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You Are the Light of the World

You Are the Light of the World

Through second attention, you can perceive yourself as awareness itself, not as one of its products and creations. There are many ways to catch such glimpses: Meditating to reach inner silence; sensing the purity of nature; sudden flashes of innocence; an impulse of love; an intuitive connection to your muse; sensing inner guidance, a source of wisdom; a feeling that you belong in the larger scheme of life.

Consider if you have ever experienced such things; begin to notice them now, and be on the lookout for those moments when you can sense something lies behind the veil of appearances. Even though we all live by first attention and therefore lose our selves in constant activity, we are also equipped to perceive the world through second attention.

Whenever you have a flash of love, innocence, inspiration, awe, wonder, or joy, remind yourself: This is the real me. Donít let such moments simply pass you by. Stop and appreciate them, and ask that you receive more in the future. In this way you open a feedback loop between first and second attention.

You will continue to view the physical world as such, but its significance will change. You will start to see consciousness at work, Being in motion. In this way, the realms of change and non-change begin to merge. Light starts to enter the world, until the world is eventually seen as made of light and nothing else.

Adapted from The Third Jesus: The Christ We Cannot Ignore, 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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9:53AM PDT on Aug 19, 2012

great reminders

12:34AM PDT on Jul 24, 2012

Yes, and you will experience wonder.

6:05PM PDT on Apr 8, 2012

My dear brother has explained it all very well. To facilitate the shift to a higher consciousness we need to practice the positive actions as outlined.
There is 6 billion of us on this planet so we have 6 billion ways home, just remember they all use the same laws of the universe to get there. God cannot create evil it is us with our corrupt nature that creates it but fortunately its only a dream from which we are here to awaken from.

5:40AM PST on Dec 2, 2011

i NEED TO BE MADE TO THINK ONCE AND A WHILE

10:39AM PST on Jan 31, 2011

Thanks for reminding (although read after a long time)

12:04AM PST on Dec 15, 2010

Again sitting here and smiling. How universe decides exactely whena dn what message should be coming through for oneself. Mmmhhh this has been posted in . . oh November.
Right time now for me it seems.
Yip, it is those moments of bliss, when one merges with all that is. Just silence and and and just BE :)

8:29PM PST on Nov 28, 2010

Whenever you have a flash of love, innocence, inspiration, awe, wonder, or joy, remind yourself: This is the real me.....I really love this!!!

12:01PM PST on Nov 28, 2010

i am that i am

6:46PM PST on Nov 27, 2010

thank you for the article, and as always, thanks to all the follow up posts. always a good read.

5:26PM PST on Nov 27, 2010

@Andrew: The Universe is huge. Plenty of room for taking care of the poor, miracle-working, and gurus -- including the exemplary Jesus.

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