AUTHOR: Deepak Chopra
GENRE: Self-Help, Relationships
BUY: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Join Deepak Chopra on a wondrous journey. . . “The Path to Love.” Philosophical, inspiring, and ultimately very practical, The Path to Love is a book that can change lives as it invites the spirit to work its wonders on the most complex and richly rewarding terrain of all: the human heart. ~ Goodreads.com
Don’t Just Imagine…
Imagine what would happen if both you and your partner cleared your heads, opened your eyes and ears, and paid close attention…taking to heart every sign, every hint, every message or lesson that life offered you, particularly those having to do with love. Then, imagine that you were both able to accept the hard work [and occasional pain] required of every move forward.
What would happen? You will truly begin to live and your relationship will be mind boggling.
Born in India, Deepak Chopra is a medical doctor who has focused his life’s work on educating others about the benefits of Ayurvedic medicine and spiritual awareness through direct instruction [The Chopra Center for Well Being and Infinite Possibilities International], public speaking, and authoring numerous books.
In The Path To Love, he takes the reader through the various stages of love – beginning with attraction and progressing to infatuation, then courtship, intimacy, and finally ascension/ecstasy. Along the way, he sheds light on the numerous self-imposed obstacles that keep authentic love just out of reach. For those who are fully ready to absorb this book, it will undoubtedly have a profound impact.
It begins with a simple quote…
“Everything in the Universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.” ~ Rumi
The moment we each realize – and use – our personal power to change our perspective, to alter our behavior, and to ultimately shape our lives, we truly begin to live. When this energy is directed toward love, the rewards are infinite.
“All of us must discover for ourselves that love is a force as real as gravity,
and that being upheld in love every day,
every hour, every minute is not a fantasy – it is intended as our natural state.” [p. 3]
Chopra focuses on the goal of shifting from a self-centered and temporary “psychological” love to a selfless and infinite “spiritual” love. He asserts that in order to be successful in this, we must “surrender”…lose our defensiveness, give up control, and stop being ruled by our ego and love ourselves, accepting all aspects of who we are and make ourself a priority in our own lives.
Read – and absorb – this book. Then, gently lead your partner to it.