We may never fully make sense of why September 11th happened. But healing from this national tragedy, on an individual and collective level, is within reach -- and according to Deepak Chopra, there is a way to not only create a memorial but also to eradicate fear and hatred on our planet.
This latest offering by Chopra brings to mind Victor Frankl's inspiring and groundbreaking book, Man's Search for Meaning. The author, after being imprisoned for more than three years in Auschwitz and other concentration camps, conducted extensive research on why some people survived the camps and others did not. His discovery: People need to find meaning in their suffering and to feel a purpose to their lives.
Chopra incorporates this idea into a modern, spiritual context. As we recognize and connect with the inner, eternal nature of our being, we commune with God. This realization of being both inside time and space, yet outside of it, allows us to live with spiritual purpose. "Jesus described the journey with such beautiful conciseness when he said that freedom means 'being in the world, but not of it.' This joy with detachment is the spiritual aim of life." Putting the events and tragedies of September 11th into this context gives us that freedom to live from the level of the soul, which bonds us in love with all of life. In the second half of this book, 100 daily affirmations, meditations, and exercises are shared in order to help illuminate and elevate the soul.