150 Deepak Chopra Quotes on Life and Meditation

These top 150 Deepak Chopra quotes will help you stay positive, increase productivity, and boost your enthusiasm.

Deepak Chopra is an author and a strong advocate for alternative medicine. He used his profession as a professor as one of his platforms to share his pieces of wisdom, beliefs, and worldview.

We’ve gathered some of our favorite lines that’ll teach you about life and everything you will encounter while living on this earth. Meditate on his powerful messages and read the entire collection below.

Let’s get started.

And make sure to read these Ram Dass quotes and Eckhart Tolle quotes.

Best Deepak Chopra Quotes

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

2. “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.”

3. “Simply with a change of mind you can change your life.”

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

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

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

7. “The use of love is to heal. When it flows without effort from the depth of the self, love creates health.”

8. “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.”

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

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

11. “Instead of thinking outside the box, get rid of the box.”

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

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

14. “Our future is created from choices we make every minute.”

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

Inspirational Deepak Chopra Quotes

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

17. “If you surrender to uncertainty, nothing goes wrong.”

18. “Don’t try to steer the river.”

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

20. “All great changes are preceded by chaos.”

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

22. “To acquire true self-power, you have to feel beneath no one, be immune to criticism, and be fearless.”

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

24. “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.”

25. “The choices you make today design your future.”

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

27. “If you’re really spiritual, then you should be totally independent of the good and the bad opinions of the world—you should have faith in yourself.”

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

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

30. “People are doing the best that they can from their own level of consciousness.”

Deepak Chopra Quotes on Embracing Change and Transformation

31. “The past is gone, the future is not here, now I am free of both. Right now, I choose joy.”

32. “In the process of letting go you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself. It will be a permanent self, rooted in awareness and creativity. Once you have captured this, you have captured the world.”

33. “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.”

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

35. “The best use of imagination is creativity. The worst use of imagination is anxiety.”

36. “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.”

37. “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.”

38. “The pearl is also called essence, the breath of God, the water of life—labels for what we, in our more prosaic scientific age, would simply call transformation.”

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

40. “When you live each moment completely and fully appreciate the world around you, you do not accumulate stress; therefore, dynamic daily activity directly benefits the quality of your sleep.”

Insightful Deepak Chopra Quotes on Life and Happiness

41. “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.”

42. “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.”

43. “Walk with those seeking truth. Run from those who think they’ve found it.”

44. “The physical world, including our bodies, is a response of the observer. We create our bodies as we create the experience of our world.”

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

46. “If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another.”

47. “The intention to live as long as possible isn’t one of the mind’s best intentions, because quantity isn’t the same as quality.”

48. “If you want to be happy, make someone else happy. If you want to find the right person in your life, be the right person. If you want to see change in the world, become the change you want to see.”

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

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

51. “Every negative thought weakens the partnership between mind and body.”

52. “Nothing brings down walls as surely as acceptance.”

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

54. “Because I always have a choice, I choose love.”

55. “Sleep is when our soul actually refreshes our body.”

Deepak Chopra Quotes That Will Help You Discover Your Purpose

56. “When you expand your awareness, seemingly random events will be seen to fit into a larger purpose.”

57. “Life contains purpose, meaning, direction, and goals.”

58. “I am here to serve. I am here to inspire. I am here to love. I am here to live my truth.”

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

60. “If you restore balance in your own self, you will be contributing immensely to the healing of the world.”

Interesting Deepak Chopra Quotes That Everyone Can Agree With

61. “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.”

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

63. “Real bliss is to have peace of mind.”

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

65. “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.”

66. “For everyone, well-being is a journey. The secret is committing to that journey and taking those first steps with hope and belief in yourself.”

67. “Evolution is win-win—life is self-correcting.”

68. “Today, I behold all the abundance that surrounds me.”

69. “Love without action is meaningless and action without love is irrelevant.”

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

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

72. “Ask for nothing less than inspiration.”

73. “Happiness is the ultimate goal. It is the goal of all other goals.”

74. “Embrace the wisdom of uncertainty.”

75. “Language creates reality. Words have power. Speak always to create joy.”

Motivational Deepak Chopra Quotes to Help You Succeed

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

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

78. “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.”

79. “The ego, however, 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 control, and it is sustained by power because it lives in fear.”

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

Deepak Chopra Quotes About Meditation

81. “Prayer is you speaking to God. Meditation is allowing the spirit to speak to you.”

82. “You’re a spiritual being having a human experience. You’re not a human being having a spiritual experience.”

83. “The whole world opens when we accept this moment, this very moment.”

84. “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.”

85. “Look at the world as a reflection of your inner state.”

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

87. “Spiritual energy is the kind that never runs out.”

88. “Stop. Take three deep breaths and smile everywhere in your body, observing what’s happening in your body. Proceed now with kindness and understanding.”

89. “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.”

90. “Meditation is a vital way to purify and quiet the mind, thus rejuvenating the body.”

Deepak Chopra Quotes That Will Expand Your Imagination

91. “We live as ripples of energy in the vast ocean of energy.”

92. “Karma is experience, and experience creates memory, and memory creates imagination and desire, and desire creates karma again.”

93. “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.”

94. “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.”

95. “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.”

96. “‘When you dig a well, there’s no sign of water until you reach it, only rocks and dirt to move out of the way. You have removed enough; soon the pure water will flow,’ said Buddha.”

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

98. “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.”

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

100. “The love you seek is seeking you at this moment.”

101. “Meeting a stranger can be totally fleeting and meaningless, for example, unless you enter the individual’s world by finding out at least one thing that is meaningful to his or her life and exchange at least one genuine feeling. Tuning in to others is a circular flow: you send yourself out toward people; you receive them as they respond to you.”

102. “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.”

103. “Everyone is acting from his own level of consciousness. This is all we can ask of ourselves or anyone else. However hurtful someone is, he is doing the best he can, given the limits of his consciousness.”

104. “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.”

105. “The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience.”

Profound Deepak Chopra Quotes on His Perceptions and Ideals

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

107. “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.”

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

109. “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.”

110. “Money is life energy that we exchange and use as a result of the service we provide to the universe.”

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

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

113. “The deepest hunger in life is a secret that is revealed only when a person is willing to unlock a hidden part of the self.”

114. “When mind, body, and spirit are in harmony, happiness is the natural result.”

115. “Obstacles are opportunities in disguise.”

116. “Fear is the memory of pain. Addiction is the memory of pleasure. Freedom is beyond both.”

117. “A quiet mind is more important than a positive mind.”

118. “What other people think of you is not your business. If you start to make that business your business, you will be offended for the rest of your life.”

119. “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.”

120. “Mathematics expresses values that reflect the cosmos, including orderliness, balance, harmony, logic, and abstract beauty.”

Thought-Provoking Deepak Chopra Quotes to Keep You Interested

121. “Your entire universe is in your mind and nowhere else. To expand the universe, expand your mind.”

122. “According to Vedanta, there are only two symptoms of enlightenment, just two indications that a transformation is taking place within you toward a higher consciousness. The first symptom is that you stop worrying. Things don’t bother you anymore. You become light-hearted and full of joy. The second symptom is that you encounter more and more meaningful coincidences in your life, more and more synchronicities.”

123. “Our biological rhythms are the symphony of the cosmos, music embedded deep within us to which we dance, even when we can’t name the tune.”

124. “Each of us is here to discover our true selves; that essentially we are spiritual beings who have taken manifestation in physical form; that we’re not human beings that have occasional spiritual experiences, that we’re spiritual beings that have occasional human experiences.”

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

126. “On some dimension or other, every event in life can be causing only one of two things: either it is good for you, or it is bringing up what you need to look at in order to create good for you.”

127. “What you pay attention to grows. If your attention is attracted to negative situations and emotions, then they will grow in your awareness.”

128. “Situations seem to happen to people, but in reality, they unfold from deeper karmic causes.”

129. “Non-judgment quiets the internal dialogue, and this opens once again the doorway to creativity.”

130. “No single decision you ever made has led in a straight line to where you find yourself now.”

131. “Religion is a tool to bind people together, to strengthen their unity, but like every tool, it can be mismanaged, even used in opposition to the way it should.”

132. “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.”

133. “Don’t let a day go by without asking who you are—each time you let a new ingredient to enter your awareness.”

134. “There is no holy life. There is no war between good and evil. There is no sin and no redemption. None of these things matter to the real you. But they all matter hugely to the false you, the one who believes in the separate self.”

135. “Each of us is a unique strand in the intricate web of life and here to make a contribution.”

More Deepak Chopra Quotes

136. “In my life, nothing goes wrong. When things seem to not meet my expectations, I let go of how I think things should be. It’s a matter of not having any attachment to any fixed outcome.”

137. “To define yourself is to limit yourself. Without labels, you remain the infinite being.”

138. “I remember the past, and I learn from it. I rejoice and celebrate in the present, and I re-imagine the future. Now is the moment that never ends.”

139. “Relinquish your attachment to the known, step into the unknown, and you will step into the field of all possibilities.”

140. “A job is how you make money. A career is how you make your mark. A calling is how you acknowledge a higher vision, whatever it may be.”

141. “DNA is a quantum computer that localizes a non-local omnipresent consciousness or spirit into space-time energy information and matter.”

142. “Every cell in your body is eavesdropping on your thoughts.”

143. “The ego relies on the familiar. It is reluctant to experience the unknown, which is the very essence of life.”

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

145. “The goal is to be the observer of your thoughts and not let your thoughts control you.”

146. “I dislike the word ‘self-help.’ Self-awareness, yes, but not self-help.”

147. “Religion is believing in someone else’s experience, spirituality is having your own experience.”

148. “If you had all the money and all the time in the world, what would you do?!”

149. “Miracles happen every day. Not just in remote country villages or at holy sites halfway across the globe, but here, in our own lives.”

150. “Inner silence promotes clarity of mind; it makes us value the inner world; it trains us to go inside to the source of peace and inspiration when we are faced with problems and challenges.”

What Did Deepak Chopra Teach You About Living a Meaningful Life?

Deepak Chopra studied and graduated from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He spent a few months in rural India treating the sick. Later, he moved to America and took a clinical internship.

For over two decades, Dr. Chopra worked in health and wellness and has been a leading force handling mental setbacks. There’s no doubt that we can learn many things from his wise words.

He is the author of Total Meditation, a book that teaches people how to live stress-free. Aside from that, he also taught us about mindfulness, meditation, and self-care practices. 

What insightful lessons did you learn from this collection? Which quotes are your favorites? Comment down below.

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