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How Do You Relate to the Universe?

How Do You Relate to the Universe?

The habit of looking at the world “out there” as disconnected from you is entrenched; we all share a cultural bias that reserves life only for plants and animals, and that places intelligence exclusively in the brain. You can begin to break down this belief by acknowledging any hint that the inner and outer worlds are connected. Both have the same source; both are organized by the same deep intelligence; both respond to each other.

When I say that you can talk to the universe, I mean you can connect to it. If you feel depressed by a gray and rainy day, for example, see the inner and outer grayness as the same phenomenon with objective and subjective sides. If you are driving home from work and your gaze is caught by a glowing sunset, consider that Nature wanted to catch your attention, not that you and the sunset are having just an accidental encounter. On some intimate level, your existence meshes with the universe, not by chance but by intention.

When you see that life exists everywhere, acknowledge what youíre seeing. At first, it may seem peculiar to do this, but you are a co-creator, and you have the right to appreciate the patterns of connection that youíve made. Carrying yourself like a child of the universe isnít a game of cosmic pretend.

At the level of the field, you exist everywhere in spacetime, a scientific fact that we are carrying a step further by saying that this moment in spacetime has a special purpose in your world. It is your world, and by responding to it that way, you will begin to notice that it responds back.

On some days everything goes right. On some days everything goes wrong. At certain moments you feel absorbed into the rhythm of Nature. At some moments you feel as if you disappear into the sky or the ocean. Sometimes you know that you have always been here.

There is no defined way for you to relate to the universe. Just relate in your own way. What is yours going to be?


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

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Deepak Chopra

Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over 49 books with 12 best sellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than 35 languages with more than 20 million copies in print.


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10:15PM PDT on Oct 26, 2012

if humanity felt this connection, they just might stop being so cruel and destruction!

1:07AM PDT on Oct 26, 2012

You see and feel it in the clouds

2:06AM PDT on Oct 25, 2012

Good ideas to make one stop and reflect a bit, become a bit more aware and open. Thanks for sharing.

10:22PM PDT on Oct 24, 2012

I think it is really cool that we are all literally made out of "star stuff"!

9:26PM PDT on Oct 24, 2012

I am a co-creator and it is a wonderful feeling

6:06PM PDT on Oct 24, 2012

Thank you.

1:24PM PDT on Oct 24, 2012

V true
Many many years ago it was said " no one lived longer than a dead child,the oldest person died young,heaven and earth are as old as I and the 10000 things are one"

6:33AM PDT on Oct 24, 2012

The best way to connect with the universe is nature.
seeing the sunrise, finding wonderful shapes in pebbles leaves ect....
There's always a wonderful message for us when we take the time to look for it.

5:47AM PDT on Oct 24, 2012

I spent much of my childhood, trying to learn the difference between self and non-self, and now you tell, that there is very little if any difference that I and the world in which I live are one. Bad enough that a few hints at mental telepathy freaked me out as a teenager. If you spend years believing that the thoughts in your head are your own, and then something happens to leave you wondering is maybe some of what you thought was your own thoughts might possibly have been messages from your father? Yikes?? After all that trouble trying to tell the difference between my own thoughts and the voice of my father, I have failed miserably?

2:46AM PDT on Oct 24, 2012

:-) True.....

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