Book Review: Power, Freedom and Grace
Deepak Chopra is a twenty-first century thought leader who advances philosophies of sages past. Power, Freedom and Grace: Living from the Source of Lasting Happiness transformed my points of awareness. Chapter by chapter, Chopra allowed me to reason with and accept sacred truth. He draws upon the ancient philosophy of Vedanta and the findings of modern science to guide an understanding of true inner joy, which is a field of pure consciousness.
I learned the difference between object-referral and self-referral and why “powerful people are self-referred and not object-referred in the chapter on keys to lasting happiness. A real point of clarity opened for me when I read the chapter titled, why do I forget who I am?
The book is divided into three parts:
- The Problem (Not knowing who we are)
- The Prescription (Remembering who we are)
- The Practice (Experiencing who we are)
Each chapter poses poignant questions, questions we may often ask internally but rarely seek soul answers to. According to Chopra, we all have material, financial, spiritual, and relationship dimensions, but the goal of all of these is the same thing: happiness. But, if this happiness comes from external cravings the shifting variances of life will cause happiness to elude our inner source.
Chopra believes the key to long-lasting happiness is in the realization that the very nature of the self is a joy that comes from within and cannot be affected by external circumstances. This imbues real power, freedom and grace.
You not only have power, you have the grace and freedom to be joyous.
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