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