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The Living Universe by Deepak Chopra, Duane Elgin

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Introduction

The Great Awakening

The universe is a communion and a community.We ourselves are that communion become conscious of itself.

—THOMAS BERRY1

Is the universe non-living at its foundations? If it is dead and without consciousness in its underpinnings, then it is unaware of—and indifferent to—our existence. What do you think? Are we strangers in a strange land, unwelcome outsiders?

What if, instead, the universe is alive at its deepest foundations? If there is a permeating field of aliveness and an ecology of consciousness throughout the universe, what does that mean for our life and life purpose?

You may wonder, with the challenges of climate disruption, energy shortages, wars over resources, deep poverty, and more, why should you care ...

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