Posts Tagged ‘Deepak Chopra’

You Are Not Complete Without Flaws

May 2, 2010

I love reading a passage in a book that turns the light bulb on! In this powerful paragraph on page 192 of Deepak Chopra‘s inspiring book, The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire, he beautifully illustrates why recognizing our flaws is a wonderful thing.

The traits we see most clearly in others exist most strongly in our selves. When we can see into the mirror of relationship, then we can begin to see (more…)

We Have All Knelt at Different Graves

April 27, 2010

Deepak Chopra

While reading Deepak Chopra‘s insightful book, The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire, this excerpt on page 183 spoke to me. In this passage lies the reason why one religion or spiritual path is not right for everybody.

We are all born to travel our own path; when we find the right one, it feels like we have come home. What works for me may not necessarily work for you and vice versa. Understanding this removes judgment from the equation. How can we judge another’s destiny? The answer, of course, is that we cannot. All we can do is focus on our own journey.

Intention springs from our deepest desires, and those desires are shaped by karma. You and I don’t have the same karma; therefore we dont have exactly the same desires. We have loved different people, knelt at different graves, (more…)

Deepak Chopra on Death, Timelessness, Fathers and Sons

October 5, 2009

Deepak Chopra

When I asked Deepak Chopra to share a moment when he felt deeply connected to spirit for my book, Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, he told me this moving account of his final farewell to his father.

Chopra, a pioneer of alternative medicine, has melded modern theories of quantum physics with the timeless wisdom of ancient cultures to change the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social wellness. His Chopra Centers in New York City and Carlsbad, California, focus on enhancing health and nourishing the human spirit. Chopra’s books include The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire and Ageless Body, Timeless Mind. Click here to visit Deepak’s website.

My grandfather and I were very close. When I was six years old, my father was training in cardiology in England. One day my grandfather took us to the movies and the circus and then out for dinner. That night, he died in (more…)