Top 120 Deepak Chopra Quotes

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120 Deepak Chopra Quotes

1. “We have to really educate ourselves in a way about who we are, what our real identity is.”

2. “Always go with your passions. Never ask yourself if it’s realistic or not.”

3. “A risk-free life is far from being a healthy life.”

4. “Our thinking and our behavior are always in anticipation of a response. It is therefore fear-based.”

5. “When you make a choice, you change the future.”

6. “If you want to do really important things in life and big things in life, you can’t do anything by yourself. And your best teams are your friends and your siblings.”

7. “Passivity is the same as defending injustice.”

8. “You will be transformed by what you read.”

9. “Self-awareness is value-free. It isn’t scary. It doesn’t imply that you will subject yourself to needless pain.”

10. “Every great change is preceded by chaos.”

11. “Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.”

12. “Human beings place their desires ahead of the collective good.”

13. “It is the nature of babies to be in bliss.”

14. “The greatest mystery of existence is existence itself.”

15. “The highest levels of performance come to people who are centered, intuitive, creative, and reflective – people who know to see a problem as an opportunity.”

16. “Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you’re in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you.”

17. “Meditation makes the entire nervous system go into a field of coherence.”

18. “You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices.”

19. “To think is to practice brain chemistry.”

20. “There are many aspects to success; material wealth is only one component. But 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.”

21. “Give up being right. Instead radiate peace, harmony, love, and laughter from your heart.”

22. “When the pain of being the same becomes greater than the pain of being different, you change.”

23. “What keeps life fascinating is the constant creativity of the soul.”

24. “Never forget your real identity. You are a luminous conscious stardust being forged in the crucible of cosmic fire.”

25. “The world is more than the sum of its suffering.”

26. “You have to think of your brand as a kind of myth. A myth is a compelling story that is archetypal, if you know the teachings of Carl Jung. It has to have emotional content and all the themes of a great story: mystery, magic, adventure, intrigue, conflicts, contradiction, paradox.”

27. “Good luck is opportunity meeting preparedness.”

28. “Walk with those who are looking for the truth, run from those who think they have found it.”

29. “Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there – buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day.”

30. “The direction of life is from duality to unity.”

31. “I like to make a distinction between solitude and being alone. Alone signifies loneliness, whereas solitude means really connecting with yourself.”

32. “The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness.”

33. “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.”

34. “If you focus on success, you’ll have stress. But if you pursue excellence, success will be guaranteed.”

35. “There are no accidents… there is only some purpose that we haven’t yet understood.”

36. “Giving connects two people, the giver and the receiver, and this connection gives birth to a new sense of belonging.”

37. “I was very afraid at the beginning, until Master told me that pain isn’t the truth; it’s what you have to get through in order to find the truth.”

38. “You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.”

39. “Don’t follow someone else’s map. You should glean teachings from all directions, keeping true to those that bring progress yet remaining open to changes in yourself.”

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

41. “At any given time the universe is giving you the best result possible.”

42. “The more boundless your vision, the more real you are.”

43. “If you try to get rid of fear and anger without knowing their meaning, they will grow stronger and return.”

44. “Silence is the great teacher and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence.”

45. “The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself.”

46. “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.”

47. “The healthiest response to life is joy.”

48. “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 & it will be yours forever.”

49. “Love doesn’t need reason. It speaks from the irrational wisdom of the heart.”

50. “Happiness for a reason is just another form of misery because the reason can be taken away from us at any time.”

51. “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.”

52. “Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.”

53. “Sex is always about emotions. Good sex is about free emotions; bad sex is about blocked emotions.”

54. “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.”

55. “There is just no getting around that turning bad things into good things is up to you.”

56. “Research has shown that the best way to be happy is to make each day happy.”

57. “The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years.”

58. “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.”

59. “You can’t make positive choices for the rest of your life without an environment that makes those choices easy, natural, and enjoyable.”

60. “Every person is a God in embryo. Its only desire is to be born.”

61. “A person is a pattern of behavior, of a larger awareness.”

62. “The masculine energy was about survival. The male was the hunter who risked his life and had to be in the fight-flight mode.”

63. “Dynamic activity and deep rest of the mind are complementary to each other.”

64. “Success comes when people act together; failure tends to happen alone.”

65. “Seeking can become stressful when you apply the same laws that you apply in the material world – hard work, exacting plans, driving ambition, and attachment to outcome.”

66. “People think meditation is a huge undertaking. Don’t think of it like that.”

67. “All of us are living with dogmas that we accept as truths. When one of these is overturned, there’s an initial gasp, soon followed by a rush of exhilaration.”

68. “No solution can ever be found by running in three different directions.”

69. “Spiritual people should not be ashamed of being wealthy.”

70. “You can free yourself from aging by reinterpreting your body and by grasping the link between belief and biology.”

71. “Karma, when properly understood, is just the mechanics through which consciousness manifests.”

72. “In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.”

73. “Yes, in all my research, the greatest leaders looked inward and were able to tell a good story with authenticity and passion.”

74. “Before a brain can register a thought, a mind must think it… every step of the way is mind over matter… We override our brains all the time.”

75. “Life gives you plenty of time to do whatever you want to do if you stay in the present moment.”

76. “It takes a little bit of mindfulness and a little bit of attention to others to be a good listener, which helps cultivate emotional nurturing and engagement.”

77. “The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers.”

78. “I have all the time in the world. I am in touch with the timeless. I am surrounded by infinity. When I think like that, it doesn’t mean I’m going to miss my train, it just means that I’m not thinking about it right now because I’m speaking to you.”

79. “What happens is consciousness operates in mysterious ways. One of those ways is that the old paradigm suddenly starts to die.”

80. “Karma is only in space time and causality. Your real self resides non-locally.”

81. “Your immune cells are like a circulating nervous system. Your nervous system in fact is a circulating nervous system. It thinks. It’s conscious.”

82. “We can actually accelerate the process through meditation, through the ability to find stillness through loving actions, through compassion and sharing, through understanding the nature of the creative process in the universe and having a sense of connection to it. So, that’s conscious evolution.”

83. “Wealth is the progressive realization of worthy goals, the ability to love and have compassion, meaningful and caring relationships.”

84. “Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted.”

85. “I’ve worked all my life on the subject of awareness, whether it’s awareness of the body, awareness of the mind, awareness of your emotions, awareness of your relationships, or awareness of your environment. I think the key to transforming your life is to be aware of who you are.”

86. “Mature workers are less impulsive, less reactive, more creative and more centered.”

87. “There are very few good examples of effective, nurturing leadership that unlocks people’s potential or even enthusiasm.”

88. “Our minds influence the key activity of the brain, which then influences everything; perception, cognition, thoughts and feelings, personal relationships; they’re all a projection of you.”

89. “But the real secret to lifelong good health is actually the opposite: Let your body take care of you.”

90. “There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.”

91. “I, of course, meditate for two hours every morning. It’s part of my schedule; I wake up at 4 a.m. every day and I love it.”

92. “There is no separation between mind and body… Self and other co-arise and fall away all the time.”

93. “Self-awareness is not just relaxation and not just meditation. It must combine relaxation with activity and dynamism. Technology can aid that.”

94. “Religions take donations and don’t pay taxes.”

95. “Ultimately spiritual awareness unfolds when you’re flexible, when you’re spontaneous, when you’re detached, when you’re easy on yourself and easy on others.”

96. “When you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself. Every fault you see in them touches a denied weakness in yourself.”

97. “Karma is experience, and experience creates memory, and memory creates imagination and desire, and desire creates karma again. If I buy a cup of coffee, that’s karma. I now have that memory that might give me the potential desire for having cappuccino, and I walk into Starbucks, and there’s karma all over again.”

98. “We must revisit the idea that science is a methodology and not an ontology.”

99. “Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real.”

100. “We must go beyond the constant clamor of ego, beyond the tools of logic and reason, to the still, calm place within us: the realm of the soul.”

101. “The worst curse to befall anyone is stagnation, a banal existence, the quiet desperation that comes out of a need for conformity.”

102. “All religions develop, become exclusive, become divisive and quarrelsome.”

103. “We all feel the urge to condemn ourselves out of guilt, to blame others for our misfortunes and to fantasize about total disaster.”

104. “No matter how closely you examine the water, glucose, and electrolyte salts in the human brain, you can’t find the point where these molecules became conscious.”

105. “We are not victims of aging, sickness and death. These are part of scenery, not the seer, who is immune to any form of change. This seer is the spirit, the expression of eternal being.”

106. “So the universe is constantly moving in the direction of higher evolutionary impulses, creativity, abstraction, and meaning.”

107. “I teach people that no matter what the situation is, no matter how chaotic, no matter how much drama is around you, you can heal by your presence if you just stay within your center.”

108. “In a person’s career, well, if you’re process-oriented and not totally outcome-oriented, then you’re more likely to be success. I often say ‘pursue excellence, ignore success.’ Success is a by-product of excellence.”

109. “If you and I are having a single thought of violence or hatred against anyone in the world at this moment, we are contributing to the wounding of the world.”

110. “Victims always feel alone and helpless.”

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111. “When I looked at the addictive qualities of video games and how they captivate people’s attention, I decided to try the same technology for enhancing well-being.”

112. “The real key is to live in an environment where the mind feels free to choose the right thing instead of being compelled by habit and inertia to choose the wrong thing.”

113. “For thousands of years, human beings have been obsessed with beauty, truth, love, honor, altruism, courage, social relationships, art, and God. They all go together as subjective experiences, and it’s a straw man to set God up as the delusion. If he is, then so is truth itself or beauty itself.”

114. “Modern medicine, for all its advances, knows less than 10 percent of what your body knows instinctively.”

115. “The fear of death comes from limited awareness.”

116. “In my definition of consciousness, consciousness is the same thing as life. What wisdom traditions also call spirit.”

117. “I’ve always felt that technology can be used to our benefit and should be used to our benefit.”

118. “I feel genius in great works of art. I have seen medical cures that science can’t explain, some seemingly triggered by faith. The same is true of millions of other people.”

119. “The world in general has meaning, deep meaning at times. This cannot be dismissed as a delusion, an artifact of chemicals.”

120. “People need to know that they have all the tools within themselves. Self-awareness, which means awareness of their body, awareness of their mental space, awareness of their relationships – not only with each other, but with life and the ecosystem.”