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What Stage Are You On?

What Stage Are You On?

I’m offering the possibility of approaching existence from a different perspective.

The external world claims to be real, but it, too, is an image created in consciousness and projected outward. Once you realize that you alone are the projector of reality, you will no longer be dominated by external events.

You are standing center stage in your own personal drama. Surrounding you is a much larger stage, and if you find yourself in dangerous times on that larger stage, danger will be present. However, this situation is very different from seeing yourself living inside a swirling chaos of impending doom. The point is to take your place inside the drama of the larger stage with confidence. Everything is as it should be.

Adapted from Why is God Laughing? The Path to Joy and Spiritual Optimism, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2008).

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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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7:52AM PDT on Sep 1, 2012

Hvala

12:39PM PDT on Aug 31, 2012

ty

1:30PM PDT on Aug 30, 2012

thanks!

5:45PM PDT on Jun 26, 2012

Thanks for the article.

12:20PM PDT on Oct 13, 2011

yes

1:51PM PDT on Oct 11, 2011

Thank you. I work in theatre, and rather like it that my job is a metaphor for people's lives!

11:01PM PDT on Oct 7, 2011

When I let go of my hurt ego in times of trouble I often have to admit that things around me are as they are because of me -- especially the interpretation of events.

9:46PM PDT on Oct 7, 2011

Thanks

7:45PM PDT on Oct 7, 2011

odd on this system I wanted to give the young lady who quoted shakespeare a green star but I'm not trusted. I could make some goofy comment but I can't hand out kudos. strange system but whatever...if I could direct my play I would have given her and Deepak green stars so here they are in comment form, thank you

5:53PM PDT on Oct 7, 2011

What's this. A book on why God is laughing.

He tells me the best jokes.

It's relationship.

To share the good, to share the bad..... My former Sunday School teacher said God never changes. I said , "How boring. No wonder he wants to live in us. At least, WE change."

And we are downright comical.

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