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Dying to Be Me

My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing
Narrated by: Anita Moorjani
Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
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In this truly inspirational audio book, Anita Moorjani relates how, after fighting cancer for almost four years, her body began shutting down - overwhelmed by the malignant cells spreading throughout her system. As her organs failed, she entered into an extraordinary near-death experience (NDE) where she realized her inherent worth... and the actual cause of her disease. Upon regaining consciousness, Anita found that her condition had improved so rapidly that she was released from the hospital within weeks - without a trace of cancer in her body!

Anita had been pushed and pulled by cultural and religious customs since she was a little girl. After years of struggling to forge her own path while trying to meet everyone else’s expectations, she had the realization, as a result of her epiphany on the other side, that she had the power to heal herself... and that there are miracles in the Universe that she’d never even imagined.

In Dying to Be Me, Anita freely shares all she has learned about illness, healing, fear, “being love,” and the true magnificence of each and every human being!

©2012 Hay House (P)2012 Hay House

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Inspired

This book changed my life. Everyone can learn something valuable from this book. Anita brings comfort and clarity about existence in this realm and the next.

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Life Changing

One of the best audiobooks I have ever listened to.
We are magnificent beings whose purpose is just to love and become true to ourselves. :)

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The meaning of life explained!

I have had the physical book since 2011 and have read it several times by now, there is always more depth to be uncovered in what Anita experienced. I would highly recommend for anyone to read this book regardless if they or a loved one is struggling or not. In fact I would say read this book and make some changes before it gets to the point of illness. One of my most valued books of all time now with the added bonus of Anita reading it!

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awesome book

awesome book... really! you telling me how much to write.. really really really awesome book

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Thank you Anita

Loved this journey of Anita's. There was so much wisdom shared through her NDE and what she embodies beyond this. I really enjoyed learning from this book and it really feels like a catalyst to allow the love I already always am to permeate through me into the world. Thanks for this divine reminder Anita.

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Enjoyed this book!

I wasn’t going to download this book. I have read many, many books. All the popular self development ones and I actually think this could be the best I have read!

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Inspiring

Goes a long way to explain some of most debated questions of the human existence and it is articulated beautifully

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Insightful, powerful.

This insightful book has brought me much needed clarity. Simple message yet so powerful. Great companion book to life!

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My favorite book of all time...

I would replace all of my self help books for this one profound book. I wish I had read this years ago. Anita's story moved me deeply and simplified spirituality in a way that resonated with me on so many levels. I now have a sense of peace & understanding about my purpose here on earth that previously eluded me. I truly feel like I 'get it'. I will listen to this book many times over.

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Brilliant!

Well articulated and captivating read. Thankyou Anita for sharing your experiences and bringing to light the questions on purpose and being. Loved it!

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  • Jason
  • 04-11-2012

Inspiring And Comforting Account Of Death

Would you listen to Dying to Be Me again? Why?

Yes, but only the part about her description of her near death experience. I found the rest of the book to be preachy and full of platitudes.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Anita was pretty much the only character.

Have you listened to any of Anita Moorjani’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I haven't.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No.

Any additional comments?

Overall this is well worth getting. Anita's beautiful description of her near death experience alone is worth buying it for. I thought it was weird that so many reviews mentioned her exception command of the English language, but as I listened I found myself appreciating it as well. Her description of the event is incredible. The rest of the book was too vague, new age, and full of platitudes for me, but the first half more than made up for that. This is well worth getting.

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  • Jeffrey
  • 21-05-2012

SImply Amazing

I attended a Wayne Dyer lecture last year and he spent alot of time talking about Anita's story. I got home and watched her youtube interviews and couldn't wait to get the book. I purchased the Kindle edition and read it while waiting for an audiobook. I do not write reviews on books, but I feel this is some of the most important work to come out in a long time. Anyone wanting to understand and discover who and what we really are, and the root cause of our problems need to read this book. Anita simplifies a very complex concept, and masterfully tells of the pain and discovery she experienced in her life. Her explanation of parallel lives and the reason we think in successive lives is masterfully done. I have read this and now listened 3 times. This has become a staple of my collection.

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  • Eve
  • 25-06-2012

For all who experience a major illness

An arresting near death experience told with brilliant insight and perspective, Dying to Be Me is not merely one woman's story, but a story about and for many of us who have faced or are facing life-threatening illness. The understanding Mrs. Moorjani gained can help all of us look to ourselves for answers about our illness. She explains how our views of ourselves determine our emotional and physical states of being, including determining our place on the illness/wellness continuum.

This is a remarkable book for its honesty, clarity, and for its respectfulness and depth of understanding on a subject often veiled with misunderstanding and confusion. The topic of near death experiences or NDE, is often rejected by the scientific community for lack of methodically obtained evidence to prove its occurrence. While proof of Ms. Moorjani's NDE may not be possible, her rapid healing response following it, which was documented, could not have been explained by the chemotherapy she received.

It is true that while she experienced organ failure, her body was supported by fluids and other palliative measures. However, while her cure does not prove that her NDE was the sole or even major cause of her rapid cure, there is as yet no other explanation for the fact that she went from being assumed by the doctors as comatose and all but dead to becoming conscious and cured.

I went from completely doubting that any NDE could actually result in healing from cancer to realizing there are many things that science lacks the means to explain. In addition, what Ms. Moorjani wrote will help many others feel empowered to take charge of their illness and look into ways their views of themselves are determining aspects of their illnesses or their responses to their illness.

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  • Evelyn hunter
  • 06-08-2012

What if......?

I listened to this book twice. There is a vast cavern of insight and once just wasn't enough to process it all. There are other books out there describing 'Near Death Experience' , but this one can be verified - - including an ultimate cancer recovery from the brink of death - - and the awareness of events happening beyond the body's resting place. I found this author to be credible and articulate. My favorite part of this book is the ending when she answers questions submitted to her. My truth resonated with each answer. I found myself repeating "yes" "yes" "yes!"

What if......all of humanity could adopt this type of consciousness? What if we could all suspend judgment and allow others to be who they are? What if we could abolish fear and the consequences of it?

I recommend this book to those with open minds.....or venturing into 'open mind territory'.

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  • Marysia Walpole
  • 27-08-2012

Very Insightful!

What did you love best about Dying to Be Me?

This is a really good audio book. Moorjani's experience really makes me reflect deeply on the way my thoughts, which generate emotions, effect my health and my perception of my life. Her experience of the "after-life" or non-local realm or heaven or whatever term you want to use gave me a lot to think about. It certainly put a different perspective on these things than I had heard before. I found it fascinating.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dying to Be Me?

Her understanding that instead of past lives, we are living parallel lives- with everything happening at once.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The question and answer section sometimes didn't flow linearly, which was disorienting at times.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I was very moved by the fact that Moorjani felt she wasn't meeting the expectations of her multi-cultures and how these expectations effected her long-term self-confidence and ultimately her health.

Any additional comments?

This is a fascinating book.

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  • MarkM
  • 22-06-2012

Engaging and Transforming

Where does Dying to Be Me rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

It ranks among the most unique to present a controversial topic in an authentic manner backing it up with science and experiential information.

What other book might you compare Dying to Be Me to and why?

The Secret and other type of books that endeavor to help people connect, but lead pretty much to "wishful thinking." "Dying to be Me" is different...I think it really comes closer than these other books to the key to this connection and releasing ourselves from disease and turmoil.

Have you listened to any of Anita Moorjani???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I believe this is her first. : )

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There were many in terms how she said things and feeling within myself my own healing.

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  • C. D. Ross
  • 04-03-2013

The book everyone should read!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Anita Moorjani's experience should be shared with everyone who believes in spirituality, to themselves and to all others.

What about Anita Moorjani’s performance did you like?

Her presentation is honest, forthright and from the heart.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes.

Any additional comments?

I listened to this book while reading a copy of the book. I do this with many books for enhanced understanding and clarity. I hope Audible.com makes more books available to do this.

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  • rnay0406
  • 09-07-2012

Literally Changed My LIfe

Would you consider the audio edition of Dying to Be Me to be better than the print version?

I love listening to Anita. Listening to her accent connected me more to her life and culture. She has such a lovely, calm way of speaking.

What did you like best about this story?

What Anita experienced was profound and I feel that her just sharing it with "me" lead me to some of the realizations she experienced without such drastic measures.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book gave me hope and clarity.

Any additional comments?

I have already made huge changes in my life to allow it to be more about what I want and need and not what is expected of me. I continue to allow even more to come to me. "Allow" is my new favorite word.

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  • hypersona
  • 14-09-2016

Good w some minor bumps

Narration was excellent besides a few early chapters sounding echoey, as if they we done in a plain room instead of a recording room. Overall a beautiful lesson and message birthed from a miracle. Some of the explanations in the beginning were long winded and too elaborate. I understand why and all... because language is limited in description for this even. It just made me feel like it was forced or unbelievable at points. (as in a description of anything that carried on as such would). I do believe this story, however. I really gained the most out of the last 1/3 to 1/2 of this book. It connected with me nicely and I am trying to be more accepting of myself and not to be as harsh. Thank you.

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  • Debra
  • 30-06-2012

worth reading

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This book differs a bit from some of the other near-death stories so is worth reading. It's encouraging and uplifting and leaves one with a sense of control over their own destiny. Well worth consideration.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-04-2017

A must read

What an incredible book. Written and read with gentleness, understanding, compassion and humility. So enlightening on many so levels. Thank you for sharing your story Anita. Julia

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  • jane joensen
  • 29-10-2014

Dying Died on Me..

Would you try another book written by Anita Moorjani or narrated by Anita Moorjani?

I doubt if I would listen to another of Anita's books. Although the subject is out of this world interesting, I got bored quite quickly along the way.
I cannot put my finger on why I find the book tedious but I suspect that I have read too many self help books over the years and when I heard Wayne Dwyer in the foreword my heart sank...

What was most disappointing about Anita Moorjani’s story?

It was just too long. All Anita had to say could in my opinion have been said in half the time or less.

What aspect of Anita Moorjani’s performance might you have changed?

I am sure Anita Moorjani performs really good. She just did not catch my heart - but I stayed with her to the end and I am grateful for the story she has told.

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  • Guestini
  • 10-04-2019

Awesome, inspiring and life changing!

Thank you Anita, my soul was ready for this book. I had been striving in the mental health field, I pushed myself through a degree and a Masters by Research in the field of Clinical Neuropsychology. I was miserable with my life and felt worthless and these qualifications would help me feel good about myself. I wanted to help others but my self-esteem was so low. I had depression, anxiety, PTSD, Chronic Fatigue and when really stressed I suffered with Vertigo. I worked solidly for 10 years without proper rest or holidays and worked a long, stressful week. This is what I believed would bring me happiness and inner peace. It did for a while and then I found myself in the last few months burnt out, depressed and lost. I looked at my graduation pictures and thought, why am I not happy, I thought getting these qualifications would give my life meaning. After listening to your book Anita, I now know why I was feeling the way I did and I know now to ‘allow myself to be’. Thank you and much love, Alethea...

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-01-2019

Beautiful, Moving, Enlightening

Beautiful book read by the author.
Moving and enlightening in equal measure.
Nourishment for the soul

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  • Sally Garozzo
  • 03-06-2018

This book came at the right time

What an incredible book. As somebody with anxiety, burnout and sciatica I can completely relate to what Anita talks about in surrendering and letting go. Her experience seems incredible and I'm so grateful to her for writing this book. Thank you Anita for your bravery and courage to take your story out into the world. Let's hope this message becomes mainstream within our lifetime xx

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  • Dee
  • 17-05-2018

life changing

I thoroughly enjoyed it! This really makes a lot of sense to me and confirms a few beliefs that I have of my own.

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  • 匿名
  • 11-05-2018

Amazing insight into an NDE and great narration.

Amazing insight into an NDE. Anita explains things in an easy to grasp way and her narration is very good, it is very easy to follow

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-04-2018

Truly Amazing Thank You Anita !

This is the only book I ever need to read again. By following Anita’s guidance and understanding that all we have to do is be ourselves and love ourselves I know I can be happy and healthy forever and help my family to go the same.

I consume self help and spiritual guidance material on a weekly basis but this is the most profound and awe inspiring story I have ever come across. You simply must hear her journey as it will be connected to yours!

Namaste

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  • Andrea F.
  • 24-09-2017

With Love

Anita has a way of portraying her story that she brings you in to the very reality of her surroundings from her early childhood with the scene from her window out on to the street with the passing teams and on to the bustle of the market place she used to enjoy going to. She brings the listener (As I have the Audible version of her book) into the very essence of what she went through both in suffering and through her transcending her suffering to the other realm. She has the ability to fill the listener with the joy of knowing what we can all expect on the other side so to speak and she has done it all “With Love” for her fellow spiritual brothers and sisters so that we too can all share in the joy and ecstasy of this truth.

Love you Anita for sharing
Thank you
Michael Fitzpatrick South Wales UK.

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  • 匿名
  • 21-01-2020

amazing book

enjoyed this book from start to end.
it answers questions about existence and gives you an amazing perspective to it.