Spiritual Solutions #10: Rhythms of the Universe, Inside and Out

By Deepak Chopra and Annie Bond

All One With the Universe

On earth, we feel the effects of the moon in the circadian rhythm, and the effects of the moon in the lunar rhythm, as it waxes and wanes. The cycles of the moon play themselves out in our body, instantly correlating with planetary movements. The gravitational effects of the sun and moon on the earth cause ocean tides, which also affect our bodies. Eighty percent of our body has the same chemical composition as the ocean we once called home, and is still affected by its tidal pull.

There are rhythms within rhythms within rhythms. And these drumbeats echo all around us and within us. We are not outsiders to the process; we are part of it, throbbing to the pulse of the universe.

Adapted from The Essential Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire,  by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2007).

All One With Water

What is the nature of the water you drink? In which you bathe? We are water beings who live on a water planet. Many experts now call water blue gold, and they believe that we are at the world’s most critical juncture. How will humans collectively decide to view, conserve, and protect our water for future generations?

Earth continually recycles water. The same water we’re drinking now has been on Earth for millions of years! If you can imagine that your great-grandchildren will drink the same glass of water that you drink, you will be inspired to take better care of it.

–Adapted from Home Enlightenment,  by Annie B. Bond (Rodale Press, 2005).