Deepak Chopra

The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself.
– Deepak Chopra

The ego is not who you really are. The ego is your self-image; it is your social mask; it is the
role you are playing. Your social mask thrives on approval. It wants to control, and it is
sustained by power, because it lives in fear. Your true Self, which is your spirit, your soul, is
completely free of those things. It is immune to criticism, it is unfearful of any challenge, and
it feels beneath no one.
– Deepak Chopra

The most powerful forms of giving are non-material. The gifts of caring, attention, affection,
appreciation, and love are some of the most precious gifts you can give, and they don’t cost
you anything. When you meet someone, you can silently send them happiness, joy, and
laughter. This kind of silent giving is very powerful.
– Deepak Chopra

If you find a better way to be happy than by overeating, your body will naturally return to its
balanced state.
– Deepak Chopra

Stop attaching so much weight to being right. In the grand scheme of things, being right is
insignificant compared with being happy.
– Deepak Chopra

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

Whether you like it or not, everything that is happening at this moment is a result of the
choices you’ve made in the past. Unfortunately, a lot of us make choices unconsciously, and
therefore we don’t think they are choices – and yet, they are.
– Deepak Chopra

We are, in our essential state, pure consciousness. Pure consciousness is pure potentiality; it
is the field of all possibilities and infinite creativity. Pure consciousness is our spiritual
– Deepak Chopra

Happiness for a reason is just another form of misery because the reason can be taken away
from us at any time.
– Deepak Chopra

Owning your own feelings, rather than blaming them on someone else, is the mark of a person
who has moved from contracted to expanded awareness.
– Deepak Chopra

The secret of attraction is to love yourself. Attractive people judge neither themselves nor
others. They are open to gestures of love. They think about love, and express their love in
every action. They know that love is not a mere sentiment, but the ultimate truth at the
heart of the universe.
– Deepak Chopra

The universe operates through dynamic exchange – giving and receiving are different aspects
of the flow of energy in the universe. And in our willingness to give that which we seek, we
keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives.
– Deepak Chopra

The healthiest response to life is joy.
– Deepak Chopra

Practicing silence means making a commitment to take a certain amount of time to simply be.
Experiencing silence means periodically withdrawing from the activity of speech. It also means
periodically withdrawing from such activities as watching television, listening to the radio, or
reading a book. If you never give yourself the opportunity to experience silence, this creates
turbulence in your internal dialogue. Set aside a little time every once in a while to experience
silence… I’ve known people who go absolutely crazy the first day or two when they commit
themselves to an extended period of silence. A sense of urgency and anxiety suddenly comes
over them. But as they stay with the experience, their internal dialogue begins to quieten.
And soon the silence becomes profound. This is because after a while the mind gives up; it
realizes there is no point in going around and around if you – the Self, the spirit, the choice-
maker – are not going to speak, period. Then, as the internal dialogue quietens, you begin to
experience the stillness of the field of pure potentiality.
– Deepak Chopra

Start to observe your weaknesses when they come up.
– Deepak Chopra

If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue.
Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to
judge. Those are the three things the ego is doing all the time.
– Deepak Chopra

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
– Deepak Chopra

The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to
50 years.
– Deepak Chopra

Emotional maturity begins with knowing that thoughts aren’t actions. Having bad thoughts
isn’t the same as carrying it out. Guilt doesn’t recognize the difference. Therefore, to come
out of silence, you have to learn, by watching another person’s reaction, that it’s all right to
have any thought you want.
– Deepak Chopra

You alone are the judge of your worth and your goal is to discover infinite worth in yourself,
no matter what anyone else thinks.
– Deepak Chopra

Non-judgment quiets the internal dialogue, and this opens once again the doorway to
– Deepak Chopra

The ego relies on the familiar. It is reluctant to experience the unknown, which is they very
essence of life.
– Deepak Chopra

The Universe contains three things that cannot be destroyed: Being, Awareness and Love.
– Deepak Chopra

Practicing the Law of Giving is actually very simple: if you want joy, give joy to others; if you
want love, learn to give love; if you want attention and appreciation, learn to give attention
and appreciation; if you want material affluence, help others to become materially affluent. In
fact, the easiest way to get what you want is to help others get what they want.
– Deepak Chopra

Fate is not cruel, however. It seems merciless only when you allow it to catch you, like a
shepherd who refuses to run from a wolf and winds up between its jaws.
– Deepak Chopra

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

Cinnamon may help reduce chronic inflammation, which linked neurological disorders such as
Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and Meningitis.
– Deepak Chopra

Eating is a natural way to feel happy. Overeating isn’t.
– Deepak Chopra

The inward journey is about finding your own fullness, something that no one else can take
– Deepak Chopra

Anything that is of value in life only multiplies when it is given.
– Deepak Chopra

Look at your emotional weak points! Do you fall in love to easily, loose your temper too fast,
become afraid of trivial risks?
– Deepak Chopra

Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones
you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this
hidden meaning is serving your own evolution.
– Deepak Chopra

The question, “What’s in it for me?” is the internal dialogue of the ego. Asking “How can I
help?” is the internal dialogue of the spirit.
– Deepak Chopra

The Law of Karma says no debt in the universe ever goes unpaid. There is a perfect
accounting system in this universe, and everything is a constant “to and fro” exchange of
– Deepak Chopra

What makes us human is that we think about the gods and they think about us.
– Deepak Chopra

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

Reality is not given: it is a possibility we shape and control.
– Deepak Chopra

Cravings and false hunger are not the same as giving your body the fuel it needs.
– Deepak Chopra

If you focus on success, you’ll have stress. But if you pursue excellence, success will be
– Deepak Chopra

When you feel frustrated or upset by a person or a situation, remember that you are not
reacting to the person or the situation, but to your feelings about the person or the
situation. These are your feelings, and your feelings are not someone else’s fault. When you
recognize and understand this completely, you are ready to take responsibility for how you
feel and to change it. And if you can accept things as they are, you are ready to take
responsibility for your situation and for all the events you see as problems.
– Deepak Chopra

Nothing brings down walls as surely as acceptance.
– Deepak Chopra

Every experience of love, bliss, belonging, inspiration and insight provides a stepping stone
back to your true self.
– Deepak Chopra

Each of us is a unique strand in the intricate web of life and here to make a contribution.
– Deepak Chopra

If death is a certainty, the only appropriate response is to make every moment precious and
– Deepak Chopra

Raw garlic has potent antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties. It can help
strengthen the immune system, prevent the common cold, and treat fungal and yeast
– Deepak Chopra

My body is a projection of my consciousness.
– Deepak Chopra

The third component of the Law of Dharma (purpose in life) is service to humanity – to serve
your fellow human beings and to ask yourself the questions,”How can I help? How can I help
all those that I come into contact with?” When you combine the ability to express your
unique talent with service to humanity, then you make full use of the Law of Dharma.
– Deepak Chopra

Life is a field of unlimited possibilities.
– Deepak Chopra

When you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself. Every fault you see in
them touches a denied weakness in yourself.
– Deepak Chopra

Love doesn’t need reason. It speaks from the irrational wisdom of the heart.
– Deepak Chopra

To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you
need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear
the truth and know the solutions.
– Deepak Chopra

Sex is always about emotions. Good sex is about free emotions; bad sex is about blocked
– Deepak Chopra

Whenever I make a choice, I will ask myself two questions: “What are the consequences of
this choice that I’m making?” and “Will this choice bring fulfillment and happiness to me and
also to those who are affected by this choice?”
– Deepak Chopra

I use memories but I will not allow memories to use me.
– Deepak Chopra

Success in life could be defined as the continued expansion of happiness and the progressive
realization of worthy goals… Success also includes good health, energy and enthusiasm for
life, fulfilling relationships, creative freedom, emotional and psychological stability, a sense of
well-being, and peace of mind.
– Deepak Chopra

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

The present moment dies every moment to become the past, is reborn every moment into the
future. All experience is now. Now never ends.
– Deepak Chopra

Stop focusing on diet and calories, focus on fulfillment.
– Deepak Chopra

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

Discover your divinity, find your unique talent, serve humanity with it, and you can generate
all the wealth that you want. When your creative expressions match the needs of your fellow
humans, then wealth will spontaneously flow from the unmanifest into the manifest, from the
realm of the spirit to the world of form. You will begin to experience your life as a miraculous
expression of divinity – not just occasionally, but all the time. And you will know true joy and
the true meaning of success – the ecstasy and exultation of your own spirit.
– Deepak Chopra

If we are creating ourselves all the time, then it is never too late to begin creating the bodies
we want instead of the ones we mistakenly assume we are stuck with.
– Deepak Chopra

If you consciously let your body take care of you, it will become the greatest ally and trusted
– Deepak Chopra

The space between hunger and eating, where you make the choice you want to make isn’t
empty. It’s filled with awareness.
– Deepak Chopra