This is from Steve Jobs’ sister’s eulogy…
Steve’s final words, hours earlier, were monosyllables, repeated three times.
Before embarking, he’d looked at his sister Patty, then for a long time at his children, then at his life’s partner Laurene, and then over their shoulders, past them.
His final words were:
OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW.
This was a good Halloween meditation for me! : >
My basic sense of over there is that it is expansive beyond our imagining, that, once there, we are tightly focused when choosing and everywhere at once – all at the same time. We can explore what we want to learn, be with all and with one, be in joy and fun.
I love the song Amazing Grace, but cannot imagine anything more boring that staring fixedly at an old guy or anything for 10,000 years. Sounds more like torture than heaven.
I’m glad I’ve had enough visits to know that’s not true. And creative Steve Jobs’ OH WOW really says it all – excitement, beauty, joy. That’s what awaits us!