Blog entry by Alan Chapman
near death experiences
Can we actually teach anything unless we have lived it?
I've never understood why so many men are gynaecologists.
A woman risks her life by conceiving a child. What can any man understand about this?
I took many life-threatening risks as a child and a young man.
I am certainly very lucky still to be alive; lucky to have survived beyond my 20s.
I can recall many incidents in my life when luck saved me from dying, and others when I had to find a way to avoid death by discovering a way to save myself.
I believe that these experiences earlier in my life, as a child and younger man, created a foundation of confidence in myself, and maybe also a trust in some sort of universal force, that enabled me to take much bigger risks with my own life, later in my life.
Other paths to peace are available :)