book of secrets

date Dec 28, 2007
authors Deepak Chopra
reading time 3 mins
  • Book Title: The book of secrets - Unlocking the hidden dimensions of your life
  • Author: Deepak Chopra
  • Year written/published: 2004
  • Book Source: Google Books, Library
  • Summary: a philosophical look at life and everything and the universe - talks about the mysteries - of life.
  • My Comments: I have really read this kinda of philosophical book… it has a very different - perpective. I thought it was beautiful…
  • Contents page:
  1. secret #1: the mystery of life is real
  2. secret #2: the world is in you
  3. secret #3: 4 paths lead to unity
  4. secret #4: what you seek, you already are
  5. secret #5: the cause of suffering is uncertainty
  6. secret #6: freedom tames the mind
  7. secret #7: every life is spiritual
  8. secret #8: evil is not your enemy
  9. secret #9: you live in multidimensions
  10. secret #10: death makes life possible
  11. secret #11: the universe thinks through you
  12. secret #12: there is no time but now
  13. secret #13: you are truly free when you are not a person
  14. secret #14: the meaning of life is everything
  15. secret #15: everything is pure essence

Some extracts: Identifying with the body’s intelligence

  1. You have a higher purpose
  2. You are in communion with the whole of life
  3. Your awareness is always opento change. From moment to moment it senses everything in your environment
  4. You feel acceptance for all others as your equal, without judgment of prejudice
  5. You seize every moment with renewed creativity, not clinging to the old and outworn
  6. You being is cradled in the rhythms of theuinverse. You feel safe and nurtured
  7. You idea of efficiency if to let the flow of life bring you what you need
  8. You feel a sense of connection with your source
  9. You are committed to giving as the source of all abiundance
  10. You see all change, including birth and death, against the background of immortality.

How to seek within:

  1. Follow the flow of awareness
  2. Don’t resist what’s happening inside
  3. Open yourself to the unknown
  4. Don’t censor or deny what you feel
  5. Reach beyond yourself
  6. Be genuine, speak the truth
  7. Let the center be your home

I can fall back on a few simple steps when I find myself being overshadowed by anything:

  1. I say to myself, :This situation may be shaking me, but I am more than any situation.”
  2. I take a deep breath and focus my attention on whatever ny body is feeling
  3. I step back and see myself as another person would see me
  4. I realize that my emotions are not reliable or reacting to
  5. I realize that my emotions are not guides to what is permanent and real
  6. If I am about to burst out with uncontrollable reactions I walk away

Causes of suffering:

  • overlooking actual facts
  • adopting a negative perception
  • reinforcing that perception by obsessive thinking
  • getting lost in the pain without looking for a way out
  • comparing yourself to others
  • cementing the suffering through relationships

How to choose without getting trapped:

  1. Make the most of every experience
  2. don’t obsess over right and wrong decisions
  3. stop defending your slef-image
  4. GO beyond risks
  5. make no decision when in doubt
  6. see the possibilities in whatever happens
  7. find the stream of joy

Universal principles:

  1. the events in my life reflect who I am
  2. the people in my life reflect aspects of myself
  3. whatever I pay attention to will grow
  4. nothing is random
  5. at any given moment, the universe is giving me the best results possible
  6. my inner awareness is always evolving
  7. the direction of life is from duality to unity
  8. If I open myself to the force of evolution of evolution, it will carry me where I want to go
  9. The fragmented mind cannot get me to unity, but I have to use it along the way
  10. I am living in many dimensions at once; the appearance of bring trapped in time and space is just an illusion

some questions…

  • Who am I? You are the totality of the universe acting through a human nervous system
  • Where did I come from? You came from a source that was never born and will never die
  • Why am I here? To create the world in every moment