I will preface this as it is a ecumenical parable or even just a metaphor..meaning this is not about your religion or your belief in the afterlife...or spirit. It is a metaphor. For me, I don't believe in Heaven..but this metaphor is incredibly powerful for me. It may speak to you as well. A Room in Heaven One day a human went to Heaven in the way that humans do. Upon arrival, the human was greeted by a host of angels and given a tour of all of Heaven's wonders. Over the course of the tour, the human noticed that there was one room the angels quickly glided past each time they approached it. "What's in that room?" the human asked? The angels looked at each other as if they've been dreading the question. Finally, one of them stepped forward and said kindly, "We're not allowed to keep you out, but please believe us--you don't want to go in there!" The human's mind raced at the thought of what might be contained in that room. What could be so horrible if that all the angels of Heaven would want to hide it away? The human knew that one should probably take angels at their word, but found it very hard to resist temptation. "After all," the human thought, "I'm only human." Slowly walking toward the room, the human was filled with dread and wonder about what horrors might be about to be revealed. But in fact, the room was filled with the most wonderful things imaginable: a beautiful home; nice things; great wisdom; a happy family; loving friends; and riches beyond measure. Eyes wide; the human turned back to the angels. "But why didn't you want me to come in here? This room is filled with the most amazing things I've ever seen?" The angels looked back at each other sadly, then back at the human. "These were all the things you were meant to have while you were on Earth, but you never believed you could have them."