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Your Soul Revealed

Your Soul Revealed

The soul is disguised when you are tired or stressed; you are pulled outside yourself; your attention is dominated by externals; you let others think for you; you act out of compulsion; you are influenced by fear and anxiety; you struggle and suffer.

Theses conditions have to change before the soul connection can be reestablished. Death provides access to the domain of the soul, but Vedanta declares that the soul has a great deal to offer before death. Life is conducted under the gaze of the soul.

Your portion of pure consciousness has certain universal qualities: It is constant; it never loses sight of you; it is connected to every other soul; it shares Godís omniscience; it is untouched by change; it lives beyond time and space.

So it isnít only tender, loving, quiet moments that reveal the soul. Rather, itís those moments when the soulís own qualities come to the surface that are most important.

The soul is revealed when you feel centered; your mind is clear; you have the sensation that time has stopped; you suddenly feel free of boundaries; you are keenly self-aware; you feel merged with another person, either in love or silent communication; you feel untouched by aging and change; you feel blissful and ecstatic; you have an intuitive flash that turns out to be true; you somehow know what is going to happen; you sense the truth; you feel supremely loved or absolutely safe.

If there is only one reality, as the rishis declare, then life is not a struggle between good and evil, but a tangled web where all actions, good and bad, move us closer to reality or deeper into illusion. Karma spins the web. Hell, like every other location in consciousness, ultimately reflects the state of our own awareness, and freedom from hell is won, like every other achievement, by coming closer to the reality of the soul.

Adapted from Life After Death: The Burden of Proof, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2006).

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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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10:45AM PST on Jan 15, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

6:29AM PST on Jan 14, 2013

namaste

1:57AM PST on Jan 14, 2013

"The eyes are the windows to the soul."

8:55PM PDT on May 29, 2012

Thanks Deepak

1:17PM PDT on May 27, 2012

Thanks!

12:23PM PST on Dec 13, 2011

thank you

12:43AM PST on Dec 10, 2011

The soul is core to who we are as a species and spirit shines off of that and then at the end of that is the ego self which judges and perceives things, looks outside of our selves sees color, differences, creates problems for the world, sees objects to posses, like land, natural resources, subject -object relations, not subject to subject relations as it should be.

1:13AM PST on Dec 7, 2011

I don't have a soul.
I am soul.

9:47AM PST on Dec 6, 2011

very nice, thank you!

3:42AM PST on Dec 6, 2011

irregardless of the purity or contamination of the surrounding water soul's nature is never permeated. Realizing that we aren't one with what we see but that we are looking through a filter of our surroundings each dip of attention into soul awareness strengthens our identity and purpose for this life.

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