You have already made that journey—many times, in fact. As a child, you hoped you would be a grown-up. In your 20s, you believed that it was possible. Now you know you are an adult. You hoped someone would love you; you believed in time that somebody did; and now you know that they do. If this natural progression hasn't happened, something has gone wrong, because the unfoldment of life is designed to follow from wish to fulfillment. Of course, we all know the pitfalls. Divorce generally means you didn't know if someone truly loved you. Children who grow up resenting their parents usually don't know who to trust. A hundred other examples could be offered.
But the important thing is to get you back on the path.
Step 1: Realize that your life is meant to progress.
Step 2: Reflect on how good it is to truly know something rather than just hoping and believing. Don't settle for less.
Step 3: Write down, on three separate lists, the things you hope are true, the things you believe are true and the things you know are true.
Step 4: Ask yourself why you know the things you know.
Step 5 : Apply what you know to those areas where you have doubts, where only hope and belief exist today.
I believe that when you truly know something, the following things pertain:
Deepak Chopra is the co-founder of the Chopra Foundation and author of Spiritual Solutions: Answers to Life's Greatest Challenges.
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