You Are the Light of the World

Through second attention, you can perceive yourself as awareness itself, not as one of its products and creations. There are many ways to catch such glimpses: Meditating to reach inner silence; sensing the purity of nature; sudden flashes of innocence; an impulse of love; an intuitive connection to your muse; sensing inner guidance, a source of wisdom; a feeling that you belong in the larger scheme of life.

Consider if you have ever experienced such things; begin to notice them now, and be on the lookout for those moments when you can sense something lies behind the veil of appearances. Even though we all live by first attention and therefore lose our selves in constant activity, we are also equipped to perceive the world through second attention.

Whenever you have a flash of love, innocence, inspiration, awe, wonder, or joy, remind yourself: This is the real me. Donít let such moments simply pass you by. Stop and appreciate them, and ask that you receive more in the future. In this way you open a feedback loop between first and second attention.

You will continue to view the physical world as such, but its significance will change. You will start to see consciousness at work, Being in motion. In this way, the realms of change and non-change begin to merge. Light starts to enter the world, until the world is eventually seen as made of light and nothing else.

Adapted from The Third Jesus: The Christ We Cannot Ignore, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2008).


Magdalena J.
Past Member 3 years ago

Thank you!

J.L. A.
JL A5 years ago

great reminders

Lean Towards Y.
Past Member 5 years ago

Yes, and you will experience wonder.

Nikolas Karman
Nikolas K5 years ago

My dear brother has explained it all very well. To facilitate the shift to a higher consciousness we need to practice the positive actions as outlined.
There is 6 billion of us on this planet so we have 6 billion ways home, just remember they all use the same laws of the universe to get there. God cannot create evil it is us with our corrupt nature that creates it but fortunately its only a dream from which we are here to awaken from.

jerry coleman
jerry coleman6 years ago


Maria Papastamatiou

Thanks for reminding (although read after a long time)

Diana Prins
Past Member 7 years ago

Again sitting here and smiling. How universe decides exactely whena dn what message should be coming through for oneself. Mmmhhh this has been posted in . . oh November.
Right time now for me it seems.
Yip, it is those moments of bliss, when one merges with all that is. Just silence and and and just BE :)

Carolyn Dakin
Carolyn Dakin7 years ago

Whenever you have a flash of love, innocence, inspiration, awe, wonder, or joy, remind yourself: This is the real me.....I really love this!!!

Norma Johnson
Norma Johnson7 years ago

i am that i am

Ang Smith
Ang Smith7 years ago

thank you for the article, and as always, thanks to all the follow up posts. always a good read.