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January 21 2013

Principles to Stand For

Category:  Ask Deepak

Question:

What should we stand for?


Response:

We should stand for the expressions of our true self that we are well-suited to bring into the world. If we are artists, then we can stand for making the world a more beautiful place. If our life is centered around family and friends, then we can uphold the principle of love in all things that we do. If we are more intellectually inclined, we can aim to reveal the deeper understanding and wisdom in our life. If we have a great capacity for helping others, we can strive to be of compassionate service to those around us. These are all good basic things to stand for, and there are times when you can uphold all of them at the same time. What is important is not to be driven to stand for something by some ideal or creed, but rather to let the natural flow of attention from your higher self meet the needs to the time and situation you are in so that it produces an evolutionary outcome for everyone involved.

Love,
Deepak

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  • When I read your books I feel very humble and ignorant8 I admire your wisdomMr Chopra!

    Mieke Van Mulders // 2013-01-21 16:30:16 // //
  • This would make the world a better place to live in ❤❤❤

    Lana Duncan // 2013-01-21 16:33:55 // //

 

 

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  • Human rights! We need more people to fight for a greater cause for humanity.

    UrbanSavior7 // 2013-01-25 00:10:02 // //
  • Thank you for this, Doctor.

    Bill // 2013-01-25 00:02:37 // //
  • Always truth from the soul to share with us, many blessings

    Denise Lemons // 2013-01-23 22:13:45 // //
  • Love this Deepak

    Debrah Levine // 2013-01-23 09:32:23 // //
  • beautiful

    Beth Ashby // 2013-01-23 08:01:43 // //
  • how eloquent...thank you! :)

    Heather Heald // 2013-01-23 06:02:25 // //
  • who are we if we are complacent but a waste of time!

    Trusha Bhana // 2013-01-23 02:25:47 // //
  • Deepak is the man!

    Ron Caviness // 2013-01-22 18:16:13 // //
  • Love & peace...<3 <3 <3

    Aurora Cavalcante // 2013-01-22 16:37:20 // //
  • Wow! Deepak, how do Women of middle age build self-esteem, when they do not know anything about themselves...& men???

    Remus Clement // 2013-01-22 10:48:38 // //
  • You put this so beautifully. Hard to believe that so many have no concept of "stand for something."God bless them where as by standing at all gives one integrity and conviction of his relationship with the Universe.

    Lawson Lisa // 2013-01-22 10:37:53 // //
  • Thank you for this...our lives can be so complicated yet these basic acts are so simple and liberating for the spirit.

    Tim Rowe // 2013-01-22 10:03:00 // //
  • Thanks Deepak for that insight..as usual you are your wisest self..thanks for helping us see the light....God bless...

    Sarah Jbobili // 2013-01-22 08:20:32 // //
  • lov :)

    Durdana Ghaffar // 2013-01-22 07:23:47 // //
  • The questions in life seem so overwhelming, yet, the answers are so simple. Embrace the Docs wise words

    Vince Salvatore // 2013-01-22 04:46:40 // //
  • We stand for Peace, we stand for Love , we stand for doing the right thing, we stand for being there when we are needed, we stand for absorbing the knowledge that is out there ,and sharing it with others. We stand for being , We stand for the day when their are enough of us in the world,that the world realizes that it no longer needs War ,and weapons. Peace out Deepak.

    Joe Stellin // 2013-01-22 02:48:24 // //
  • <3

    Astrid Oliveras // 2013-01-21 23:29:23 // //
  • The world we see is a reflection of us our vibration to change the outside one must change the inside of oneself.

    Joshua Temple // 2013-01-21 22:28:24 // //
  • thanks, Doc! this is a really good one, as usual, but very timely for this house!

    Bridget Young-Fritzler // 2013-01-21 21:08:55 // //
  • I guess the tricky part could be discovering "the expressions of our true self that we are well-suited to bring into the world." :)

    Charles Biehl // 2013-01-21 20:19:02 // //
  • I actually did meet and speak- very briefly- with Mr. Chopra after a presentation he gave in Sarasota FL years ago. During the course of the conversation he placed his hand on my shoulder. So soothing and uplifting it was, I remember it to this day!

    Charles Biehl // 2013-01-21 20:05:24 // //
  • Love that last sentence that starts off "What is important ..." That coincides exactly with what I've come to believe myself after years of pondering similar questions. I guess I was on the right track after all!

    Charles Biehl // 2013-01-21 20:01:06 // //
  • Thank you Deepak! ♥

    Alixia Lane // 2013-01-21 19:10:46 // //
  • very true. Thank you.

    Ningning Guinto // 2013-01-21 17:31:24 // //
  • My higher self tells me I'm special and I need to get my point across. I mean this very sincerely.

    Steve Wein // 2013-01-21 17:27:30 // //
  • Good question . What of those of us who seem to have not the passion to "stand" for anything , who just seem to drift thru life . Are we w/o direction or passion ? Or are we just comfortable in knowing that we are taking care of , or that are story is already written and we need only follow the path laid before us ?

    Robere Kujac // 2013-01-21 17:00:14 // //
  • This guru speak really does not suit you.

    K-Vaan Srrfn // 2013-01-21 16:54:13 // //
  • I had a mystical vision; I'm special. If I had a convo in real life /w you, I'd be very rurprised if you thought I was lying or crazy.

    Steve Wein // 2013-01-21 16:53:35 // //
  • if wish you understood or could see what I do

    Steve Wein // 2013-01-21 16:52:56 // //
  • Deepak, if I dialogued with you in real life or if we ever hung out I get the feeling you'd be impressed with me. People projected these illusions onto me, and I feel like the way Marianne treated me was oppressive, whichi is ironic being what she teaches. She was supposed to do the opposite and help me heal my life.

    Steve Wein // 2013-01-21 16:52:45 // //
  • Respect <3

    Johanna Muth // 2013-01-21 16:40:26 // //
  • This would make the world a better place to live in ❤❤❤

    Lana Duncan // 2013-01-21 16:33:55 // //
  • When I read your books I feel very humble and ignorant8 I admire your wisdomMr Chopra!

    Mieke Van Mulders // 2013-01-21 16:30:16 // //
  • Maravilha, amei.

    Paulete Raupp Borges Lacerda // 2013-01-21 16:26:52 // //
  • Thank You

    Ervanaria Chaca // 2013-01-21 16:24:02 // //
  • trank you, dr chopa, kisses

    Liliana Rodriguez // 2013-01-21 16:03:34 // //
  • I could not express it better.

    Maria Calokerinos // 2013-01-21 15:38:59 // //
  • thank you, Dr Chopra <3

    Zahra Nuzhat // 2013-01-21 15:26:10 // //
  • When you pass threw Philadelphia one day i'm there.

    Lamar Meekins // 2013-01-21 14:59:24 // //
  • if you can please go to moma smart education,,,

    Moma Counselling // 2013-01-21 14:52:54 // //
  • amen ...

    Adrian Rolnik // 2013-01-21 14:41:21 // //
  • ♥ ♥

    Mercedes Belalcázar Mejia // 2013-01-21 14:27:12 // //
  • Great...

    Esme Senekal // 2013-01-21 14:26:33 // //
  • So well expressed Deepak. "... What is important is not to be driven to stand for something by some ideal or creed, but rather to let the natural flow of attention from your higher self meet the needs to the time and situation you are in so that it produces an evolutionary outcome for everyone involved...."

    Elan Sun Star // 2013-01-21 14:09:26 // //
  • and beware of "noble causes" ... :)

    Eileen Shelly Revela Inzauto // 2013-01-21 14:05:16 // //
  • I suspect he makes up his own questions once in a while also.

    Steve Wein // 2013-01-21 14:05:12 // //
  • Deepak is funny faced Indian man who talks funny and judges Steven. He doesn't like me anymore :( (sad and unhappy face)

    Steve Wein // 2013-01-21 14:04:40 // //
  • I was just asking this the other day a friend said "That is the internal journey".

    Michele Lenita Lehman // 2013-01-21 14:03:44 // //
  • Thank You Deepak Chopra ... Very profound ...embrace the Natural flow... & be in constant gratitude .

    Mary R Tilley // 2013-01-21 13:58:46 // //
  • Very true..Thank you..

    Padmini Maddali // 2013-01-21 13:57:24 // //
  • Thanks Deepak. This is something that it is very close to my heart which has inspired me to do something as an artist with empathy for our magnificent planet. Here I share Stand Tall for Unity with you...xoPepe http://youtu.be/duSm9QHRwQQ

    Pepe Villegas // 2013-01-21 13:41:06 // //
  • Beautifully said Deepak. Thank you.

    Christian Ruizlmt // 2013-01-21 13:40:46 // //
  • Beautifully written! I agree! Great point! Love you Deepak! Have a GREAT time in DC!

    Cynthia Hamil // 2013-01-21 13:38:19 // //
  • YES! I agree to i have had so much pain in my life and i have learned that it is not who i am it is who i have become. Through learning how to listen to my thoughts and to be thankful for the adversity in my life for it has taught me to be strong and greatful for the lessons.I can now listen to my inner feelings and be at peace with me .Meditation has taught me so much.I can free my mind and take myself to a deeper awareness of the universe around me .I have finally found my peace.

    Gerrie Camp // 2013-01-21 13:25:46 // //
  • A real in depth reply to d queries within each one of us. Thankyou Deepak.

    Sahil M Gupta // 2013-01-21 13:22:36 // //
  • Thanku soooo much Dr. Deepak Chopra....I've already internalised each and every word u've written,,,,,at the same time,I'm overwhelmed at the thought of u having answered my question....I'll read it again and again and again.This means a lot to me:)

    Samina Shamim // 2013-01-21 13:21:17 // //
  • Totally agree !

    Mariam Abdou // 2013-01-21 13:11:49 // //
  • Dogma Sucks! :D - But following your conscience, and heart, and letting that mold and guide your faith is what one must do if you are ever to know yourself and be at peace with yourself.

    Eli Hernandez // 2013-01-21 13:05:09 // //
  • <3

    Emma Dammann // 2013-01-21 13:04:35 // //
  • Thanks >3

    Emma Dammann // 2013-01-21 13:04:09 // //
  • A very sound and well balanced reply Deepak! Bravo!

    Pete Grantham // 2013-01-21 13:00:47 // //
  • ...right on!

    Melody Gassoway // 2013-01-21 12:58:14 // //
  • Gracias por tan sabias palabras!!

    Mónica Arias // 2013-01-21 12:57:12 // //
  • I have been questioning that lately. Thanks for shedding light on that today. :)

    Sugra Naqvi // 2013-01-21 12:54:23 // //
  • Absolutely!

    Wanda Malave-Johnson // 2013-01-21 12:51:17 // //
  • J ai lu tous ses livres <3

    Sof Zum Oguz // 2013-01-21 12:48:37 // //
  • beautiful :)

    Trish Garafalo Mullagh // 2013-01-21 12:48:22 // //
  • Great

    Thakur Shubra Sinha // 2013-01-21 12:46:07 // //
  • १. कप्यूटर पर बैठते वक्त पास पानी का स्रोत न रखे- जैसे ग्लास या जग में पानी- यह फेंग शुई के अनुसार कार्य प्रणाली में सूक्ष्म विकार लाता है. विद्युत व जल विपरीत हैं. यहि आप मोबाईल को पानी के पास रख कर देखे तो निश्चित ही वरोंग नंबर वाले काल अधिक आवेंगे- कर के देखे. २. रीढ़ की हड्डी सीधी रखने की कोशिश करे .. न हो तो पीठ पीछे कुशन या तकिया लगाए. इससे सर्वाइकल या कमर दर्द नहीं होगा. रक्त संचार ठीक होगा और बुद्धि पूरा काम करेगी. ३. हर आधे घंटे में उठ कर शरीर को स्ट्रेच करे- कमर को चाह्राकार घुमाए. दोनों तरफ से- लचक बनी रहेगी . ४. हर आधे घंटे में गर्दन को धीरे धीरे क्लोक वाइज़ व विपरीत ३-३ बार घुमाए- इससे गर्दन के रोग नहीं होंगे. ५.बीच बीच में पानी खूब पिते रहे. ६- स्क्रीन का प्रकाश कम से कम रखे और उसे एक बार टकटकी बाँध कर ५ मिनट से ज्यादा देर तक न देखे. कुछ कुछ देर बाद कोई दूर की चीज़ देखते रहे. इससे आँखे खराब न होंगी. और चश्मा नहीं लगेगा. ७. लैपटॉप को गोद में रखने से बचे- इससे नपुंसकता / शुक्राणु में कमी देखी गयी है. ८. मोबाईल पर फेस बुकिंग कम करे. ९. कोम्प्यूटर से निकलने वाली विकिरण हमारी औरा को खराब करती है. कोशिश करे ध्यान करने की . इससे औरा ठीक हो जाती है या रेकी करे.

    Swami Prem Jyotish // 2013-01-21 12:45:08 // //
  • Keep it real. Well said.")

    Jason Grant // 2013-01-21 12:36:36 // //
  • Wisdom speaking!

    Benny Wole // 2013-01-21 12:33:26 // //
  • Thank you, my friend for these beautiful words!

    Sandi Thill Skender // 2013-01-21 12:32:16 // //
  • Wow thank you Deepak

    Leo Prodz // 2013-01-21 12:31:05 // //
  • And so it is.

    Randall Taylor-Craven // 2013-01-21 12:30:44 // //
  • Love, Peace & Harmony.

    Kristin Jeannine Reid Camerato // 2013-01-21 12:30:21 // //
  • Very well said

    Susie Whitten // 2013-01-21 12:25:58 // //
  • very well said. ty the wisdom.

    Pearl Persaud // 2013-01-21 12:22:56 // //
  • A beautiful day and happy dear friend. :D

    Elenisse Lunelli Mella // 2013-01-21 12:22:10 // //
  • Beautiful n splendid.

    Lal Bukhsh Jiskani // 2013-01-21 12:20:27 // //
  • <3

    Lanni Zephier Smith // 2013-01-21 12:20:20 // //
  • "Imagine stepping deep into your body to become Aware of your true authenticity. As you do this you begin to radiate with your inner peace .You can see, feel your self resonate inside your body, like a beam of energy through your spine, radiating outwards past the inner body. As you realize that your awareness has awakened you then consciously see and know your awareness travels inwards and reflects outwards and you become aware and awakened to your surroundings from the Perspective of your true self, not from the mind, but your authentic self" ~Joseph Girardin

    Joseph Girardin // 2013-01-21 12:17:00 // //
  • so be it..smile

    Donna Lofland // 2013-01-21 12:14:10 // //
  • Thank you for your wisdom.

    Mary Kanza // 2013-01-21 12:13:11 // //
  • I'm filled with abundance as I'm connect to my inner-wisdom. Thank you.

    Rita Deo Barber // 2013-01-21 12:13:09 // //
  • I think,or hope,that our true self is human. As people we have a long way to go before we will actually be human. Biped homo sapiens and the more evolved being of thought and intellect and spiritual growth better defined as human are not the same things. Biped homo sapien and human are different. When will we become human and cease to claim we are,when we're not? Be kind to animals be vegan.

    Wulffe Dyanna Casper // 2013-01-21 12:12:01 // //
  • Thank You!! For reveling such wisdom !!! Grateful for You & Your Sharing!!

    Ingrid Mayi // 2013-01-21 12:11:48 // //
  • completamente de acuerdo, cuando dejamos que todo fluya esa correinte sola regresa .

    Marysabel Vera de Arteaga // 2013-01-21 12:11:32 // //
  • With Love Thank You Deepak for this wisdom and for making me realize even more Great Day to you .... Namasté

    Addie Wesselius // 2013-01-21 12:11:20 // //
  • let the natural flow of attention from your higher self meet the needs to the time and situation you are in (y)

    Hana Makki // 2013-01-21 12:09:44 // //
  • Thank you.Deepak.

    JoiRising Harpo // 2013-01-21 12:09:33 // //
  • Stand for love and tru !!!

    Maryla Wall // 2013-01-21 12:09:15 // //
  • I love you Deepak :) <3

    Negest Tegest Agonafer // 2013-01-21 12:08:54 // //
  • I once shared with a friend how I wanted/want to make a difference in the world. He reminded me that when I change myself, I change the universe. It has been one of the greatest gifts in discovering my worth and gift to the universe. Thanks for the reminder <3

    Casaundra Henke // 2013-01-21 12:08:50 // //
  • Thank u Deepak

    Maryla Wall // 2013-01-21 12:07:22 // //
  • So true, love it

    Betty White // 2013-01-21 12:07:12 // //
  • Beautiful!

    Andrea Arias College // 2013-01-21 12:06:58 // //
  • There's a chance peace will come...:)

    Robin Baldwin-Spate // 2013-01-21 12:06:55 // //
  • Fantastic Guidance Sir !!!

    Mahendra B Jain // 2013-01-21 12:06:06 // //
  • Pruébalo porque FUNCIONA!!!!!!!

    Monica Peral // 2013-01-21 12:06:02 // //
  • I stand for worldwide happiness :) Doesn't everybody ?

    Sabrina DeCurtis // 2013-01-21 12:05:50 // //
  • LOVE IT! STAND!!!!!

    Barbara Tucker // 2013-01-21 12:05:34 // //
  • Well said.

    Amanda Laubinger- El Hadid // 2013-01-21 12:05:28 // //
  • Stand for love and truth

    Jennifer Monk // 2013-01-21 12:04:11 // //
  • Absolutely!!! Standing now, and now...

    Kevin Anthony Lewis // 2013-01-21 12:03:59 // //
  • Good answer <3

    Estrid Merete Hörup // 2013-01-21 12:03:53 // //
  • nice!

    Yvette Mattern // 2013-01-21 12:03:30 // //