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Have Faith in Faith

Have Faith in Faith

Because we all want things, it’s easy to fall into the trap of constantly working, worrying, and struggling to get what we want. Yet the wizards say that if you let go, the mechanics of desire take care of themselves. This seems mysterious, but consider this: Do you really know how lost memories return to you? Your conscious mind can’t force you to remember things, yet the mind is quite capable of retrieving anything and everything it has ever known.

In much the same way, your conscious mind can’t fathom how the universe makes desires come true. And just like the person struggling to recall a name but getting nowhere, people thrash wildly to fulfill their desires, never realizing that effort is the problem, not the solution.

At this very moment you are a wizard. You are perfected in spirit; you have never separated from God or nature. All that has happened is that, in your struggle not to feel pain, you’ve started to block the present moment.

Memory and desire veil the spirit. They do so because long ago you began to fear for your security here on this Earth. Insecurity is the motive for attacking the Earth, for if we trusted that we are nourished and upheld, none of us would be quite so hysterical about surviving.

“Trust in trust, have faith in faith,” Merlin said. “That is the only solution when you have lost trust and faith.”

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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10:29AM PDT on Oct 22, 2012

hard to do

12:01PM PDT on Sep 8, 2012

Thanks - Wonderful insights :)

1:35AM PDT on Apr 28, 2012

thank you

1:34AM PDT on Apr 28, 2012

thank you

10:28AM PDT on Mar 24, 2012

TRUST NOT ONE, NOT EVEN SELF, BECAUSE WE MAKE MISTAKES.

1:52AM PST on Feb 10, 2012

Thanks.

7:40AM PST on Jan 2, 2012

trust, faith, and love

4:44PM PDT on Oct 16, 2011

Always thankful for your insights, Dr. Chopra.

Namaste

1:18PM PDT on Sep 14, 2011

let go. let God

10:35PM PDT on Sep 7, 2011

Such wisdom! In God's time, we can have it. Thanks Deepra.

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