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Bringing Spirit consciousness into physical consciousness is the most important act of healing you can learn to do.
To start having a taste of Spirit consciousness, Ayurveda emphazises meditation or connecting with the Source, right dharma, yoga, and acting in harmony with your specific body type and environment. Simplicity, affection and trust are also qualities that must be recovered. They will bring growth and happiness to you and your surrounding, therefore creating perfect health.
Treat the Whole Person
People exist as a multi-dimensional entity, involving the physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual planes of being. Additionally, each individual interacts with and is affected by their daily environment.
All these areas must be addressed in any successful healing approach
DEEPAK CHOPRA INTERVIEW
DR: What led a western-trained medical physician such as yourself to pursue the ancient Indian practice of Ayurveda?
DEEPAK CHOPRA: Just an unhappiness with the mechanical approach of contemporary medicine, which says that there is a magic bullet in the form of a pill for everything we have.
And the fact remains that none of our medical interventions either get to the root cause of disease, or make a significant difference in mortality or morbidity. They just alter its expression.
It's frustrating to see patients again and again, and to keep giving them sleeping pills, tranquilizers and antibiotics, for their hypertension or ulcers, when you know you're not getting rid of the problem or disease. The word "cure" is not even used. You are just treating the patient. "Curing" is a term that all physicians avoid. Our training is not oriented toward that.
DR: Can you explain what you mean by "quantum healing?"
DEEPAK CHOPRA: Quantum healing is healing the bodymind from a quantum level. That means from a level which is not manifest at a sensory level. Our bodies ultimately are fields of information, intelligence and energy. Quantum healing involves a shift in the fields of energy information, so as to bring about a correction in an idea that has gone wrong.
So quantum healing involves healing one mode of consciousness, mind, to bring about changes in another mode of consciousness, body.
DR: How important is meditation in achieving and maintaining health?
DEEPAK CHOPRA: Meditation is a very important aspect of all the approaches that one can use in quantum healing, because it allows you to experience your own source. When you experience your own source, you realize that you are not the patterns and eddies of desire and memory that flow and swirl in your consciousness.
Although these patterns of desire and memory are the field of your manifestation, you are in fact not these swirling fluctuations of thought. You are the thinker behind the thought, the observer behind the observation, the flow of attention, the flow of awareness, the unbounded ocean of consciousness.
When you have that on the experiential level, you spontaneously realize that you have choices, and that you can exercise these choices, not through some sheer will power but spontaneously.
DR: What aspects of contemporary lifestyles do you feel are most harmful to people's health?
DEEPAK CHOPRA: The most harmful is the loss of simplicity, and the loss of trust. The experience of alienation, fragmentation, isolation....this ultimately leads to all of the problems, like contamination of our environment, hostility towards each other, poor nutrition, and hard work, too much work . A work-oriented society, a success oriented society, in which we believe that somehow, material objects are the only source of our happiness.