May 22, 2006

“The Book of Secrets”

Unlocking the
Hidden Dimensions
of Your Life
by Deepak Chopra


Publisher Comments:
Every life is a book of secrets, ready to be opened. The secret of perfect love is found there, along with the secrets of healing, compassion, faith, and the most elusive one of all: who we really are. We are still mysteries to ourselves, despite the proximity of these answers, and what we most long to know remains lodged deep inside.

We all want to know how to find a soul mate, what career would be most fulfilling, how to live a life with meaning, and how to teach our children well. We are looking for a personal breakthrough, a turning point, a revelation that brings with it new meaning. The Book of Secrets — a crystalline distillation of insights and wisdom accumulated over the lifetime of one of the great spiritual thinkers of our time — provides an exquisite new tool for achieving just that.

Because answers to the questions at the center of life are counterintuitive, they are often hidden from view, sequestered from our everyday gaze. In his ongoing quest to elevate our experience, bestselling author Deepak Chopra has isolated fifteen secrets that drive the narrative of this inspiring book — and of our lives. From "The World Is in You" and "What You Seek, You Already Are" to "Evil Is Not Your Enemy" and "You Are Truly Free When You Are Not a Person," The Book of Secrets is rich with insights, a priceless treasure that can transport us beyond change to transformation, and from there to a sacred place where we can savor the nectar of enlightenment.

Memorable Quotes:
If there is one reality, it must be all-inclusive.

Subtle experience is quiet and harmonious.

What you seek, you already are.

Experience isn't a place, it's a focus of attention.

...you posses a 2nd perspective, one that is always calm, alert, detached, tune in but not overshadowed. ...you center if you follow any emotion far enough. It will end in silence.

If you follow any emotion far enough, it will end in silence.

When you laugh, you're are losing the need to take yourself so seriously.

When you shrug, you lose the need to blow things out of proportion.

When you feel calm, you lose the need to feel agitated or to have drama.

When you can look at yourself as if you are another person, you lose the need to be the only one who counts.

When you feel relief or fatigue coming out, you lose the need to hold onto stress.

When you have the feeling of letting go, you lose the need to be vindicated – the possibility of forgiveness is in sight.

Suffering is pain that we hold on to.

“The person who has found god has freed himself from choices.”
Kierkegard

Wholeness remains the same no matter how much it changes.

Love grows timid and afraid when not expressed.

“There is a life-force within your soul, seek that life. There is a gem in the mountain of your body, seek that mine. O traveler, if you are in search of 'that' don't look outside, look inside yourself and seek 'that'.” Rumi


Other books by Deepak Chopra:
The World Is in You
What You Seek, You Already Are
Evil Is Not Your Enemy
You Are Truly Free When You Are Not a Person