Question:

You speak of a consciousness that is at the basis of all things, that is shared by all people and plants and objects. Sometimes you mention God.

What do you mean when you mention God, do refer to Him as something that is outside of us, outside of this all encompassing consciousness?

Answer:

God is that unlimited consciousness that permeates all creation and resides as the core existence, intelligence and love within us. God is transcendent and immanent at the same time. So God could be considered outside us in the sense that God is transcendent to all aspects of our relative identity. But in another sense, God is our deepest essence and therefore is more intimate to us than our very thoughts.

Love,
Deepak

Author's Bio: 

Intent.com
Intent.com is a premier wellness site and supportive social network where like-minded individuals can connect and support each others' intentions. Founded by Deepak Chopra's daughter Mallika Chopra, Intent.com aims to be the most trusted and comprehensive wellness destination featuring a supportive community of members, blogs from top wellness experts and curated online content relating to Personal, Social, Global and Spiritual wellness.