Deepak Chopra on the Nature of Love

Deepak Chopra:    I think that love can be experienced.  It’s our natural instinct.  It’s the impulse that drives almost all our behavior, including war and terrorism.  A person who is violent is also asking for love and asking for attention. 

And yes, if you pay attention through deep listening, which is called attention, appreciation of all the good things that life has to offer to you, and affection, and respond to gestures of affection around you, and learning that these gestures are very natural impulses when we are children.  And that’s because we haven’t yet been indoctrinated into schisms, and fear, and separation, and then you can remember the experience of love. 

So rather than saying can one be taught love, I think a question would be, “Can one remember love?”  And yes we can.

 

Recorded on: Aug 17, 2007

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