Living in Flow

When you are conceived, all you are is a double strand of DNA—a speck of information and intelligence that differentiates into a hundred trillion cells, which then become a fully formed baby with eyes, nose, ears, brain, arms, legs, genitals. You didn’t do anything to make that happen, and yet you made it happen. In that blueprint, that speck of information is a plan for when your teeth will grow out, when you will reach puberty, when you will generate sex hormones, so you can produce another human being. It is spontaneity, with effortless ease, with no resistance. The impulse of the universe is coming through you in the form of that double strand of DNA.

Now if you can make a hundred trillion cells without any confusion, if each cell can do its own unique thing and correlate its activity with every other cell without any confusion, it’s because of the intelligence of the universe is flowing through that speck of DNA, which you can’t even see under a microscope. So the best thing you can do is to allow it to happen. It isn’t wise to interfere with it.

And how do you interfere with this intelligence? In spiritual terms, we can say that you interfere when you identify with your self-image and lose your inner self; when you lose your sense of connection with your soul, your source. In more common terms, we can say that you interfere when you start worrying, when you start anticipating problems, when you start thinking, What can go wrong? When you try to control everything, when you are afraid, when you feel isolated—all these things interfere with the flow of nature’s intelligence.

Your inner self is your innate intelligence; it is being becoming. It is your ability to create, to grow, to evolve, to express. Your self-image is the indoctrination by society, by education; it’s the image you have created for yourself based on what other people think of you. As soon as you sacrifice the self for self-image you lose divinity for something that is illusory and doesn’t exist. The self-image is a hallucination; it isn’t even real, but it interferes with the flow of intelligence.

Adapted from Power, Freedom, and Grace, by Deepak Chopra (Amber Allen, 2006). Reprinted by permission of the author.
Adapted from Power, Freedom, and Grace, by Deepak Chopra (Amber Allen, 2006).


Alan Lambert
Alan Lambert4 years ago

Your true self sneaks sneaks up behind you and taps you on the shoulder when you're not looking. Then when you turn to look it just fades away.

Dr Chopra, another brilliant observation piece...

Elisa F.
Elisa F4 years ago

Food for Thought...Thank You.

Winn Adams
Winn A5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Mel M.
Past Member 5 years ago

Thanks for the article

Melissah Chadwick
Melissah C6 years ago


Susan Weihofen
Susan Weihofen6 years ago

alrighty then

Rosi Caswell


Maya: It seems like the ultimate impossible dream.

Maya: the cosmic illusion of “reality”, which vanishes like a wisp of smoke, lingering for only seconds, then disappearing as though it had never been, was never real, as maybe it was not.
It leaves in it’s wake, the memories and pain that are real to us,
for we must live through them, and come out the other side.
But what will we find when we “arrive”, as the kaleidoscope of life turns once more, dropping the jewel we thought we held, out of sight and out of reach, until we balance lifetime after lifetime, culminating as one Life, one Energy, one God, one Truth. Then, and only then, will we even begin to know reality.
Rosi Caswell Animal Whisperer, Animal/Human Therapist, Metaphysical Counsellor

Charles G.
Wilde Thange7 years ago

You aren't even you so what can you do... the you that does something isn't you either by the time that it is done being done.... but don't worry insurance companies have a policy for when that happens but it doesn't cover what happens because you aren't the you that was covered any longer... .

Dragana K.
Dragana K7 years ago

To find are true self we need to stop looking confirmation of outer world, stop trying to fit in in this illusion. We need to follow our heart, not mind, and be conscious of everything we do and do it with purpose.
This world we are living in is designed to separate us and keep us separated from our true selves, but in the same time it is a good test to se how much strenght we have to keep our inner child "activated".

Diane H F7 years ago

You won't "find yourself" until you stop looking. You need to learn to look outward, letting go of obsession with oneself. Develop empathy. Help others unselfishly, not in expectation of a reward. Learn to care less about stuff; stuff clutters up your home, your mind, your life.