A Near-Death Survivor's Guide to Living a Joyful Reality in the Here and Now
After living through three very different near-death experiences, Robert Kopecky discovered a remarkable fact about life and death: You don't have to die to go to Heaven.
This book shows how to engage with a paradise that is always present in your life. It's about learning how to make choices that lead you to a place of happiness and fulfillmentfinding the pathways (and a few shortcuts) that will bring you the spiritual awareness and joy that is your birthright. By cultivating perspective, presence, and purpose, you'll discover that going to Heaven is not about moving into a realm of eternal sleep, but about being right where you arewherever that may beand waking up.
"Many people have had near-death experiences and have returned with strong messages for the rest of us. Robert Kopecky's reflections are unusually intelligent and presented in a lively mix of humor and seriousness. I had fun reading this book and appreciated Robert's fresh way of offering traditional wisdom."Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul and Ageless Soul
"Helping us to engage with life, these truths will lead us on a transformational journey in finding a life filled with joy while creating Heaven on Earth."Anita Moorjani, New York Times bestselling author of What If This Is Heaven
"Possibly the most insightful book on how to obtain the enlightenment experienced by those who have gone through a NDE, How to Get to Heaven (Without Really Dying) offers hope and encouragement to experience lasting change."Marianne Pestana, host of Moments with Marianne
"Robert's compassion and selfless service of insight and reflections are a true gift to every reader of this guide to higher consciousness."Brother Edward Salisbury, DDiv, FD, hospice minister and multiple NDE survivor
"Robert Kopecky clearly identifies techniques to help stop our de-evolution of society by remembering our true purposeto be of service to others."Linda P. Truax, Board Secretary of the International Association for Near-Death Studies
"I appreciate and endorse Robert's key themes, which are presented with engaging and heartfelt first person examples: we if seek peace of mind in this life, we'll find it through acts of kindness, humility, honesty, forgiveness, compassion, and service. These practices are universal, but often expressed in a dogmatic fashion, rather than in the friendly manner found in this book. Perhaps his clarity boils down to the adage, 'Religion is for people who're afraid of going to hell. Spirituality is for those who've already been there.'"Josh Korda, author and guiding teacher of DharmaPunx NYC
"A landscape of love is all around us, and yet mysteriously hidden. Based on his own near-death experiences, Robert Kopecky gives us keys to this landscape. Practicing the simple qualities of kindness, compassion, humility, and service open us to the love, light, and magic of life. Heaven is not 'somewhere else' but a state in which we are reconnected to the Divine Consciousness that is within and all around us. This beautiful book helps us to live in this miraculous realm, awake in its wonder."Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, PhD, author of Sufism: The Transformation of the Heart
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About the Author
Robert Kopecky (Brooklyn, NY) explores and teaches about the lessons he learned from surviving three near-death experiences. He's the author of How to Survive Life (and Death) , and he blogs at BeliefNet , The Mindful Word , Soul Life Times , and other places around the web. Visit him online at http://RobertKopecky.blogspot.com.
Table of Contents
Exercises … xi Introduction: Finding Heaven (the Easier Way) … 1 Part I: Perspective Chapter 1: Gaining Perspective Through Simple Principles: Cultivating a View from on High … 15 Chapter 2: Kindness: It's Very Nice to Be Very Kind … 25 Chapter 3: Humility: How a Humble Life Is So Totally Fabulous … 35 Chapter 4: Honesty: The Gift of Honesty Is Really No Lie … 47 Chapter 5: Forgiveness: It's For Giving … and For Getting … 55 Chapter 6: Compassion: Becoming a Passionate Compassionate … 63 Chapter 7: Service: How You Really Can Meet the Nicest People … 75
Part II: Presence Chapter 8: Finding Presence Now: It's Always Been Now, and Always Will Be … 87 Chapter 9: The Presence That Lasts: Uncovering Ancient Paths to Heaven … 103
Part III: Purpose Chapter 10: Discovering Divine Purpose Through Personal Actions: Becoming a Heavenly Human Being … 129 Chapter 11: Looking into the Truth: Turning from Our Dark Corners to Face the Light … 139 Chapter 12: Meditation Works When Your Mind Doesn't: Don't Just Do SomethingSit There! … 151 Chapter 13: Recognize the Sacred in Everything:… and (Surprise!) Become a Whole Lot Happier … 171 Chapter 14: Look for the Divine in Others: Realizing Heavenly Relationships … 181 Chapter 15: Create a Divine World: Making This Place Look More Like Paradise … 195 Conclusion: The Everyday Realization of Heaven … 209 Appendix: Many Heavens to Live, Many Ways to Die: Why We Really (Don't) Die … 213
Bibliography and Interdimensional Reading List … 217 Acknowledgments … 223 Index … 225