The unfolding of God is a process made possible by the brainís ability to unfold its own potential. Inherent in each of us is wonder, love, transformation, and miracles, not just because we crave theses things but because they are our birthright.
Our neurons have evolved to make these higher aspirations real. From the womb of the brain springs a new and useful God.
If asked why we should strive to know God, my answer would be selfish: I want to be a creator. This is the ultimate promise of spirituality, that you can become the author of your own existence, the maker of personal destiny. Your brain is already performing this service for you unconsciously.
In the quantum domain your brain chooses the response that is appropriate at any given moment. The universe is an overwhelming chaos. It must be interpreted to make sense; it must be decoded. The brain therefore canít take reality as it is given; a response has to be selected, and the quantum realm is where this decision is made.
To know God, you must consciously participate in making this journey Ė that is the purpose of free will. On the surface of life we make much more trivial choices but pretend that they carry enormous weight. In reality, you are constantly acting out seven fundamental choices about the kind of world you recognize:
The choice of fear, the choice of power, the choice of inner reflection, the choice to know yourself, the choice to create, the choice to love, and the choice to be.
A fully awakened brain is the secret to knowing God. In the end, however, the seventh stage is the goal, the one where pure being allows us to revel in the infinite creation of God.
Adapted from How To Know God, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2000).