These 22 quotes from Deepak Chopra are wonderful, philosophical and inspirational ways to consider life and the universe. We hope you’ll enjoy these wise sayings and they are useful to you!
1. Mind / Body / Reality
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.
New Age values are conscious evolution, a nonsectarian society, a nonmilitary culture, global sharing, healing the environment, sustainable economies, self-determination, social justice, economic empowerment of the poor, love, compassion in action, going beyond religious fundamentalism, going beyond nationalism extreme nationalism, culture.
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.
4. What goes around…
In every conversation I’ve had with housewives in Mumbai, with middleclass people, upperclass, in the slums everyone says there is an underlying consciousness of karma. That people believe in karma that what you’re putting out is going to come back. If I do something to you, the energy of it is going to come back to me in the future.
5. Nature and Nurture
You can’t make positive choices for the rest of your life without an environment that makes those choices easy, natural, and enjoyable.
6. The physical condition is as important as the spiritual
Although we take it for granted, sanitation is a physical measure that has probably done more to increase human life span than any kind of drug or surgery.
7. Know where you fit in
There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.
8. Who you are
You have to think of your brand as a kind of myth. A myth is a compelling story that is archetypal, if you know the teachings of Carl Jung. It has to have emotional content and all the themes of a great story: mystery, magic, adventure, intrigue, conflicts, contradiction, paradox.
9. The unconscious and the conscious
Your conscious brain cannot multitask. If I’m speaking to you and checking my I-Phone 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.
10. The mystery of life
No matter how closely you examine the water, glucose, and electrolyte salts in the human brain, you can’t find the point where these molecules became conscious.
11. Happiness inside
Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real.
12. The benefits of age
Mature workers are less impulsive, less reactive, more creative and more centered.
Spirituality is meant to take us beyond our tribal identity into a domain of awareness that is more universal.
14. The antidote to chaos
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
15. The power of now
Life gives you plenty of time to do whatever you want to do if you stay in the present moment.
16. The traits of high performers
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.
17. Science and philosophy
Many scientists think that philosophy has no place, so for me it’s a sad time because the role of reflection, contemplation, meditation, self inquiry, insight, intuition, imagination, creativity, free will, is in a way not given any importance, which is the domain of philosophers.
18. The role of God in everything
For thousands of years, human beings have been obsessed with beauty, truth, love, honor, altruism, courage, social relationships, art, and God. They all go together as subjective experiences, and it’s a straw man to set God up as the delusion. If he is, then so is truth itself or beauty itself.
19. The eternal person
We are not victims of aging, sickness and death. These are part of scenery, not the seer, who is immune to any form of change. This seer is the spirit, the expression of eternal being.
20. Being fully aware, always
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.
21. Karma and consciousness
Karma, when properly understood, is just the mechanics through which consciousness manifests.
Traditional science assumes, for the most part, that an objective observer independent reality exists; the universe, stars, galaxies, sun, moon and earth would still be there if no one was looking.