journey of joy.
I knew most of David Bennett’s story before I read the book. I found it as enthralling as it was the first time I heard it. My favorite part is about the scent of roses from a holy relic, something I would discount if anyone else told me. This book erases the line between possible and impossible. I highly recommend Voyage of Purpose as an antidote to the doom and gloom of current events.
In addition Dave has a very uplifting Facebook page called Dharma Talks. He finds beautiful images and makes challenging and kind suggestions about how we might be. I check that out every day in my newsfeed. I know some people complain about social media, how it wastes time, brings them down, has mean crazy people on it. I think it is all in who you choose to associate with, just like real life.
Whether or not we have had a near-death experience, we can all find a voyage filled with purpose in this life. On Wednesday Dave said "Every moment our purpose calls us to join in its unfolding. Appreciate the beauty that is all around us, spread the joy that is in our heart, investigate the mysteries that cross our path." That is absolutely true. The purpose unfolds without us if we don't pay attention; if we persist in misunderstanding the nature of phenomena around us; if we think somehow we are alone or unloved. We cannot be unloved, because like the rest of the Universe, at our core and in our essence we are love. Our life's purpose is wrapped up in the truth.