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There is Only One “I”

There is Only One “I”

Every organism could be thinking Its my intent! Each and every one believes it is their personal local I that is doing something, but in the larger scheme, all these different local minds are actually co-arising and co-creating each other, through the intent of the nonlocal mind.

The trees must breathe so I can breathe. The rivers must flow so that my blood can circulate. In the end, theres only one exuberant, abundant eternal, rhythmic, inseparable I.

All separation is illusion. The local I only realizes itself as the nonlocal I when the two connect. Then you start to sense that theres only one universal I. And when you connect, you start to experience trust, love, forgiveness, gratitude, compassion, surrender, nondoing.

This is how prayer works. But its not prayer through forced intent; its finesse, timing, surrender, gratitude, trust, love, and compassion that allow me, the local I, to experience and become the nonlocal I.

Ignorance is constricted awareness. In order to notice something, you have to ignore everything else. Thats how nonlocal becomes local. When I notice anything, I ignore everything else around it, which nevertheless contributes to its existence and is therefore a part of it.

When that I that is my ego observes, it observes only the particular and ignores the universal. But when I the spirit sees, it sees the flow of the universe that makes the particular possible. It is this interconnection, this inseparability, that makes life not only possible, but miraculous.

Adapted from The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire, by Deepak Chopra (Three Rivers Press).

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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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6:02AM PDT on Oct 31, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

12:37AM PDT on Jun 13, 2012

Thanks for the information.

3:09AM PDT on Apr 8, 2012

Thanks for the article.

12:47PM PDT on Aug 1, 2011

How beautifllly buddhist, thank you!

1:21AM PDT on Jul 28, 2011

Thanks so much!

3:06AM PDT on May 27, 2011

thanks!

3:39PM PST on Feb 18, 2010

great blog, like usually

9:02AM PST on Feb 9, 2010

This reminds me of a great artist, Henri Matisse. He once defined a great painting as a balanced composition in which the negative space (space where there is nothing) and the positive space (the object beinhg paint) are in balance. Too many people today do not leave empty spaces in their lives and their creativity does not have space to happen,.

11:00AM PST on Feb 8, 2010

The SELF is NOT first person singular.
The SELF IS first person PLURAL. All Is ONE. We Are One.

8:58AM PST on Feb 8, 2010

thank you!

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