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Deepak Chopra and Intent

Deepak Chopra and Intent

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Does Everything Happen for a Reason?

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By Deepak Chopra, MD, and Jordan Flesher, MA Psychology   The human mind can adapt to almost anything, but not chaos. No one can lead a completely random and chaotic life. The messy room of a teenager may look completely […]

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Is Physics the Next Guru?

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The worldview of modern physics teases us with spiritual suggestions like the discovery—premature it seems—of the “God particle.” That nickname embarrasses some in the field, but ever since Fritjof Capra’s book The Tao of Physics, the links between Eastern spiritual […]

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Synchronicity, Evolution, and Your Genes (Part 3)

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  By Deepak Chopra, MD, and Jordan Flesher, MA Psychology   Two views of the universe have been contending with each other to explain why human beings exist. The first view holds that human beings are not special in any […]

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Synchronicity, Evolution, and Your Genes (Part 2)

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Everyone has had a meaningful coincidence happen to them–the classic example is thinking of someone’s name and the next minute that person telephones, or seeing an unusual word in your mind’s eye and then running across that word the next […]

Synchronicity, Evolution, and Your Genes (Part 1)

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By Deepak Chopra, MD, and Jordan Flesher, BA Psychology   Over the past decade, the hunt for genetic connections with behavior as intensified. For any experience, there must be a physical activity in the brain—otherwise, the experience has no basis. […]

The Best Way to Get Rid of Evil

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    By Deepak Chopra, MD.   The best way to get rid of evil is to change our ideas about it. The two concepts about evil that do nothing to end it are, first, the concept of cosmic evil […]

Can Wisdom Save Us? Why It Has To (Part 2)

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Although almost everyone fears the effects of climate change and deplores the inaction of governments around the world, neither attitude gets us any closer to solving the problem. Many pin their hopes on a breakthrough in technology that could somehow […]

Can Wisdom Save Us? Why It Has To

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There’s always a sense of crisis in the air generated by whatever bad news is making the headlines. At the moment, the greatest alarm is being stirred by terrorism and the spread of Islamic extremism. Yet at a deeper level, […]

Your Body Is Wise, But It Needs for You to Pay Attention

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Although complementary medicine has made strong advances, mainstream medical practice still keeps faith with drugs and surgery as the default methods of treatment. The way forward for anyone who wants to establish a high level of wellbeing isn’t going to […]

Why Spirituality Matters More than Ever

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In troubled times, when the world seems to be on fire, people think about God and the religion they were raised in–a source of solace and hope matters more in a crisis. I don’t find myself thinking about spirituality in […]

The Power of Desire—What Do You Want, Anyway?

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Desire is inescapable, and one could spend years trying to discover if human desire is a blessing of a curse. But right this minute a more practical question demands attention. How can you get what you want? Beyond the basic […]

Do Your Emotions Help You or Hold You Back?

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Recently, a close friend of mine made the remark that our emotions for the most part are basic, primal, immature, and unevolved. Ever since then, I have been ruminating on the validity of this statement. If our emotions are basically […]

Powers of Mind: In Praise of Subtle Actions

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At a time when the mass of headlines seem to be about the brain, artificial intelligence, robotics, and smarter computers, not enough is said about the mind. When reduced to a mechanism, the mind somehow is thought to turn into […]

Can Science and Religion Save Each Other? (Part 2)

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Science is used to being dominant, and religion is used to being defensive–these are familiar poses for two worldviews, the one being on the rise, the other on the decline. Generally when an entire belief system is on the decline, […]

Can Science and Religion Save Each Other?

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A flurry of controversy surrounded the astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson two weeks ago when he took a jab at religion in the name of science. It began Christmas day with a mischievous tweet: “On this day long ago, a child […]

How to Save the World–A Simple Answer

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Around a decade ago, when I first started posting at Huffington Post, one entry considered the world’s four greatest problems. They were over-population, climate change, pandemic disease, and refugeeism. Despite the suffering and fear it creates, terrorism affects far fewer […]

God Is the New Physics

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When spirituality and physics started to be linked, many scientists called it the use of metaphor. It couldn’t literally be true that there was a Tao of Physics that linked quantum mechanics to ancient Chinese philosophy. At best there might […]

Will God 2.0 Be Indispensable in Ten Years?

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The primary difficult with God isn’t belief–more than 80% of US responders tell pollsters that they believe God exists. The problem is that God is irrelevant, providing few if any practical benefits in daily life. In an age of faith […]

Why Physics Needs God But God Doesn’t Need Physics

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Recently I created a brief storm on Twitter by throwing out questions that physicists can’t answer. Twitter allows you to contact famous physicists directly, and it’s predictable that a handful will become irritated and even riled up if you dare […]

Why God Makes More Sense than Atheism

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After two centuries of the tug-of-war between science and religion, it’s clear science occupies the dominant position. It has passed the “So what?” test, meaning that science as applied to practical daily life has been immensely more important to modern […]

How Richard Dawkins Lost His Battle with God

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When he wrote his 2006 best-seller, The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins expected to accomplish two aims that have proved to be remarkable failures. The first aim was social. He wanted to attract a horde of doubters, fence-sitters, and agnostics to […]

How to Make God Love You

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Although the modern controversy over God centers on the famous headline from Time magazine, “Is God Dead?” this isn’t really the key question. By definition, God can’t be dead, because “dead” implies that God was alive, and once alive, an […]

Why God Doesn’t Care What You Do

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In every religion that believes in a personal God, there’s a connection between the divine and the human. A personal God created life, and he (or she) cherishes his creation. No love is more intense than divine love. No anger […]

“I am the master of my fate”: A New Take on Free Will

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Back when schoolchildren regularly read uplifting poetry, there was a famous Victorian poem that affirmed the human birthright of free will. It was “Invictus,” by W. E. Henley and began: Out of the night that covers me, Black as the […]

Memo to Neuroscience: “We Are Not Brain Puppets”

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The notion that human beings walk, talk, think, and do things because our brains control us is a fringe idea, easily refuted with a few moment’s thought and rarely taken seriously. But it got a boost from an Op-ed piece […]

A Science of Miracles–No Longer Optional? (Part 2)

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For most people, miracles are something left behind in childhood. They require innocent belief, not adult rationality. The camp of vocal skeptics and atheists provide a crossroads, in fact, where one way leads to irrationality, the other to rationality, as […]

A Science of Miracles—No Longer Optional?

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In its ambition to explain every aspect of the natural world, modern science has sidestepped very few problems. Some mysteries are so difficult that they defy the scientific method. It’s hard to conceive of experiments that will tell us what […]

Can Sam Harris Wake Us Up? (Part 2)

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Most of us recognized ourselves in the mirror this morning.  The person looking back at us has a familiar name, a family, a job.  He (or she) carries around a long menu of likes and dislikes, along with a personal […]

Can Sam Harris Wake Us Up?

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It caused a stir when Sam Harris, in a new book titled Waking Up, changed his message from militant atheism to peaceful Buddhism. A positive message is better than a negative one, and since Buddhism is often labeled as “a […]

Multi-institutional Collaborative Clinical Trial to Examine Health Benefits of Integrative Lifestyle Practices at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing

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Self-Directed Biological Transformation Initiative (SBTI) study will use latest mobile health sensors and genomic/cellular/metabolomics biomarkers Scientists and clinicians from seven research institutions have joined together for a first of a kind clinical trial on a whole systems approach to wellbeing. […]

Let’s Raise ISHAR – and why we need to

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      Please watch Let’s Raise ISHAR   Please join us on indiegogo at  http://igg.me/at/ISHAR   Dear Community, ISHAR is an online digital library. ISHAR stands for Integrative Studies Historical Archive and Repository. This will be the digital Library of […]

Getting Real About Brain Science—A Challenge to the Current Model (Part 2)

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Getting Real About Brain Science—A Challenge to the Current Model (Part 2)   By Deepak Chopra, MD, Bernardo Kastrup, PhD, Menas C. Kafatos  PhD, and Rudolph Tanzi, PhD.   Brain research could someday hit a dead end if we do […]

Getting Real About Brain Science—A Challenge to the Current Model

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By Deepak Chopra, MD and Bernardo Kastrup, PhD   It’s time to make up our minds about the brain.  Every day, it seems, neuroscience announces new findings that uncover more and more of the brain’s secrets. The day cannot be […]

A Better Way to Approach Pain, and America’s Pain-Pill Epidemic

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By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, and P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina   You may have noticed headlines about the rise of prescription drugs as a major cause of addiction and […]

Naïve Realism, Or the Strange Case of Physics and Fake Philosophers (Part 2)

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By Deepak Chopra, MD and Menas Kafatos,PhD   Scientists have assigned  the role of Mister Answer to science, the source of knowledge on every subject. This is peculiar because science does not accept a complete body of knowledge at any […]

Naïve Realism, Or the Strange Case of Physics and Fake Philosophers

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In a most unexpected way, physics has started to criticize its own sense of reality. Noted figures are speaking out against other noted figures, and heads are being knocked. A prime example: In the blog section of Scientific American, the […]

Is a Mind-Element Needed to Interpret Quantum Mechanics? Do physically undetermined choices enter into the evolution of the physical universe? Part 3

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 By Deepak Chopra, MD and Henry Stapp, PhD Our previous two posts on the role of mind in nature have argued that rational analysis of the empirical evidence entails that the world is not only influenced by ideas, but consists […]

Is a Mind-Element Needed to Interpret Quantum Mechanics? Do physically undetermined choices enter into the evolution of the physical universe? Part 2

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By Deepak Chopra, MD and Henry Stapp, PhD The time is ripe for a theory of cosmic mind to be seen by all scientists, not as a speculative notion that conflicts with basic scientific principles, but as a necessary part of a […]

Is a Mind-Element Needed to Interpret Quantum Mechanics? Do physically undetermined choices enter into the evolution of the physical universe?

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By Deepak Chopra, MD and Henry Stapp, PhD Pick at random any TV show about the universe, and the visuals will be dominated by a black void sprinkled with billions of galaxies. Such images give the impression of a vast emptiness foreign […]

Skepticism and a Million Dollar Challenge (Part 2)

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When I made a video offering a million dollars to anyone who could explain how the brain produces the appearance of the three-dimensional world, I didn’t have a publicity stunt in mind. I wanted to draw attention to consciousness research, […]

Getting Zombies Excited (It Takes a Million-Dollar Challenge)

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In science, problems get solved faster when the pot begins to boil. Dormant questions need motivation, which is why I posed a million-dollar challenge to anyone in the materialist camp who could demonstrate how matter turns into mind. (Please see […]

Skepticism and a Million Dollar Challenge

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When public perception is skewed and distorted, it’s important to push back. I’ve found myself doing this in the arena of skepticism. Without a doubt we live in a skeptical age, and it affects everyone. To doubt is a tool […]

The Fourth Dimension Is Real, But Who Owns It?

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The human imagination has been inspired for centuries by the possibility of a higher dimension. The ownership of this dimension was in the dubious hands of “charlatans, mystics, and science fiction writers”, to quote a recent article by Michio Kaku, […]

A Spiritual Mystery: Does God Listen to Prayers? (Part 3)

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It may sound odd at first, but there are ways to improve the chances that God will answer your prayer. In the first two posts we saw that the whole subject of prayer is filled with assumptions and preconceptions. Once […]

A Spiritual Mystery: Does God Listen to Prayers? (Part 2)

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To say that prayers are answered isn’t the same as saying that God answers prayers. In the first case, a thought manifests as reality. You wish, intend, or ask for an outcome, and the outcome appears. In the second case, […]

A Spiritual Mystery: Does God Listen to Prayers?

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Without taking a poll, it’s safe to say that people who believe in God also believe that he answers prayers. If he didn’t, one would be left with an indifferent, distant deity who pays no attention to human affairs. This […]

Can Brain Science Explain Experience? (Part 3)

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By Deepak Chopra MD, Menas Kafatos, PhD., Subhash Kak, PhD., Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD., and Neil Theise, MD A radically new view of reality is gaining ground, and its basic idea is thrilling: We live in a conscious universe. In […]

Can Brain Science Explain Experience? (Part 2)

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By Deepak Chopra MD, Menas Kafatos, PhD., Subhash Kak, PhD., Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD., and Neil Theise, MD   For at least two thousand years thinkers have tried to explain the human mind and disagreed heatedly, but a consensus has formed around one thing. When you […]

Can Brain Science Explain Experience?

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By Deepak Chopra MD, Menas Kafatos, Ph.D., Subhash Kak, Ph.D.,  Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., and Neil Theise, MD For twenty years a conference bubbling with enthusiasm has taken place in Tucson to figure out the origins of the human mind. Its title is Toward a […]

Why Robots Don’t Love Music

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For more than a decade the media have been eagerly reporting on exciting advances in brain research and genetics, which arrive almost monthly.   These areas of science have become immensely confident and hopeful. They are the finger posts to a […]

Will the “Real” Reality Please Stand Up?

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In the pursuit of knowledge about the universe, recent discoveries have pushed earlier than the Big Bang, bringing physics to the point when the early universe was doubling in size every hundredth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a […]

Five Spiritual Mysteries: #2 Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen? (Part 2)

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    One of the biggest stumbling blocks for people who want to believe in God is the existence of bad things in our lives.  The evening news carries enough stories about war, crime, famine, oppression, and much else that […]

Five Spiritual Mysteries: #2 Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen?

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In every spiritual tradition, different as they are, God is taken to be the moral compass for human beings. He may or may not be a punisher.  He may or may not sit in judgment, watching and weighing our every […]

Five Spiritual Mysteries: #1 Is Karma Fair? (Part 2)

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Even at a time when religion is declining in the West, most people remember the Biblical saying “As you sow, so shall you reap.” they cling to a belief taught in childhood, that good is rewarded and evil punished. In […]

Five Spiritual Mysteries: #1 Is Karma Fair?

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We live in an especially dispirited time when people say, totally without irony, “Life is unfair” and “No good deed goes unpunished.”  Is there proof that life is, in fact, fair or unfair?  The question doesn’t even make sense if […]

‘Collision course’ in the science of consciousness: Grand theories to clash at Tucson conference

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   by Deepak Chopra, MD and Stuart Hameroff, Anesthesiology, Psychology, Center for Consciousness Studies The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona   The nature of consciousness, the reality it conveys, and our place in the universe remains unknown. Since ancient times, two types of views […]

Hidden Truths: Going Beyond Common-Sense Reality (Part 3)

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By Deepak Chopra, MD, Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D., and Subhash Kak, Ph.D. We all live in the common-sense world, trusting in our five senses as if they transmit all reality to us. Yet the quantum revolution, as we’ve detailed in the last two […]

Hidden Truths: Going Beyond Common-Sense Reality (Part 2)

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By Deepak Chopra, MD, Menas Kafatos, Ph.D., and Subhash Kak, Ph.D. Although everyone as a practical matter accepts “reality as given” – the world presented by the five senses – that common-sense version of the world was radically undermined over a century ago […]

Hidden Truths: Going Beyond Common-Sense Reality (Part 1)

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By Deepak Chopra, MD, Menas Kafatos, Ph.D., and Subhash Kak, Ph.D. Despite their many divergences, science and philosophy are both led forward by reality. This is inevitable if facts, concepts, axioms, and other mental models are to be reliable. There are two ongoing […]

Radical Well being: Where We Need to Go (Part 2)

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 Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP and Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD There are two reasons why radical well being hasn’t captured the imagination of the general public. As we saw in the first part, people all too often let their health go and […]

Radical Well-Being: Where We Need to Go

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By Deepak Chopra, MD and Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD As far as our health goes, America is about a little of this and a lot of that. The little is self-care, the lot is drugs and surgery. Thirty years after a mind-body […]

Next for the Gay Rights Movement – Filling the Spiritual Dimension

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It’s taken decades for gay activists to achieve the most basic right that every minority deserves: equality under the law. In principle one might say that the battle has been won, even if some states are dragging their heels and […]

What Is Cosmic Consciousness? The Quest for Hidden Reality (Part 3)

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By Deepak Chopra, M.D, FACP, and Menas Kafatos, Ph.D.   We are so used to assigning consciousness only to human thought that it takes some adjustment to see it as universal, or cosmic, applying at all levels. But the label […]

What Is Cosmic Consciousness? The Quest for Hidden Reality (Part 2)

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The question at hand is whether there is such a thing as higher consciousness? We are using the term “cosmic consciousness” to denote a state of awareness that knows itself completely, a state of inner silence that is in direct […]

What Is Cosmic Consciousness? The Quest for Hidden Reality

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Is there such a thing as higher consciousness? For a tiny fraction of the population, who believe they have experienced God directly, this is a spiritual question with a definite answer. But for most people the question is hypothetical. Every […]

Sleep: A mystery at the crossroads of neuroscience (Part 2)

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By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina   In the last post we saw how essential sleep is for the physiological needs of  almost all animals, but […]

Sleep: A Mystery at the Crossroads of Neuroscience (Part 1)

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By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina Sleep crops up in unexpected places medically, as in the recent finding that for people suffering from bouts of depression, irregular sleep […]

A Better Answer to “Who Am I?”

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It’s strange that we use the word “I” more often in a day than any other word except “a” and “the” without really knowing who “I” is. Ancient thinkers, both East and West, considered the self to be the highest […]

Happiness for the Holidays? Try an Experiment

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The holidays, officially a time of good cheer, have become instead a byword for stress, overeating, running up bills, and enduring one’s relatives. This falls in line with the last two posts on happiness and our dubious relationship to it. […]

The Future of Happiness – Up or Down?

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It’s unsettling that so little is known about what it takes to be happy, and a lot of what we do know is contradictory. On the one hand, most people report that they are happy when asked by pollsters – […]

The Wisdom of Altruism

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By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP There are increasing signs that selfishness is winning out over altruism in this society. The trend isn’t hidden. The backlash over Obamacare comes down to the fully insured resenting the call to provide for the uninsured. […]

The Mystery of God and the Brain

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By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP and Jordan Flesher, BA Psychology As science has steadily undermined the long-held beliefs of religion, almost all that remains for people of faith is to say that God is a mystery and will always be […]

The Rise and Fall of Militant Skepticism (Part 4)

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 By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP and Jordan Flesher, BA Psychology Most of us take perception for granted as a photograph – in five sensory dimensions – of the real world. If you walk past the house where you were born, however, you […]

The Rise and Fall of Militant Skepticism (Part 3)

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By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP and Jordan Flesher, BA Psychology   The bond between militant atheism and militant skepticism has been unusually strong, to the point where attacks on religion are delivered as if no rational, science-mined person could object. In two […]

The Rise and Fall of Militant Skepticism (Part 2)

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By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP and Jordan Flesher, BA Psychology As an attitude, skepticism is a natural part of the scientific method. It calls for solid proof and verification. As an agenda, however, the story of skepticism is quite different. The way […]

The Rise and Fall of Militant Skepticism

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Skepticism has gotten itself into a pickle – perhaps something a lot more serious than a pickle – that is undermining its good name. The credibility of Wikipedia may be at stake (see below). We live in a skeptical age, […]

What Would God Think of the God Particle? (Part 2)

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By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP and Menas Kafatos, Ph.D., Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor in Computational Physics, Chapman University   The “God particle” seems to be well and truly with us. The award on October 3 of the Nobel Prize in physics that […]

What Would God Think of the God Particle? Part 1

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By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP and Menas Kafatos, Ph.D., Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor in Computational Physics, Chapman University   The award of the Nobel Prize in physics generally creates a mental blur for most people, since no one can comprehend […]

Who Is Right About Happiness? (Part 2)

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Although the pursuit of happiness is so natural that it was written into the Declaration of Independence, modern psychology has turned doubtful about it. In the previous post I listed a few reasons why even the field known as positive […]

Who Is Right About Happiness?

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We know very little about what it takes to be happy, and a lot of what we know is wrong. This seems to be the conclusion of some voices in the movement known as positive psychology. It’s a relatively new […]

Thinking Outside the (Skull) Box – Part 7

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By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D., Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor in Computational Physics, Chapman University, P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and […]

The U.S. Economy? You Can`t Leave Out Body and Soul

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By Jim Clifton and Deepak Chopra   If economics aspires to be a science — “the dismal science” as it was traditionally called — it must recognize that the most relevant economic data are human.  The rise and fall of […]

Thinking Outside the (Skull) Box – Part 6

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By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D., Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor in Computational Physics, Chapman University, P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and […]

Thinking Outside the (Skull) Box – Part 5

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Category:  SF Gate By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D., Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor in Computational Physics, Chapman University, P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy […]

Thinking Outside the (Skull) Box – Part Three

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By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D., Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor in Computational Physics, Chapman University, P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy […]

Thinking Outside the (Skull) Box, Part 2

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By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D., Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor in Computational Physics, Chapman University, P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of […]

Thinking Outside the (Skull) Box, Part 1

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By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D., Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor in Computational Physics, Chapman University, P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor […]

Can the Truth Come Back With a Capital “T“? (Part 4)

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  By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D., Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor in Computational Physics, Chapman University, P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy […]

Can the Truth Come Back With a Capital “T“? (Part 3)

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By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D., Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor in Computational Physics, Chapman University, P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and […]

Can the Truth Come Back With a Capital “T“? (Part 2)

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By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D., Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor in Computational Physics, Chapman University, P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor […]

Can the Truth Come Back With a Capital “T”?

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By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D., Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor in Computational Physics, Chapman University, P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and […]

The Consciousness Project – Hopeful Solutions for Epic Problems

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By Deepak Chopra, MD and Jim Walsh As founders and backers, we are announcing a major initiative to solve the epic problems that the world faces. Leading the way is global warming, with its eventual threat of mass extinction if worse comes […]

Richard Dawkins Plays God, the Video

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As a defender of atheism, Richard Dawkins has publicly declared that religion is the “root of all evil,” which became the title of his first big television hit in the UK, broadcast in 2006. Its follow-up, in 2007, allowed me […]

Tweets from the Cosmos – Tune In

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When Twitter first appeared, I responded to their idealistic side, which aimed to form a global community that could create change beyond national boundaries.  Tweets are now used for a million reasons that don’t aim as high. But it occurred […]

“Immigration Is Us,” an American Story

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“Immigration Is Us,” an American Story By Deepak Chopra and Sanjiv Chopra When you hear the word immigrant, what conjures up in your mind?  Is it illegal vs. legal immigrants, contentious debates over immigration reform or the Arizona lawman, Joe Arpaio, who […]

The Future of Leadership

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By Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP  Commencement Speech at Hartwick College Today as you celebrate this major milestone in your life and commence a new stage of your life journey, I ask you to reflect on the gift of life itself. […]

Medicine Keeps Changing But Not Well-Being

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By Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP Anyone who regularly follows the medical news from the Associated Press or New York Times will get the impression of fickleness. Research studies sometimes advance medical knowledge, but basic findings also seem to contradict one […]

Can Reality Set Us Free? The Puzzle of Complementarity (Part 3)

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By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Harvard University, and Director of the […]

The Fear Factor: How Scared Are People?

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By Deepak Chopra, MD Senior Scientist The Gallup Organization, and Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO of Gallup Organization   Over the past decade the word “fear” has become all too familiar. After 9/11 critics of the war on terror called […]

Can Reality Set Us Free? The Puzzle of Complementarity (Part 2)

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By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Harvard University, and Director of the […]

Can Reality Set Us Free? The Puzzle of Complementarity

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By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Harvard University, and Director of the […]

Why Does God Allow Evil?

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Every senseless, horrific act of violence brings up the question of good versus evil, and when you read that children have died by violence – a common thread linking the Newtown shootings and the Boston Marathon bombing – there’s even […]

Dear TED, Is It ‘Bad Science’ or a ‘Game of Thrones’?

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By Deepak Chopra, MD. FACP, Stuart Hameroff, MD, Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D., Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., and Neil Theise, MD One of modern science’s great strengths is that any questionable finding dies a quick death if it’s invalid. The safeguards […]

Keeping Up America`s Reputation in the World

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Every country has a national character that it taught to children from a young age and then becomes part of everyone’s story. In the case of America, “opportunity” is a theme known worldwide and constantly referred to when we talk […]

Your Brain Is the Universe (Part 2)

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By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Harvard University, and Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry, […]

Is India Having a Crisis of Soul?

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By Deepak Chopra Senior Scientist, the Gallup Organization Jim Clifton CEO, the Gallup Organization When they think of India, many people still have the shining image of it as a rising economy, one of the four most promising in the […]

Your Brain Is the Universe – Part 1

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  By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP Murali Doraiswamy, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Harvard University and Director of the Genetics and Aging Research […]

Why the Universe Is Our Home – It’s Not a Coincidence

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By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP ,“P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Harvard University, and Director of the […]

Why Did Mother Nature Do This To Us?

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Modern society has done much to ravage the environment, and by now there is a numbing effect.  When PBS recently ran a program on how the oceans are dying, who could watch without a sinking heart? Besides feeling gloomy and […]

Seven Myths of Meditation

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In the past forty years, meditation has entered the mainstream of modern Western culture, prescribed by physicians and practiced by everyone from business executives, artists, and scientists to students, teachers, military personnel, and – on a promising note – politicians. […]

Time to Get Real – The Riddle of Perception Part 2

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  By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, Murali Doraiswamy, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Harvard University, and Director of the Genetics […]

Time to Get Real – The Riddle of Perception

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By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, Murali Doraiswamy, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Harvard University, and Director of the Genetics and […]

The State of the Union as Rorschach Test

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It was surprising how President Obama’s State of the Union speech went down. Immediately afterwards, television pundits offered clashing descriptions: prosaic, bread and butter, Clinton-like, an extension of the liberal agenda outlined in the Inaugural Address, uplifting, aggressive, and so […]

Hip-Hop Yoga for Healing Trauma

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Hip-Hop Yoga for Healing Trauma By Deepak Chopra, M.D. and Eddie Stern, Co-Director, Ashtanga Yoga New York Thirteen years ago, a man who went by the name of Black Just was shot and killed in South East Queens. He was […]

Feel Like a Butterfly, See Like a Bee? – The Mystery of Perception

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By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, Murali Doraiswamy, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina and Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Harvard University, and Director of the Genetics […]

Dear Republicans, What Makes Life Worth Living?

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When several Republican leaders accused President Obama of aiming to destroy the Republican Party, a bright light went on. The reactionary right may have tossed itself into the dustbin of history already.  Let’s indulge in the hope that this is […]

Depression Is Still a Mystery – We Need a New Model

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By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, Murali Doraiswamy, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina and Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Harvard University, and Director of the Genetics […]

We Could Use God’s Help – Where Is He?

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Tragedies like the Newtown shootings and the devastation from Hurricane Sandy test people’s faith in God. When God fails to intervene in human suffering, the acceptance of a loving deity who cares for his children arouses fresh doubts. For centuries, […]

Why Doctors Can’t Make You Well

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For many people, keeping well doesn’t involve taking good advice. After decades of public health campaigns in favor of low-fat diets, moderate exercise, and stress management, it’s still hard to get Americans to comply.  As a society, we are so […]

Why Doctors Can’t Make You Well

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For many people, keeping well doesn’t involve taking good advice. After decades of public health campaigns in favor of low-fat diets, moderate exercise, and stress management, it’s still hard to get Americans to comply.  As a society, we are so […]

More Cliffs Ahead, But Congress Isn’t “Broken”

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If we trace back the accepted opinion that Congress is broken, a turning point came right after President Obama’s first inauguration when Sen. Mitch McConnell, speaking for all Republicans, it seems, said that his mission was to make Obama a […]

Obama Is the First Facebook President – What Now?

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No one doubts that social networking produces results in politics, from the Arab Spring to the 2012 election, where President Obama’s ground game made the difference. That ground game was an extension of the 2008 strategy for involving millions of […]

Gun Control Is About the Silent Majority

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In the wake of the Newtown tragedy, a minority issue has come before the majority.  In a democracy the majority passes the laws. In a democracy dedicated to justice, the majority is careful when passing these laws to protect the […]

Is Obama a Man of Destiny?

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The historical movie “Lincoln” has struck a deep chord with many people, and it turns on a theme that is rarely met nowadays: the man of destiny.  In one scene Lincoln is sitting in the war room from which he […]

How to Inspire Your Brain (Part 2)

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By Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP and Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Harvard University, and Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), co-authors of Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive […]

How to Inspire Your Brain

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By Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP and Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Harvard University, and Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), co-authors of Super Brain: […]

Spoiler Alert: Why There Can Be No Peace in Palestine

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During the time last week when Egypt was brokering a truce in Gaza, televised news reports said that the proceedings were going slowly because the two sides – Israel and Hamas – refused to face each other in the same […]

Why Gridlock Is Good (If You’re a Progressive)

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There is widespread lamentation over the current gridlock in politics. After a quick shot of elation for Democrats – which I wholeheartedly shared in – Washington went back to the status quo. Commentators point out that the same players are […]

From Quanta to Qualia: The Mystery of Reality (Part 4)

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By Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, Menas Kafatos, Ph.D., Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor in Computational Physics, Chapman University, and Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Harvard University, and Director of the Genetics and […]

Five Myths to Dispel About Your Brain

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By Rudolph Tanzi. Ph.D, and Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP,  co-authors of Super Brain, How many of us grew up believing that the brain we are born with is the brain we get for the rest of our lives? How many of […]

Thank You, Mr. President. You Held Back the Worst

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It’s worth pausing for a moment to show gratitude to Barack Obama for his decent moral character. Under the most trying conditions he has held the tide against disheartening reactionary opposition.  It took character to do that without descending to […]

Anxiety and Your Super Brain

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By Rudolph Tanzi. Ph.D, and Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP,  co-authors of Super Brain In today’s world of super connectivity and pervasive social media, we have never been in such intimate contact with others. While this is ushering in a renewed […]

From Quanta to Qualia: The Mystery of Reality (Part 3)

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Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, Menas Kafatos, Ph.D., Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor in Computational Physics, Chapman University, and Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Harvard University, and Director of the Genetics and Aging […]

The Upside of the Muslim Conflict – It Exists

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The Upside of the Muslim Conflict – It Exists   I’d like to plea for a new mindset toward the Middle East – not a new policy, which only a handful of government officials can set, but a better attitude […]

From Quanta to Qualia: What Nature Is Really Telling Us

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By Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, Menas Kafatos, Ph.D., Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor in Computational Physics, Chapman University, and Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Harvard University, and Director of the Genetics and […]

Advice to New Writers: Go Where the Readers Are (and Why You Cannot Trust the Best Seller List)

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Last year was another terrible year for the publishing industry — book sales fell by another 15 to 30 percent, while e-books have risen 115 percent, amounting to nearly 20 percent of all book sales. The average age of book […]

From Quanta to Qualia: The Mystery of Reality

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Written By Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, Menas Kafatos, Ph.D., Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor in Computational Physics, Chapman University, and Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Harvard University, and Director of the Genetics […]

God Will Be Back Tomorrow (Really)

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Can a secular age return to an age of faith? No. Despite the hopes of people who still follow traditional religions, the modern age is too entrenched in its values to ever regain faith as it was once known. The […]

Could 2012 Be the (Secret) Tipping Point Election?

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Looking back, will 2012 turn out to be a tipping point election? It’s a strange quirk of American history that several squeaker elections turned out to signal a major shift. Harry Truman squeaked by in 1948, and no one suspected […]

“I Will Not Be Pleased” – Your Health and the Nocebo Effect (Part 3)

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One key to an entirely new kind of medicine is suggested by the placebo effect. But for this promise to come true, we need to see placebos as part of a holistic system. The placebo effect has already existed for […]

Set Science Free – A review by Donald D. Hoffman

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Rupert Sheldrake tells us in the preface to his book Set Science Free: 10 Paths to New Discovery that “I have written this book because I believe that the sciences will be more exciting and engaging when they move beyond […]

Interview with Deepak Chopra on Consciousness, God, & the Nature of Belief

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By Chelsea Roff Chelsea Roff: Your book is titled, God: A Story of Revelation. How do you personally define God? Deepak Chopra: God is the infinite potential that becomes the universe and the awareness of the universe in conscious beings.  God […]

9/11: What WILL you do for humanity on this day?

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By Mallika Chopra Today, on 9/11, I will remember honor my role as a mom to nurture my children, the global citizens of tomorrow. What will you do on 9/11? I was 5 months pregnant on 9/11. When the first […]

A Consciousness Based Science

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By Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, Menas Kafatos, Ph.D., Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor in Computational Physics, Chapman University, and Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Harvard University, and Director of the Genetics and […]

Science Set Free (Good News for Lumbering Robots)

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Three decades ago, few scientists were courageous enough to break ranks and question their own belief system. Even calling science a belief system sounded outrageous – religion is a matter of belief, science a matter of facts. The most far-seeing […]

I Will Not Be Pleased” – Your Health and the Nocebo Effect (Part 2)

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Mainstream medicine has uncovered the placebo effect and discounted it at the same time.  But more and more it appears that a patient’s expectations, beliefs, and personality are important in the outcome of an illness. By extension, they are also […]

“I Will Not Be Pleased” – Your Health and the Nocebo Effect

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For decades the placebo effect has existed basically as a nuisance, so far as the medical profession is concerned.   Some people benefit from being given a sugar pill instead of an actual drug. This remarkable result cannot be marketed, […]

Global Warming and the Meaning of Doom

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Alarming data and warnings about climate change have been with us for twenty years. The issue has morphed into something like a low-level toothache. The public is numbed by all the bad news, and in place of sensible solutions, we […]

The Real Secret to Staying Healthy for Life (Part 3)

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Because the campaign to get people to practice prevention isn’t being followed up with compliance, American health is at risk. This is true financially, of course, as the cost of caring for an aging population rises precipitously. But it’s even […]

The Real Secret to Staying Healthy for Life (Part 2)

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What is the best way to insure that you will remain healthy your whole life? America has led the world in medical research that gave rise to the best advice on how to prevent lifestyle disorders. This trend has only […]

The Real Secret to Staying Healthy for Life (Part 1)

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If you want to stay healthy for life, you need to take care of yourself. That’s the conventional wisdom. It’s a frequent guilty reminder when we look in the mirror and realize that we aren’t in the best shape. “I’ve […]

Did God Discover the God Particle?

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By Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, Rudolph Tanzi, Ph.D. Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, and Menas Kafatos, Ph.D., Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor in Computational Physics, Chapman University   The possible discovery of the Higgs […]

The Supreme Court Dodges a Bullet?

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Now that the dust is settling around the Supreme Court’s decision upholding national health care, it’s possible that the justices saved themselves as well as the Affordable Care Act. Before the decision was rendered, the court’s standing with the public […]

Just Capital: What the 99% Really Need (Part 2)

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The frustration over social injustice, inspired by Wall Street’s flagrant behavior before and after the calamitous downturn of 2008, strikes me as the most urgent issue facing us right now.  How to get out of the present slump and build […]

Just Capital: What the 99% Really Need (Part 1)

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What the majority of people need in this country is a financial system that incorporates social justice. In calling it “just capital,” I’m aware that the phrase plays into the hands of free-market true believers. They want just capitalism – […]

Without Mudslinging: Is Mitt Romney Purple Enough?

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The pundits repeat continually that 2012 will be the ugliest presidential campaign in history. The Republicans have no conscience about vilifying opponents, as the record of Swift boating, Willie Horton, and the smearing of war veteran Max Cleland in Georgia […]

If the Economy Turns Down, Let’s Prevent a Second Panic

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The economic news from Europe isn’t good, and for the first time an unthinkable outcome – the dismantling of the Euro Zone – seems to be inevitable. Without knowing what the future holds, an economic downturn doesn’t have to incite […]

Vitamins and Minerals: Nourishing the Ocean Within (Part 1)

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 Commercials on television push the same message – “Take your vitamins” — but doctors are less urgent. A balanced diet of fresh nutritious  foods is still the ideal way to get  the vitamins and minerals that your body needs. A […]

Obama Knows the Magic Word to End Our Troubles

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This week for the first time in the presidential race, a poll gave Mitt Romney the edge over President Obama (only a tiny one, within the margin of error). One foresees that a simple message may prevail over a complex […]

Obama, 2012 and the Mousetrap Factor

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Although pundits declared that Mitt Romney emerged from the contentious primary season in a damaged state, the Presidential race isn’t as imbalanced as it should be. Romney is considered unlikable ,too rich to appeal to working-class voters, and he registers […]

Carbohydrates: to Use or Abuse?

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In a world plagued by food shortage that are reaching crisis level, carbohydrates are the easiest salvation and yet the greatest temptation to abuse. Ironically, the same is true in prosperous countries but for opposite reasons. Where food is desperately […]

America’s Future, a Choice in Black and White

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One thing makes this current depression, as economist Paul Krugman calls it, different from the Great Depression. The moral dimension has been left out. All the talk is about numbers. In the current debate over which priority is best for […]

In Physics, the Arrow of Time Gets Bent

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By Deepak Chopra, MD and Menas Kafatos, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor of Special Projects and Director, Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor of Computational Physics, Chapman University   Out of sight, and for most people out of mind, the physical world has been […]

Deepak and Oprah Winfrey in India

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This Sunday, the interview I did with Oprah will premiere on Super Soul Sunday (April 29th at 11am ET/10am CT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network) followed by a repeat of my Lifeclass Tour: Spiritual Solutions filmed earlier at Radio City Music Hall.  It was several […]

A Hidden Benefit of Afghanistan: Peace

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America, like every other nation, speaks peace and makes war. In its role as policeman for the world – a role performed spottily, with many arbitrary choices about when to fight – this country cherishes a reputation for peace-keeping. It […]

The Fat You Eat: A Study in Paradox

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The whole issue of fat in the diet should be simple, as it once was. Doctors followed the dictum of “fat puts on fat,” assigning blame for overweight on a fatty diet. Of the three major sources of calories – […]

Divided Politics and Bad Marriages

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Whether the Democrats and Republicans like it or not, they are in bed together and may as well be married. Neither has a majority in both houses of Congress that can impose one-party rule. The filibuster provision in the Senate […]

Is Cancer Ready for a Turn Around?

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Cancer seems to be heading in a new direction.  This isn’t due, in large part, to declining rates, which tend to be modest. Last week the Centers for Disease Control issued a report noting that overall rates had dropped in […]

Baseline Your Health

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Almost all of us think we could, and should, be healthier. We think that if we did those things we know we are supposed to do–ate better, exercised more, reduced stress, quit smoking–we would feel better, look better, have more […]

Can Your Brain Fall in Love?

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By Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP & Dr. Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy, Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School Director, Genetics and Aging at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Deepak Chopra and Rudy Tanzi are co-authors of […]

A Personal Mission: Define Your Wellness (Part 2)

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            The first part of this post, which needs to be read first, set down goals for making your own wellness program. No one can do this but you, and at the same time, you need to be complete in […]

Good News: You Are Not Your Brain

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By Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP & Dr. Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy, Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School Director, Genetics and Aging at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Like a personal computer, science needs a Recycle […]

The Use and Misuse of Gratitude

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Once a self-help term becomes shopworn, it needs to be refreshed. I think this is true of terms like faith, compassion, unconditional love, and gratitude. Let me address the last one.  How is gratitude a useful expression of spirituality?  No […]

The Illusion of Attacking Iran

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by Deepak Chopra and  Ken Robinson   War is where illusions go to die. This was true of Vietnam and war in Iraq. It is being ground into us every day in Afghanistan. At this moment, those who want Israel […]

Seeking the Self: A Ghost Story

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We are all quite certain that we have a self. When you say “I like chocolate” or “I vote progressive,” no one asks what you mean by “I.” That task was left for centuries to philosophers and theologians. “Know thyself” […]

A New Era for the Brain – Guiding Your Own Evolution

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One of the great abilities of the human brain is to boost itself into a higher function.  No one can explain how this happens. By the time early humans discovered fire and simple tools like the wheel and lever, our […]

A Personal Mission: Define Your Wellness

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           A basic outline for prevention has existed for more than thirty years, but wellness has had a hard time making real headway. Old habits are hard to break. Our society has a magic bullet fixation, […]

The Higher Health, Part 4

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One of the most exciting changes that could mean a breakthrough in health centers on the term mind-body medicine. Twenty years ago, the equation was definitely body-oriented. If it was conceded that the mind plays a part in health, doctors […]

12 sex and intimacy tips from Deepak Chopra

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Dear Friends, As part of the release of my new digital E-Book and App, “Kama Sutra & The Seven Spiritual Laws of Love,” (see below for an exclusive peak at the first chapter of the book), this Valentine’s Day I […]

The Higher Health, Part 3

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America has reached a threshold that will permit us to cross over and reach a state of higher health. We have more than enough proof that prevention should be based on positive lifestyle changes. Compliance remains a problem, with far […]

The Higher Health, Part 3

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America has reached a threshold that will permit us to cross over and reach a state of higher health. We have more than enough proof that prevention should be based on positive lifestyle changes. Compliance remains a problem, with far […]

The Higher Health (Part 2)

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In the first post we discussed the possibility that higher health was possible, reaching beyond our current conception of wellness.  Such an advance depends on two things. The first, which isn’t new, is to comply with the current prevention measures […]

The Higher Health – A New Map for Prevention

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Wellness seems to have reached a plateau in America and other wealthy industrialized countries. The information about how to prevent many kinds of lifestyle disorders, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes, has been widely distributed. Longevity steadily increases. Advanced […]

One American Dream Fades – Will Another Be Born?

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The United States remains the country that foreigners criticize the most and want to move to the most. Pursuing the American dream remains a potent motivator for every wave of immigration. It is also a constant theme among this year’s […]

Cancer: A Preventable Disease Is Creating a Revolution

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By Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP   Cancer is the most dreaded of all diseases, and ever since a “war on cancer” was declared forty years ago, massive research has made progress, although the battle is far from won. Very little […]

Obama’s Chances in 2012: A Season for Reason

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On all fronts there are efforts to energize the Obama converts who have lost a little faith, or a lot, over the past three years.  Despite the oft-repeated fact that no sitting President since Roosevelt has been re-elected with unemployment […]

Arthritis: When the Knees and Hips Go

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By Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP  Arthritis would seem to be a simple mechanical failure of our bodies. Through wear and tear, the cartilage wears out in certain joints – primarily the hip, knee, lower back, neck, and hands – leading […]

Possibly a New World (Part 2)

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It’s a well-worn truth that the modern world is built upon science and technology. But this truth doesn’t dominate everyday life as much as one might think. Science is materialistic, and it explains the world through objective data. People lead […]

Being Alert to Sleep Apnea

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A New Year, And Possibly a New World

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It’s fascinating, as time turns another small corner, to think of how worlds shift and collide. There is no evidence that a person as brilliant as Shakespeare understood that Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo had already revolutionized the human mind.  The […]

Winning Back the Future: Here’s how! – Part 2

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In the first post, the question was raised whether a better future can be imagined out of the dire situation we find ourselves in.  At the present moment we rely on science to answer our deepest questions. But science isn’t […]

Who Am I?

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Deepak examines our common conception of identity — what we refer to as “I” — and recognizes that our everyday version of selfhood is refers to our sensory experiences, thoughts or feelings it has attached to. If the attachment to […]

It’s Time to Change Kleptocracy to Democracy

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Since it is based on the Greek word for stealing, the term “kleptocracy” sounds inflammatory. But as income gaps open up wider and wider, there is evidence of a serious rift in American democracy, and in that rift one finds […]

Type 2 Diabetes and the Circle of Life

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Type 2 diabetes has become an increasing problem in modern America. Because it is chiefly linked to obesity, as more people become overweight, and as the age of gaining weight reaches down into childhood, a largely preventable disease turns into […]

The Law of Attraction

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Deepak explains the law of attraction in terms of manifesting intentions from a field of pure potentiality, our own consciousness www.deepakchopra.com Follow Deepak on Twitter

Winning Back the Future: Here’s How! (Part 1)

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Everyone, I think, wants a better future, even when troubled times arise and a better future seems far away. Our leaders are forced to keep their spirits up by promising a vision of the future – that’s how they stay […]

Science Consciousness & God

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Deepak talks about the limitations of science in understanding consciousness. www.deepakchopra.com Follow Deepak on Twitter

Spiritual Healing (Part 2 ): Negentropy

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Deepak talks about activating the force of negentropy as a part of spiritual healing. Negentropy is the opposite of the law of entropy which states that everything moves from a state of order to disorder. Negentropy is the source of […]

Spiritual Healing (Part 1)

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Deepak speaks about spiritual healing as a return to wholeness. When the mind experiences pure consciousness, then the body returns to biological  homeostasis, its state of self-repair.

Hypertension: A Lifestyle Disorder Needs a Lifetime of Attention

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By Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP  <!– Visualization is courtesy of TheVisualMD.com The term “lifestyle disorder” had to be invented to describe hypertension.  Almost no aspect of daily life – diet, sleep, exercise, work, and stress – can be implicated.  Your […]

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By Deepak Chopra, MD, and Jordan Flesher, MA Psychology   The human mind can adapt to almost anything, but not chaos. No one can lead a completely random and chaotic life. The messy room of a teenager may look completely chaotic, but ...

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Is Physics the Next Guru?
The worldview of modern physics teases us with spiritual suggestions like the discovery—premature it seems—of the “God particle.” That nickname embarrasses some in the field, but ever since Fritjof Capra’s book The Tao of Physics, the ...

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Synchronicity, Evolution, and Your Genes (Part 3)
  By Deepak Chopra, MD, and Jordan Flesher, MA Psychology   Two views of the universe have been contending with each other to explain why human beings exist. The first view holds that human beings are not special in any way. ...

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Everyone has had a meaningful coincidence happen to them--the classic example is thinking of someone's name and the next minute that person telephones, or seeing an unusual word in your mind's eye and then running across that word the next time ...

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Synchronicity, Evolution, and Your Genes (Part 1)
By Deepak Chopra, MD, and Jordan Flesher, BA Psychology   Over the past decade, the hunt for genetic connections with behavior as intensified. For any experience, there must be a physical activity in the brain—otherwise, the ...

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