Our life experiences are influenced by a “profoundness paradox.” Despite our brain’s attempt at “self-fulfilment,” we seem most profoundly and spiritually moved—animated or energized by a subtle life energy—when we are the least aware of our “self.” At the most miraculous times in our life, we seem to overcome our xenophobia, reduce our brain’s awareness of individual self, and feel completely immersed in the grandeur of just being alive. When we feel the warm love of our family, we can forget the pressures of our individual striving for success. When we have an intense sexual orgasm, are moved to tears by the birth of a new being, try to find meaning in the loss of a loved one and the reality of our own mortality in the process of our own grieving, or laugh so hard that we cry, we may experience a sudden selfless “knowing”—an energetic epiphany that we are totally connected beings and not just separate persons. We may suddenly realize that we are not just particles occasionally bumping into each other, but also waves of energy infinitely linked together.
Paul Pearsall - The Heart’s Code (via iam-youis)