March 2013 issue – Meet a sorted soul

Healing from cancer was the least of the ‘miracles’ that Anita had experienced

Anita Moorjani shares lessons from across time-spaceWhen I first heard Anita Moorjani’s story, I was curious to know more. After all it’s not often that you learn of complete remission from last stage cancer. Her near death experience [NDE] was less intriguing to me as I had read or heard about many other cases of people almost dying and having surreal experiences, including meeting dead relatives as well as feeling limitless and a lightness of being. But such a profound healing was uncommon. To top that, one of my favourite authors, Wayne Dyer, mentioned her story in an interview, calling it inspirational. This prompted me to find out more about Anita.

Soon, I found a video interview of Anita on YouTube. Hearing her words, I sensed that her NDE has done more than just heal her cancer. I became eager to read her book Dying to be me, based on her NDE. But it had not yet released. When I finally read it, I realised that my instincts were spot on. Healing from cancer was the least of the ‘miracles’ that Anita had experienced. By far the greatest of them was the complete transformation in her perspective about life as we know it. To me, the practical wisdom that her book contains was tangible evidence of her tryst with the infinite.

Ever since her NDE, Anita has answered scores of questions in interviews to top TV and radio channels, newspapers and magazines across the world. But we had more questions. So we requested her for yet another interview, which she graciously granted. It is perhaps for the first time that Anita, who has Indian origins, has given such a comprehensive interview to an Indian publication.

I must say that my interaction with Anita was as delightful as I expected it to be. Her responses were fluid and spontaneous, and her demeanour was that of a beautiful soul. She came across a sorted woman, who knew what she was saying, even as she didn’t mince her words. She was clear as crystal about how erroneously we conduct ourselves in this realm, and how we can live a richer life, if only we would rearrange our priorities.

My earnest advice to you: read Anita’s interview with an open mind and an open heart and I guarantee you that her words will touch your soul and introduce you to your innate magnificence.

Manoj Khatri
Manoj Khatri has spent the last two decades learning, teaching and writing about wellbeing and mindful living. He has contributed over 1500 articles for several newspapers and magazines including The Times of India, The Economic Times, The Statesman, Mid-Day, Bombay Times, Femina, and more. He is a counseling therapist and the author of What a thought!, a critically acclaimed best-selling book on self-transformation. An award-winning editor, Manoj runs Complete Wellbeing and believes that "peace begins with me".


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