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You as an Infinite Being

You as an Infinite Being

The possibility that each person is an infinite being is becoming more real now. Gifted with total flexibility in our nervous systems, we all have the choice to build boundaries or tear them down. Every person is continually manufacturing an infinite array of thoughts, memories, desire, objects, and so on.

These impulses, rippling through the ocean of consciousness, become your reality. If you knew how to control the creation of impulses of intelligence, you would be able not only to grow new dendrites but anything else. Just the slightest opening of awareness causes a reality shift. Meditation, because it opens more channels of awareness and opens them to a deeper level, causes a bigger shift. The change does not depart far from the normal way we use our awareness. Building boundaries will still be a fact of life.

The twist the rishis gave was to infuse this activity with freedom, raising it to a level that transcends the petty thoughts and desires of the isolated ego. Ordinarily, the ego has no choice but to spend life desperately erecting one boundary after another. It does this for protection.

The ego finds the world a dangerous, hostile place, because everything that exists is separate from “I.” This is the condition known as duality, and it is a great source of fear. As we look “out there,” we see every kind of potential threat, all the trauma and pain that life can inflict. The ego’s logical defense is to wall itself in with the friendlier things – family, pleasures, happy memories, familiar places and activities.

If duality is an illusion, then unity will not be established. Both have their values, and without duality, unity has no substance. Both are natural, both are true. That is the nature of the world. Like light and darkness, the contradictions exist, they are there.

 

Adapted from Quantum Healing: Exploring the Frontiers of Mind/Body Medicine, by Deepak Chopra (Bantam Books, 1990).

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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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1:33PM PDT on Oct 31, 2012

not sure I get this.

1:17AM PDT on Oct 31, 2012

Amazing.

1:23AM PDT on Oct 30, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

12:10AM PDT on Oct 30, 2012

Goodmorning Deepak, and all gathered here....quite a post today! I have a feeling that perhaps it would be 'wise' to read the next and previous pages of this book to really grasp what Deepak is saying here. Yet, let me try to add my two cents! I once learned that light & dark, hot & cold, apparent opposites are really different degrees of the same thing! If you were to slide a 'control' from one end to the other to go from hot to cold.....you'd still be on the same bar....the slide would show a different degree of the same thing : temperature'. Light and dark seem to be harder as we have no - word - that catches both - such as temperature ...but as we slide along it is lighter or darker. So that is unity and duality - clearly one and the same thing. Me thinks?? :-)) Yet, we see the opposites in our 'illusionary real world'. Have a great day....Namaste.

1:01PM PDT on Oct 29, 2012

Deepak:
If duality is an illusion, then unity will not be established. Both have their values, and without duality, unity has no substance. Both are natural, both are true. That is the nature of the world. Like light and darkness, the contradictions exist, they are there.
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If posting is illusary, then posting may not be established, as posting on your Care2 Group has value as established by the provision of its reality. It is the nature of Care2 Members who host groups to maintain postings. In the absence of their light of a post will exist darkness. In time Care2 will become dark. For member are leaving for sites which are sustainable. I say this is attainable for Care2, too.
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duality exists

9:49PM PDT on Oct 28, 2012

Thank you!

6:37PM PDT on Oct 28, 2012

Only change is permanent; therefore all manifest things are finite.

6:20PM PDT on Oct 28, 2012

noted

4:52PM PDT on Oct 28, 2012

Thought provoking, thank you.

11:49AM PDT on Oct 28, 2012

thanks

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