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Meet Your Silent Witness

Meet Your Silent Witness

The core of my being is the ultimate reality, the root and ground of the universe, the source of all that exists.

Go to a quiet place where you are not likely to be disturbed. Put on a tape or CD of your favorite soothing music. Close your eyes. As you do so, turn your attention to who is really listening. Begin to notice two different facets of yourself. Your ears pick up the sound and your brain processes the notes, but thatís only the mechanics of hearing. What connects the notes so that they form music? Are you thinking about listening. Who is doing the actual listening?

Notice the silent witness, the silent listener who is always present. This presence exists not only in yourself, but also in the space around you. It is that part of yourself that is beyond the thoughts and feelings of the moment, the part that never tires and never sleeps. Nor can this part of you ever be destroyed. Recognize that this silent witness is always there.

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Adapted from Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2007).

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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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7:00AM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

worthy activity

8:24AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Fascinating and insightful!

5:33AM PDT on Jul 5, 2012

THE CORE OF MY BEING IS THE CREATOR.

3:18AM PDT on Jul 5, 2012

Some people do not think deeply enough.The human body is extremely complex.Without the brain it would not function but the brains functions are all abstract.Those functions are unseen but the results can be seen of those functions.The brain is only an organ but like ALL body organs ,it needs a message to cause it to function...it needs a spark .Where does that spark come from ? The brain also responds to messages it recieves BEFORE IT CAN REACT ! After all.it is only an organ that returns to the dust.Thoughts are abstract and cannot be seen or touched or heard or smelled but we know they exist.ALL body parts need a command to function otherwise they die.Why do some people think so differently to others? We all have brains and live in the same world ! The difference lies in the spiritual which many or even most do not even consider.And yet the spirit IS the source of our lives...it controls us and our actions and thoughts.It is not physical and does not die with the body...it does not return to the ground at our death but to the source of itself...the spirit Who created it....the One who communicates with our conscience which is our spirit....the silent wtness Who is the only One who can determine its destiny.What we each hear no one else can.

3:12AM PDT on Jul 5, 2012

Jane B. Sadly when you die you will rot and become dirt or stardust as you mentioned. Lucky for everyone else, our souls will live on. No wonder you are so negitive, you can only look forward to your body rotting when you die.

12:11AM PDT on Jul 5, 2012

yes silent witness listener in my case will fall asleep..YOU GOT ME WHEN YOU SAID CLOSE YOUR EYES...so much for thinking about my silent witness ASLEEP in la la land!

12:06AM PDT on Jul 5, 2012

continued...Hmm...let's see, perhaps you've at some point in your life - (I'm pretty sure you have - you are an intuitive person it seems, just hell bent on squashing that part of you perhaps, maybe it scares you? just guessing!) - ever had a moment of 'intuition' 'insight' that made you wonder wow....where did that come from? A feeling that you shouldn't or should do or say something in particular? A feeling that sort of defies logic? I'm sure you have....I believe those little tidbits of wisdom come from the vast knowledge that belongs to the silent witness. Who is it that is drawn to these pages, Jane? Let's face it....a person that operates only on ratio, as you say and vehemently argue, would hardly come back to these pages each and every day to 'straighten us all out'. Now would they? So who is it that guides you back here? Inside of you? I'm glad you are here though Jane, you stir things up...and you always make me smile, and you make me want to respond. So hey, there you have it.....it serves a purpose.....Deepak, thank you for another opportunity to feel connected.
Three cheers for those at CERN and the Higgs particle it must be happy to have been found! Namaste.

12:05AM PDT on Jul 5, 2012

Goodmorning Deepak, and how timely a post!! Thank you and all that have commented equally for a big smile on my face, to start the day!
"Notice the silent witness, the silent listener who is always present. This presence exists not only in yourself, but also in the space around you. It is that part of yourself that is beyond the thoughts and feelings of the moment, the part that never tires and never sleeps. Nor can this part of you ever be destroyed. Recognize that this silent witness is always there."

I just checked the day that you posted this and that was the day before CERN actually published their wonderful news: the HIGGS particle, or as Lederman popularly called it the 'God particle' has been found.
You write:"this presence exists not only within you but also in the space around you!!"

We can't see it (well in Switzerland they can now) but ....it's there just the same, and it is at the root of all that we see! Now, dear Jane B. try that one on for size;-)
I realize you believe that what you see is what you get, and of course, hormones do have an influence on our 'emotional state'. Yet, that is not what Deepak refers to when he speaks of the silent witness. Hmm...let's see, perhaps you've at some point in your life - (I'm pretty sure you have - you are an intuitive person it seems, just hell bent on squashing that part of you perhaps, maybe it scares you? just guessing!) - ever had a moment of 'intuition' 'insight' that made you wonder wow....where did that c

11:13PM PDT on Jul 4, 2012

The soul.

9:55PM PDT on Jul 4, 2012

Cheers :)

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