It is invariably heartening and uplifting to read about a genuine spiritual experience, as well as go on to read about how their life changed – or did not appear to change – after it.
I challenge anyone to read DC’s autobiography without being moved, for instance.
I will often read and watch comedy as a pleasant way to allow the body to unwind. Being aware of the gently humorous side of life is absolutely essential for most of us who are unfolding our awareness, in order to retain brain balance. I’ve been reading the autobiography of the comedian Jack Dee, and was surprised to read about several obviously genuine experiences that he has risked describing. Here is the first one:
“During one of the readings, my mind wandered and I started to stare at a large statue of Christ on the cross. I remember wanting to look away but being unable to. At the same time I became aware of a sensation of complete tranquillity, a feeling that I was cherished by God and that everything would be alright. I can’t account for why that should have happened other than to say that’s what happened.” (p110 Thanks for nothing, 2009, Transworld)
For those unaware of Jack’s “oeuvre” here is a sample.