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Open Yourself to the Unknown

Open Yourself to the Unknown

Who you think you are is not real but a concoction of past events, desires, and memories. This concoction has a life of its own–it motors forward through time and space experiencing only those things that it knows. A new experience isn’t really new; it’s just a slight twist on very familiar sensations.

To open yourself to the unknown means cutting the ground out from under your familiar reactions and habits. Notice how often the same words come out of your mouth, the same likes and dislikes dictate what you do with your time, the same people fill your life with routine.

All of this familiarity is like a shell. The unknown is outside the shell, and to encounter it, you have to be willing to welcome it in.

Adapted from The Book of Secrets, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2004)

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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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9:41PM PST on Feb 26, 2014

Thanks to Deepak :)

2:43AM PDT on May 12, 2013

Thank you :)

4:20AM PDT on May 7, 2013


7:11AM PDT on May 6, 2013


4:56AM PDT on May 6, 2013

That's for an enriched life

12:54AM PDT on May 6, 2013

thanks for sharing

12:11AM PDT on May 6, 2013

thanks for sharing

3:13PM PDT on Oct 22, 2012

Be a beautiful flower. Open gently to all beings.

8:48AM PDT on Sep 21, 2012


6:35PM PDT on Apr 3, 2012

Fascinating and appropriate advice, always so interesting and challenging to explore new venues and ways of thinking - so very necessary in our short journey through Life.

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