Saturday, August 23, 2008

Near Death Experiences

Read in the local newspaper about one of my favorite actresses...Jane Seymour. Loved her in Somewhere in Time-my favorite movie with Christopher Reeves, and as Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman-another favorite TV show. When she was 36 and making a film about Maria Callas in Spain, she came down with bronchitis. An antibiotic was given an injection of penicillin and she went into anaphylactic shock. 

The nurse that had administered it saved her life by injecting her with cortisone and adrenaline...but I did actually leave my body, see the white light, see the people resuscitating me, and all of that. And after that I realized that you take nothing with you in this life. It was a wonderful moment really, it made me realize how simple it is. It's all about loving and being loved...and the difference you may have made along the way. It simplified things for me. Your life is increidibly worth living and I don't want to waste a moment of it. Then Jane suddenly found herself back in her body. Great thoughts to ponder as we try to live our daily lives with purpose and meaning.


  1. Yes it certainly is. I had not read or heard this about Jane.Good post.

  2. Me again, I left a comment on Feedjit.

  3. I love Jane..there are many stories of this nature....

  4. I just completed preparing a lesson for this Sunday. As a part of it, I took a piece of faux suede and wrote on it the things that I would be willinhg to die for. It's amaxing what a small piece of cloth you need to do that. My home and land?? Nope! Gonna leave it when I die anyway. My scrumptios new outfit? Are you kidding me? The way I'm going it won't even fit me in three months.

    I came up with three things...

    And I determined that if they are the only things I would be willing to die for, they will be those things that I want to LIVE for.

    I will be re-prioritizing this week.

    Great Post!!! I'm going to think on it some more.

  5. This is really food for thought as I am scrambling about trying to get the PERFECT furniture to furnish our new living quarters. It's not all that important. I will step back and focus on the more important things I can do right now...playing with my granddaughter for one thing. Thank you for a great post.

  6. Yes, indeed! Thanks, Lin, for this beautiful post. I did not know this story about Jane Seymour. What a great lesson to share.

  7. Reminds me of the song, "what's it all about, Alfie?
    Kinda makes me wonder why there is so much unrest in the world.
    Interesting post. It's always comforting to know that there is something after death.