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What principles does the underlying machinery of consciousness follow?

Deepak Chopra
Alternative & Complementary Medicine
As a choice-maker you can act on a whim; you can follow arbitrary or irrational paths. But the underlying machinery of consciousness doesn't alter. It keeps following the same principles, which are:
  • To adapt to your desires
  • To keep everything in balance
  • To harmonize your individual life with the life of the cosmos
  • To make you aware of what you are doing
  • To show you the consequences of your action
  • To make your life as real as possible
Since you have free will, you can ignore these principles entirely -- we all do at one time or another. But you can't make them deviate. Life depends on them. They are the ground of existence, and even as your desires come and go, the ground of existence is unchanging. Once you absorb this truth, you can align yourself with any possibility that comes your way, trusting that win-win is the attitude that life itself has been taking for billions of years.

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