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Love is

I had a plan for all my tasks this morning but that all went out the window when I read these beautiful words by Deepak Chopra (whilst enjoying my morning coffee) and I just felt it was something I wanted to share with all of you.

There is so much out there about what love is, how to have a happy marriage, not compromising on your dreams etc but this excerpt had such a beautiful perspective about how when you enter a relationship (or marriage) your individual desire becomes secondary.

That's not to mean you have to settle or suppress your dreams or issues concerning "money, career, family, and ambitions" or settle for compromises that don't fully satisfy each party. He states "If you cannot fulfill yourself, you can't possibly fulfill another." From my understanding it is about both parties being fulfilled whilst surrendering to the path they now share together. Here is an excerpt from the book:

"The secret isn't to surrender to another person, or even to each other. You surrender to the path. It is a path you share. Your commitment is not to what you want or to what your partner wants. Individual desire is secondary. You commit to wherever the path is taking you. In this way you give up your ego-centered perspective. Your focus shifts to the space between you and the one you love. This is the gap between ego and spirit." - The Ultimate Happiness Prescription - Deepak Chopra

What are your thoughts? Do you agree with this?

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