A poem based on phrases and fragments of a speech* given by Deepak Chopra:
My grandchildren are here today
the most important part for me.
Here is my question:
What if consciousness
a byproduct of our brain?
What if instead
it is the ground of Being,
the basement of the Universe
in geometric space-time
where all co-exists
The great Rishi wisdom teachings
tell us consciousness
cannot be imagined
but makes the imagination possible.
Can you imagine?
From the basement of space-time,
everything is born from a quantum vacuum,
Beauty, Truth, Love, Joy, Compassion,
and also our Diabolical Self.
There is only the collective mind
that shows up as the individual mind.
The sage plunges into it,
expresses it, becomes one with it.
Healing is nothing more than
the memory of wholeness
Nature can say that the
was just an experiment
that didn’t work out
The frantic search for security
only reinforces the insecurity.
Surrender to the mystery
of the divine,
which is constantly on the move.
My grandchildren are
the most important part.
* Deepak Chopra’s speech, on which this poem was based, was given on the day he received the Goi Peace Award** in Tokyo, Japan, November 8th, 2010.
I was there as a moderator the following day for a panel discussion with Deepak and thought leaders from Japan on the subject of death and dying, and wrote the poem from fragments of his speech and the group conversation.
The mission of the Goi Peace Foundation, which sponsored both events, is to bring people together in wisdom, united in their hearts toward the common goal of peace on Earth. By encouraging public awareness and building cooperation among individuals and organizations in all fields, they aim to build an international peace network and stimulate the global trend toward a culture of peace.