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Your Soul is Everywhere

Your Soul is Everywhere

Your soul and your ego are as invisibly mixed as white wine and water. That’s why people are so confused. They wander through life searching for the soul when it’s right there all the time. They talk about losing their soul when that’s totally impossible. They believe their soul will go to Heaven after they die, but the soul is everywhere already.

Your ego tries to build you up. It makes you feel special and protected. But what’s really happening? You wind up being incredibly insecure. Perfect strangers laugh at you, and suddenly the whole facade collapses. There was never any protection. You were never safe. You tell jokes. Jokes catch people off guard and make them laugh. That’s not real happiness, but at least it provides a clue.

Real happiness is being at one with your soul. A soul is everything that the ego is not. When I play a role, I know that the real me isn’t performing. It’s watching, a bit involved but essentially keeping to itself.

You are standing at the doorway. Behind you is the world you know, a world that hides from fear and obeys the desires of the ego. In front of you is the unknown. The question is, will you step through the door?

 

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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4:17AM PDT on May 1, 2013

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2:42AM PDT on Apr 9, 2013

Thank you :)

8:15AM PDT on Mar 24, 2013

Thanks

2:51PM PDT on Mar 22, 2013

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11:22AM PST on Feb 24, 2013

Noted

9:02AM PST on Jan 31, 2013

thanks :-)

11:00PM PST on Dec 31, 2012

Interesting read. Thanks.

12:30AM PST on Dec 30, 2012

Our soul is in every action we execute, and it is the mirror of who we are.
If we do good to others for instance, especially to the vulnerable and defenseless, that basically says something good about ourselves.
If you do the opposite and harm, needless to say you or who ever do harm is a waste of undeserving life.

2:45PM PST on Dec 18, 2012

Thanks.

1:08PM PST on Dec 16, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

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