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Deepak Chopra Quotes

Deepak Chopra Wisdom

Deepak Chopra quotes: here are my favorite quotes from the poet-prophet of alternative medicine, Dr. Deepak Chopra.

“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.”

“You will be transformed by what you read.”

“The highest levels of performance come to people who are centered, intuitive, creative, and reflective – people who know to see a problem as an opportunity.”

“The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself.”

“Everyone is acting from his own level of consciousness.  This is all we can ask of ourselves or anyone else.  However hurtful someone is, he is doing the best he can, given the limits of his consciousness.”

“Love doesn’t need reason.  It speaks from the irrational wisdom of the heart.”

“When the pain of being the same becomes greater than the pain of being different, you change.”

“There are many aspects to success.  Material wealth is only one component.  But success also includes good health, energy and enthusiasm for life, fulfilling relationships, creative freedom, emotional and psychological stability, a sense of well-being, and peace of mind.”

“Our minds influence the key activity of the brain, which then influences everything: perception, cognition, thoughts and feelings, personal relationships.  They’re all a projection of you.”

“If you want to do really important things in life and big things in life, you can’t do anything by yourself. And your best teams are your friends and your siblings.”

“A risk-free life is far from being a healthy life.”

“Holding on to anything is like holding on to your breath.  You will suffocate.  The only way to get anything in the physical universe is by letting go of it.  Let go and it will be yours forever.”

“In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.”

“The worst curse to befall anyone is stagnation, a banal existence, the quiet desperation that comes out of a need for conformity.”

“Modern medicine, for all its advances, knows less than 10% of what your body knows instinctively.”

“Always go with your passions.  Never ask yourself if it’s realistic or not.”

“We all feel the urge to condemn ourselves out of guilt, to blame others for our misfortunes, and to fantasize about total disaster.”

“If you try to get rid of fear and anger without knowing their meaning, they will grow stronger and return.”

“Passivity is the same as defending injustice.”

“Silence is the great teacher and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it.  There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence.”

“Non-judgment quiets the internal dialogue, and this opens once again the doorway to creativity.”

“Walk with those seeking truth.  Run from those who think they’ve found it.”

“To acquire true self-power you have to feel beneath no one, be immune to criticism, and be fearless.”

“Not every sky will be blue and not every day will be springtime.  On the spiritual path, a person learns to find happiness without needing nice things to happen on the outside.  Happiness comes from being who you really are.  This isn’t mystical.  Children are happy being who they are.  The trick is to regain such a state when you are grown and have seen the light and dark sides of life.”

“Success comes when people act together; failure tends to happen alone.”

“No matter what the situation is, close your eyes and think of all the things in your life you could be grateful for right now.”

“Meditation makes the entire nervous system go into a field of coherence.”

“I often say, ‘Pursue excellence, ignore success.’  Success is a byproduct of excellence.”

“If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another.”

“Life gives you plenty of time to do whatever you want to do if you stay in the present moment.”

“Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.”

“The greatest mystery of existence is existence itself.”

“There are no extra pieces in the universe.  Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill; every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.”

“Every negative thought weakens the partnership between mind and body.”

“I’ve worked all my life on the subject of awareness, whether it’s awareness of the body, awareness of the mind, awareness of your emotions, awareness of your relationships, or awareness of your environment.  I think the key to transforming your life is to be aware of who you are.”

“There is just no getting around that turning bad things into good things is up to you.”

“We must go beyond the constant clamor of ego, beyond the tools of logic and reason, to the still, calm place within us: the realm of the soul.”

“Your conscious brain cannot multitask.  If I’m speaking to you and checking my iPhone at the same time, I’m doing neither.  This is why our society is frazzled; this misconception that we can consciously do more than one thing at a time effectively.”

“You can’t make positive choices for the rest of your life without an environment that makes those choices easy, natural, and enjoyable.”

“No solution can ever be found by running in three different directions.”

“Anything that is of value in life only multiplies when it is given.”

“Wealth is simply the progressive realization of worthy goals; the ability to love and have compassion; plus meaningful and caring relationships.”

“I dislike the word ‘self-help.’  Self-awareness, yes, but not self-help.”

“The real key is to live in an environment where the mind feels free to choose the right thing instead of being compelled by habit and inertia to choose the wrong thing.”

“Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss.  Nothing is as rich.  Nothing is more real.”

“Spiritual people should not be ashamed of being wealthy.”

“The best use of imagination is creativity.  The worst use of imagination is anxiety.”

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