What If This Is Heaven? How Our Cultural Myths Prevent Us From Experiencing Heaven on Earth

What If This Is Heaven?

Anita Moorjani

$24.99 H, 9781401943318
Hay House

Moorjani is best known for her insightful and fascinating account of her battle with cancer and subsequent near-death experience. When she finished that book, she felt she had said everything there was to say about near-death and the lessons it brings. She was surprised to find out the lessons were just beginning.

In this book, she recounts the challenges she encountered as she worked to integrate her radically revised perspective into an active, physical-plane life. Determining that most people make life on earth more uncomfortable than it needs to be, she began dismantling the myths that fuel that thinking and separate us from the joy we are meant to feel.

The book is divided into 12 chapters, each dealing with a specific cultural myth (We Get What We Deserve, We Must Always Be Positive, We Pay For Our Sins At Death). Moorjani explains that these myths are highly invasive and often invisible. She gives multiple examples of the myths in action to help readers ferret them out and then explains how readers can counter each of these myths within their own lives. Each chapter ends with specific exercises to further aid the process of reprogramming our expectations and daily decisions. It’s a powerful tool for personal change.

August 1, 2016
Reviewed by: 
Anna Jedrziewski