The Path to Love by Deepak Chopra
26 May 2016
You may have heard of Deepak Chopra, but not know much about him. He is a world renowned public speaker, expert in mind-body healing, author of over 75 books – an influential spiritual leader. The Times credits him as “the poet-prophet of alternative medicine.”
His career actually started in medicine, despite rising through the ranks and becoming successful in his career, he became disenchanted with the life he was leading – too much stress, drinking and smoking to cope…But also dismayed at the reliance on prescription drugs to solve everyone’s woes.
About this time he read a book on Transcendental Medicine, this book was to change his life and eventually his career path. He wrote several well received books, but it was his 1993 book titled ‘Ageless Body, Timeless Minds’ that really gave him celebrity status, the book sold one million+ copies in hardback alone.
Despite his success he is not without his critics, which perhaps is not surprising given his transition from modern and conventional medicine to alternative healing…
The Path to Love:
His book – The Path to Love: Spiritual Strategies for Healing is not a new book, but one he wrote around 1997, but the philosophies behind the book hold true today. It is useful whether you are looking for love or are already in a relationship.
The Path to Love is a practical book that guides you through the spiritual journey of love – attraction, infatuation, communion, intimacy, sexuality, surrender, passion, and, ultimately, ecstasy. It teaches us that love is the essence of our souls and that we need to get in touch with this part of ourselves in order to attract loving relationships in to our lives, without fear of hurting others or being hurt. The book focuses on learning to take love through the stages not just looking at love in an emotional or sentimental way, but looking at it as a spiritual journey that goes from being personal to romantic love to divine love.
Here are some excerpts from the book:
“Falling in love feels like an accidental occurrence to many people, but in spiritual terms it is not – it is the entrance point to love’s journey…
…In the dawning of the next stage, falling in love turns into a committed relationship, usually marriage, and the path changes. Falling in love is over; being in love begins…
…In spiritual terms, passion is the same as letting yourself be swept away on the river of life, which is eternal and never-ending in its flow. The final fruit of surrender is ecstasy: when you can let go of all selfish attachments, when you trust that love really is at the core of your nature, you feel complete peace…”Tweet
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