Often, when we talk about mindfulness, we consider what it means to have an enlightened mind. That can encompass a variety of ways of discovering inspiration and wisdom. Lately I’ve been wondering about a famous light that may enlighten people’s minds in every way possible: the light at the end of the tunnel that people who have near-death experiences (NDEs) report encountering.
Light shows up often in stories about consciousness, the life of the mind, angels, and miracles (all topics about which I love to learn more and write more). As a spiritual symbol, light represents life, love, wisdom, and hope.
There’s controversy and debate over who, or what, that brilliant light actually is — and whether or not people should trust it. The light seems to know everything about each person who meets it during an NDE, and infuses people’s souls with love, so many people think it’s God. Is it? I’m not sure. What do you think?
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