I recently read The Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheroes: Harnessing our Power to Change the World
By Deepak Chopra. While I have read The Secret and do own a copy of some CD’s of Chopra’s, I’m not really into the positive thinking, intention talk. I take that back. I am. Kind of. But you have to admit, it gets really old after a while. That’s why I was thrilled when I read in some random place that this book had been written. Because, if you haven’t guessed by now, I’m a complete nerd and superheroes are kind of my thing. Scratch that. I’m what’s known as these days as a Fake Fan Girl, I think. Let’s just say I’m really pretty and leave it at that.
Anyway, I found the copy in the Christianity section of Barnes and Nobel, which was strange to me because I didn’t realize Deepak Chopra is totally a Christian. I think. You can research that, I don’t really care. Anyway, for all you Others and Athie’s out there don’t worry, the books not all Jesus was the only super hero (he only mentions that in like one, maybe two chapters). Chopra actually wrote the book with his comic-loving son and I’d say some of the examples and references of your favorite Super Heroes are pretty solid.
I may share some excerpts from the book and wax philosophically over them while I mention that I’m drinking a cup of over-priced, local AND fair trade coffee or some obscure literary references that makes you remember I’m not a complete superficial valley girl idiot (side note: bloggers, any F. Scott Fitzgerald reference has been off the table since late 2010. Now you’re just making references about Leonardo DiCaprio and unless said reference is accompanied by a picture of him from Growing Pains you are failing). OR I might just be lazy and post a quote along with a Buffy or Dr. Who meme. Either way, we’ll both get something out of it.
“Balance is interaction among being, feeling, thinking, and doing. Superheroes integrate these four core stages of existence amid the turbulence of the world and daily activity and, in doing so, are able to creatively solve every challenge they are faced with and create an atmosphere of empowerment and love wherever they are. As a result, the ideal superhero is a master of martial arts, which at its core is a spiritual discipline.”