Living from the Level of the Soul

If we could learn to live from the level of the soul, we would see that the best, most luminous part of ourselves is connected to all the rhythms of the universe. We would truly know ourselves as the miracle-makers we are capable of being.

We would lose fear, and longing, and hatred, and anxiety, and hesitation. Living form the level of the soul means diving past the ego, past the limitations of the mind that harness us to events and outcomes in the physical world.

In the vastness of the ocean there is no individual I clamoring for attention. There are waves and eddies and tides, but it is all, in the end, ocean. We are all patterns of nonlocality pretending to be people. In the end, it is all spirit.

And yet, we feel quite individual, dont we? Our senses reassure us that these bodies are real, and we think our own very personal, individual thoughts. We learn, fall in love, have children, and work at our own careers. How is it that we do not feel this vast ocean churning inside us? Why do our lives feel so circumscribed? It all comes back to the three levels of existence.

At the physical level, what we call the real world, the soul is the observer in the midst of the observation. What about our thoughts? Our thoughts are recycled information. Emotions are just recycled energy. Emotions do not originate with us. They come and go depending on situations, circumstances, relationships, and events.

Whatever else we are, no matter how much of a mess we may have made of our lives, it is always possible to tap into the part of the soul that is universal, the infinite field of pure potential, and change the course of our destiny.

Adapted from The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire, by Deepak Chopra (Three Rivers Press).

45 comments

Elisa F.
Elisa F.3 years ago

Great article. Thank you Deepak. Miss you here on Care2.

Karen R.
Karen R.3 years ago

It always seems to come to "living past the ego".

Sheri J.
Sheri J.3 years ago

Go outdoors each and day and get connected with nature. Even if it's just sitting at a park getting some sun and fresh air. When you feel spiritually lost, then it's time to get connected with Mother Earth.

J.L. A.
JL A.4 years ago

worthy of contemplation

K s Goh
KS Goh4 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Dianne D.
Dianne D.5 years ago

Prisoners and those kids who are heading down the wrong path should hear this. We all commit the 7 deadly sins because we see others doing it and supposely getting away with it. I wonder if we were never exposed to other people, if we would behave the way we do. Animals seem to live by the soul but few people do.

Kerry Stuparitz
Kerry G.5 years ago

thanks for the lovely article, Deepak!

Loo Samantha
Loo sam5 years ago

thanks for sharing.

Susan S.
Susan S.5 years ago

Living at the level of the soul reminds me of being a deep spiritual seeker. Thanks.

Parvez Z.
Parvez Zuberi5 years ago

Thanks for very interesting article