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The Spirit of Romance

The Spirit of Romance

All spiritual openings are temporary. This is not a limitation specific to falling in love. The real question is: What should we do with the opening? The highest spiritual qualities—those of truth, faith, trust, and compassion—grow from the tiniest seeds of daily experience. Their first sprouting is exceedingly vulnerable, and there is no guarantee they will not wither and die. How can we tend this fragile opening of the heart, and nurture it until it develops into more substantial stages of growth?

To do that we must examine romance, the first stage in love’s journey, as part of a timeless cycle that brings greater and greater knowledge of spiritual reality. The insights of this first stage are, naturally enough, those relating to a new birth:

  • Love knows that you exist and cares for your existence.
  • Timeless spirit can touch you in this world of time.
  • With a new birth of the heart, you will see a new world.
  • Love is never old but renews itself with every lover.
  • Flesh and spirit can share in the same delights.
  • All people are innocent in the light of love.

When you fall in love these insights come to you like fresh water, yet they are as ancient as the path to love itself.

Read more: Deepak Chopra's Tips, Guidance, Love, Spirit, , ,

Adapted from The Path to Love, by Deepak Chopra (Three Rivers Press, 1997).

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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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1:03AM PST on Dec 15, 2012

thanks

2:04AM PDT on Oct 17, 2012

Thank you :)

12:08AM PDT on Sep 2, 2012

Thanks for taking us on a romantic journey of the first stirrings of love .....

9:44AM PDT on Aug 29, 2012

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3:42AM PDT on Aug 29, 2012

THANKS for this reminder about LOVE!!!
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10:41AM PDT on Aug 27, 2012

thank you

11:08PM PDT on Aug 26, 2012

nice one!

2:28PM PDT on Aug 25, 2012

Love is everything

3:14AM PDT on Aug 25, 2012

Love Is ALL and everything............

2:03AM PDT on Aug 25, 2012

thanks.... wisdom shared is always nice....

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