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Moving Towards the Light

Moving Towards the Light

This affirmation is one expression of spirit, in part summarizing the process of emotional and spiritual healing, shifting our attention from the external world to the inner world, which is the source of light.

Suffering threatens to make life meaningless. That is its greatest danger, not the pain it inflicts. It is up to each of us to restore meaning. Doctors cannot do it for us with their medicine; friends cannot do it for us with their solace and comfort.

You are healed when you can say to yourself, “I matter, I belong, I am worthy, I am safe, I can express myself, I am loved.”

As you contact your true self, you will discover that the soul is not passive. Spirit knows more about us than we do ourselves, and it wants to support our every step toward wholeness. The soul journey has been called the pathless step because there is no map. Every person’s step is different.

Inner healing involves moving from darkness to the light. “Light” is a word that has different meanings yet is generally understood as love and understanding. Love nurtures the emotional body; understanding fills the voids created by pain. Light has the power to fill the void afflicted by darkness.

Adapted from The Deeper Wound: Recovering the Soul from Fear and Suffering, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2001).

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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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10:09PM PDT on Apr 16, 2013

Thank you.

3:00AM PDT on Sep 10, 2012

Thank you

9:46PM PDT on Aug 4, 2012

Good article, as usual, by Deepak. thanks for the post.

10:15AM PST on Jan 4, 2012

The soul gives us love and enlightenment. Shame about the ego!

1:21AM PDT on Oct 2, 2011

Thanks for the article.

1:26PM PDT on Jun 1, 2011

God is light. In Him there is no darkness.

2:19AM PDT on Mar 24, 2011

thanks

3:41AM PST on Nov 7, 2010

Enlightening!

5:57PM PDT on Nov 4, 2010

Good one to pass along. I am Coaching a dear Friend who is suffering w/Depression, and it's so true - I cannot heal her, nor the Drs., she must make the choice to heal herself, love herself - KNOW that she matters. Thanks...

5:56PM PDT on Nov 2, 2010

Thank you Deepak for this wonderful post...as always.

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