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Break the Habit: How to Stop Worrying

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Worry is a prevalent habit, and since it is annoying rather than disabling, many worrywarts don’t recognize themselves as anxious. In fact, worriers often feel justified. Why not turn the car around to double check that you locked the door? […]

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Big Bang and Big Wow with Stuart Hameroff

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Spiritual Solutions #4: Purify Your Shadow, Your Environment

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By Deepak Chopra and Annie Bond Purify Your Shadow Energy Everyone has a shadow because of the natural contrast between darkness and the light. Negativity assumes its overwhelming power from the fact that it feeds off all these qualities at […]

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Anxiety: How To Change Your Response

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Once you know how to cope with an anxiety attack, the next stage is to change the conditions that lead to the anxiety response. Anxiety is like a shortcut. When faced with uncertainty, the normal response is to stop, consider […]

Spiritual Solutions #3: Listen to Your Body

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By Deepak Chopra and Annie Bond DEEPAK: By listening to your body and responding to it with awareness, you tap into the field of infinite possibility, where the natural experience is peace, harmony, and joy. Your first and most reliable […]

Lokas, Astral Worlds & Consciousness with Stuart Hameroff, M.D.

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End-of-Life Brain Activity – A Sign of the Soul?

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By Stuart Hameroff, MD and Deepak Chopra, MD The idea that conscious awareness can exist after death, generally referred to as the ‘soul’, has been inherent in Eastern and Western religions for thousands of years. In addition to spiritual accounts, […]

Breaking the Cycle of Anxiety (Part 1)

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Fear is a natural reaction built into the mind-body system. It is triggered by danger, and after the danger is past, so is the fear response. But when fear spreads out into a general condition, it becomes a mysterious thing: […]

Stuart Hameroff, MD. on Reincarnation and Quantum Consciousness

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Spiritual Solutions#2: Find Your True Being, A True Way of Living

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By Deepak Chopra and Annie B. Bond Find True Self Esteem True self-esteem is not the same thing as improving your self-image. Self-image results from what other people think of you. The true self lies beyond images. It can be […]

Walking the Pathless Path

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In the memoir Eat, Pray, Love, writer Elizabeth Gilbert gives up her entire way of life to spend a year traveling the world, finding spiritual enlightenment along the way. “Is it possible to live a life of deep, transformational faith […]

Can Science Explain the Soul?

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By Stuart Hameroff MD and Deepak Chopra MD The soul has never lacked for believers, including around 90% of the American public, according to pollsters. But science has remained aloof, basically for two reasons. First, the soul has been assumed […]

The Hard Problem in Consciousness with Stuart Hameroff

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The Origin of Consciousness: A Conversation With Stuart Hameroff, M.D.

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What Is the Brain’s Future?

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It’s time for the human brain to look to the future, but what will that future be? There’s a lot of updating going on already. The brain is making bigger news than genes, which wasn’t so twenty years ago. The […]

The Living Universe: Interview with Duane Elgin

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Deepak Chopra Interviews Duane Elgin on Sirius XM Radio May 9th, 2009 Deepak Chopra: My guest is Duane Elgin, the author of the new book The Living Universe . Duane, who is also a good friend of mine, is an […]

You Are Not Your Brain: Interview with Alva Noe, Ph.D.

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Deepak Chopra Interview with Alva Noe on Sirius XM Radio April 25, 2009 Deepak Chopra: My special guest today is Dr. Alva Noe, professor of philosophy and author. His most recent book is called Out of Our Heads: Why You […]

Where Is Consciousness? A Discussion with Stuart Hameroff, MD

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Gravity and the Mystery of Time

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Will the “God Particle” Replace God?

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If you went to church in the 18th century, you would have heard God described as a celestial clockmaker who had wound up the universe and left it to run itself. Today, the wind-up is the Big Bang and the […]

Going off to be a monk

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Kama Sutra: Insights into Sex and Spirituality

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Dear Friends, On the occasion of the Sony e-book release of my book, Kama Sutra http://ebookstore.sony.com/Deepak-Chopra/ I would like to share the following insights on Sex and Spirituality 1. Sexual energy is the primal and creative energy of the universe. […]

Planetary Wellness: A New Consciousness

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The concept of Spaceship Earth goes back to the visionary thinker Buckminster Fuller, and now is the time to pay heed to it. Spaceships carry a limited supply of food and water with them, and the crew must be disciplined […]

Michio Kaku interview by Deepak Chopra

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Michio Kaku interview on Deepak Chopra Wellness Radio-Sirius XM September 19, 2009 Deepak Chopra: My very special guest today is Dr. Michio Kaku and Dr. Kaku is a theoretical physicist and best-selling author and popular writer of science. He’s the […]

Dean Ornish Talks With Deepak Chopra

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Robert Lanza Interview By Deepak Chopra

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Robert Lanza interview on Deepak Chopra Wellness Radio-Sirius XM Stars-Sirius 102 & XM 155 transcript August 15, 2009 Deepak Chopra: My special guest is Dr. Robert Lanza and his extraordinary mind, I just finished reading his book Biocentrism and I […]

Tara Parker-Pope Interviews Deepak Chopra

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We Exist in God’s Mind

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How To Stop Worrying and Love the World

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We live in times when it seems like a duty to be worried. Two wars, global warming, an out of control oil spill. More than anytime I can remember, people are uniformly glum about the future prospects of the planet. […]

When You Help Yourself, Which Self Are You Helping?

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Millions of people today are following the path of self-help–buying books, joining groups, going away on retreats–all in the hopes of transforming their lives. But is this mass of information really getting us anywhere? Deepak Chopra sorts through the hype […]

Leonard Mlodinow with Deepak Chopra

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How to deal with difficult (even impossible) people

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We have all met people who are so prickly and difficult that no one wants to handle them. In most situations walking away is an option, and you escape with no more than ruffled feathers. But some situations are inescapable. […]

All Relationships Are a Mirror

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When You Help Yourself, Which Self Are You Helping?

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Americans are great believers in self-help, and with good reason. There are more tools for personal growth today than ever before. Books, seminars, weekend workshops, and support groups of all kinds flourish in abundance. Cynics decry this as a symptom […]

Why Unpredictability Hurts, But Uncertainty Thrives

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I doubt that there really is a Chinese curse that goes, “May you live in uncertain times,” but people do fear uncertainty. Look at the past ten days alone. Beginning with an oil spill approaching the Louisiana wetlands and popping […]

Jean Houston discusses her Mystery School with Deepak

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When “Things” Go Bump in the Mind

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Recently I received a letter from a woman, happily married in her forties, who said that “things” have been happening to her all her life. What she meant by “things” is quite fascinating. She’d notice strange coincidences every day, such […]

Sorry, Your Patent on Yoga Has Run Out

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In his recent article for On Faith, Aseem Shukla laments the disconnect between yoga and its origins in Hinduism. He’s certainly right that the practice of Yoga has become a “spiritual discipline” that is open to anyone of any faith. […]

Is it time to quit believing?

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Are human beings set up to believe in a higher power? Some scientists say yes, based on either a “faith gene” or certain areas of the brain that light up on MRIs when people pray or think about God. But […]

Earth Day 2010 Message

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Chief Seattle’s Response To US President

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Crossing a spriritual divide

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Last December a poll revealed something encouraging about spirituality in America. When asked if they had ever had a religious or mystical experience, more responders said yes than no. This was a first in the 47 years that the Pew […]

Love is a Window to Enlightenment

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Clever Monkeys

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The idea that we live in an intelligent universe has thrived for quite a while. It’s an important idea because it would explain many things, including how we got here. I keep my eye out for any bit of evidence […]

System of Yoga

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Is consciousness connected to the fine structure of the universe?

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On March 27th I interviewed Dr. Stuart Hameroff of the Center for Consciousness Studies of the University of Arizona. Here is an edited transcript of that interview. DEEPAK: It’s my pleasure today to interview Dr. Stuart Hameroff who is a […]

A Little Boost for Immortality

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As we all grow older, the span of mortality left to us becomes smaller and smaller. This shrinkage naturally makes us think about immortality. The possibility of surviving death lies at the heart of almost every religion, yet it would […]

Ed Bergen and Charlie Mc Carthy by Jean Houston talking with Deepak Chopra

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Quantum Consciousness

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Since the recent debate at Caltech on the Future of God , many productive conversations have emerged and developed. During the debate I was often criticized for bringing quantum physics into the discussion of consciousness. When I referenced the work […]

Nothingness-Where We Come From

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Why Is Happiness So Unhappy? (Part 2)

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The current research into what makes people happy has uncovered some interesting facts, as we saw in the last post. Certain goals, such as getting rich or earning a raise, don’t turn out to make much difference in a person’s […]

Ask Deepak: Take Control of Your Emotions

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Each week, spiritual teacher Deepak Chopra responds to Oprah.com users’ questions with enlightening advice to help them live their best lives. Q: Every time I think I’m finally on the road to spiritual enlightenment and have life figured out (I’m […]

Ask Deepak: How to Help Your Partner Cope with Trauma

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Each week, spiritual teacher Deepak Chopra responds to Oprah.com users’ questions with enlightening advice to help them live their best lives. Q: Hi, I am dating a Chilean who just survived the earthquake and tsunami. I was supposed to be […]

Ask Deepak: What’s the Difference Between Enlightenment and Happiness?

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Ask Deepak: What’s the Difference Between My Ego and Myself?

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Each week, spiritual teacher Deepak Chopra responds to Oprah.com users’ questions with enlightening advice to help them live their best lives. Q: Dear Mr. Chopra, in your esteemed opinion, would it be accurate to say that as there is “one […]

Consciousnesss and quantum collapse

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Which is real, the moon or God?

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Most people have spent at least a few minutes pondering a famous riddle, although they may not know that it originated in Zen Buddhism: If a tree falls in the woods and no one is around to hear it, does […]

Why is happiness so unhappy?

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Over the past several years the public has become aware of a new field called “positive psychology,” which attempts to understand such basic things as happiness. Some surprising findings have emerged, along with a slew of books and PBS specials. […]

Does the moon exist if there are no sentient beings to look at it?

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During the recent Caltech debate with Michael Shermer on March 14th, we engaged in a spirited discussion on whether an object of perception such as the moon exists when no one is looking. Here is Michael’s account of that exchange. […]

Does God have a future?

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Off and on for twenty years I’ve thought deeply about God and his chances of survival (for “his” you can substitute ” her” or ” it’s” since an all-powerful, all-knowing, ever-present deity doesn’t have a fixed gender). But this Sunday, […]

The Future of God: A New Theory of the Divine

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The Future of God: A New Theory of the Divine “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” ~ Einstein Today, 3-14, is Einstein’s birthday and the day of the debate at Cal-Tech on the Future of God. […]

Jean Houston on Reductionism, Religion and Hierarchies

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Jean Houston on the Future of God

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Can “Evil” Corporations Become Conscious Corporations?

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A while back there was an op-ed piece in the New York Times titled “Will Big Business Save the Earth?” A startling question given that corporations are firmly entrenched as evildoers in the public mind, with an environmental record as […]

Sages And Scientists: Certain Of Uncertainty by Alison Rosy Levy

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In today’s uncertain world, we can be certain of at least one thing–that science can provide us with the proof that we seek. Or can it? According to the world-class scientists at the Sages and Scientists Symposium organized by Deepak […]

Juliana Brooks Mortenson, M.D. & Deepak Chopra (Part 1&2)

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Tara Stiles Yoga Teacher & Deepak Chopra

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Jean Houston and Deepak Chopra on Good Luck

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Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D at Sages & Scientists Symposium

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Mallika Chopra at Sages and Scientists Symposium

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Why It’s Better to Have a Mind Than a Brain (Part 2)

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Why It’s Better to Have a Mind Than a Brain (Part 2) Last week I proposed that we need to look to the mind instead of the brain as the answer to many things. One example was depression. In the […]

Larry Dossey Interview at Sages and Scientists Symposium

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Rustum Roy, Ph.D Interview at Sages and Scientists Symposium

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Hans-Peter Duerr, Ph.D Interview at Sages and Scientists Symposium

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Only Spirituality Can Solve the Problems of the World

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Before addressing the importance of spirituality in modern times, we should first define it. Spirituality is the experience of that domain of awareness where we experience our universality. This domain of awareness is a core consciousness that is beyond our […]

Why It’s Better to Have a Mind Than a Brain

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Why It’s Better to Have a Mind Than a Brain I’ve decided once more to write about the mind. In particular, the point must be made that we are not our brains. We are our minds, a rich, alive, constantly […]

Ask Deepak: Reincarnation and Awareness of the Soul

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Each week, spiritual teacher Deepak Chopra responds to Oprah.com users’ questions with enlightening advice to help them live their best lives. This week Deepak starts by addressing the question of reincarnation. Read more at Oprah.com For more information go to […]

How to Have a Good Life? Have a Good Day

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One piece of bad news that keeps getting repeated has to do with well- being. Americans are bombarded with advice about prevention and positive lifestyle choices. Yet as a population we continue to be more sedentary and obese, with unregulated […]

The Happiness Formula

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ASK DEEPAK: GET ANSWERS TO YOUR SPIRITUAL QUESTIONS, PART 3

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Each week, spiritual teacher Deepak Chopra will respond to Oprah.com users’ questions with enlightening advice to help them live their best lives. This week, Deepak addresses a mother-son relationship in need of healing and responds to the outpouring of questions […]

How to Be Your Own Placebo

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Some years ago while researching cases where patients spontaneously recovered from cancer — an occurrence that remains unexplained — I hit upon a striking fact. There is no consistent thing that such patients do, no single technique drug, or alternative […]

Deepak Answers Questions Part 2

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Deepak answers spiritual questions on Oprah.com: From deeper matters of the soul to how to handle a toxic relationship, dietary concerns, parenting issues, health and well-being, sexuality and everything in between, spiritual teacher Deepak Chopra offers insightful, thought-provoking solutions to […]

Why is happiness still a mystery?

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PBS has just finished a three-part special on human emotions, with the final episode devoted to happiness. It may surprise many that happiness is a hot subject, especially in the new field of positive psychology. Just as medicine studies disease […]

Fred Matser “Rediscovering Your Heart” interview with Deepak Chopra

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Sages and Scientists Symposium

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Does God Have a Future?

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Upcoming Caltech Lecture Does God have a Future? A Great Debate Filmed by ABC’s Nightline * Event Date: Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 2:00 pm * Location: Beckman Auditorium * Speakers: Deepak Chopra & Jean Houston versus Michael Shermer & […]

Deepak Answers Questions

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Deepak answers spiritual questions on Oprah.com: From deeper matters of the soul to how to handle a toxic relationship, dietary concerns, parenting issues, health and well-being, sexuality and everything in between, spiritual teacher Deepak Chopra offers insightful, thought-provoking solutions to […]

How we manifest the universe

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The Secret of Happiness in Gloomy Times

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For many people this will not be a happy new year, and for many more a sense of gloom hangs over world events. If you feel this gloom yourself, how will you deal with it? Studies have shown that the […]

Words that heal

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There is a long tradition, both East and West, about sacred words. We don’t resort to that kind of thing very much in modern life. If you are a devout Catholic you repeat the rosary, and in many sorts of […]

Sexual Energy and Spiritual Energy

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Earth Day

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Toxic Emotions

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5 Breakthroughs of the Soul

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We are not our bodies

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The Great Debate

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Dear Friends, On March 14th Michael Shermer and I will be debating the topic “Does the Mind Exist Apart from the Brain?” It will take place at 2:00 pm in Beckman Auditorium on the Caltech campus. I will be discussing […]

How to start listening to your body

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This may be hard to believe, but as a doctor I’ve seen many patients with beautiful, young, so-called perfect bodies who never listen to them. They are too worried to know what their bodies are actually saying. They are too […]

Woo Woo Is a Step Ahead of (Bad) Science

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It used to annoy me to be called the king of woo woo. For those who aren’t familiar with the term, “woo woo” is a derogatory reference to almost any form of unconventional thinking, aimed by professional skeptics who are […]

The Prescription for Depression? “Oops, Never Mind!”

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Most of us have been depressed at one time during our lives, or know someone who is seriously depressed. When Prozac burst on the scene 20 years ago, it seemed that a major step had been achieved. More people responded […]

If You Are Inspiring, Your Holidays Will Be Too

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We all know the complaints: family grievances, stressful shopping, never enough time to get everything done, fatigue and collapse. Therapists brace themselves for the holidays as depressed patients become more depressed, addictive patients become more addicted and winter grayness casts […]

The Mystery of Consciousness-Video

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The Perils of Skepticism

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If you’ve ever used Google Alert, you know the jolts it can deliver. Whenever anyone in the blogosphere decides to blow a poison dart your way, Google is happy to deliver the news, along with the more positive mentions, of […]

Your Energy is Infinite and This is Why

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Where do you get your energy? Until you know the answer, your sources of energy will be limited. Food can only supply so many calories, and quite often, if those calories come from fat or sugar, there is actually a […]

Teetotalers for God take the pledge

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Q: What do you think of the American Humanist Association’s new “Godless Holiday” campaign? The ads will say: “No God? . . . No Problem! Be good for goodness’ sake. Humanism is the idea that you can be good without […]

The Happiness Formula

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Subtle Action: A Powerful Tool for Energy Change

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Subtle action is the most powerful tool we have to change our energy. Deepak Chopra explains how we can change the energy in our daily lives by viewing our bodies as a flowing process guided by energy. Recently I’ve been […]

Are we the masters of time? (part 2)

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The mind gives us mastery over our lives far more than people recognize. It’s become unrespectable to make such claims for the mind, because the fashion is to give all credit to the brain. In the first part of this […]

Are we the masters of time?

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We live in an age where massive amounts of money are spent for research into the brain and almost nothing into researching the mind. This represents a huge demotion. In prior centuries the mind was exalted. It was the mind […]

Setting Your Body Free: An Information Revolution

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Why does bad news make us sad? Why does getting a raise make us want to celebrate? Not many people have thought about these questions. They seem too simple, yet in a way they are deeply mysterious. In fact, the […]

Can you change the past?

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by Robert Lanza and Deepak Chopra Can decisions we make now change the past? Modern physics tells us that particles possess a range of possible states, and that it’s not until the actual act of observation that they take on […]

The best aging secret: Make time your friend

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We’ve all been conditioned to look upon time as our enemy. This belief is wrong, but it’s so deeply ingrained that if affects even the most gifted people. Years ago, I was riding in a car with a woman who […]

The illusion of past, present, future

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by Robert Lanza and Deepak Chopra The universe evolves backward in time, not the other way around as we were taught in school. “The histories of the universe,” concedes Stephen Hawking, the famed physicist “depend on what is being measured, […]

Interview: Reinventing the Body

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How the Brain Got Liberated

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They mystery of the human brain recently took a step closer to being solved. This didn’t happen through a single breakthrough or because of an Einstein moment. Instead, an old belief was overturned by many separate researches. The old belief […]

What we don’t know is thrilling

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Last week was a big one for the human family tree — it grew by a million years. With considerable splash the media announced that our oldest ancestor was Ardi, short for Ardipithecus ramidus, an upright walking hominid who lived […]

Evolution reigns, but Darwin outmoded

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by Robert Lanza and Deepak Chopra This year, the world celebrated Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday. But now that all the backslapping is nearing an end, it may be time to reflect on where things really stand. When Darwin finished writing […]

Roman Polanski vs. The Plight Of A Little Boy

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In the last 2 weeks, there have been two high profile, celebrity stories about rape – Roman Polanski’s arrest in Switzerland this past weekend for a crime he committed decades ago, and Mackenzie Phillip’s reveal on Oprah that her father, […]

Attraction and the laws of love

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Science and the Superstition of Materialism

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Our thoughts are not created by our brain

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The body as an energy and information field

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The mind of God: Quantum entanglement

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The joy of giving

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Giving, taking, earning, stealing, squandering, hoarding. These are all human impulses, and we wouldn’t be human without them. Yet on this list only one item — giving — appears in the world’s wisdom traditions. Why is giving set apart? After […]

Reinventing the body: Changing the metabolism of time

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What Is Justice for Lockerbie?

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Scotland freed the terminally ill Lockerbie bomber last week so he could die at home in Libya. “Our beliefs dictate that justice be served, but mercy be shown,” a Scottish official said. Did Scotland do the right thing? Should we […]

A Tribute to My Friend, Michael Jackson

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Michael Jackson will be remembered, most likely, as a shattered icon, a pop genius who wound up a mutant of fame. That’s not who I will remember, however. His mixture of mystery, isolation, indulgence, overwhelming global fame, and personal loneliness […]

Reconnecting to the source

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A lot of people struggle with turbulent emotions and addictive behavior. They spend years in psychotherapy and at times they are able to overcome addictive habits through will power, only to have a recurrence and go back to old ways. […]

Murder by Faith? A Tale of Two Worldviews

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What should be done when parents rely on religion instead of medicine to heal sick children? I doubt that any sensible person would sanction withholding medical treatment for a sick child because of his parents’ religious beliefs, especially when it’s […]

Giving a Gift? Increase Its Impact by Choosing Green (By Tommy Rosen)

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Consider the amazing time in which we live. We just happen to be alive on this planet at the moment when the sum total of mankind’s mistreatment of The Earth, along with other factors less in our control, have brought […]

Eco-Parenting in 8 Simple Steps

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Raising children is hard enough without worrying about the environmental consequences of your parenting choices. Don’t sweat it. You already care about your child’s well-being and green choices make it easier. If you are losing sleep over diaper selection – […]

The law of attraction and sankalpa

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Sankalpa is the subtlest level of intention at the cusp of choiceless awareness and thought. It is like the seed structure of intelligence around which time, space, and matter consolidate into a manifested event. The fundamental mechanics of intention manifesting […]

Winning Freedom from Religion

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How would you respond to radical Muslim clerics in northwest Pakistan — now under Islamic law — who are calling for expansion of Islamic law across the entire federal republic of Pakistan? Should any nation be governed by religious rules? […]

Earth Day Message

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I’m calling all my friends on Earth Day to just remind them that the earth is recycling in our bodies. Through our rivers and waters are our circulation, its atmosphere is our breath, its trees are our lungs. We call […]

1,500 Farmers in India Commit Suicide: A Wake-Up Call for Humanity

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I read with horror this morning that over 1,500 farmers in India committed suicide after being driven to debt by crop failure. The crop failures, which took place in the agricultural state of Chattisgarh, was hit by falling water levels. […]

The Palm Lines and Their Meanings: Locate and Interpret the Life Line

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by Margaret Ruth from Intent.com The key points to remember when looking at the lines on the palm are that lines shift and change and that the quality of a line is one of the most important indicators of a […]

Insights on Healing: A Deeper understanding of Unity Consciousness

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Your body is not a structure, it is a process. Your body, the ecosystem, and the universe are all one process. When we look deeply within any structure it becomes obvious that structures are perceptual artifacts. Even a rock is […]

Consciousness

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The aftermath of Satan

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The future appears to be global, and if we want to thrive there, the concept of “pure evil” has to be discarded. As fuel for hostility, nothing is more combustible. After 9/11, angry mobs massing in Baghdad against the U.S. […]

The Creative Process

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Dalai Lama Banned from Attending South Africa Peace Conference (Mallika Chopra)

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According to news reports that came in last week, the Dalai Lama was denied a visa from the South Africa government to attend a peace conference in Johannesburg that would have been attended by five other Nobel Peace prize winners. […]

Spending $100 billion

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Seven Steps to Releasing Emotional Turbulence

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Emotional turbulence interferes with emotional well being and initiative. Fear, anger, guilt and anxiety are deviations from natural condition of balance and stand in the way of spiritual evolution. Restoring balance can be evolutionary in itself. Patients suffering from life […]

How can we make the world a better place?

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Feeling Depressed about Designer Jeans for $25 (Mallika Chopra)

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This weekend I bought a pair of designer jeans – normally $250 – for $25. And, I can’t say I am happy about it. I had been eyeing the jeans for a while, but couldn’t justify the expense. $250 just […]

Quantum physics and consciousness

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Dharma

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Dharma is a Sanskrit word with no direct literal translation into English. Etymologically it means that which sustains, upholds and supports. It should be understood as the most evolutionary impulse in Nature as she expresses herself in her infinite creativity […]

If You Escaped the Meltdown, What Should You Do?

posted by dchopra

Published in the Washington Post in response to their question: In tough times, do those of us who handled our finances responsibly have a moral obligation to bail out those of us who didn’t? Are we our brother’s keeper economically? […]

Karma

posted by dchopra

The Bhagavad Gita says “the course of karma is unfathomable.” And so it is. In Sanskrit the word karma means action. Sanskrit provides a precise vocabulary for this abstract field that can help us navigate through it with more assurance. […]

How to change diabolical science

posted by dchopra

Last column I painted a grim picture of science’s dark side. A trend toward diabolical creativity began with the atom bomb in 1945 and has only accelerated since then. But it’s not just weapons of mechanized death that cause the […]

Diabolical science has to end

posted by dchopra

It’s amazing how far science has gone to destroy life without being blamed. We live in the scientific age, and science’s prestige has permitted it to spread far beyond the good it can do. The first shock was the atom […]

Tools of Personal Transformation -Higher States of Consciousness

posted by dchopra

Since consciousness is the basis of all reality, any shift in consciousness changes every aspect of our reality. Reality is created by consciousness differentiating into cognition, moods, emotions, perceptions, behaviour, speech, social interactions, environment, interaction with the forces of nature, […]

Obama And the Rise of Secular Spirituality

posted by dchopra

By Deepak Chopra and Dave Stewart It’s rare enough for an incoming President to inspire such a flood of hope and optimism, or so much relief that our long imprisonment in the political doldrums should be ending. But Barack Obama […]

Tools of Personal Transformation – Forgiveness

posted by dchopra

From an early age we are told forgiveness is an important virtue we should practice, but we are only told to forgive, we are not shown how to forgive and mean it. In the Lord’s Prayer we ask God to […]

The Mystery of the Compassionate Brain

posted by dchopra

An article in the Washington Post On Faith section in response to their question: Religion scholar Karen Armstrong is asking the world to write a Charter for Compassion, based on her premise that compassion is central to all religions. Do […]

The Vow

posted by dchopra

Dear Friends, On November 7, 2008, at 9:45am , I, Deepak Chopra, took a vow of non-violence in my thoughts, in my speech and in my actions. I, then, also had an opportunity to ask the almost 500 people attending […]

Marilyn Ferguson: An Appreciation

posted by dchopra

Reagan was on the rise, the anti-war movement had sunk to a low ebb, and the New Age was barely christened when The Aquarian Conspiracy appeared in 1980. Overnight Marilyn Ferguson’s book became famous and sold in the millions. I […]

Becoming a Unit of Peace Consciousness (Part 7)

posted by dchopra

Continuing the daily themes for peacemakers, today’s peace practice is: Sharing for Peace Today, share your practice of peacemaking with two people. Give them this information and invite them to begin the daily practice. As more of us participate in […]

Becoming a Unit of Peace Consciousness (Part 6)

posted by dchopra

Continuing the daily themes for peacemakers, today’s peace practice is: Creating for Peace Today, come up with at least one creative idea to resolve a conflict, either in your personal life or your family circle or among friends. If you […]

Becoming a Unit of Peace Consciousness (Part 5)

posted by dchopra

Continuing the daily themes for peacemakers, today’s peace practice is: Acting for Peace Today is the day to help someone in need: A child, a sick person, an older or frail person. Help can take many forms. Tell yourself, ” […]

Becoming a Unit of Peace Consciousness (Part 4)

posted by dchopra

Continuing the daily themes for peacemakers, today’s peace practice is: Speaking for Peace Today, the purpose of speaking is to create happiness in the listener. Have this intention: Today every word I utter will be chosen consciously. I will refrain […]

Becoming a Unit of Peace Consciousness (Part 3)

posted by dchopra

Continuing the week-long practices for peace, today’s theme for peacemakers is: Feeling for Peace This is the day to experience the emotions of peace. The emotions of peace are compassion, understanding, and love. Compassion is the feeling of shared suffering. […]

Becoming a Unit of Peace Consciousness (Part 2)

posted by dchopra

Continuing the weeklong practices for peace, today’s theme for peacemakers is: Thinking for Peace Thinking has power when it is backed by intention. Today, introduce the intention of peace in your thoughts. Take a few moments of silence, then repeat […]

Becoming a Unit of Peace Consciousness (part 1)

posted by dchopra

War is the plague that human beings bring upon themselves. It is also a plague we might be able to end. On any given day since you and I were born, some part of the world has been at war-in […]

Faith Quizzes Get an F

posted by Admin

An article in the Washington Post On Faith section in response to their question: At the Saddleback Church Forum, pastor Rick Warren began his interviews with John McCain and Barack Obama by saying: “We believe in separation of church and […]

When Illusions Refuse to Die (Part 2)

posted by dchopra

A great deal of confusion is being stirred up now over where the disastrous experience of Iraq and the collapse of neoconservatism will lead. By an ironic twist, Barack Obama has been labeled an idealist, when in fact he is […]

New Life in a New World

posted by dchopra

People need a way to deal with the global changes suddenly surrounding us. As often happens, second-hand opinions are gaining the most power. The vocabulary on the left speaks of positive change, a new order, rising prosperity in what used […]

Genes at the Crossroads

posted by dchopra

For years the general public has been receiving optimistic predictions about how genetic research will change everyday life. In particular, there have been promises that all kinds of human behavior — including overeating, belief in God, altruism, happiness, and depression […]

Pressing the RESET button (Gotham Chopra)

posted by Gotham Chopra

When I was a kid I used to fantasize about the possibility of being a superhero and if so, which one would I want to be? Which superpower was the coolest to have? There were the normal adolescent temptations – […]

Rituals and Membership Cards

posted by dchopra

A Washington Post On Faith article in response to their question: What do you think about Sally Quinn, a non-Catholic, going to Communion at Tim Russert’s Catholic funeral? What are some do’s and don’ts for observing the religious rituals of […]

A New World or No World? (Part 3)

posted by dchopra

Continuing the list of what we need in terms of awareness to prevail in difficult times: 3 A vision of the future. When people are asleep, the future is a repetition of the past, because inertia can do little else. […]

A New World or No World? (Part 2)

posted by dchopra

Eighty years after the great economist John Maynard Keynes observed that the market is psychological and goes up and down primarily because of how investors feel, few people grasp how profound he was. We still rely on objective standards that […]

How to Approach Religion: Laugh and Laugh Again

posted by dchopra

An article in the Washington Post On Faith Section in response to their question about the controversy over the movie the Love Guru. The inability of some religious people to laugh at themselves betrays, I think, a great deal of […]

A New World or No World? (Part 1)

posted by dchopra

Societies never act in totally predictable ways. In response to the global economic crisis of the mid-Seventies, induced by OPEC tripling the price of oil overnight, every country was put to the test. Energy policies proposed by Jimmy Carter, which […]

Corn Chips and Spirituality

posted by dchopra

Deepak talks about creating wisdom-based economies on CNN Money. Click http://money.cnn.com/video/ then select video ‘Corn Chips and Spirituality’

From Beliefnet

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Dear Readers– Due to a planned technical upgrade taking place on Wednesday June 11th, the Beliefnet Blogs will not display any new content, and commenting will be disabled. We aim to be back up and running by the end of […]

The Amorality of the Free Market

posted by dchopra

An article in the Washington Post On Faith in response to their question: Greed, one of the seven deadly sins, is seen as a major factor in the housing market crash and the oil price spike. Can greed ever be […]

Evil and the Addiction to Pain (Part 1)

posted by dchopra

Common sense tells us that people naturally seek pleasure and avoid pain, but common sense is wrong. Pain is rarely a deterrent from destructive behavior. Sometimes the greater the pain, the more fiercely someone will cling to it. We see […]

The Nature of Time

posted by dchopra

A nine-minute conversation of Deepak Chopra and Shekhar Kapur about the nature of time. It’s a big file, so give it time to download. THE NATURE OF TIME

Prayer and Fear

posted by dchopra

Question: When, after my meditation, I pray for certain things, and then relax, the opposite of the outcome I want to happen pops up in my brain. For instance, if I pray for wealth, then I may picture myself as […]

What is a Bodhisattva? (by Deepak Chopra)

posted by dchopra

Question: I have read many spiritual works, and many of them mention Bodhisattvas as beings who come back and reincarnate for highly spiritual purposes. I am quite confused about it. Would you please provide some insights into the nature and […]

Jesus and Deepak in Midtown

posted by Admin

Alison Rose Levy wrote an article of Deepak giving a talk on The Third Jesus, recently in New York City. “When Jesus said, “I’m the son of God,” Chopra tells the audience, “His meaning wasn’t ‘I’m the son of the […]

How Do I Tell If I’m Plugged Into Spirit?

posted by dchopra

On his way to a conference in Florida, Deepak Chopra talks about three ways we can tell if we’re tuned in–or not.

The Audacity of Enlightenment (by Deepak Chopra)

posted by dchopra

Although Barack Obama’s slogan is “the audacity of hope,” the words have deeper connotations at this moment. One of the most powerful, I think, is the audacity to wake up. In order for the right wing to succeed in its […]

TIME Magazine Video Interview With Deepak Chopra

posted by dchopra

Dear Friends, Here’s a link to a video interview I did recently with TIME magazine. Interview with Deepak Chopra

The Maharishi Years – The Untold Story: Recollections of a Former Disciple (by Deepak Chopra)

posted by dchopra

August 1, 1991 saw the publication of my book, Perfect Health, a popular guide to Ayurveda that came at the height of my involvement with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Although I had been meditating less than a decade in comparison with […]

First Meeting Maharishi (by Deepak Chopra)

posted by dchopra

It was in 1985, two years after a trip to Rishikesh, that I got an opportunity to meet Maharishi. When my chance came I grew unexpectedly shy. A young psychologist at Harvard, who was doing a study on the benefits […]

Why the New Age (Still) Matters (by Deepak Chopra)

posted by dchopra

The New Age still matters because it is the best resort we have to age-old traditions of wisdom. I wanted to say that up front, even though I have never used the phrase “New Age” in any talk or writing. […]

Good Enough For God? (by Deepak Chopra)

posted by dchopra

I’ve been pondering the belief that good people go to heaven while bad people go to hell. “Good” can be defined by absolutist rules pertaining to sin, like the Ten Commandments and much of the Koran, painting a clear map […]

Consciousness As the New Civil Rights Issue (by Deepak Chopra)

posted by dchopra

Dear Friends, I’m delighted to join all of you on Beliefnet in this wonderful journey toward spiritual wisdom and grace. In this space I would like to share thoughts and feelings on how we can strengthen our connection to our […]

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