There is no difference between what is happening in your inner world and what is happening in your outer world. The outer world is just a reflection of your inner world. The world is a mirror of your mind, and your mind is a mirror of the world. But you are neither your mind nor the world; you are the creator of both. Even that idea is only a partial truth because there are no inner and outer worlds. There is only the self-interaction of the one Being, infinite consciousness.
This is the mystery of creation. Whatever we think within ourselves, we become in space and time, and that alone is experienced.
Adapted from Power, Freedom, and Grace, by Deepak Chopra (Amber Allen Publishing, 2006).
We keep manufacturing the toxic products by the thousands and then the millions, despite the "unintended consequences," the hidden costs. We need instead to be putting down healthy, deep roots in the natural world, collectively establishing an abiding partnership with nature, and spurning that which conquers and exploits. If we focus our considerable intelligence on integrating our everyday life with nature, we may reclaim our reverence for life. We may find that the Sioux leader Luther Standing Bear called the "great unifying force that flows in and through all things."
Adapted from Better Basics from the Home, by Annie Bond (Three Rivers Press, 1999).