START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

Passenger or Pilot?

Passenger or Pilot?

Awareness is all that changes in the journey from separation to the one reality. When you depend on your five senses, you are aware of the physical world as primary reality. In such a world you must come second because you see yourself as a solid object made up of atoms and molecules. The only role your awareness has is to look upon the world “out there.”

Here are the differences of experience between depending on the five senses, natural law, or consciousness:

  • Depending on the five senses: Separation, duality, ego-based, subject to fear, detached from the source, limited in time and space.
  • Depending on natural law: In control, less subject to fear, taps into natural resources, inventive, understanding, explores the reaches of time and space.
  • Depending on consciousness: Creative, intimate with natural law, close to the source, boundaries dissolve, intentions turn into results, beyond time and space.

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

Adapted from The Book of Secrets, by Deepak Chopra (Three Rivers Press, 2004).

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

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.

Go to the Source

The Book of Secrets

Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Lifebuy now


+ add your own
5:28PM PDT on Aug 27, 2012


2:30AM PDT on Aug 24, 2012

Interesting that Deepak makes 3 divisions.... specifically naming those who are 'depending on natural Law" and who are in control. Perhaps they are people who are in executive positions.... In the context of the book, I believe it would have been clearer to me.
The other two I understand.

9:10AM PDT on Aug 21, 2012

Guess this explains why the practical types are always so fascinating to me - I like to learn from those who have developed those opposite skill sets, and enhance the information which seems to come more naturally to me through the 'conscious' mind. Everything works together. Nice! & Easy! as we go~

3:00PM PDT on Aug 20, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

4:20AM PDT on Aug 20, 2012


3:47AM PDT on Aug 20, 2012

I know I'm part of a whole, but I also experience feelings, situations and dilemmas that I'm pretty sure are mine alone. All the levels are 'true'.

2:00AM PDT on Aug 20, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

11:18PM PDT on Aug 19, 2012

not hard to choose which to be!

8:42PM PDT on Aug 19, 2012

Good article. I always get a chuckle out of Ron B,'s comments. thanks

7:57PM PDT on Aug 19, 2012

Thank you

add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

My is name Patricia Jeff,there are so many thing you can not keep to your self so you need to tell p…

I am kitchen overflows with bounty from our garden and eggs can be found in the henhouse…

Thanks for the info


Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

site feedback


Problem on this page? Briefly let us know what isn't working for you and we'll try to make it right!