Book Reviews

A Whole New Perspective – Anita Moorjani’s Dying To Be Me

  • Book:   Dying to be Me – Anita Moorjani
  • Bonus Resources:  None provided with the book but must read blog  posts
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  • Price:                            $5.80 USD Paperback
  • Overall Rank:              10/10
  • Verdict:                         Excellent

On the self-development path, I have always thought that if you get just one life changing or thought altering ‘thing’ out of each book you’re doing well.

Anita’s book gave me more than that. I am a firm believer in life after death so the topic of Near Death Experiences (NDE’s) is not new to me. I have been reading about NDE’s for years and know that the person who experiences them always comes back to this life changed. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone because what Anita went through was terrifying (to us non-NDE’ers) but it seems, each person has a different message to share with the rest of the planet. Which is awesome because we need to hear it!

This book is not just about NDE’s though. It is also a story about Anita’s life. In some respects, that makes it different to other books about NDE’s that I have read because Anita speaks about her life before her illness and why she believes cancer manifested into her life. I am a firm believer that we make ourselves sick and this book confirmed it for me.

The thing about Anita’s book is that it seems to more closely align our physical life with our spiritual one. That is, as opposed to just having a single cosmic experience. 

There are four key themes that stand out in this book.


Dying to be me is written with so much love. Even when Anita is telling the story of her life, you can just feel the love or maybe it’s just detachment from a loving perspective.

Anita writes in a way that talks about her life (or should I say the Cancer) without any sense of hurt. I know from personal experience that it is hard to talk about a painful experience without emotion but that is exactly what Anita does.

As you get towards the end of the book and are walked through her NDE, you get to understand why. The overriding message that Anita writes about is Love. The need to love ourselves. As Anita says, self love is one of the best kept secrets of our time.

“When we know we are love, we don’t need to work at being loving toward others. Instead, we just have to be true to ourselves, and we become instruments of loving energy, which touches everyone we come into contact with.”

Anita Moorjani – Dying to be me

I love the way that Anita simplifies the spiritual journey that we are on into simple messages we can all apply in our everyday lives.


Another key message in the book was that we are all connected. Most of us who are on a spiritual path know that we are all inherently connected but Anita’s message was more about realising that we are all connected so that we can better heal ourselves and the rest of humanity.

I think my favourite quote was this one:

“Our sense of disconnection is simply part of the illusion of duality that makes it difficult to see oneness forming out of perceived separation.”

Anita Moorjani

This takes self care and self respect to a whole new level for me. It’s not about just making sure we are “all good” so that we have fuel in our tanks to help others. It’s bigger than that. It’s about making sure we are in tune with ourselves, our emotions, staying true to ourselves so that we can stay connected with the whole.


It seems that Anita’s NDE brought with it more reasons not to live our lives in fear. Apart from realising that we need to live each day from a loving perspective, Anita’s NDE helped her to realise that we have to “live our lives fearlessly” because “our feelings are actually what drive our physical reality.” Noted. Thanks Anita. 

I can’t recall where I heard this and it’s not new but fear is an illusion. As Anita says, “Our true magnificence exists right now.” Fear is a future thing. Most people carry their fears around with them (either consciously or unconsciously) and it severely impacts on their ability to live their lives in the now because fear is about what is going to happen next.


Shakespeare (I think) coined it first. “To thine own self be true.” Dying to be me so closely aligns with Wayne Dyer’s views on manifesting true abundance in health, wealth, spirituality and relationships from wishes fulfilled.

In that book, Wayne Dyer talks about how each of us are a part of God. Not in an egotistical way but in a way that we are spiritual beings (all connected) having a human experience. Anita expresses it a bit differently but the same message is there.

If each of us became aware of our magnificence and felt good about ourselves, it seems to me the only thing we’d have to share is our unique nature, expressed outwardly in a loving manner that reflects our self-care.

Anita Moorjani

To me, if we could each realise how truly magnificent we are second by second, the planet would be a very different place. Louise Hay’s book called “Mirror Work – 21 days to heal your life” has some really helpful tools to work with. One of them I used years ago when I read you can heal your life. Some of the exercises you will likely find a bit creepy at first but they are worthwhile to stick with until you are comfortable.

“Dying to Be Me” is a book that is comforting, thought provoking and a thoroughly good read. I would recommend this book to anyone – not just people on a spiritual path.

On a final note from Anita:

The only thing you need to learn is that you already are what you’re seeking to attain. Just express your uniqueness fearlessly, with abandon!

Anita Moorjani