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Living from the Level of the Soul

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).

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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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12:38AM PDT on Jun 7, 2013

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

3:09AM PST on Nov 28, 2012

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

10:42PM PST on Nov 27, 2012

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.

8:51AM PDT on Jul 3, 2012

worthy of contemplation

5:31AM PDT on Aug 31, 2011

Thanks for the article.

10:34AM PDT on Jun 20, 2011

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.

9:34PM PDT on Jun 18, 2011

thanks for the lovely article, Deepak!

8:40AM PDT on Jun 12, 2011

thanks for sharing.

4:56PM PDT on Jun 10, 2011

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

10:34PM PDT on Jun 9, 2011

Thanks for very interesting article

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