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April 29 2013

Finding Balance

Category:  Deepak Quotes

What an overweight person needs, in order to break out self-defeat, isn't a new brain, a better metabolic set point, or balanced hormones. The answer doesn't lie in these factors, they are secondary to something else - balance.
Finding Balance

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  • when the heart is thirsty of love the body substitutes it with food, the ratio of love in a relationship of mother and child decides the consequence of obesity

    pranay // 2013-01-01 10:31:15 // //
  • Maybe we should love a little bit more our bodies as temple of Spirit...and connect a little bit more with our souls

    Luigia Fiorentino // 2013-02-17 11:10:13 // //

 

 

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  • Perhaps the grand daddy of all of the world`s illusions is that more of a "good" thing and less of a "bad" thing is always to be sought, the goal. But the simple truth, which even a child can understand, is that just enough is the truly practical goal. Thus, a better approach is tinkering with more or less as a way of maintaining the goal of just enough, also known as balance. An exception to this may be love of God and one`s fellow beings.

    Ron Greenstein // 2013-02-18 10:32:31 // //
  • We take our physical self for granted... instead of respecting / listening to it . Kindly have a look at my page, if you like it support us by clicking on "like" / share with friends & help us grow ... thanks and have a nice day :) https://www.facebook.com/RajPadiaPhotography

    Raj Padia // 2013-02-17 11:53:49 // //
  • The first clue to me that my life is out of balance is the slowly creeping numbers on the scale!

    Pat Sylvester // 2013-02-17 11:51:25 // //
  • Overweight for me has always boiled down to a spiritual issue. When my spiritual house is in order (and balanced) my weight returns to a healthy one for me.

    Becky Mahoney // 2013-02-17 11:19:16 // //
  • Maybe we should love a little bit more our bodies as temple of Spirit...and connect a little bit more with our souls

    Luigia Fiorentino // 2013-02-17 11:10:13 // //
  • I keep trying to exercise, then my back goes out, so, now, I was told to limit what I eat. If you don't have a love or man for sex, I am frustrated too. What's a woman to do?

    Deb Maylath // 2013-02-17 10:34:03 // //
  • Thanks for sharing... Valentino--NYC / PA....

    Valentino Povirk // 2013-02-17 10:30:27 // //
  • Being in the medical field there are plenty of unhealthy vegans because they do not know how to balance out their diet many lack nutrients. It is all about balance.

    Susan Wayne Hope // 2013-02-17 08:59:03 // //
  • There ya' go Katy, My Libra Sister! :-)

    Rene Loomis // 2013-02-17 08:14:06 // //
  • A vegan healthy diet will do all the job, nobody gain overweight of a diet like that...the prb today is that many ppl eat to much animal based protein which also contains a lot of hormones and antibiotics injected to the animals...the food they give to the farm animals are also designed to make them gain a lot of weight as fast as possible...to make the most money out of them...to ditch dairy and animal based products is a very effective thing to do for someone who wants to lose weight and keep a healthy diet.

    Erica Westerberg // 2013-02-17 07:30:48 // //
  • I understood his statement, when I lost 3 in my family I gained a lot of weight due to stress and sorrow, food became a comfort...time to get back in balance

    Diane Belair // 2013-02-17 06:59:27 // //
  • This sounds a bit too much like a judgement to me: ever gone trough menopause??: well... then you do have disbalanced hormones and have a chance to gain weight, and this has nothing to do with (mind)disbalance: it is a chemical body-process. And sometimes people need (f.e. hormonal) medicins and gain weight. I understand what Deepak wants to say, but in my opinion not everybody who has overweight has a (mind-)balance-problem. And of course... you (can) get sick because you are out of balance, I understand that, but still: this time I cannot find myself in Deepak's statement...

    Justine Wolfs // 2013-02-17 05:12:41 // //
  • Dear everybody I have read all these comments with pleasure and what is balance all about: 1) Of cause the right job or you stimulate your self in other ways: Food, sex, beer / booze, etc. (I know and for me food / candy / chocolate) 2) Food but our food is most of the time out of a factory not from nature 3) Too much meat, oh you need protein, no but amino acid from fruit en vegetables, it's only a scam to produce meat you don't need it. 4) Milk then, also no you get a good calcium from nuts, yet another scam. 5) To much desk job and you get mental tired but not physical and can't sleep, result = sleeping pills. [So you can see you'r most of the time not in physical balance how on earth can you then be in mental balance when all this clogging up your system.] 6) And commercials show you what you should not buy (think about that) makes you only confused not happy and in balance. But I think that you, Deepak is right about what you'r saying and I am looking forward to read your new book. Greetings Adam (a big fan)

    Adam Momme Secher // 2013-02-17 03:16:41 // //
  • yeah...well, let's also look at GMO wheat, etc...that is destructive to our bodies. They would like to blaime people for what the food manufacturers and government have created in early 20th century.

    RevJudy Miller Dienst // 2013-02-17 01:11:11 // //
  • Many overweight people are protecting their core energy field. They're on the wrong side of the flow-matrix river. Too much flowing out, not enough flowing in.

    Ed Lemberger // 2013-02-17 01:07:50 // //
  • http://www.facebook.com/GoOnDoItNow?ref=hl#

    Go On do It now // 2013-02-17 00:44:13 // //
  • This is very true. I've lost well over 100lbs and it's been very much about being in balance both with my food and with myself.

    Janice Hitchcock // 2013-02-17 00:35:15 // //
  • Editorial Reviews From Barnes & Noble This companion book to a PBS pledge drive offers Dr. Deepak Chopra's best advice about improving our health and happiness by activating our brains and increasing our self-awareness. A clear, positive plan to overcome challenges such as memory loss, anxiety, depression, and obesity. Publishers Weekly In their thought-provoking new work, medical/spiritual guru Chopra (The Ultimate Happiness Prescription) and Tanzi, a Harvard neurologist researching Alzheimer’s and genetics, examine the link between up-to-the-minute brain research and time-tested spiritual wisdom. “Super brain stands for a fully aware creator using the brain to maximum advantage. Your brain is endlessly adaptable”—and this adaptability, the authors say, is the solution to problems ranging from anxiety and depression to memory loss; you can use your brain to reduce the common hazards of aging and aid in self-healing. The key is making the best use of your brain’s flexibility. “Habits are mental grooves” that rely on well-established neural networks in your brain, and the authors explain how the brain’s ability to create new neural networks allow you to change how you perceive yourself and the world. The authors view depression, for instance, as a mental, or brain, habit (“It’s all my fault”) and you can retrain your brain to find new perspectives (“It was unpredictable”). The final chapters focus on achieving longevity, spiritual balance, and well-being. A fascinating treatise on the power of the brain to aid you in improving yourself and your life. (Nov.) Show Less More Reviews (1) Product Details ISBN-13: 9780307956828 Publisher: Crown Publishing Group Publication date: 11/6/2012 Pages: 336 Sales rank: 708 Product dimensions: 6.58 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 1.14 (d)

    Sai Draupadi // 2013-02-17 00:26:10 // //
  • guess you are right, and also matches my own "philosophy", and isn't just restricted to overweight, but also applies to most issues of life.. But then some good questions arise: why are so many people out of balance? And what to do about it? And why don't they do anything about it, although to my experience many desperately wish for? Too weak? Very interesting...

    Wolfgang Griech // 2013-02-17 00:15:10 // //
  • Hullo Deepak Chopraji. Yes it is homeostasis at all times, even with every feeling, thought and indriya based activity, this needs to prevail..am so glad to know that Bunker met up with you, it will be the minds meeting two giants with your offerings!!! Did you know that the same BRSen who was with Yogananda Paramahansa :-) is Bunker's grandfather? :-)

    Sai Draupadi // 2013-02-17 00:02:11 // //
  • If Oprah married Deepak Chopra she would be Oprah Chopra. Just saying

    Donna Marie Menard // 2013-02-16 23:52:57 // //
  • I like being centered especially if on a unicycle. It is all about balance. I think Deepak that you were clever to say a new brain, metabolic set point or balanced hormones, are secondary. That is like saying balance wins the Gold Metal and the other factors win the Silver Metal. Our Bronze is still up for grabs...

    Marlene Harper // 2013-02-16 23:37:27 // //
  • Progress only is made through intentionally taking yourself out of balance!!!

    Strength To Awaken by Rob McNamara // 2013-02-16 23:36:24 // //
  • I, have more to say about that... balance is true... yet there is much more love... not a challenge but perhaps.. yes.... that... hugeness that is involved... whether anyone believes it, or not................

    Crissy Denney // 2013-02-16 23:26:03 // //
  • And balance is simply a reflection of centeredness...

    Mohammad Mahdi Pessarakli // 2013-02-16 23:16:22 // //
  • without balance, the wheel of life can not roll. Thank you Deepak. :)

    Jules O'vern Von-Kae // 2013-02-16 23:15:10 // //
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HkqBxpPBeI

    Jean Stranquist // 2013-02-16 23:13:50 // //
  • good not god. :P

    Brenda Vazquez // 2013-02-16 23:12:31 // //
  • Whatever you THINK, you are RIGHT...

    John Ernest Conner // 2013-02-16 23:12:24 // //
  • very well said. this is also true for all other aspects as well. the yin and yang is a god example of balance. light-dark feminine and masculine. <3

    Brenda Vazquez // 2013-02-16 23:12:14 // //
  • it is not about having a skinny behind, it is about having a healthy body.

    Jean Stranquist // 2013-02-16 23:12:06 // //
  • beautiful ! Thank you for these inspiring thoughts

    Alexander Berkel // 2013-02-16 23:11:57 // //
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    Rk Sewak // 2013-02-16 23:11:28 // //
  • disagree - this is out of date thinking. Explore Paleo, gluten free, gmo free and 100% organic full fat food. There is no 'balance'. The brain needs fats in order to work.

    Jean Stranquist // 2013-02-16 23:11:21 // //
  • Hmmm.. hormones do play a role i think.

    Bruce Allen // 2013-02-16 23:10:09 // //
  • As the Goddess of Willendorf would say; "Kiss my Goddess-sized arse, haters."

    Harusami Is // 2013-02-16 23:09:01 // //
  • Gotta get that book

    Carolyn M. Rhodes // 2013-02-16 23:08:47 // //
  • balance is so important in everything we do and we are, more we over-eat less likely we move after the food. Driving doesn't help either

    Mango Smoothy // 2013-02-16 23:08:43 // //
  • The "overweight" person needs nothing from you. Your judgement is about YOU.

    Harusami Is // 2013-02-16 23:07:55 // //
  • Resonates....

    Allison Hyde-Philips // 2013-02-16 23:06:34 // //
  • thanks Deepak...=)

    Johann Muller // 2013-02-16 23:04:31 // //
  • How we can get this love back ? :)) Thank you for this beautiful and smothe explanation that makes lots and lots of sens :)

    Nazli // 2013-01-01 11:04:31 // //
  • when the heart is thirsty of love the body substitutes it with food, the ratio of love in a relationship of mother and child decides the consequence of obesity

    pranay // 2013-01-01 10:31:15 // //