Deepak Chopra's new book takes its title from a famous quotation: 'There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.' Mere variations on the theme of conflict will never get us where we want to go. We must take an evolutionary leap into a new way of being.
According to Dr Chopra, war is a deeply ingrained habit that needs to be replaced. And beyond that, 'If the way of peace is to succeed, it must offer a substitute for everything war now offers.' More than this, Chopra contends that the majority of people have already evolved beyond war. The way of peace is the next step in their journey of personal growth. War is an outlet for fear, a stage for the enactment of courage and heroism, a display of machismo, and the contest of good versus evil. Peace Is the Way shows how each of us can end our need for these things.
This stimulating new book offers a seven-step programme for changing the reader's consciousness. War ends with one person at a time, Chopra argues, and if enough people expand their awareness, we will reach critical mass, at which point the entire consciousness of the planet can shift away from war forever.
Inspiring, thoughtful, timely and skilfully-crafted, Peace Is the Way is reminiscent of How to Know God in its scope and vision for the future of the world.
'I absolutely agree with Dr Chopra's view that if we want to change the world, we have to begin by changing ourselves.' The Dalai Lama