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Healing Duality

Healing Duality

There are two paths in life. The first path is the acceptance that duality is real, that the good and evil we confront every day are simply fact, and we must do our best to struggle against them. The second path is to see duality as our choice. Although everything in creation appears to have its opposite, one thing doesn’t: Wholeness. The totality of spirit has no opposite because it embraces everything.

To choose the second path, you have to be willing to renounce your struggle against evil. This is the way of the wizard.

There is no doubt that when we see evil we react with fear and anger. From this reaction struggle is born, and because people want evil to go away, the struggle seems to be legitimate. But what if fear and anger are the cause of evil? What if our reactions keep breeding the same cycle, which never ends? With these questions, the second way was born.

You cannot renounce the duality of good and evil as long as that is what you experience. A deeper experience, one that is beyond words, must replace it. Wholeness and spirit are only words until they become real to you personally. Reality always means experience; therefore the question is how to experience the realm of light that Merlin spoke of. “Be patient with yourself. The fading away of duality takes time,” Merlin said. “And then unity will be born automatically.”

Because spirit is always beckoning, there are countless opportunities to come into contact with it. The first steps have already been marked outóbe willing to follow the clues of spirit, meditate to find the pure silence within yourself, know that the goal of spirit is true and worth pursuing.

Our free will is what allows us to break out of the cycle of good and evil. The way of the wizard is compassionate, because it solves the problem of suffering as the light of spirit draws nearer.

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Adapted from The Way of the Wizard 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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7:16AM PST on Dec 24, 2012

Thanks.

8:58AM PDT on Sep 28, 2012

The conflict of good and evil is eternal, it is important in the end the triumph of good.thanks.

12:26AM PDT on Aug 24, 2012

Thanks for sharing this info.

6:37AM PDT on Jul 22, 2012

Is Merlin a character of literature? Would it make more sense to identify the idea as coming from the author? I completely agree with the main concept. I know it was said by Jesus in the new testament and probably by others in the old testament. I would be interested to know if this idea is taught by Mohamed. probably an idea from Buddah and others.

10:45PM PDT on Jul 4, 2012

I can see the value of the truth in this short excerpt from Deepak's book.

However, I feel this explanation is not comprehensive enough to fit all examples.

On the other hand, because my bed-time is overdue, perhaps I'm reading too much or too little into these examples given by Deepak.

2:24AM PDT on Jul 4, 2012

Other philosophies take this point of view too. It seems duality began with the Zoroastrians and developed from there. Interesting concepts. Thank you.

12:00AM PDT on Jul 4, 2012

wise and wonderful!

10:18AM PDT on Jul 3, 2012

to know that spirit is your essence


know that the goal of spirit is true and worth pursuing


to know that you are wholly

7:17AM PDT on Jul 3, 2012

thanks....

9:39PM PDT on Jul 2, 2012

Thanks.

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