Where do we experience the physical and the mental world? Most people say we would experience it in our consciousness. If you ask them “where is this consciousness?” they say it is manufactured by the brain. But where in the brain would you find consciousness? In this episode of “Ask Deepak” on The Chopra Well, Deepak addresses the question of where experience occurs, if not in our brain.
How do electrochemical impulses create the experience of color, touch, sound, taste, smell, feelings, emotions, and thoughts? How do neural networks create insight, intuition, imagination, intention, creativity? Do we really have free will? This problem has not been solved yet. The reason might be that we are asking the wrong question. If we saw it as the prime driver of evolution, as the ultimate ground from where creation springs – instead of seeing consciousness as a latecomer in evolution – we would be understanding that the ground of experience, both physical and mental, is a realm that is beyond space and time. This level of being is your own soul. Water cannot wet it. Wind cannot dry it. Weapons cannot shatter it. Fire cannot burn it. It is ancient. It is unborn and it never dies.
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