Passenger or Pilot?

Awareness is all that changes in the journey from separation to the one reality. When you depend on your five senses, you are aware of the physical world as primary reality. In such a world you must come second because you see yourself as a solid object made up of atoms and molecules. The only role your awareness has is to look upon the world “out there.”

Here are the differences of experience between depending on the five senses, natural law, or consciousness:

  • Depending on the five senses: Separation, duality, ego-based, subject to fear, detached from the source, limited in time and space.
  • Depending on natural law: In control, less subject to fear, taps into natural resources, inventive, understanding, explores the reaches of time and space.
  • Depending on consciousness: Creative, intimate with natural law, close to the source, boundaries dissolve, intentions turn into results, beyond time and space.

Adapted from The Book of Secrets, by Deepak Chopra (Three Rivers Press, 2004).


Diane K.
Diane K5 years ago


heather g.
heather g5 years ago

Interesting that Deepak makes 3 divisions.... specifically naming those who are 'depending on natural Law" and who are in control. Perhaps they are people who are in executive positions.... In the context of the book, I believe it would have been clearer to me.
The other two I understand.

Dot A.
Dot A5 years ago

Guess this explains why the practical types are always so fascinating to me - I like to learn from those who have developed those opposite skill sets, and enhance the information which seems to come more naturally to me through the 'conscious' mind. Everything works together. Nice! & Easy! as we go~

Duane B.
.5 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Teresa Cowley
Teresa Cowley5 years ago


Shirley E.
Shirley E5 years ago

I know I'm part of a whole, but I also experience feelings, situations and dilemmas that I'm pretty sure are mine alone. All the levels are 'true'.

Danuta Watola
Danuta W5 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Miranda Parkinson

not hard to choose which to be!

Marianne B.
Marianne B5 years ago

Good article. I always get a chuckle out of Ron B,'s comments. thanks

Dee D.
De D5 years ago

Thank you