Deepak Wellbeing: Accept Your Natural State
Within You: Jesus and the Self
Jesus devoted many teachings to the subject of the self, meaning the bundle of aspects we call “me.” In this bundle are wrapped the ego, the personality, and the soul. They aren’t neatly arranged into separate compartments but bleed confusingly into one another. Sometimes we feel close to the soul, sometimes very far away. More often we feel confused, unable to understand what the soul really is and what it wants.
Jesus spent a great deal of time clarifying this confusion. He said, “You do not understand me,” in support of a deeper truth: “You do not know who you really are.” By telling people who they really are, he delineates a new kind of human being, one who accepts that being one with God is our natural, higher state.
Adapted from The Third Jesus, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2008).
Around You: Organic Wool Instead of Synthetic Wool Comforters
Sleeping under organic wool comforters, duvets, puffs, and blankets is deeply regenerative.
Synthetic fabrics have an electrostatic charge, and you’ll sometimes get shocks when you put on a recently dried piece of synthetic clothing. When you sleep cocooned within this electrostatic charge, positive ions are generated and can impact your sleep. It’s negative ions like those around natural material like wool, not positive ions from synthetics, that you want to surround you when you sleep or need rest, recuperation because negative ions promote healing.
Adapted from Home Enlightenment, by Annie Bond (Rodale Press, 2007).
Deepak Chopra is a world-renowned authority in the field of mind-body healing, a best-selling author, most recently of War of the Worldviews with Leonard Mlodinow, and the founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. Annie B. Bond is the best-selling and award-winning author of five healthy/green living books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment, Clean & Green (1990), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010 and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World). She has authored literally thousands of articles and was named “the foremost expert on green living” by Body & Soul magazine (2009).
Photo from RogueNaturalLiving.com.