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Deepak Chopra

Unleashing Your Infinite Potential

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Metahuman by Deepak Chopra is a guide for personal transformation and evolution. It offers insights and practices to help individuals tap into their limitless potential and move beyond their perceived limitations to reach a higher state of consciousness and being.

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    Our reality is a simulation.

    Virtual reality is at the cutting edge of contemporary technology. Yet there’s one simulated reality that’s been around for 200,000 years, since the dawn of human existence. You don’t need a headset to experience this simulation, though – you’re living in it right now.

    Our perceived reality is a simulation. That’s not a metaphor. It’s a biological fact. Let’s break it down.

    At a fundamental level, we apprehend reality through our senses, filtering the world through our abilities to see, hear, smell, feel, and taste. What we experience through our senses isn’t technically a concrete reality but a sophisticated simulation. 

    Take sight, for example. Say you look out your window and see a tree. That tree is a collection of particles, the building blocks of matter. These particles emit electromagnetic waves known as photons. Your retina, the layer of tissue at the back of your eye, registers the presence of these photons. It then captures impressions of them, which it sends to your visual cortex, the part of your brain that processes visual information. Only when your visual cortex interprets the signals detected by your retina do you “see” the tree. 

    How do you know that the collection of electromagnetic waves your retina perceives is a tree? Because your sensory perception interfaces with the mental framework you’ve been building up since birth. This framework conditions you to sort sensory experiences into categories, dividing the natural world up into “plants,” “trees,” and “flowers.” It’s this framework that sorts billions of shades into categories like “red,” “blue,” and “yellow.”

    This applies equally to our other senses. Everything our senses apprehend is alchemized by our minds into information and experiences we can understand. We sense odorous molecules floating in a garden, and the mind interprets them as the fragrance of flowers. We sense the vibrations of airwaves in a concert hall, and the mind interprets them as the sounds of an orchestra playing Beethoven’s Ninth.

    In this way, everything we experience is mind-made – mediated and shaped by our mental processes.

    Whether you’re smelling a freshly baked pie or admiring a rainbow, the reality you experience is actually a sophisticated mental simulation. And, as the next blink will explain, the simulation doesn’t end there.

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    What is Metahuman about?

    In Metahuman (2019), best-selling author and New Age innovator Deepak Chopra urges you to recognize the limits of your daily existence, then move beyond them to reach a higher state of awareness. Chopra believes that, by accessing this higher awareness, we all have the power to tap into unlimited potential. By unleashing our full potential, we can become metahuman.

    Metahuman Review

    Metahuman (2019) by Deepak Chopra explores the nature of consciousness and invites readers to transcend their limited sense of self. Here's why this thought-provoking book is worth picking up:

    • It offers a fresh perspective on the human experience, challenging traditional notions of reality and pushing readers to expand their awareness.
    • Through practical exercises and insights from neuroscience and quantum physics, the book empowers readers to tap into their full potential and create meaningful change.
    • With its accessible language and relatable examples, the book manages to make complex concepts understandable and engaging, ensuring a captivating and enlightening read.

    Who should read Metahuman?

    • Seekers who want more from their lives 
    • Everyday people who want to unleash their life’s potential but don’t know where to start
    • Meditation novices who want to move their practice beyond an app

    About the Author

    Deepak Chopra is a trained physician, alternative health and integrative medicine advocate, author, teacher, and towering figure in the New Age movement. He has published over 80 books, including Quantum Healing (1989) and Perfect Health (1990). Through his workshops and lectures at the Chopra Center, his wellness retreat in Carlsbad, California, Chopra has empowered millions by sharing his pioneering methods of personal transformation.

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    What is the main message of Metahuman?

    The main message of Metahuman is that we have the power to transcend our physical limitations and tap into our infinite potential.

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    Metahuman is worth reading for those interested in exploring consciousness and expanding their understanding of reality.

    Who is the author of Metahuman?

    The author of Metahuman is Deepak Chopra.