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Reflect Your True Self

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.

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

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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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1:44AM PDT on Apr 20, 2013

interesting

11:17PM PDT on Jul 21, 2012

Really good Deepak. Now I have to practice it.

4:12AM PDT on Jul 20, 2012

Thanks

1:17AM PDT on Jul 20, 2012

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

1:08AM PDT on Jul 19, 2012

What a good way to choose to be!

12:06AM PDT on Jul 19, 2012

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!


5:01PM PDT on Jul 18, 2012

Good article. Thanks.

3:45PM PDT on Jul 18, 2012

Thanks

3:44PM PDT on Jul 18, 2012

Thanks

3:16PM PDT on Jul 18, 2012

Deepak rocks, quite subtley. :-)

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