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Meet Your Soul

Meet Your Soul

Take a moment to become aware of who is reading this page. Do you feel a presence? That presence is not your mind; it’s your soul. The mind might be saying, “What am I going to have for lunch?” Or, “I wonder what time it is.” The inner dialogue happens in the presence of the soul. Thoughts come and go, feelings come and go. The molecules of the body come and go. But they come and go in this presence.

This presence, the soul, recycles itself as your memories, your moods, and even your personality, because you don’t have the same personality today that you had when you were 5 years of age, or when you were 15. It would indeed be a sorry state if you did.

Your personality is an expression of the evolving universe; it’s constantly changing, growing, evolving, transforming. Everything in your life is constantly transforming, but it’s transforming in a presence that’s always there. That presence was there when you were a newborn baby, it was there when you were a little girl or a little boy, it was there when you were an adolescent, just as it’s there right now. And it will be there tomorrow when you are very old.

Who is going through this experience? The real you—the you that we call pure consciousness, the field of intelligence, the inner self, the soul, the spirit, the infinite consciousness, the Being within you. Here, we have used all of these terms synonymously. If you get in touch with this presence, if you really become intimate with it because it’s your own inner self, then you will know experientially, without anybody telling you, that this presence was there before you were born, and it will be there after you die.

There is an ancient saying from India about the soul: “Fire cannot burn it, water cannot wet it, wind cannot dry it, weapons cannot cleave it. It’s ancient, it’s unborn, and it never dies.” The soul is the source of all reality, but the domain of the soul is beyond your everyday reality.

Experience your soul. By spending time in silence, by quieting the time bound conversation in your head and turning in to the timeless, peaceful quiet of your soul. When you experience complete silence in your body-mind, then you recognize that you are not your thoughts but the Being who is having the thoughts.

Read more: Deepak Chopra's Tips, Spirit, ,

Adapted from Power, Freedom, and Grace by Deepak Chopra (Amber Allen, 2006). Reprinted by permission of the author.
Adapted from Power, Freedom, and Grace by Deepak Chopra (Amber Allen, 2006).

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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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11:42PM PST on Feb 23, 2013

Very good article

7:54PM PST on Nov 7, 2011

Great article.

7:36AM PDT on Jun 12, 2011

Thank you...

8:14PM PDT on Aug 11, 2010

I'm in my late fifties. I look at my pictures when I was a child, and early twenties, and I wonder who I was back then. It's like I'm looking at someone I barely remember. I agree that we do change over the years with all that we learn.

8:14PM PDT on Aug 11, 2010

I'm in my late fifties. I look at my pictures when I was a child, and early twenties, and I wonder who I was back then. It's like I'm looking at someone I barely remember. I agree that we do change over the years with all that we learn.

1:57PM PDT on Aug 11, 2010

Interesting read as usual.

10:39AM PDT on Aug 11, 2010

thanks

11:54PM PDT on Aug 10, 2010

Thank you.

9:20PM PDT on Aug 10, 2010

Thanks for the post, Dr. Chopra.
Beingness is the simple act of listening, then hearing who you have created. Wisdom allows for growth with the intent to serve, Knowledge is listening to what Wisdom has done for you, so you can then help others see the way.

4:27PM PDT on Aug 10, 2010

Thank you for this one Deepak. I wish more people understood the concept of the soul and only more articles from you and others will help spread the truth. The soul is always there, before this life, during and then in the next. It's always loving, always full of wonder. And it's true that silence helps you access your true inner self, the soul. Walk for a few hours alone in a fog-shrouded forest, where everything is muted in the fog. That never fails to bring me right within.

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