Actor and My Last Days creator Justin Baldoni explains why he believes he was born to play a part in helping people transition from this world to the next. What if birth and death are actually the same? Justin asks that important question—maybe the most important question imaginable. He describes the birth of his daughter, passing through a dark tunnel into the light, and realizes he will one day greet her joyously once more, when she passes from this world to the next. He wonders whether the prophets of God—Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, Baha’u’llah—described death as a beautiful, spiritual transition because they knew where we’re all going. Then, Justin asks one more question: What are you spending your time developing?

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  • Stewart Hall
    Apr 26, 2017
    Justin, Thank you for your gift. You are instrumental in my desire to learn more about Baha'i teachings.
  • Peter Pei
    Feb 27, 2017
    Chinese Philosopher Zhuangzi talked about this topic over two thousand years ago.
    • Joyous Messenger
      Feb 28, 2017
      As a Baha'i coming from a Taoist background, I personally think the subject of death one of the most profound in both Faiths.
  • Roxana Sepahi
    Feb 25, 2017
    Beautifully said the comparison on birth and death being the same. Thank you.
  • Faith Holmes
    Feb 23, 2017
    This talk is the most inspiring thing I've seen on death, thank you for your contributions, It really is so uplifting and helps to everyone understand! So glad you're living your purpose! I really know this needs to be seen by anyone and everyone who wants to look at understanding a different way to look at death... Thank you for your work and your sharing, its so special!!!
  • Jessica Oldwyn
    Feb 23, 2017
    Oh my god, perfect to watch with my father tonight. I lost it at the end, crying, it was so beautiful, so well done. Absolutely, captivating. And thought provoking! I've never heard of both birth and death so eloquently compared. I can't say enough about how much I loved this!
  • vida Wachob
    Feb 22, 2017
    What a beautiful talk and beautiful soul... Please continue enlighten the young people with your actions and role model as you are...
  • Gerilyn Cheyney
    Feb 22, 2017
    Being I was working in the medical field, with births and deaths, I've been Blessed to have had the opportunity to witness many of both. I have/do believe the same as Justin Baldoni. I feel that we transition to this world, and we go through a very similar "birthing process" when "pass"/transition into Heaven, our next life, whatever you prefer to call it. Thank you Justin, for sharing this with us. God Bless you.
  • Feb 21, 2017
    Justin, well done, young man! Absolutely brilliant expository on death and life. Love.
    • christine Clarke
      Feb 22, 2017
      yes, indeed that is what it is, a birth into another world christine clarke
  • Shay Whitman Cooper
    Feb 21, 2017
    What a holistic bright enlightened gifted young man. I hope millions watch this.
  • Seire Toure
    Feb 20, 2017

    Thank you for sharing, this is amazing!