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The Path to Love: Spiritual Strategies for Healing

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Join Deepak Chopra on a wondrous journey. . . "The Path to Love." Philosophical, inspiring, and ultimately very practical, The Path to Love is a book that can change lives as it invites the spirit to work its wonders on the most complex and richly rewarding terrain of all: the human heart.


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Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 12th 1998 by Harmony (first published December 16th 1996)
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Paula
May 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Few excerpts I found particularly meaningful:

The reason that ego and love are not compatible comes down to this: you cannot take your ego into the unknown, where love wants to lead. If you follow love, your life will become uncertain, and the ego craves certainty. You will have to surrender to another person and the ego prizes its own will above anyone else's.

Energy is a self-renewing commodity. Its flow isn't diminished by how much you take away. Love is eternal and unbounded, it is only we wh
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Roxanne Kazda
Nov 17, 2009 rated it liked it
This book helped me during cancer.
Lilly
Mar 13, 2007 rated it really liked it
My mom has always had a thing against Chopra for commercializing Rumi. She makes up Chopra jokes and ignores the fact that he lives in her town. I should mention here that I am incredibly influenced by my mom's opinions, but one (sad, depressed) day, I found myself buying 2 of his books at Borders. I had read one before and I didn't care for it much, but I felt compelled to give him another try. It must have been the vain author portrait on the cover of the book?

This book isn't as cheesy as it s
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Vaishali
Very loving... in Deepak's signature narrative style.
Two interesting points, but nothing earth-shattering:

“Ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future” and “I am loved, therefore I am safe.”


Surya Pandian
Sep 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It is the book you need to read if you are out there wanting to experience love.
I usually write down beautiful lines from books into my notebook.
But there were few chapters like "Letting Go" and "A house of Light" that were so insightful and beautiful that I xeroxed those two chapters completely.
An amazing read.
Practical and insightful to people who are looking for love and for those who can read and retrospect about the stuffs mentioned in the book.

Here is stanza from the book that I believe ma
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Tim
Aug 31, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This is my favorite Deepak Chopra book so far. Even though the main focus is to help couples heal, sustain, or take their love to the next level, the book is every bit as helpful to a single person because each of us must foster a relationship with, and learn to love, our own true Self in order to see Love in another person. Deepak Chopra takes us through many spiritual traditions and quotes a wide variety of poets and writers to give a deep, profound knowledge of the concept of love and how to ...more
Shikha Pillai
Feb 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spirituality
Found this the best of Deepak Chopra's books so far. Addresses a subject I ponder the most on - Love, and Chopra does an in-depth take on the subject. Some parts of it challenged notions I'd carried for a long time.

The book is a keeper for me; there are days when I just pick up the book and randomly flit its pages, and re-read the content I land on, and find profound meaning in it, yet again.

Wouldn't recommend the book for everyone - it will resonate with you only based on the stage you are in,
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Jeremy Zhang
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The most life changing book I've read. Deep. Will read again soon.
Debby Eubank
May 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: spiritual, healing
This book is definitely one of my most favorite books and is one I re-read periodically as I go deeper into my spiritual journey. It defines for me the ideal spiritual relationship, one based upon unconditional love and seeing the Spirit within as the foundation for true intimacy. I read this to understand how to deepen relationships, understand the relationships I had created in the past and was currently experiencing, with a deep calling to establish truly loving relationships. Beautifully Dee ...more
Carol
Aug 07, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Carol by: GG Nana, in an odd sort of why
I read The Path of Love: Renewing the Power of Spirit in Your Life by Deepak Chopra, which I couldn't find in the book listings. It was a large print edition I found among my grandmother's books after she passed away. I read it a few months ago just after reading Eckhart Tolle's New Earth and I remember being stunned that the message was the same, "Live in the Now", but that this was such an easier, non-egotistical, not over-intellectualized version. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and hear ...more
Stacie
Aug 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I love it. It is a breath of fresh pepperminty air.
Alex
Aug 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: backburners
This is one of the best book describing relationships and their various stages I have ever come across!
Sharon Powers
May 22, 2014 rated it really liked it

The Path to Love by Deepak Chopra.
Book Review by: Sharon Powers.

I have selected this book, The Path to Love: Spiritual Strategies for Healing by Deepak Chopra, in honor of the month of love, February, in which we celebrate Valentine's Day. Valentine's Day occurs every year on February 14th. Many people view this day, spent celebrating love, thinking that it is for couples, for romantic love.

When we think about it, though, we remember being children and giving our mother, father, teacher, and
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Kat
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have left this book with so many thoughts, especially because I chose to read it after my most pivotal relationship ended. I have learned how important it is not to love from a place of fear, and this has carried me far in the love I feel for myself. It has taught me lessons I will never forget.

It's amazing how rooted Western culture is in the ego, and I feel like I never understood the ego until I read The Path to Love. Fully surrendering myself to this book- much like Chopra says to do to lo
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Jeanette Eriksson
står här i bokhyllan med massa andra fina böcker, som de flesta har jag läst för länge sedan och borde omläsas, som denna. lite skadad och ärrad av kärleksfrånvaron i livet. men som recc av vad bokens innehåll är och bör ge, så copar jag detta: well said
"...learn to love, our own true Self in order to see Love in another person. Deepak Chopra takes us through many spiritual traditions and quotes a wide variety of poets and writers to give a deep, profound knowledge of the concept of love and how
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Jean-Michel Desire
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is by far the best book I've read by Deepak. It is extremely well-written, with examples to support his claims as well as meditational type exercises for the reader to get a full in-depth insight into Deepak's claims. I have ensured I made copies of the exercises so that I can do them regularly. My first pass through these exercises was extremely revealing and I truly feel it has helped me start my own healing process. I've said this about other spiritual books that I've read, and I'll say ...more
Emmanuel Ramos
Este libro puede ser de gran ayuda cuando se pasa por una crisis emocional de pareja pues aporta grandes ideas con ese fin. Pero no es un libro que, de buenas a primeras, se pueda tomar y leer dado que mezcla muchas ideas para definir la palabra amor. Además de que es claro que es un libro que trata de religión ocultando esto en palabras muy rebuscadas pero que suenan increíblemente bellas.

"Por pura soledad, todos buscamos una fuente de amor que colme nuestras carencias interiores"
EL CAMINO HACI
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Jill Niebuhr
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the second time I read this book- the first very inexperienced with the subject and so it was difficult for me to understand. This time, however, was a much different experience. I have evolved. To grasp the subject matter of this book, is a very loving act in itself. There are insights which allow for healing and understanding of the soul. It is always something within, in the same place that pulled me in to read this book over, and I may have to read it again.
Veronica Kim
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Captivating. Articulate. Powerful. I don’t imagine anyone walking away unchanged after reading this book. To sound cheesy, I think I breathed a little differently afterward.
Mer
May 23, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Mer by: Dust jacket of another Chopra book
I was confused by how it all worked.
Danielle Galvez
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great insight on unconditional love, romantic love, self love, and compassion. It opened my eyes to the possibility of Love in general.
Terran
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book! It was perfectly sweet and short.
Patricia Jautakis
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Skaičiau du kartus, puki knyga, apie tikrąją meilę, labiau plėtojama vyro ir moters meilė. :)
Mackenzie
Feb 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Not a huge fan of the author himself but I found this book to be insightful.
Luke
Aug 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Having not read any of Chopra's work and but upon the recommendation from a dear friend I decided to see what was in store beneath it's cover. Despite considering myself a pretty open person I must admit I definitely would have shied away from any book with such a clichéd title!

Glad I didn't as it was a delightful read.

Having previously enjoyed exploring the Upanishards, Ashtavakra Gita and other Vedic texts this book resonated with me and reminded me of some of the earliest realisations that h
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Alonso
Dec 20, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
For moments the book was very insightful and made me reflect on the way I have approached love but most of the time the author is annoying and portrayed himself as a superior being and that made me lose the interest in the book.
Erik Akre
Jul 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: romantic lovers
Shelves: spirituality
I need to say, about Deepak Chopra, that his books feel so good to read. His message is so powerfully positive, and he has such good stories. His gift is, in part, his storytelling power.

This book is a about love in human relationships, especially romantic relationships. Love connects us to the vital energies of the universe. In romantic love, we surrender and become vulnerable. We give ourselves away and get back wisdom and spiritual growth. A relationship with another human being is spiritual
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Charmin
Jul 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: spiritual
Highlights:
1. Meditation + reflection = responsibility for your life. Stop over-looking what surrounds you, waiting to be noticed.

2. Attune yourself to spirit and it will speak to you in love. Spirit isn’t a phenomenon, it is the whispered truth within a phenomenon. Spirit persuades by the softest touch. The message never gets louder, only clearer.

3. Love is as potent as medicine.

4. True love is a growth process.

5. Expectations infect falseness fantasy. Projection of self on others.

6. Move t
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Lainie
Feb 05, 2013 rated it it was ok
Although this book uses love between two people as its main focus, single people can learn much about self-love. Whether to equip oneself for continual solo healing or learn techniques that will help make the next relationship more successful, the teachings here provide insights and actionable methods.

I found this book difficult to read straight through, although there were many passages of value: teachings that rang true with me or that gave me a new way of thinking about some or other aspect
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Kristine Berzina
Aug 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you are someone who is questioning what love, where is it and how to explain it, then this book will give you most of the answers you need, self-love, relationships, respect, passion, desire, ecstasy explained in terms that exclude society's views or fantasies, but include your own views and opinions, plenty of exercises to go through, this book is a big step towards development and self discovery. One of the most essential things that this book can give you is to help uncover the love within ...more
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Deepak Chopra, MD serves as the Founder and Chairman of The Chopra Foundation, and Co-Founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing.

As a global leader and pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine, Chopra transforms the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social wellness. Known as a prolific author of eighty books books with twenty-two New York Times best sellers in both
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“it {romantic love} really isn't about two people who have fallen madly for each other; it's about two people seeing spirit in each other.” 5 likes
“There can be no sense of security in your existence when it depends upon outside factors, for the unpredictable changes of reality can never be controlled.” 4 likes
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