Dying in Order to Create

You are dying at every moment so that you can keep creating yourself.

You are not in the world; the world is in you. This, the main tenet of the one reality, also means that you are not in your body; your body is in you. You are not in your mind; your mind is in you.

There is no place in the brain where a person can be found. Your brain consumes not one molecule of glucose to maintain your sense of self, despite the millions of synaptic bursts that sustain all the things that self is doing in the world.

So when we say that the soul leaves a personís body at the moment of death, it would be more correct to say that the body leaves the soul. The body is already coming and going; now it leaves without coming back.

The soul canít leave because it has nowhere to go. This radical proposition needs a bit of discussion because, if you arenít already going anywhere when you die, you must be there already. This is one of those paradoxes from quantum physics whose understanding depends upon knowing where things come from in the first place.

When you bring a memory to mind, you are actualizing an event. Synaptic firings produce the memory, replete with visuals, taste, and smell if you want them.

That is, you have the potential for memory, which is infinitely vaster than a single memory but nowhere in sight. This field extends invisibly in all directions; the hidden dimensions weíve been discussing can all be explained as different fields embedded in one infinity field, which is being itself.

You are the field.

 

Adapted from The Book of Secrets, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2004).

88 comments

Siti R.
Siti R.3 years ago

thanks~

Lynn C.
Lynn C.3 years ago

I loved this article. Thank you so much Dr. Chopra.

Charlotte A.
Charlotte A.3 years ago

The mind is but a field of lost images.

Dot A.
Dot A.3 years ago

quack
a pair of ducks
a Paradox
our vocabulary
cracks
with every thought
breaking open an egg
of new thought

Elaine A.
Elaine Al Meqdad3 years ago

Sorry, I didn't catch the authors name and to tired to scroll back up as I've already started my comment...Nevertheless, he is a quack on this one!

Dot A.
Dot A.3 years ago

life
chooses life
all living things choose life
and with life
we experience love
and with love
we experience spiritual awareness, our souls
and with our soul's personal awareness
we are closer to the core-center of our energy
love
choosing love
and ever more love
~~~
only in 'error' does this not naturally occur
and compassion is a healing force
that overcomes our 'ills'
~~~
the arms of compassion have no limit
and love has no boundaries
as we are to be as loving souls
~~~
forgiveness provides for the 'error of our ways'
for all living things are carried
in grace and mercy
in this mystery of life
~~~
when we meet one another
let us first remember our personal gift of forgiveness
as all have 'erred' and all are forgiven
by the generosity of the first LOVE which brought us life
~~~
we cannot know the footsteps of another's soul
therefore we are good to be gracious unto one another
~~~
let our judgments fall away
and our compassion find the light in every day
~~~
Choice: - to live in the light

Dot A.
Dot A.3 years ago

con't
~~~
forgiveness provides for the 'error of our ways'
for all living things are carried
in grace and mercy
in this mystery of life
~~~
when we meet one another
let us first remember our personal gift of forgiveness
as all have 'erred' and all are forgiven
by the generosity of the first LOVE which brought us life
~~~
we cannot know the footsteps of another's soul
therefore we are good to be gracious unto one another
~~~
let our judgments fall away
and our compassion find the light in every day
~~~
Choice: - to live in the light

Dot A.
Dot A.3 years ago

life
chooses life
all living things choose life
and with life
we experience love
and with love
we experience spiritual awareness, our souls
and with our soul's personal awareness
we are closer to the core-center of our energy
love
choosing love
and ever more love
~~~
only in 'error' does this not naturally occur
and compassion is a healing force
that overcomes our 'ills'
~~~
the arms of compassion have no limit
and love has no boundaries
as we are to be as loving souls
~~~
forgiveness provides for the 'error of our ways'
for all living things are carried
in grace and mercy
in this mystery of life
~~~
when we meet one another
let us first remember our personal gift of forgiveness
as all have 'erred' and all are forgiven
by the generosity of the first LOVE which brought us life
~~~
we cannot know the footsteps of another's soul
therefore we are good to be gracious unto one another
~~~
let our judgments fall away
and our compassion find the light in every day
~~~
Choice: - to live in the light

Alexandra Rodda
Alexandra Rodda3 years ago

Thank you Deepak for this clear explanation. I'll use it to explain the "I am in them but they are not in me" line in the Bhagavat Geeta.

Miranda Parkinson

How limiting is the mind of Ron G. God sitting in judgement, come on! We are on the cusp of infinite possibilities, with God cheering us onward, and he is still ruled by a medieval mentality!