Something that I already know about what happens after we die is that there is no absolute way to be certain about anything. Though many people believe in various gods or afterlives to cope with the impending, inescapable fear of death, they cannot be 100% sure as to what will actually happen. No matter how strong your faith is or how much you believe in an eternal afterlife, no concrete facts will ever be known as it is impossible to know.
My question is this: I would like to know what happens after one dies, but in order to do so logical facts need to be put in place to justify one’s response. This cannot simply be ‘faith’ or the one experience of a man who claimed to see something after he legally died, but experiments that involved seeing what would really happen.
In an article experimenting on surviving cardiac arrest patients, Dr. Parnia believes that drugs and sensitivities hinder them from completely remembering their experiences. This is proposed by one of his studies as it says:
Of 2,060 cardiac arrest patients studied, 330 survived and of 140 surveyed, 39 per cent said they had experienced some kind of awareness while being resuscitated.
Though none of this can be completely verified as fact, it perhaps may be the closest thing that we have to this particular subject.
In addition to this, Dr. B J Miller is a worker who works in hospice who has often experienced instances of his death, and from what he observed, he describes a lingering sense. And in fact, he has gone through a terrible event that has left him without three limbs, and now is very mundane about death. Though this may not problem may not solve what happens after death, it allows a person to cope with said event. And because he has worked with terminally ill people for so long, he in fact claims, “there’s often no dramatic moment of death, but rather it’s somewhat ordinary.”
No doctor or scientist has yet to give any in-depth explanation as to what our afterlife will be like, and perhaps it will simply be one of the many mysteries of life. Heaven, Hell, or just nothingness are just potentials as to what can happen, not will happen. And though this problem remains something that sits uneasily within the minds of all people, the only option to truly find out is to wait and see.
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