Reflect Your True Self

Finding a path back to your source is a matter of letting life settle down to where it wants to be. There are gross and subtle levels of every experience, and the subtler levels are more sensitive, awake and meaningful than the gross.

As an exercise, begin to observe when you touch upon subtle levels in your own awareness. Notice how these feel compared to the grosser levels. For example:

To love someone is subtler than to resent or push the person away.
To accept someone is subtler than to criticize the individual.
To promote peace is subtler than to promote anger and violence.
To see someone without judgment is subtler than to criticize the person.

If you let yourself feel it, the subtler side of each experience puts the mind at ease, decreases stress, and results in less restless thinking and less pressure at the emotional level. Subtle experience is quiet and harmonious. You feel settled; you aren’t in conflict with anyone else. There is no overblown drama or even any need for it.

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

69 comments

Patricia H.
Patricia H.3 years ago

interesting

Heather Marvin
Heather Marv3 years ago

Really good Deepak. Now I have to practice it.

Sije Dijkstra
Past Member 3 years ago

Thanks

heather g.
heather g.3 years ago

I feel in harmony with my surroundings until I hear a Noisytruck and noisy bus go past. Noise really disturbs my equilibrium.

Miranda Parkinson

What a good way to choose to be!

Gaby D.
Gaby D.3 years ago

Goodmorning Deepak and all fellow 'students' (as Bob C. used to say), what a wonderful connection this morning to start the day: "Finding a path back to your source is a matter of letting life settle down to where it wants to be. There are gross and subtle levels of every experience, and the subtler levels are more sensitive, awake and meaningful than the gross."

At first reading you may think, say what? huh? But then Deepak explains - in the way that I almost want to say, only Deepak can, but that's not true really - but pretty close;-) - that we (can) experience life at many levels - and the feelings we LET ourselves feel while we are experiencing life are the tell-tale signs of the level of subtlety - or in my own words 'level of soul' in your life. This is so true - and I am learning to experience the freedom to let myself feel the subtlety of experiences with my former 'nuclear family', and that is huge! It is the awareness at this time in my life that it can be different - I do not have to be pulled into the drama - as I was when I was growing up within that first family. I love how it literally eases my soul - decreases stress - and makes me feel the harmony! Deepak thank you! Namaste!


Jennifer C.
Past Member 3 years ago

Good article. Thanks.

Vegan Tigger
Vegan Tigger3 years ago

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Vegan Tigger
Vegan Tigger3 years ago

Thanks

Charlotte A.
Charlotte A.3 years ago

Deepak rocks, quite subtley. :-)