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The Needs the Soul Fills

The Needs the Soul Fills

Each of us has developed a strong belief in a false self built up from the ego. Ego is limited, constricted, clinging, acquisitive, closed off and afraid. Just listening to this list makes it hard to believe that anyone would owe their allegiance to these values, but consider how much behavior is motivated by them.

The true self is of immediate value because it can fulfill needs that the ego cannot. These needs are as follows:

  • The need for safety.
  • The need to belong.
  • The need to be acknowledged by others.
  • The need to matter.
  • The need to express yourself freely.
  • The need for love.

Desire and fulfillment are the natural rhythm of life. Each of these needs exists to be met. Your true self is already fulfilled, therefore when you merge with your true self, you will be able to feel completely wanted, safe, worthy and loved. Expressing yourself will come naturally and freely. You will matter more than you ever imagined.

The ego sees the same needs and feels the same desire, but it reaches outside for fulfillment.

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Adapted from The Deeper Wound by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2001).

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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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6:11AM PDT on Aug 15, 2012

This is what I learned from this: Love fulfulls all needs, and the first and only person that can truly love you is you

1:25AM PDT on Aug 8, 2012

thanx a lot Chopra

2:24AM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

Thank you, Deepak, for the wonderful comparison between inner value and searching outside ourselves for fulfilment....

10:30PM PDT on Aug 6, 2012

Get rid of ego and you are on an exciting,fun filled journey!

9:41PM PDT on Aug 4, 2012

another short, great post. thanks

12:21PM PDT on Aug 4, 2012

Thank you

12:08PM PDT on Aug 4, 2012

hvala,i da slazem se

8:47AM PDT on Aug 4, 2012

Thank you, great article.

2:40AM PDT on Aug 4, 2012

Thanks for this.

9:47PM PDT on Aug 3, 2012


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