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Are You Living with Trust and Love?

Are You Living with Trust and Love?

The force of love is actually real. In modern life we have grown used to randomness, to the notion that life is precarious and threatened at every turn. But the history of life shows that it has survived for billions of years; in fact it seems to create conditions for its own survival by means of some deep intelligence that is never threatened. No matter how hostile the conditions, life is inextinguishable.

You can apply this insight to your own life. Imagine its very beginning, when against billions of odds a single sperm managed to fertilize an ovum in your mother’s womb. Your present identity depends entirely on that act. The chances against this single occurrence would make it seem impossible, but it happened effortlessly.

Likewise, there have been millions of assaults against you from the environment, from pollution, radiation, even from random mutations within your cells; any one of these could have ended your chances of survival at any time from conception to the present day.

Yet the intelligence and organizing power inside you has overcome these obstacles with effortless ease, despite all the struggle your conscious mind could not anticipate or plan how to conceive life, keep it going, or defend it from such terrible dangers.

Now, if this effortless ease can operate at the unconscious and cellular level, why not on the conscious? Can you see yourself riding the crest of the wave of life? In fact, that is what you are doing at every moment. Your personal impulses to think, feel, and act are like the crest of a wave, constantly falling forward into the future, yet constantly renewed form below the surge of love that constantly upholds life is like the surge of the ocean that renews each wave.

Seeing this is the beginning of trust. In the light of trust, as it develops slowly over time, you will find that you are a privileged child of the universe, entirely safe, entirely supported, entirely loved.


Adapted from Twenty Spiritual Lessons for Creating the Life You Want, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 1995).

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Deepak Chopra

Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over 49 books with 12 best sellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than 35 languages with more than 20 million copies in print.


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6:37PM PST on Jan 24, 2013

Thanks for the article

5:02PM PST on Jan 24, 2013

Thank you for this.

1:24AM PST on Jan 23, 2013

Thank you :)

3:59PM PST on Jan 22, 2013


9:58AM PST on Jan 12, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

5:16AM PDT on Oct 26, 2012

Thanks Mr. Chopra...a stimulating read as always.

10:15PM PDT on Oct 25, 2012

We need to constantly remind ourselves that we are a privileged child of the universe! Love is certainly what makes the world go round!

9:53PM PDT on Oct 24, 2012

Thank you for sharing this. Always a good read with Mr. Chopra.

8:44PM PDT on Oct 24, 2012


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