I thought long and hard about rebirth when in one year five people I knew became wheelchair bound. All were very active: one fell out of a tree, one off a cliff, one slipped on a walk, one had a botched surgery, one had a bicycle accident. These in addition to the war veterans who were sent home without limbs. I interviewed the people I knew and will write about them in a book on "rebirth" but just imagine how these people's lives changed. These would be interior and exterior changes. Dramatic. Visible. After talking to these people, i didn't feel so scared anymore. I never forget though that they live with their struggles and healing every moment of the day. I also have a friend being treated for cancer now. She says it's a life-transforming experience.