[ Posted in Care2, adapted from The Ultimate Happiness Prescription, by Deepak Chopra ]
Know that the outer world reflects your inner reality. It has no other option. You live in two domains at the same time, and the unmanifest, invisible domain is primary. Whatever occurs at the deepest level of the unmanifest must come into being as an outer event, situation, challenge, crisis, or opportunity. The unmanifest is where the script of your life is written.
If that is so, naturally you would want to write a script that includes happiness, joy, and love. So why is it so rare for life to bring us those things? Without understanding deeper levels of consciousness, you will not be able to take advantage of them.
Several conditions must be accepted by you as true: Consciousness exists everywhere; It is infinitely flexible; Reality changes indifferent states of consciousness.
We are used to thinking that the opposites of these statements is true. We limit consciousness to the brain, we assume that a person’s level of awareness is fixed, and we believe that reality is essentially the same for everyone. The irony is that the universe, being a conscious entity, reflects those very beliefs. To truly unite your inner and outer worlds, a shift is needed in your belief system.
Your true identity is neither the inner nor the outer world. You are the creator of both. The same source that creates thoughts, feelings, memories, emotions, and all subjective experience simultaneously creates the objective world that matches your subjective state.
If you don’t like what is happening around you, don’t try to “fix it.” That would be like polishing the mirror hoping to change the reflection you see in it. In order to change what you see, there has to be a new message coming from the source.