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How Does Emptiness Become Human Beings?

How Does Emptiness Become Human Beings?

Ninety years after they began to emerge, the insights of quantum physics remain a total mystery to most people. Yet, once you understand what the discovery of neuro-peptides means, then understanding the quantum is only a step further. The discovery of neuro-peptides was so significant because it showed that the body is fluid enough to match the mind.

Thanks to messenger molecules, events that seem totally unconnected – such as a thought and a bodily reaction – are now seen to be consistent. The neuro-peptide isn’t a thought, but it moves with thought, serving as a point of transformation. The quantum does exactly the same thing, except that the body in question is the universe, or nature as a whole.

We need to consult the quantum to really understand how the mind pivots on the turning point of a molecule. A neuro-peptide springs into existence at the touch of a thought, but where does it spring from? A thought of fear and the neuro-chemical that it turns into are somehow connected in a hidden process, a transformation of nonmatter into matter.

The same thing happens everywhere in nature, except that we do not call it thinking. When you get to the level of atoms, the landscape is not one of solid objects moving around each other like partners in dance, following predictable steps. Subatomic particles are separated by huge gaps, making every atom more than 99.999 percent empty space. This holds true for hydrogen atoms in the air and carbon atoms in the wood that tables are made of, as well as all the “solid” atoms in our cells.

How could such vast reaches of emptiness, dotted at faraway intervals by specks of matter, turn into human beings? To answer that question requires a quantum perspective. By understanding the quantum, we enter into a vaster reality, spanning from quarks to galaxies. At the same time, the behavior of quantum reality turns out to be very intimate to us.

Adapted from Quantum Healing: Exploring the Frontiers of Mind/Body Medicine, by Deepak Chopra (Bantam Books, 1990).

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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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11:12PM PDT on Oct 31, 2011

Always profound, true Deepra

11:12PM PDT on Oct 31, 2011

Always profound, true Deepra

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11:16PM PST on Feb 18, 2010

What is the "quantum"? Is this better defined somewhere? Is it another term for referring to the universe? I have not come across this use as a noun, only as a descriptive adjective. Its a bit confusing what his flow of thought is here - interesting, but somewhat confusing - not very well connected thoughts. I think some things are being taken for granted in the article.

5:27AM PST on Feb 18, 2010

good stuff

5:27AM PST on Feb 18, 2010


10:19PM PST on Feb 17, 2010

Very nice and thought provoking!

I suggest to all to visit this website

It goes from the infinitely small to the size of the Universe!



9:17PM PST on Feb 17, 2010

I would like more information on this, the article was so short that it was more confusing than enlightening!

9:02PM PST on Feb 17, 2010

yes.this is so important to understand.thank you.

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