The other day, I was re-reading Deepak Chopra’s The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire – one of my favorite books by my favorite author. In it, Chopra examines the scientific rationale supporting a concept that gurus have espoused for ages: Separation is an illusion. Using evidence from quantum physics, the deep connection we all share isn’t just rooted in ancient beliefs – but in science, too.
When I first started this blog many years ago, I was shopping around for a good website URL. All the obvious ones were already taken. And then, out of the blue, it finally hit me. I purchased breaktheillusion.com and the rest is history.
People often ask, “What illusion are you trying to break?” As I’ve said before, the illusion is different for all of us. But for me, it’s the illusion that we are all separate. With our hands, we can feel a barrier between ourselves and others. With our eyes, we can see it. But it’s a trick of the senses that much of our world has come to believe.
In Chopra’s book, there is a beautiful line that I want to paraphrase for you. In talking about the illusion of separation, the author brings up the topic of love. Love, in any form, is breaking through the illusion of “you” and “me” and seeing the oneness and connection between us. When we feel love, we break the illusion.