Deepak Chopra
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Deepak Chopra is an Indian-born American author, public speaker, alternative medicine advocate, and a prominent figure in the New Age movement. Through his books and videos, he has become one of the best-known and most highly respected experts in alternative medicine.  He continues to help so many people around the world on their personal and professional journeys.

Deepak Chopra was in the very first Quest Special I did, called Discovering Your Human Potential.  His ideas were visionary and revolutionary.  He almost single-handedly pioneered the concept of the mind-body-spirit connection on public television in my PBS special and on his own PBS specials.

Significant Quotes it is my pleasure to share with you. 

Passion in life and passion in love are the same thing. Rumi, the great poet once said, if you can become a passionate lover in life, you’ll be a lover in death, a lover in the tomb, a lover on the day of resurrection, a lover in paradise, a lover forever.  And if you don’t know how to be a passionate lover then don’t count your life as having been lived.  On the day of reckoning it will not be counted.

If you want something in your life, you have to first give it yourself. If you want a certain person with certain qualities to appear in your life then you start radiating those qualities of yourself. As a result of that, you set up a vibratory field of consciousness; it’s like a magnetic field.  It attracts people and events and situations and circumstances that have the same frequencies. The best way to attract somebody is to begin to reflect in yourself the qualities of the person that you want to attract. And then you don’t go looking for them, you draw them to you like a flame draws a moth.

All of us are a conglomeration of these different energies that in a sense compete for us and compete for our attention and stoke the furnace of life in our souls.  So within everyone there’s the sacred and the profane, the divine and the diabolical, the dark night of the soul, the beatitude of paradise and the sinner and the saint.  And if you’re comfortable with that, we’re not so serious anymore, and when you’re not so serious anymore, you’re not caught up the trap of your ego, and that’s when priorities change.  Priorities are normally ruled by the ego, which lives in the world of illusion.

“Your attitude determines how you age. If you think that aging is synonymous with decay and decrepitude, then that’s what’ll happen.”

If you think aging is glamorous, then you’ll have a different expression of aging. People like Tolstoy and George Bernard Shaw and Winston Churchill, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo made major contributions to civilization in their later decades.  We should look at these role models and we should emulate that.  It’s not for everyone. Most people are caught up in the drama of everyday existence and they buy into the tribal mind.  If you want to have a different expression of aging, then you have to escape the tribal mind.

Jonas Salk said that the survival of the fittest has to be replaced by survival of the wisest.  Wisdom will become the new criterion for fitness.  And these are abilities that we all have but we have ignored because of power and control issues and now we have to relinquish them if we have to move forward in our evolution.

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