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January 26 2013

Thinking About Happiness

Category:  Ask Deepak

Question:
I feel as if every second I am asking myself if I am happy. I feel like when I was younger, life was about whatever was happening. Everything had a space to fit in my brain and now it's like everything has become about "Am I happy yet?", and I’m always almost watching myself. How do I make life be about life again, and stop having this hyperawareness of myself? It's as if I’m acting out life scenes while really having the secret agenda of just wanting to satisfy this thing inside of me. I want to forget about it! Even when I "lose myself" for a second in hobbies and moments, I always rush back to "OH! Did this finally make me happy?!" I feel a huge separation between my aware self and my "lost in the moment" self and I would really like to tie them together. I feel as if when I get lost in moments it doesn't count. I feel like I can't "bring it back with me", if that makes any sense? Almost like it didn't happen? Do you have any advice on how to tie these things together? Thank you...


Response:
Thinking about happiness is not happiness, it is the experience of thinking. Just as thinking about love is different than the experience of love, and thinking about breathing is different than breathing itself . So first recognize that your vigilance for happiness is never going to work. As soon as you ask if you are happy, you are no longer happy, even if you were a moment before you had the thought. This understanding itself should help you break this mental habit.
Happiness is not created through well-chosen actions, it is a state of being that you allow to shine through any action when you feel safe and complete. So if you focus on developing a secure and stable core awareness, you will naturally be living more and more happiness in life.

Love,
Deepak

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  • <3

    Jennie E Ankney // 2013-01-27 12:04:16 // //
  • Smile, be happy. There are enough of us who can filter and take your message to the point it best meets our needs.

    Auntie Dorie // 2013-01-27 12:15:29 // //

 

 

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  • I love and appreciate you, Mr. Deepak Chopra!

    Nicole Policicchio // 2013-01-29 14:22:30 // //
  • Good explanation <3 <3 <3

    Serena Healing // 2013-01-29 11:28:02 // //
  • motivador

    Nestor Josue Pinazo // 2013-01-28 18:48:07 // //
  • agradecida de encontrar forma de leerlo y meditar al respecto ,,amazing!!

    Amaral Joya // 2013-01-28 17:04:06 // //
  • totalmente de acuerdo,,, ojala algun dia podamos hablar con deepak en persona... oajla algun dia...

    San Martin Fernando // 2013-01-28 15:43:31 // //
  • ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

    Erakuh Porter // 2013-01-28 14:41:42 // //
  • thank you

    Ningning Guinto // 2013-01-28 10:21:53 // //
  • Thank you for my daily dose of reason DC. ~T

    Theresa Barrows // 2013-01-28 08:15:52 // //
  • Wonderful ...

    Aiqun Chen // 2013-01-28 07:23:45 // //
  • Sometimes people need help to go inward to sort things out. Some people are carrying an awful lot of stuff & what they need is compassion and a non judgemnental approach from a skilled person - Heather.

    Stephanie Troy // 2013-01-28 04:06:51 // //
  • Things are usually only as hard as you choose to make them Jennifer... Namaste OX

    Heather Heald // 2013-01-27 23:30:11 // //
  • But it's so hard . . .

    Jennifer Thompson // 2013-01-27 22:25:45 // //
  • I love you Deepak you are my Teacher

    Yazmin Portell // 2013-01-27 22:02:11 // //
  • I love you, Deepak Chopra...

    Lisa Lynne Archuleta // 2013-01-27 15:13:20 // //
  • I don't mean to demean or cheapen the above discourse, but, right now, happiness is a Smashburger. Call me shallow. Runs right off me.

    Steven Anders // 2013-01-27 14:26:45 // //
  • @ Elma Remando.Do not give up,I know excactily what you mean.I went though Divorse in 1977,had breast Cancer in 1986 when Doctors almost told me that I had 6 months to live if I did not have a Mastectomy,I did not listened,& 2003 had brain tumor,now my new husband of 1983 had Multy Meyeloma,and trying to deal with it,because he is angry. But I made up my mind last week that every one has to follow their own Path and I am happy again because I belive there was a reason that I am still alive.I am trying to help him with the best I can,if I give up and not feel happy & blessed I will not be around to help him or others. Love live you are the important person in the whole wide world .There is a reason for everything. xx :) PS I am 73 years old and no one even my Doctor things that I look any older than 55,eat healthy excersize,yoga,meditate,and most of all good attitude.

    Helen Pataki // 2013-01-27 13:48:26 // //
  • YOU ARE SO YOUNGER , KISSES!!! https://twitter.com/MARGARITACANTA

    Margarita Maria Durán Vélez // 2013-01-27 13:23:32 // //
  • love you Deep!

    Anita Jarvis // 2013-01-27 13:16:22 // //
  • You looks Younger Master. Dylan Chavez.

    Dylan Chavez // 2013-01-27 12:39:53 // //
  • Thank you. That is a great to remember. Thinking about happiness vs the experience of happiness (can apply this to many things!) Thank you again

    Monica Miller // 2013-01-27 12:26:03 // //
  • When I released my neediness and chose to fake happy until I make happy, it was that conscious choice that released me from my own doubts and fears and I became truly happy.

    Patty Conley Henderson // 2013-01-27 12:25:27 // //
  • trying vs BEING :)

    Ora B. Nance-Woodley // 2013-01-27 12:22:51 // //
  • Awareness rules!

    Scott Mitchell // 2013-01-27 12:19:02 // //
  • Brain scientist Jill Bolte Taylor's TED talk (and book) about what her stroke taught her about our "left brain storyteller" really helped me understand and rein in my troublesome thoughts.

    Verna J. Avarell // 2013-01-27 12:17:21 // //
  • Smile, be happy. There are enough of us who can filter and take your message to the point it best meets our needs.

    Auntie Dorie // 2013-01-27 12:15:29 // //
  • <3

    Jennie E Ankney // 2013-01-27 12:04:16 // //
  • meditate

    Steve Wein // 2013-01-27 11:57:04 // //
  • You amaze me! xo

    Leah Connolly // 2013-01-27 11:47:50 // //
  • Wish my "thinker" had a on and off switch sometimes. :)

    Rick Murphy // 2013-01-27 11:44:10 // //
  • Thanks? It's true.

    Soemintradebie Gajadin // 2013-01-27 11:37:56 // //
  • You should not have to question happiness !!! when its there : )its just there

    Lori Kemper // 2013-01-27 11:34:03 // //
  • What about a thought that notices the happy feeling???

    The Roby Chart // 2013-01-27 11:29:05 // //
  • Stay in the moment :)

    Cheryl Guthrie // 2013-01-27 11:23:53 // //
  • Agree with Jan, by and large, so I have I.. And that is a great place to be.. now that I'm not experiencing my high's and low's (joys/dissapointments) of life so much, I have more of contentment, there's much more of contentment 'space' or majority of it within me so all the high's and low's while experienced still, but they magically are gone in a short time and then a return to my natural balance of contentment.. I achieved this through several years of mindful meditation.

    Amera Khan // 2013-01-27 11:21:29 // //
  • It is a state of being.

    Andres Froggy Franco // 2013-01-27 10:50:58 // //
  • Howz it going deepak

    Donna Partridge // 2013-01-27 10:47:17 // //
  • He always has the right answer!

    Violeta Villalobos // 2013-01-27 10:44:56 // //
  • So true....and the fact of life....

    Karishma Vanawala // 2013-01-27 10:43:06 // //
  • I don't believe the elusive state of Happy exists ... However, I have achieved the wonderful state of contentment.... Great place to be!!!!

    Jan K. Garmers // 2013-01-27 10:41:34 // //
  • Thank you ~~

    Pauline Crespin // 2013-01-27 10:33:02 // //
  • L

    Larry LeClair // 2013-01-27 10:23:18 // //
  • Excellent~

    Avis Russell Malynick // 2013-01-27 10:13:58 // //
  • Gambhirsinh zala

    Zala Ghambhirsinh Chanubha // 2013-01-27 10:11:38 // //
  • Perfect response! Very well-said.

    Julie Stuart // 2013-01-27 10:04:43 // //
  • Thank you.

    Christian Maund-Anderson // 2013-01-27 10:00:22 // //
  • La felicidad no se crea a través de acciones bien elegidas, es un Estado que permites que brille a través de cualquier acción cuando se siente segura y completa. Así que si centran en el desarrollo de una conciencia de la base segura y estable, naturalmente vivirán más y más felicidad en la vida. ME ENCANTÓ, GRACIAS Y FELIZ DOMINGO!!!!!

    Adriana Patricia Granja // 2013-01-27 09:56:58 // //
  • u are wise ilike that

    Ruth Nabulya // 2013-01-27 09:55:15 // //
  • thank you !

    Fred Castelluccio // 2013-01-27 09:48:59 // //
  • Deepak is the bomb!

    Chris Mack // 2013-01-27 09:31:52 // //
  • The Buddha - "There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC76AP2my8c

    Ron Greenstein // 2013-01-27 09:29:25 // //
  • Way to go Deepak.

    Suman Dev-Mahajan // 2013-01-27 09:28:29 // //
  • bien dicho

    Elio Ricardo Sivizaca Aguirre // 2013-01-27 09:25:24 // //
  • You are extremely wise. I love your books!

    Vito Lucido // 2013-01-27 09:07:04 // //
  • When I'm letting my Self do whatever it wants to do, I feel! I'm not thinking in my head, I'm just showing what I am to the world. It's beyond happiness, it feels that I'm really alive! Be honest and true to yourself. That's all it takes!

    Mayumi S Klempel // 2013-01-27 09:06:45 // //
  • eye opener....

    Shivyogidivya Shukla // 2013-01-27 09:01:56 // //
  • I recently read a beautiful blog explaining "the voice" inside your head. When we learn to make this voice and our thoughts one, you won`t ask if your happy anymore cause that voice won`t be there to ask.

    Brandee // 2013-01-27 09:00:28 // //
  • That question is just how I feel and have been feeling for a Long time. Kinda still dont get it. Or I should say, get out of it.

    Desiree Perez // 2013-01-27 08:56:24 // //
  • ditto

    Jan Silvestro // 2013-01-27 08:50:59 // //
  • Deepak Chopa is one of my favourite philosopher, my life's guidance. Very rare you meet someone like him.

    Sheila Cheekhoory // 2013-01-27 08:50:49 // //
  • His name is Deepak, which comes from the word DEEP, means light., that's why he enlight everyone who comes his way.

    Sheila Cheekhoory // 2013-01-27 08:49:25 // //
  • The minute we stop criticizing, judging, and thinking...the light of happiness can shine through us.

    Lynn Roberts // 2013-01-27 08:47:50 // //
  • <3

    Christine Rydholm-Bennett // 2013-01-27 08:33:02 // //
  • Love this man.

    Deanna Condly // 2013-01-27 08:30:56 // //
  • Agreed

    Zakahra White // 2013-01-27 08:28:04 // //
  • SO TRUE!!

    Debbie Knight Tringali // 2013-01-27 08:19:35 // //
  • Yes ~~ Just a human Be-ing in this moment. Peace and Gratitude for sharing Truth <3

    Amy White Decker // 2013-01-27 07:30:48 // //
  • I Love his face! Just looking @ Deepak brings feelings of peace and Love into my heart!

    KyleLynn Hoffman Ballard // 2013-01-27 07:13:27 // //
  • Still too many fancy words, Dr. Deepak. Seriously, man, you're a great guy, but all those words are not the way. With your wealth I would buy 10 of the finest golden retrievers available of all ages, have carpenters rebuild parts of my mansion to accomodate them, and just sit there with them happily playing all around you. A LOT. and give away most of your many many millions to allow others to do the same, and you'll be free.

    Todd Michael // 2013-01-27 07:08:46 // //
  • I like ur posts but Y the hell do u put a pic of urs posing like Brad Pitt .. Can someone tell him tat his face is a medium sized Halloween pumpkin !

    Rejo Madhuraj // 2013-01-27 06:54:35 // //
  • Happy and Thankful <3

    Johanna Muth // 2013-01-27 06:35:58 // //
  • Yes, ADVICE: Get a canine and just sit there with it petting it quietly or playing with it and there will be no questions in that space.

    Todd Michael // 2013-01-27 06:35:11 // //
  • love this format!

    Paula Moser Steffen // 2013-01-27 06:29:46 // //
  • Priceless Wisdom, thanks this is an awesome perspective.

    Billie Crooks // 2013-01-27 06:28:58 // //
  • <3

    Nayna Bhikha // 2013-01-27 06:23:29 // //
  • Good Morning.

    Isabel Milheiro // 2013-01-27 06:17:08 // //
  • Happiness is just being happy

    Rajni Lalchandani // 2013-01-27 06:13:11 // //
  • <3

    Lea B N Leal // 2013-01-27 05:13:13 // //
  • thanks :)

    Carme Rico // 2013-01-27 04:59:40 // //
  • <3

    Helen Magnusson // 2013-01-27 04:29:31 // //
  • sir u r awesome

    Suhaana Chaudhary // 2013-01-27 04:26:41 // //
  • That's all I want...

    Nini's Driftwood Art // 2013-01-27 04:16:06 // //
  • good advice Deepak.

    Frances Hinton // 2013-01-27 04:09:01 // //
  • E' REALMENTE COSI!

    Maria Sirressi // 2013-01-27 03:43:32 // //
  • Thanks for this piece !! It has just spoken to me .

    Vuyiswa Masiko // 2013-01-27 03:35:38 // //
  • Greatest happiness is when u realise u r happy...

    Krishna Prasad // 2013-01-27 03:28:45 // //
  • Lately I am having problems with my health and cannot plan ahead without worrying . I am all over the place and very insecure.

    June Heathcote // 2013-01-27 03:10:22 // //
  • <3

    Lumiere Miller // 2013-01-27 03:05:23 // //
  • sir you are really full of positive think>>>>>>

    Ankit Kesharwani // 2013-01-27 02:47:15 // //
  • Feeling this!!

    Tanya Sampson // 2013-01-27 02:34:20 // //
  • let it find you...say thanks always.

    Amita Pandeya // 2013-01-27 02:30:16 // //
  • I have been really sad lately, going through another rough break up with my ex. When ever I need to feel connected to the world & god, I listen to your teachings or I read one of your spiritual books. That makes me happy. Thank you for your guidance Deepak!! :-) love you!!!

    Melissa R. Donato // 2013-01-27 02:14:19 // //
  • a very wise and inspiring answer! thank you

    Felana Rakotondravoavy // 2013-01-27 01:40:58 // //
  • Es verdad! Gracias!!!

    Luz Fernandez // 2013-01-27 01:30:00 // //
  • Thank you.

    Tammy Broli // 2013-01-27 01:28:02 // //
  • Thank you dear!<3

    Karen Shell Bratton // 2013-01-27 01:18:55 // //
  • Thank you Teacher <3

    Teresa Judy // 2013-01-27 01:17:16 // //
  • @ Deepak. Thank you for enlightening us with your words.

    Olak Ngawang // 2013-01-27 01:15:50 // //
  • And how do we we love you ....we love you more

    Judy Tweedie // 2013-01-27 01:13:34 // //
  • Thank you. I am learning from you so much that is beyond words. Thank you again for sharring.

    Nadia Amin // 2013-01-27 01:04:56 // //
  • @ Deepak... you're a good human :) <3 thanks for your support.

    Negest Tegest Agonafer // 2013-01-27 00:54:50 // //
  • beautiful buddha hood... ma prem meera... osho

    Leanne Campbell // 2013-01-27 00:45:01 // //
  • Thank you:)

    Mary Saadat // 2013-01-27 00:37:25 // //
  • Deepak, thank you for presenting questions that are really important to us. Cant wait to get your book Superbrain

    Mary Haas // 2013-01-27 00:36:43 // //
  • One does that by staying completely in the present moment which allows you to break free from thinking & complete identification with compulsive thoughts.

    Nancy Charraga Corlay // 2013-01-27 00:31:28 // //
  • Love It

    Troy Brazil // 2013-01-27 00:19:54 // //
  • great quote

    Thomas Hayes // 2013-01-27 00:09:35 // //
  • Happiness is smiling laughing and feeling like sunshine :)

    Annmaree Pearce // 2013-01-27 00:03:52 // //
  • Note to self: Happiness is not created through well chosen actions, it is a state of being that you allow to shine through any action when you feel SAFE and COMPLETE. - Dr. Deepak Chopra

    Isis LaBelle // 2013-01-27 00:01:16 // //
  • So in awe of you

    Hang Kousky // 2013-01-26 23:58:20 // //
  • WOW that was deep

    Sandra Stegman // 2013-01-26 23:56:50 // //
  • i'm trying to be happy, going through a real bad time in my life , with my marriage plus breast cancer, i am trying to be positive.

    Elma Remando // 2013-01-26 23:55:49 // //
  • thank you Deepak ....... <3

    Ingrid Bonning // 2013-01-26 23:54:50 // //
  • @ Sakima,we are the ones we control the mind,the mind is not controling us.

    Helen Pataki // 2013-01-26 23:49:53 // //
  • It's all in the mind.

    Sakima Costen // 2013-01-26 23:47:33 // //
  • Que gran respuesta... Gracias marstro

    Teresa Cuevas // 2013-01-26 23:46:30 // //
  • For me, learning how and why to live in the moment/present is happiness.

    Stacey Anne Bittner // 2013-01-26 23:44:05 // //
  • Hapiness is when you do not ask Am I happy,its something that it feels good no matter of age money or having less or more than others.I feel young,I dance at every music I hear,love all kind of people no matter of religious or colour and sex preferences. & all the animal,I feed every one that comes & visit our garden I was down in the dumps couple weeks ago because my husband is sick,but make up my mind that you do the best that you can,but each has its own path to follow & you cannot avoid destiny,so now I am dancing again. Smile to every one you meet 9 times out of 10 you will get a smile back.xxx That's happiness for me.:)

    Helen Pataki // 2013-01-26 23:41:41 // //
  • Definitely a aha moment!

    Susan Pilate // 2013-01-26 23:40:13 // //
  • Just enjoy Manhattan!

    Muyska Cat // 2013-01-26 23:38:42 // //
  • I am happy! Always!

    Gloria Houlné // 2013-01-26 23:37:36 // //
  • Be here right now!!!!

    Judy Shute Bair // 2013-01-26 23:36:59 // //
  • Well said

    Tessa Kennedy // 2013-01-26 23:36:39 // //
  • Enjoy each moment...

    Gabby DeVelbiss // 2013-01-26 23:32:20 // //
  • Thank you for sharing.

    Maggie Whitaker // 2013-01-26 23:31:18 // //
  • Oh ya!

    Vincent D. D'Amato // 2013-01-26 23:29:19 // //
  • In very simple lucid language you have told us about happiness ! Thanks Guruji !!

    Thakur Shubra Sinha // 2013-01-26 23:28:54 // //
  • Wow thank you!

    Naina Sangha // 2013-01-26 23:21:24 // //
  • <3

    Kat Lynn // 2013-01-26 23:19:47 // //
  • Happiness for me is just a choice. I can always find something to complain about if I want. I'd much rather be happy, even if sometimes it requires faking it until I make it. Thankfully I have a lot to be grateful for. That helps a lot towards being at peace.

    Danille Worthen-Miller // 2013-01-26 23:19:37 // //
  • A moment of happiness, you and I sitting on the verandah, apparently two, but one in soul, you and I. We feel the flowing water of life here, you and I, with the garden's beauty and the birds singing. The stars will be watching us, and we will show them what it is to be a thin crescent moon. You and I unselfed, will be together, indifferent to idle speculation, you and I. The parrots of heaven will be cracking sugar as we laugh together, you and I. In one form upon this earth, and in another form in a timeless sweet land. Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

    Hyder Ali Himmathi // 2013-01-26 23:15:37 // //
  • Got it!

    George Anthony Lewis III // 2013-01-26 23:14:51 // //
  • I needed that!

    Rebecca Bowdish // 2013-01-26 23:14:07 // //
  • Heck Ya. !!!! Just BE !

    Cathy Hartmann-Gladwell // 2013-01-26 23:05:28 // //
  • I to am ill. I find happiness in my children's smiles. I find happiness in taking advantage of the days I feel well and living life. I find happiness in knowing that I will be well one day, sooner then later I hope.

    Kim Hughston // 2013-01-26 23:04:07 // //
  • A proof for HEAVEN What has Our Lady been saying for the past 25 years in Medjugorje Herzegovina? http://www.medjugorje.ws/en/videos/message-medugorje/ Here are all videos: http://www.medjugorje.ws/en/videos/madonna-of-medjugorje-1986-bbc-documentary/ Latest Medjugorje Message, January 2, 2013 - Apparitions to Mirjana http://www.medjugorje.ws/en/videos/apparition-mirjana-january-2013/

    Adrian Ferent // 2013-01-26 23:02:27 // //
  • You are unbelievable!!!

    Liza Barker // 2013-01-26 23:01:16 // //
  • IN that connection with my core being.... connection with God in me ... finding completeness and security within.... it is this light that shines out as happiness no matter what I am doing no matter the circumstances.... this is my perception of what you have said... this is a wonderful memory..... the light is on again.... thank you for sharing Deepak .... love you

    Deb Dowell // 2013-01-26 23:00:04 // //
  • Lovely words but i'm just not connecting the dots

    Kim Clark Baker // 2013-01-26 22:59:37 // //
  • Stability and security key factor to happiness,it´s concluded...thank u D.Chopra...exposition.

    Lurdinha Cadorim Santos // 2013-01-26 22:59:23 // //
  • Wow! Great answer. <3

    Jeeno Ramirez // 2013-01-26 22:58:47 // //
  • So, how do I focus on developing a secure and stable core awareness? Any suggestions?

    Shiamala Sivam // 2013-01-26 22:56:14 // //
  • Right on Deepak!

    Sue Hewitt Portnoy // 2013-01-26 22:56:14 // //
  • Thanks for being you!!

    Kristi Petterle-Bashore // 2013-01-26 22:54:44 // //
  • So...what do you say to a very ill person about being happy. I am at a loss...

    Phyllis Anania-Ross // 2013-01-26 22:53:48 // //
  • Dr. Chopra, I´m very ill, please, come to Argentina and visit to me. I will feel nice/best. ( I love him ). Dr. Chopraaaa.....Welcome..!

    Dora Gauna // 2013-01-26 22:51:14 // //
  • very well said dr. Deepak .

    Komal Togra // 2013-01-26 22:51:07 // //
  • Thank you Sir!!

    Debbie McIntyre // 2013-01-26 22:50:12 // //
  • That definitely clicked. thanks ;)

    Erin Elizabeth // 2013-01-26 22:50:11 // //
  • thankyou!

    Daniel Norvell // 2013-01-26 22:48:48 // //
  • "Thinking about happiness is not happiness, it is the experience of thinking."~ Deepak Chopra... I am gong to have to remember this. Wow , it is just so logical and has the cadence and ring of truth. ...Pearls! <3

    Dreamscape: The Art of Positive Living // 2013-01-26 22:48:38 // //
  • Wise master <3

    Maria Light Seeker // 2013-01-26 22:48:06 // //
  • Deepak Chopra : if being and thinking keeps distance, where does karma takes place. they say rishis in himalaya do karma by mentallnig thinking positive or constructive or having thought of blessing. if so, are they acting and when? and if so, is it further that again there is this skill or phenomenon of having own thought process and action - one - consciously?

    Pranav Vaidya // 2013-01-26 22:47:40 // //
  • YAY! of course perfect! I'm happy!

    Kimberlee Jane // 2013-01-26 22:47:15 // //
  • As a man thinketh...SO IS HE. It's really simple because the thought ALWAYS pre-ceeds the action. So as you think you are, you behave just as well as you think of yourself as you choose to be...therefor think HAPPY and act accordingly. Se'Lah ^_^~!!!

    William J De Lara // 2013-01-26 22:47:01 // //
  • "when you feel safe and complete..."

    Sandra Jones Drummond // 2013-01-26 22:46:53 // //
  • Maestro

    Teresa Sotelo // 2013-01-26 22:46:28 // //
  • makes perfect sense! thanks Deepak <3

    Valerie Malla // 2013-01-26 22:44:28 // //
  • The fuckin man!!!

    Harrison Burwell // 2013-01-26 22:43:32 // //
  • Yes, less thinking because it separates you from just being.

    Fred Pulver // 2013-01-26 22:42:12 // //
  • amen deepak namaste :)

    Donald Z Lapez // 2013-01-26 22:41:57 // //
  • there is not a book Depak has written that I have not read at least twice. he does neot know this but his work has saved my life. I had a respiratory arrest years ago woke up remembering Deepaks works TM TM TM. drove 66 miles to a TM centre with the bung still in and never looked back, in fact my story was the reason TM was registered in Victoria Australia. yes I did go to the TM teacher daily for 9 months but I am well today. thank you Deepak.

    Cath Bayliss // 2013-01-26 22:41:41 // //
  • true, I feel this way also. I'm always happy @ present. I experience true joy most of the time; that is a true joy that passes all understanding and needs to reason; that is the joy of my inner-being. When I'm lost in thought, a painful experience, or anxiety about the future, I become unhappy. Only the thinking mind can be unhappy.

    Steve Wein // 2013-01-26 22:41:36 // //
  • Cool

    Joe Alexander Ovidi // 2013-01-26 22:41:04 // //
  • That is fabulous

    Eileen Gould // 2013-01-26 22:41:02 // //
  • Thank you for sharing your gift to us !

    Iris Motilall // 2013-01-26 22:39:55 // //
  • Agreed, Wise One...THANK YOU!

    Jeanine Butler // 2013-01-26 22:39:47 // //
  • I believe that happiness is a gift(Not given everyday)...The BAd is also in there. We are only Humans... So; Who are we to even ask?. *I believe the life you live... Will reflect in our after life. *NOTE, I am a Christian. But, My UmPa was German and told me about reancarnation. I 100% believe our Lord/GOD will give us more chances. ~Peace. :~)

    Sandra Young-Baker // 2013-01-26 22:39:32 // //
  • ... Yes. There is nothing to do about it. See it for what it is as it is. Most folks will say accept it, I say, accept nothing. There is nothing to accept. They are just thoughts, sheets of thoughts... as you get good with observing them, you'll start seeing the gaps between the thoughts. You've written about this, as well- ...

    Gordy Okeke // 2013-01-26 22:39:28 // //
  • At first, I thought Deepak was asking "me" for advice. LOL. Glad I read further down or I would have gladly given my two cents. Haha!

    Steve Davies // 2013-01-26 22:39:13 // //
  • I don't get it.

    Kim Clark Baker // 2013-01-26 22:39:07 // //
  • Excellence. Excellent.ecstasy is different from happiness!

    Devinder Bawa // 2013-01-26 22:37:47 // //
  • That and why would one expect oneself to be happy all the time? There is an entire spectrum of feelings and emotions which make people human. Embrace each of them. Why not?

    Elena Blume // 2013-01-26 22:37:22 // //
  • Deepak, you are so wise. Thank you for sharing your gift of wisdom with us all. <3

    Denise Franczak // 2013-01-26 22:37:16 // //
  • Gotta type this on something for your wall, Tristan Francis! I know it seems LOGICAL and makes sense...but can you LIVE IT!!?? Every day??

    Mary H. Cummings // 2013-01-26 22:36:58 // //
  • What makes them happy may not be the same thing that would make yourself happy... that's another aspect about happiness.

    Elena Blume // 2013-01-26 22:36:31 // //
  • God bless You !!!

    Mathias Frank // 2013-01-26 22:36:27 // //
  • I am just happy, don't think about it. Just feel happy!!!

    Olimpia Hiermeier // 2013-01-26 22:36:11 // //
  • master ... deepak

    Gonzalez Trece // 2013-01-26 22:36:05 // //
  • wow, well said and so true

    Nina Perino // 2013-01-26 22:35:41 // //
  • I very much respect and admire your thoughts........

    Lorraine Eaves Lombardi // 2013-01-26 22:35:33 // //
  • I did Elena....its what made me so happy.

    Lisa Chan // 2013-01-26 22:35:11 // //
  • Hello Deepak :-)

    Sonya Goodrich // 2013-01-26 22:35:00 // //
  • Awesome!!! <3 Thank you!!

    Elizabeth Boucher // 2013-01-26 22:34:48 // //
  • well explained !

    Bhavana Tarot Card Reader // 2013-01-26 22:34:46 // //
  • Do what you can to make other people happy and be thankful for every moment of life.

    Elena Blume // 2013-01-26 22:34:43 // //
  • :)

    Pamela Súe Mártin Show // 2013-01-26 22:34:34 // //
  • be well!

    Jon Makay // 2013-01-26 22:34:10 // //
  • Think about other peoples' happiness.

    Elena Blume // 2013-01-26 22:33:54 // //
  • Today i am truly happy....thank you Dr Chopra....

    Lisa Chan // 2013-01-26 22:33:53 // //
  • Buenas noches

    Vania Luna Medieval // 2013-01-26 22:33:10 // //
  • <3

    Miracles Seven // 2013-01-26 22:32:43 // //