Why Do People Say “Why Did You Bring Me Back from the Dead?”

Because We All Want to Belong, and that’s OK.

David Bourne


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A few months ago I heard something amazing. Dr. Zach Bush was talking to Rich Roll about his experience of being there when people came back from the dead.

“Why did you bring me back?” is often the first thing they said.

Dr. Bush then explained that people who die often experience a feeling of being fully accepted for the first time in their lives. You can listen to this moment for yourself here in, “Zach Bush Wants You to Let Go of Your Story”.

Wow. I did not see that coming.

I’m so intrigued by this idea because I want to know why this idea is the one idea so many people brought back from the dead.

Why Does Acceptance Matter So Much to Us?

Is it just our biology?

I know that we humans are a social species, and therefore we want to belong to our human groups. We evolved to need each other. Being in a group meant we survived.

But this “biology idea” seems too basic. It’s too biological and too mechanical to make sense in this life after death scenario.



David Bourne

Coach. Dad. Explorer. 35+ Years Expereince Teaching, Consulting New Media