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September 21 2013

Uplifting Poetry

Category:  Ask Deepak


I am a poet, who published three books of poetry. I write mainly in response to pain, so my poems reveals the sad moments. That’s why I abandoned writing poetry so that I don’t convey any negative energy to others. Can you please advise me how to spread joy and peace and be true in expressing the negative feelings in writing.


Honest poetry must come from one’s heart, from one’s direct experience. If you are feeling bright, joyous and expansive, then your poetry will convey that. It you are experiencing emotional contraction, loss and isolation, then your poetry will convey that. However, if you want your sad experiences of poetry to spread joy and peace, then you need to get all the way to the essence of the experience. Beneath the emotional desolation there is a still beauty and truth found at the heart of one’s existence, your own pure light. By going all the way through this process and coming out the other side, sadness and grief is redeemed and transmuted in to love and peace. Poetry that accesses this experience is important because it connects to people who are stuck in sad emotions, it validates their experience while offering them a path to freedom and joy.


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  • Never forget that pain is a part of life ....and it's not the pain but how you deal with the pain that's all matter ... You will be pretending if you think life is painless !! Just keep enough chocolate in stock lol

    Martin Shah // 2013-09-21 23:34:33 // //
  • Sit amongst the flowers and write about the coming and goings and the air that allows them all to be.

    William Booher // 2013-09-23 17:01:43 // //



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  • Interesting.

    Jose Angel Rivera // 2013-09-24 21:53:29 // //
  • Deepak Chopra : Deepakji you are simply great......... a true messiah of modern times for modern people ..... loads of love to you and respect for your messages

    Limi Lohit // 2013-09-24 11:58:24 // //
  • Poetry is truly a path and so necessary to many of us. It is purely evocative and often comes to us like a breath of wind thru the leaves

    Suzanne Camejo // 2013-09-24 04:56:23 // //
  • That's what I tell myself when going through turmoil. I'll be on the other side of this soon. It really helps . Thanks D

    Angel Roman // 2013-09-23 21:11:29 // //
  • Sit amongst the flowers and write about the coming and goings and the air that allows them all to be.

    William Booher // 2013-09-23 17:01:43 // //
  • Your writing should be helping you work through your pain not dwell on it ... Your poetry will then speak to others also in pain and guiding them also through and back to the light ...

    Cynthia Meiri // 2013-09-23 13:08:35 // //
  • Writing about pain is not wrong ....pain is inevitable part of life....i would say youR writing gives words to many people's pain....they assiciate themselves with that and may be it helps them understand that everyone goes throgh pain at some point of time in life ...rather many times. What you can do is add something in your poetry that gives them courage to face it and overcome it.

    Anshu Jain Singhal // 2013-09-23 05:14:42 // //
  • never thought it that way

    Amrita Uppal // 2013-09-23 04:11:14 // //
  • Great answer Jackie...

    Joan Wolfskill // 2013-09-23 00:45:31 // //
  • Write anyway . Use the reflection as a mirror to see what it is that you are not liking to see . Ask and question where it is coming from and turn the thought around . Much love and blessings . After the thoughts come and you let them go , ask for the Christ consciousness to come through you . Reflections are our very own teachers . Persistence and love , yes write from the heart

    Jackie Reber // 2013-09-22 22:39:58 // //
  • loooove that answer, really true to finally leaving behind the sadness and moving forward. looove u deepak

    Desiree Jarek // 2013-09-22 22:17:34 // //
  • pain and sadness is part of life. I think your poetry is valid!

    Mike Luce // 2013-09-22 22:07:45 // //
  • sadness is an inner cry; that is asking of you to give attention that is lost! this lost does not need to be objective ! but through questioning this sadness you can release the sad energy out and find many answers to solutions to get rid of that lost that you feel so intensely that it affects your writing and will stop you want continue write. FEELINGS AND EMOTIONS ARE DOORS TO YOUR SOUL; WHEN THERE IS A DISORDER IN CONNECTION BETWEEN THIS SUBSTANCES OF YOU! YOU WILL FEEL DISSOCIATED WITH YOUR FEELINGS AND LOST AND EVEN AFRAID OF YOURSELF TO WANT TO LISTEN TO YOURSELF. FOR THIS REASON; IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW YOURSELF.

    Ellahe Nia // 2013-09-22 21:07:57 // //
  • Having contact with a kind old friend has open a hole new space for me ! Thank you

    Mark Birkitt // 2013-09-22 20:37:22 // //
  • Four star caviar traveling set and I think I need a leer jet, absolute rubbish, mi'laddie rekons himself a poet

    Vinnie Costabile // 2013-09-22 20:34:30 // //
  • Existen los traductores amiga....

    Foro Estudiantil Comunidad Estudiantil // 2013-09-22 20:32:12 // //
  • You are already doing it , my friend .

    Jose L. Bello // 2013-09-22 20:26:31 // //
  • Y ls k no hablamos en otra lengua k castellano k hacemos??

    Luna Deseo // 2013-09-22 19:44:52 // //
  • Wow, how profound, I love this response thank-you Deepak <3

    Sarah Jane // 2013-09-22 18:59:00 // //
  • hi thank you!

    Monica Rueda // 2013-09-22 18:53:35 // //
  • Rabecca Lynne

    Hailey Rogers // 2013-09-22 18:47:33 // //
  • Yep, love that! Help others! :)

    Jonathan De Vere Tyndall // 2013-09-22 18:46:45 // //
  • Words come to be when we see with our heart and not our mind. Expressions form in our heart and gather to our mind and are expressed in tears, smiles, and words! Before we express, I think it is best to reach out instead of in.

    Betty Mack // 2013-09-22 18:35:28 // //
  • Deepak, just keep doing what you have been doing for so long, you have helped so many people including me. You could never spread negtive energy and you would be amazed to know all the people you have helped get through the most horrible events in their lives, including me when I lost my beautiful 18 year old son to a drinck driver in 1994. I searched everywhere for help to cope, support groups, the bible, angels, near death experiences books, you name it and until I heard one of your lectures one evening many years ago, I walked away with a peace that I had been searching for that can never be put into words. Good Luck and Bless you always for what you do and all of the positive energy that you send out and trully care about all human life !!!! Millie Kelley Naples , Florida

    Millie Kelley // 2013-09-22 18:25:22 // //
  • I wrote when depressed OR rmembering wonderful childhood events

    Kim Elaine Gardner // 2013-09-22 18:23:18 // //
  • Your post was very apropos for me at this particular time. My son died 3 years ago. Even though I know that if I don't master the depression, I have to have a do- Tover. I couldn't stand to lose him again. And I wrote a poem about our lives together. And how I last saw him. Anyway, long story longer, Most of the poem was joyous, I ended by cursing the powers that be. I can never stop thinking of him and even if I'm thinking of something peaceful about him, Then it's back to blackness, Both of us leaned toward the Buddhist way. And I tried to kill myself about two months after he died. So even though he killed himself, and I tried to, but was revived, we did the same thing with different endings. I get the chance to redeem myself, why doesn't he? I do want this vibration to end for me. I can only hope that he can still see his kids. He loved them so much, and his heart was so good. Even though he did bad things. His heart was pure. That's all. besides meditation and prayer, how do I stop hating God. I'm usually not selfish, it's almost foreign to me. But, I want my boy back. Thank you for your prayers for all of us, Karen

    Karen Rea // 2013-09-22 17:46:47 // //
  • Great advice Deepak, I agree with you! I had to get through to the core of my negative emotions before I could express my experience in joyous way!

    Christina Dearing // 2013-09-22 17:27:00 // //
  • There is something in this idea that places pain and joy in a has something to do with feelings and principle

    Sherri Otto McLeod // 2013-09-22 17:15:47 // //
  • Thanks for posting, Bobby

    Linda Goodwin // 2013-09-22 17:14:51 // //
  • I just watched the tv show where you are sitting in New York and answering people's questions. It was great. You are very intuitive, and compassionate.

    Trudy Lynn Jackson // 2013-09-22 17:06:50 // //
  • When I was a young woman, I decided that the only way out was through. You've described this more clearly and beautifully.

    Barbara Knorr // 2013-09-22 16:57:33 // //
  • Thank you Deepak.

    Hatita Hooi // 2013-09-22 16:33:03 // //
  • He is a genius** I would love to see him someday.

    Gayle Williamson // 2013-09-22 16:14:06 // //
  • Thank You!

    Mary F Huston // 2013-09-22 16:10:59 // //
  • Wow, we'll said... I totally agree:)

    Cristina Tuazon // 2013-09-22 16:05:41 // //
  • nice picture

    Dra Rahmani // 2013-09-22 15:54:53 // //
  • Suffering and the acknowledgment of it, in and of itself, are not negative. The perception of those unable to see beyond is the negative. Much Light and Love to you, my distant relative.

    Andreas Ohland // 2013-09-22 15:51:39 // //
  • take a lemon and make lemonade

    Margaret Spiegel Mitchell // 2013-09-22 15:38:46 // //
  • A poem is both a universe and an illusion.

    Douglas Cave // 2013-09-22 15:31:57 // //
  • x~*~<3 Feel the path <3~*~x b There's wonder & there's beauty Known within the naked heart So when you hear it calling Simply follow, feel the path Alight from deep Inside you Set your Inner world aglow Be like A morning sunbeam Let your radiance Bestow The miracle of Union The wakening Of the soul Upon the garden Of your heart As you again Come whole, Entwining with The beauty Of the universe Above The naked heart Then flowing On the path That is true love!!! x ~*~ <3 ~*~ <3<3<3 ~*~ <3 ~*~ x In the early stages of awakening, you will hear your soul whispering. Calling you out of the illusion of separation & onto the path. It can be hard, for in healing there is a lot of pain, pain that has been suppressed. When you go through the pain, step out of the veil of illusion, you begin to see with the eyes of your soul & here in the garden of your heart you begin to the see the beauty outwith & within. Your radiance begins to shine a light & shows you the way. It takes courage to follow the path set out for you by the universe but trust me it's worth. For with courage all your dreams can come true. How? Put simply surrender to the path & Be like a sunbeam flowing x ~*~ <3 ~*~ <3<3<3 ~*~ <3 ~*~ x My mantra I choose Peace I choose Gratitude I choose Love x ~*~ <3 ~*~ <3<3<3 ~*~ <3 ~*~ x <3~*~ Sat nam ~*~ <3 <3 ~*~ Namasté ~*~ <3 <3~*~ Sat Chit Ananda ~*~<3 <3 ~*~ Salam alaikum ~*~ <3 May the universe bless you, as you bless the universe with your smile x ~*~ <3 ~*~ <3<3<3 ~*~ <3 ~*~ x x ~*~<3 Chris Price <3~*~ x Poem copyright 21/09/2013 Artist unknown

    Chris Price // 2013-09-22 14:46:18 // //
  • NLP

    Jody Day // 2013-09-22 14:38:18 // //
  • Every experience good or bad is intended to teach and shine light of gratitude for every feeling is a privilege. It is in those moments of feeling all that could have been or not that we grow to inspire those around us.

    Ana Medina // 2013-09-22 14:35:26 // //
  • So truel so wise you have to have been there yourself and found the way through to help others, Many composers must have felt intense pain and joy it comes through when you listen to their music,

    Barbara Kathlyn Jones // 2013-09-22 14:29:00 // //
  • Anything that gives you pain, we can reverse that situation in our imagination and write about it that spreads love and positive energy.

    Rajashree Chakraborty // 2013-09-22 14:17:43 // //
  • perfect response Deepak...thank you...

    Susan Chandler // 2013-09-22 14:11:44 // //
  • Awesome photo Sir

    Sharon Sparks // 2013-09-22 14:08:05 // //
  • Dottore mi piaci tu come pensi e i consigli che dai

    Marisa Boutagy // 2013-09-22 13:51:30 // //
  • Xoxo

    Cathy Quigley // 2013-09-22 13:44:46 // //
  • Write about how you recovered and the good that follows!

    Belinda Rumble // 2013-09-22 13:40:21 // //
  • Everyone has neg with pos try with a pos at end. I have found that for some people they get a release from the neg.Just saying.

    Debbie Crider // 2013-09-22 13:28:08 // //
  • love poetry..but can't seem to get a grip........but I will...ty♥

    Jude Ann Baker // 2013-09-22 13:19:37 // //
  • Try people in a loving way to remember that they have to change their negative thought in positive, because everything has its beauty...

    Petra Veldhuis // 2013-09-22 13:06:56 // //
  • Where is the love button...?

    Anna Roing // 2013-09-22 13:00:37 // //
  • Write the dark if that is your space...return to it and continue when you have moved thru it...notice the contrast. This is what I had to do because I felt the same with my is experienced as dark, while I am pure light. People could not read it as what I am experiencing..they read it as she is dark and that made me very uncomfortable. Namaste

    Täna Sanders // 2013-09-22 12:29:05 // //
  • loved reading these lines...

    Geetha Suresh // 2013-09-22 12:23:42 // //
  • well said

    Gracie Ackerman // 2013-09-22 12:20:52 // //
  • (̆̃̃ღ•♥•ڿڰۣ

    Brenda Memmi Pennington // 2013-09-22 12:20:35 // //
  • Pray and meditate the answer will come, I learned this from you. Thank you for all you have given to me and the world. Blessings!

    Liz Le Gierse-Holford // 2013-09-22 12:19:41 // //
  • excellent reading

    Jenny Berghaeger // 2013-09-22 11:51:22 // //
  • What else inspires you?.......go from there. I also write poetry, and put it aside when not feeling well, later resume works for me. Try it!!

    Myrna Zelaya // 2013-09-22 11:50:10 // //
  • I love your reply..... Art is like giving birth , a creative process you have to go through time and time again, often without knowing beforehand where it will take you, but you have to trust it and follow wherever it leads you

    Wannia Marais // 2013-09-22 11:47:55 // //
  • How can we know real Joy without the knowing of pain. Write of pain and in that, other will find light. With out negative we can not have Posative

    Joan Rieger // 2013-09-22 11:34:49 // //
  • Where can we write him if we have a question?

    Jeny Rebecca // 2013-09-22 11:32:01 // //
  • poetry transforming his life

    Pickup Gold // 2013-09-22 11:24:14 // //
  • Your own pure light is also your soul.

    Terie Strock // 2013-09-22 11:18:20 // //
  • Spill your soul poetically, its cathartic and cleansing!!!!!

    Erin Epps // 2013-09-22 11:17:07 // //
  • all I have to say is I love u!

    Verdadera Imagen Fernández Gimeno // 2013-09-22 11:15:40 // //
  • This analysis overlooks the possibility of spiritual roots implanted within that spark our humanity, we call our soul. The sustenance they deliver is the pulsating inner rhetoric of nature. A poet feels this inner language and relates it as a unique rhetoric. Through the ups and downs of the lyric, people are drawn into a cathartic experience for feeling this expanded dimension of reality for themselves.

    Weed Out Hate: Sow the Seeds of Peace // 2013-09-22 11:12:00 // //
  • Fine answer, indeed!

    Sointu Forsberg // 2013-09-22 11:04:25 // //
  • very well said!

    Terri McGee // 2013-09-22 10:59:40 // //
  • I love this response!!

    Maria Paula Barros Silva // 2013-09-22 10:55:04 // //
  • I used to like poetry (when I was child and teenager) And I like to write it...But now I prefer watch movie and read novel or books. Because I realized read poetry sometimes was too sad for me. And I found sometimes some men use poetry to manipulate your heart. I hope when I read one of your poetry I will change my mind and love poetry again. Thanks for inspiring me today.

    Kartika Natalia // 2013-09-22 10:38:50 // //
  • For me the sad, bad, not good stuff, most people call my situation those things, but if i was not sick (12 yrs in Oct.) my top 10 greatest experiences in my short 33 years here wouldn't have turned out so horribly wonderful if things were good, no sadness, no bad stuff, thats life brother. Nothing is perfect. Find the good in all the not so good, write about that, than your still staying close to how your writing began just put a new twist on situations, life, give it a go, it might work out 4 u. It sure has 4 me

    Katie Farrell // 2013-09-22 10:36:55 // //
  • Give hope for the future

    Patricia Carey // 2013-09-22 10:32:08 // //
  • It comes from the heart and experience no matter what you write

    Tj Harmon // 2013-09-22 10:31:31 // //
  • if a person reading the poem is innovative he will create things which will bring joy to other people and the poet can than see happiness and love around this is how the world is evolving. Bless me deepak sir.

    Shailendra Mistry // 2013-09-22 10:12:55 // //
  • just see your poetry as an mirror of your mind write and let go inspiration can be an co existance with the duality off the mind,

    Alexander van Berkel // 2013-09-22 10:08:25 // //
  • agreed, people need to know they are not alone in their negative or lost feelings... thank you for such great insight!!

    Jennifer Quast Thomas // 2013-09-22 10:07:46 // //
  • Thank you! <3

    Robert Kitchenman DeRomph // 2013-09-22 09:57:05 // //
  • Sadness is your happiness.

    Jesus Alberto Valentin // 2013-09-22 09:42:49 // //
  • Beautifully said.

    Christine Hyder // 2013-09-22 09:41:42 // //
  • I am ever amazed at how Deepak zeroes in so expertly and concisely on any question put forth!

    Patricia Keene // 2013-09-22 09:41:10 // //
  • How do i get deepak to answer one of my questions, i think i have a good one!

    Tom Valentino // 2013-09-22 09:34:02 // //
  • Wow. Yes.

    Nikkita Whitenburg // 2013-09-22 09:30:32 // //
  • Try to describe the sadness from your awareness in your writings

    Diego Barrios Lequerica // 2013-09-22 09:25:06 // //
  • Good answer

    Julie Leonovs // 2013-09-22 09:24:07 // //
  • I wish you would continue writing about pain, it is almost like a "dirty" word, when you live with it, it is very hard to find people you speak of it with. Everyone wants Disney "happy". The strength comes in staying alive and not giving up. :-)

    Lallie Windsor // 2013-09-22 09:15:07 // //
  • estoy d acuerdo helmo. No entendio Nada el Sr.y se le ve un poco raro ....

    Teresah Fontanone // 2013-09-22 09:14:59 // //
  • I recognize people who have no idea about what they are talking. Thank you Deepak

    Heimo Alexander Kruschinski // 2013-09-22 09:00:02 // //
  • Thank you Deepak

    Kim Hayden // 2013-09-22 08:40:52 // //
  • And if a Poet means he have to poke. He has any right to do so. It has nothing to do with freedom and joy.

    Heimo Alexander Kruschinski // 2013-09-22 08:39:47 // //
  • Nonsense, like I said!

    Heimo Alexander Kruschinski // 2013-09-22 08:32:05 // //
  • <3

    Litana Somoano // 2013-09-22 08:31:13 // //
  • "There is no such thing as a moral or immoral book. Books are either well written or badly written. That is all." - Oscar Wilde

    Heimo Alexander Kruschinski // 2013-09-22 08:30:13 // //
  • Very good answer to a good question.

    Cass McKee // 2013-09-22 08:08:39 // //
  • There's so much truth in this for me this morning!

    Linda Brown // 2013-09-22 07:54:19 // //
  • Through expanded awareness, gained through daily meditation, the move from head to heart is achieved naturally and blissfully. The language of our poetry, then, whether for books or spoken conversations, will always relate compassionately. Heart-centered words carry so much more capacity of connectivity for healing -- for creating spiritual awareness in the environment. Thank you Deepak for all the connectivity!

    Raymond Phelan // 2013-09-22 07:41:48 // //
  • But the path is the Destination. Thank god, it is a difference between a Poet an a master of the critical mass. :-D

    Heimo Alexander Kruschinski // 2013-09-22 07:32:32 // //
  • All path leads somewhere. True. We must be accurate. Some leads into destruction.

    Heimo Alexander Kruschinski // 2013-09-22 07:30:14 // //
  • all paths lead somewhere, or it wouldn't be a path. 'no where' is still some where, for no thing is still something. Dichotomy of life. It is the way one experiences the path that is the key ;)

    Valissa Bentley // 2013-09-22 07:28:50 // //
  • No must , yes willpower. Love.

    Alain Dirk Maitre // 2013-09-22 07:25:35 // //
  • No, that is not true. Look at the world. Some paths lead to nowwhere. But maybe I am a bad observer.

    Heimo Alexander Kruschinski // 2013-09-22 07:23:47 // //
  • Yes he has always such great ideas!

    Heimo Alexander Kruschinski // 2013-09-22 07:18:43 // //
  • Wow! Thank You Deepak Chopra!

    Anne Lee // 2013-09-22 07:13:27 // //
  • Some have a very strange meaning about sharing. Or? But we do not want to discuss that.

    Heimo Alexander Kruschinski // 2013-09-22 07:11:42 // //
  • Thanks a lot for sharing...I also write songs, and sadness can be transmuted into light... In the end we share with the others.

    Susana Sg // 2013-09-22 07:04:40 // //
  • Great. You are all walk together. My worst nightmare becomes true. I wait just to which place you all are Walking. Let me guess? Batcave?

    Heimo Alexander Kruschinski // 2013-09-22 06:54:26 // //
  • The time of singular gurus on the mountain are ending. We are all eachothers gurus, teachers, students, prophets, wayshowers and much more. This is the message of those like Deepak. What I am, so are you. YOU are your own guru. No more pedastals are needed. We walk together <3

    Creative Consciousness // 2013-09-22 06:38:22 // //
  • Enjoy!

    Heimo Alexander Kruschinski // 2013-09-22 06:35:33 // //
  • Wishing I had a love button :) My early poetry was dark but happy to say I've moved to a different place.

    Tamileen Becken // 2013-09-22 06:28:46 // //
  • Good

    Kanta Verma // 2013-09-22 06:26:37 // //
  • No wonder I think of you as my guru- but still I stand in my own light. Love your spirit Deepak!

    Nadia Ghouas // 2013-09-22 06:25:13 // //
  • Sure no one here knows it. Enjoy your 21 days Rockin 'with Oprah. Or other nonsense. I have rarely read such nonsense as this.

    Heimo Alexander Kruschinski // 2013-09-22 06:20:09 // //
  • Does anybody knows the difference between a Poet and a Guru, or Prophet, or the master of the critical mass?

    Heimo Alexander Kruschinski // 2013-09-22 06:11:21 // //
  • Deepak, no vi ningun pensamiento negativo en tus obras, es mas los ejercicios de 100 dias de perdon, me ayudaron muchisimo a crecer....pero vente al Paraguay,aca vas a poder estudiar todo un nuevo tipo de gente.....que tal vez puedas ayudar, America Latina y en especial mi patria, puede aportar mucho material.....y segui en ese sendero que decidiste tomar.

    Nelly Carvallo // 2013-09-22 06:10:06 // //
  • Seeking God in my life give me peace! Reading the bible gives me comfort!

    Marylou Simmons // 2013-09-22 05:56:41 // //
  • People write real poems and songs sometimes sad, but honest and wise. It is not bad that it is sad or combination of joy anger and problems but it should not be pesimism. Some people make comedy-drama movies, because they are smart, fun helped them solve problems. Some people feel better. They try to understand problems. Your wise words can help to someone to understand problems. Good luck.

    Ala // 2013-09-22 05:38:23 // //
  • It's a way to express what happen deep inside ourselves...

    Mariene Nunes de Campos // 2013-09-22 05:37:28 // //
  • Nicely said!

    David Furlong // 2013-09-22 05:22:25 // //
  • Deepak how many 711's do you own?

    Alan Beneventi // 2013-09-22 04:49:13 // //
  • Candy Grehan lei esto y pense en vos...

    Joaco Grehan // 2013-09-22 04:20:47 // //
  • Namaste for your writings, by the way.

    Diamond Willow Art // 2013-09-22 04:20:25 // //
  • Shift your perspective...add a little humour...might as well laugh now, yes? ◆♡

    Diamond Willow Art // 2013-09-22 04:19:38 // //
  • Dear Deepak, I so appreciate your truth, once I heard you question the purpose of gathering all the leaders of religions to sort out the violence in a godless society, and you pointed out that it was odd that there wasn't one WOMAN invited there to contribute spirtually to the group concensus, especially since it is that women are the more spiritual actors on the stage of life. I was so impressed, and another time I heard you mention that just as important as the ingredients ,is the state of mind and heart , to the digestion and good health of the eater. AGAIN SIMPLE TRUTH! THANK YOU!

    Dina Mori Satya Gardner // 2013-09-22 03:43:23 // //
  • Perfectly said.....

    Stephanie Rosken // 2013-09-22 03:32:24 // //
  • So many thanks for this beautiful post ,deepak ji :-)

    Archana Kaul Vishwanath // 2013-09-22 02:53:17 // //
  • Brilliant as usual!!!

    Sheriann Nye // 2013-09-22 02:50:49 // //
  • Thank you for this answer to my own question.

    Sherri Fujimagari // 2013-09-22 02:41:07 // //
  • Thank you. I also write sad songs, and try to tell my story as I grow in life; as I expand my horizon and hopefully build my antakarana - I hope to one day be able to sit up there and share stories. To me songwriting/poetry takes me to the core of the now, and presents a world of possibilities. It creates a space, also for others, where it is ok to be exactly who you are, be in pain, and still hold on to faith. That is beauty

    Dina Moos // 2013-09-22 02:31:47 // //
  • you I must Closed my eyes and see you..then open my eyes and write to feelings of feelings of feelings of Victory feelings of PACE*. But for TEN years I Keeped inside show Victoria a different Life. She was just a Child.

    Margarita Oliveros // 2013-09-22 02:20:14 // //
  • To find a Master like you... we must closed my eyes and meditated and to Keep it : I Just Write to feelings are those so how I can write somthing Different. ? Anyhow when..I write to Victoria...I act like her friend jajaja never ever SAD for HER.

    Margarita Oliveros // 2013-09-22 02:11:33 // //
  • That's what I'm talking about. Sad is OK when expressed in song.

    Philip Slater // 2013-09-22 02:11:01 // //
  • So beautifully said...

    Sandra Hofmann // 2013-09-22 02:04:48 // //
  • EL CUERPO GRITA... LO QUE LA BOCA CALLA La enfermedad es un conflicto entre la personalidad y el alma. Muchas veces... El resfrío "chorrea" cuando el cuerpo no llora. El dolor de garganta "tapona" cuando no es posible comunicar las aflicciones. El estómago "arde" cuando las rabias no consiguen salir. La diabetes "invade" cuando la soledad duele. El cuerpo "engorda" cuando la insatisfacción aprieta. El dolor de cabeza "deprime" cuando las dudas aumentan. El corazón "afloja" cuando el sentido de la vida parece terminar. El pecho "aprieta" cuando el orgullo esclaviza. La presión "sube" cuando el miedo aprisiona. Las neurosis "paralizan" cuando el niño interior tiraniza. La fiebre "calienta" cuando las defensas explotan las fronteras de la inmunidad. Las rodillas "duelen" cuando tu orgullo no se doblega. El cáncer "mata" cuando te cansas de vivir. ¿Y tus dolores callados? ¿Cómo hablan en tu cuerpo? La enfermedad no es mala, te avisa que te estás equivocando de camino. Me parece bonito compartir este mensaje: EL CAMINO A LA FELICIDAD NO ES RECTO. Existen curvas llamadas EQUIVOCACIONES Existen semáforos llamados AMIGOS Luces de precaución llamadas FAMILIA Y todo se logra si tienes: Una llanta de repuesto llamada DECISIÓN Un potente motor llamado AMOR Un buen seguro llamado FE Y abudante combustible llamado PACIENCIA. — Foto: EL CUERPO GRITA... LO QUE LA BOCA CALLA La enfermedad es un conflicto entre la personalidad y el alma. Muchas veces... El resfrío "chorrea" cuando el cuerpo no llora. El dolor de garganta "tapona" cuando no es posible comunicar las aflicciones. El estómago "arde" cuando las rabias no consiguen salir. La diabetes "invade" cuando la soledad duele. El cuerpo "engorda" cuando la insatisfacción aprieta. El dolor de cabeza "deprime" cuando las dudas aumentan. El corazón "afloja" cuando el sentido de la vida parece terminar. El pecho "aprieta" cuando el orgullo esclaviza. La presión "sube" cuando el miedo aprisiona. Las neurosis "paralizan" cuando el niño interior tiraniza. La fiebre "calienta" cuando las defensas explotan las fronteras de la inmunidad. Las rodillas "duelen" cuando tu orgullo no se doblega. El cáncer "mata" cuando te cansas de vivir. ¿Y tus dolores callados? ¿Cómo hablan en tu cuerpo? La enfermedad no es mala, te avisa que te estás equivocando de camino. Me parece bonito compartir este mensaje: EL CAMINO A LA FELICIDAD NO ES RECTO. Existen curvas llamadas EQUIVOCACIONES Existen semáforos llamados AMIGOS Luces de precaución llamadas FAMILIA Y todo se logra si tienes: Una llanta de repuesto llamada DECISIÓN Un potente motor llamado AMOR Un buen seguro llamado FE Y abudante combustible llamado PACIENCIA. — The Power of One

    Lorena González // 2013-09-22 01:58:39 // //
  • bein a poet, you can't ask such question to Chopra because he is a human....we the poets create such proud of what you write....

    Rk Acharya // 2013-09-22 01:55:02 // //
  • Enlightening words; thank you

    Karen Shimell // 2013-09-22 01:35:29 // //
  • Dark is there because light gets illuminated at its backdrop.

    Ranju Mishra // 2013-09-22 01:32:25 // //
  • Ilike

    Rosy Orta // 2013-09-22 01:29:21 // //
  • me encantan sus libros y su conocimiento de la espiritualidad y vida,

    Melanie Burneo // 2013-09-22 01:18:30 // //
  • Deepack is so right on.

    Stefania Magidson // 2013-09-22 01:16:38 // //
  • Beautiful

    Petra Jordan // 2013-09-22 01:11:42 // //
  • Thanks, this is what I need to know, because this is about my reality.

    Laura Maria // 2013-09-22 01:10:50 // //
  • Sometimes poetry is to get the feelings out..ppl dont respond to happy stuff as well as the sad, and maybe u have no more sad poetry so that is a blessing

    Eve Meegan Allen // 2013-09-22 01:05:57 // //
  • very true

    Rajni Khanna // 2013-09-22 01:02:28 // //
  • Well said!!

    Jimmy Castaneda // 2013-09-22 00:58:42 // //
  • Creative writing, not only poetry, can be a useful catharsis in the dark moments of the soul, which allow us to transform sorrow into joy and connect us with the deeper part of our hearts where we'll find the connection between all our human emotions and why we need to experience all the different emotions to be "emotionally mature".

    Pepita Grilla // 2013-09-22 00:53:52 // //
  • very true

    Aizaz Khalid Qureshi // 2013-09-22 00:53:29 // //
  • Nothing negative about sad, dark emotions if/when you balance them with light, joy. Let the darkness move all the way through and then write about the whole experience. Dark and Light complement one another.

    Patricia Lee // 2013-09-22 00:48:36 // //
  • write what you see around you not what you feel? idk?

    Erica Sanchez // 2013-09-22 00:48:27 // //
  • perfect answer sir :) .

    Dinesh Sinha // 2013-09-22 00:47:01 // //
  • That was amazing!

    Richard Padilla // 2013-09-22 00:46:46 // //
  • thank u sir..

    Tapabrata Neogi // 2013-09-22 00:41:54 // //
  • Poetry is a channel to let out the sadness deep inside gripping our also gives relief to ppl who r stuck with similar emotions ..

    Sujan Sujam // 2013-09-22 00:41:11 // //
  • Great answer:)

    Rachel Ellis Landa // 2013-09-22 00:30:07 // //
  • Thank you for sharing your wisdom!

    Donna Oliver // 2013-09-22 00:25:56 // //
  • What a beautiful response. Thank you.

    Kelly Dodge // 2013-09-22 00:20:46 // //
  • % de vida

    Doralba Ortiz Valencia // 2013-09-22 00:16:15 // //
  • Both exist together and one cannot be without the other. Our experience and intimacy with the agony and despair of life is what gives us the joy and depth of gratefulness for the love and light around us. We would not notice or care much for the small miracles around us and inside of us without the sadness that leads us to their very recognition. Express them both unashamedly and free your heart and soul to be honest with ALL you want to share and it will NOT be negative energy.

    Mary Joy Puma // 2013-09-22 00:15:14 // //
  • thank you for the meditation, all the very best and miracle wellness. always, my friend, Davy

    David Munyon // 2013-09-22 00:11:19 // //
  • Thank you Sir for your words of truth.

    Anne Therese Puglisi // 2013-09-22 00:08:50 // //
  • Wendy Wallace // 2013-09-22 00:04:36 // //
  • Thank you for sharing <3

    Theresa LaCourse // 2013-09-21 23:53:27 // //
  • Wow....that is deep...and profound.

    Joni Curry // 2013-09-21 23:48:28 // //
  • Poetry is a path to peace, writing is a path to peace ... keep writing, keep expressing it brings understanding for you and others too.

    Caterina Alberti // 2013-09-21 23:47:26 // //
  • is at the moment. Takes courage, and it is worth it.

    Julie Wilson // 2013-09-21 23:46:03 // //
  • Profound, powerful and true. Getting to the joy of life at the center of whatever one's life8

    Julie Wilson // 2013-09-21 23:45:06 // //
  • Any creativity that comes through you is coming from, not only is it a gift to the world to express it and let it come through, writing from your heart and core essence is also allowing you to fully process your emotions instead of blocking them. Also, why judge the poetry as negative or positive? It's all part of the whole beautiful perfection.

    Elli Yokochi Williams // 2013-09-21 23:44:01 // //
  • True answer , I feel that is always where you find happiness ! It's after you look beneath the reasons of pain !

    Tracey Ives // 2013-09-21 23:42:10 // //
  • Amazing wisdom and understanding!!! You don't know it yet, but someday I'm going to meet you and you will become a direct mentor of mine!! Thank you in advance!! <3

    John Jay Niebuhr // 2013-09-21 23:41:13 // //

    Alexandra Dreher // 2013-09-21 23:40:34 // //
  • Simply... Perfect <3

    Sandra Gunkel // 2013-09-21 23:37:48 // //
  • Some say that there is no gain without pain... Although I'm not sure I totally agree...

    Bara de Cabrol // 2013-09-21 23:35:18 // //
  • Never forget that pain is a part of life ....and it's not the pain but how you deal with the pain that's all matter ... You will be pretending if you think life is painless !! Just keep enough chocolate in stock lol

    Martin Shah // 2013-09-21 23:34:33 // //
  • I love the answer!!! <3

    Josephine Ndoum // 2013-09-21 23:32:21 // //
  • and good question.

    Saraswati Light // 2013-09-21 23:32:09 // //
  • I love the response.

    Saraswati Light // 2013-09-21 23:32:00 // //
  • I couldn't have said it better...

    Hal Morris // 2013-09-21 23:31:49 // //
  • We must embrace our emotions and learn from them then spread that wisdom. I too find it difficult to accept my negative emotions but we should acknowledge the place they are coming from. Aum Shanti!

    Michele Ficano // 2013-09-21 23:22:33 // //
  • Love your response! I've found writing poetry has helped me through this process.

    Christie Einspahr // 2013-09-21 23:17:11 // //
  • not problem to write ..

    Stella Vargas Calvo // 2013-09-21 23:16:52 // //
  • Yes..

    Betty Camposano Anderson // 2013-09-21 23:16:50 // //
  • This was a very helpful exchange. Thank you for both the question and the answer.

    Susan Jones // 2013-09-21 23:14:47 // //
  • share the negative and then the "hope" that all will be well. through the pain we evolve and we become strong and better for it. <3

    Jayne Picciolo // 2013-09-21 23:12:12 // //
  • Nice answer, we all can find within ourselves what we need to access freedom, peace & joy, & willingness to connect with others is key.

    Carol Neilands // 2013-09-21 23:11:55 // //
  • Dope!

    Lily Pedebone // 2013-09-21 23:10:48 // //
  • Thanks!

    Roxana Valdivia // 2013-09-21 23:08:21 // //
  • Writing from the depth of awakening, will Always Hold Pain. Suffering is a key to Awakening...people "judge" suffering or pain as deficit. It is a GAIN.

    Tamara Mark // 2013-09-21 23:07:21 // //
  • Your ideas truly resonate with me. It fills me with joy.

    Maddy Giordano // 2013-09-21 23:07:20 // //
  • Great advice! It sounds sort of counter productive to go in and feel the depth and breadth of your sadness and pain in order to find your peace and joy, yet I experienced it just that way. Pouring it out in words of poetry helped me express the hurt and sadness and move past it. Now when I go back and read the writing of those times they are interesting yet seem foreign and separate from me. I healed the pain sadness and hurt by fully feeling and exploring it in my words works if you can be honest with your feelings.

    Paula Davis // 2013-09-21 23:06:40 // //
  • Very thought-provoking. Thank you.

    Victor D. Little // 2013-09-21 23:06:27 // //
  • choose to meditate conciously with repetition on the qualities you wish to convey; invoke love and peace ;float it with your breathe ....befriend the loving feelings you wish to share with others in your writing

    Mary Ann Gullo // 2013-09-21 23:04:48 // //
  • I don't see why spreading the truth of that pain and showing a healthy way of expressing it is wrong. I publish poetry that is my biography which started with "Disposable Causes" (, which is about my life on the streets and am now preparing my final draft of my second about the 10 years of recovery I did. I feel by sharing those things, other's realize they are not alone. Those of us who have lived such painful lives realize we must have a balance of good and bad to understand how to enjoy the good when it is present. Thank you for posing this question.

    Kris Colford Sr. // 2013-09-21 23:04:06 // //
  • Amen!

    Patricia Munoz // 2013-09-21 23:01:18 // //
  • This it's truly a great spirt

    Michelle Noel Dupuis // 2013-09-21 23:00:21 // //
  • For the last 20+ years , every year I red my written say which is connected to our private in front of hpretty big crowd in a private ceremony . in the last years though I've felt like Ending "my say" in an optimistic yet realistic sentences...respecting the pain, letting it b yet looking forward with excitement and purpose

    Dorit Koshet // 2013-09-21 22:52:47 // //
  • I deal with this daily from 2 roommates, from Saudi and Iran, simply because I choose to live with compassion and respect, they choose to bully and intimidate, threaten with innuendos and destroy our common living area. So it exists all over the world; people harm others to get they way and control, despite the outcomes, this is why the world is in the state it is in. It still does not make me want to dislike and not trust every person from Saudi Arabia and Iran. I'm sure they're are wonderful people all over the world. Some choose to be angry and bitter towards others simply because they can. At the end of the day, repression comes out in other ways like self destructive behavior, what is really sad though is when people know they come from money or come form a powerful group that is world wide, they choose to operate in the realms and forget about others , even their own kind. It is not their concern . Their concern is power and conflict. Making sure their clan, or tribe or religious or political group are the ones calling the shots. This is why it will never be solved, anywhere at all. This is why there will be violence and destruction of humanity globally. It will never end, until there is nothing left to abuse , control and reap the rewards of. Religion does not kill people. People kill people !

    Travis Lauritzen Mitchell // 2013-09-21 22:52:43 // //
  • We must know pain and sadness and how to deal with these emotions, then we will be open to true joy and happiness in the core of our hearts and soul:)

    Sharon Shennen Rottiers // 2013-09-21 22:51:28 // //
  • I love u so much

    Maja Janjic // 2013-09-21 22:48:43 // //
  • Ding Dong . . The Ring of Truth . . Essence <3

    Samuel Trumble // 2013-09-21 22:47:41 // //
  • As you understand more , you get more pain

    Sayeh Chalipa // 2013-09-21 22:46:12 // //
  • My writing use to be from the same ( pain ) then my writing came from all the love and happiness I had found and felt and shared with others . It's a matter of going inward and then letting it out ..

    Tena M Lynn // 2013-09-21 22:45:51 // //
  • I do this too in my journal writing. I only seem to write when I'm sad or discouraged. I have so many good days too but I don't take time to record them. I go back and read my journal entries and think, "But this isn't ALL of me". I need to change this because often I turn to my journal for reflection and only find entries that add more to my current feelings.

    Angela Nwaogu // 2013-09-21 22:45:36 // //
  • WOW!!

    AfricanClothing Fabrics // 2013-09-21 22:45:06 // //
  • Lovely words.

    Silvia Busandri // 2013-09-21 22:44:33 // //
  • I love you Deepak Chopra <3

    Questionmark McBendy // 2013-09-21 22:43:16 // //
  • Good answer

    Kenneth Appel Skovbo Jensen // 2013-09-21 22:42:54 // //
  • (Y)

    Mema Devi // 2013-09-21 22:42:31 // //
  • So often we try shut off our bad feelings without seeing them through. This is a great way to completely live through our emotions to fully realize our true selves and find our own true joy.

    Anthony Q. Peyton // 2013-09-21 22:42:24 // //
  • I have a good story for you Deepak Chopra. With many responses, will you find me ?

    Georgine Moller Born // 2013-09-21 22:42:08 // //
  • so beautiful and clear !!! :)

    Tita Loos // 2013-09-21 22:41:26 // //
  • Don't change your poetry. It also expresses your thoughts. People need all aspects of truth.

    Jeanne Giovanelli // 2013-09-21 22:41:15 // //
  • Honor the negatives, the sad, glide, for all you know it is blessing someone who needs the 'negatives' of your truth. God and the good life blesses everyone. It teaches to look beyond the natural and with steadfast faith, be lifted to a supernatural view of life. Our words as writers are God's expression in us. People's programming in life is something else.

    Yucel Rina Dionisio // 2013-09-21 22:41:15 // //
  • top

    Sandro Poeira // 2013-09-21 22:41:13 // //
  • Omg that really touched me! Thank you both for sharing.

    Christine Cutrufo // 2013-09-21 22:40:14 // //
  • Dear Sir is this really Deepak,I simply love your work I have written 7 poems and now that you mention it was all in my time of pain,I called them. Letters to God.Death forgiveness war pain now that you mention it it was negative times and sadness that was my coping.Please open a Center in Cape Town South Africa. Blessings in Abundance.Bahia.

    Bahia Fischer-Simon // 2013-09-21 22:39:52 // //
  • Every human being on this planet experiences sadness and grief. If someone doesn't then they aren't human anymore (sociopathic or something else). People that only go around preaching sweetness and light are quite simply repressing their human nature, not overcoming it...repressing it. I would sooner trust someone who expressed grief or the experience of it in their lives at some point (because it contains great beauty), than someone who pretends that they have not experienced it. That particularly applies to spiritual teachers. A spiritual teacher who has not or acts as if they do not experience some range of normal human emotion is the most dangerous of all.

    Cheri Proffitt // 2013-09-21 22:39:43 // //
  • Great answer!

    Dave Dautel // 2013-09-21 22:39:29 // //
  • love that response. The most truly reason is that. But dear doctor, how is the advice to those who writing poem on others' isolation, sadness, unhappiness ? Actually, that kind of poet is very bright, joyful but he/her always borrow the others' emotion to make such art work. That is their love on writing poem and it doesn't reflect any of their true feeling. It's only a periodly, temporary feeeling at the time they create that poem.

    Trầm Nhi // 2013-09-21 22:39:10 // //
  • Your name describes you perfectly. DEEP(ak)!

    Monica Braboy Perkins // 2013-09-21 22:38:51 // //
  • listen to him - he makes sense

    Sara Lepper // 2013-09-21 22:38:21 // //
  • Excellent answer...old pain, no gain...simply put...we earn,attain, realize, confirm, affirm and understand hopefully an aspect of life...poets share this knowledge in whatever manner they can best express it...beautiful!

    Deborah Young // 2013-09-21 22:37:40 // //
  • <3

    Julie Marie Babin // 2013-09-21 22:37:38 // //
  • Don't worry you have great books that encourage.

    Jeanne Giovanelli // 2013-09-21 22:37:32 // //
  • Beautifully put

    Kim Grannis // 2013-09-21 22:37:11 // //
  • love you Deepak Chopra <3

    Lorena Perez Aros // 2013-09-21 22:37:06 // //
  • Wow :)

    Mythili Slp // 2013-09-21 22:37:03 // //
  • Good answer!

    Charles Biehl // 2013-09-21 22:37:02 // //
  • I experienced something similar with journaling. It was a release for my sadness but so depressing to read things I wrote in the past. I stopped writing for a while because I didn't want to keep reading a sad story. Now I focus on writing about gratitude. :) ♡

    Melanie Cancino // 2013-09-21 22:36:25 // //
  • I love poetry

    Nina Marin // 2013-09-21 22:35:52 // //
  • Deepak... Love your answers!

    Lucia Izaguirre // 2013-09-21 22:35:52 // //
  • are AWESOME!!!! :D. ♡

    Rachel Sakso // 2013-09-21 22:34:56 // //
  • Love this <3

    Susan Haddeland // 2013-09-21 22:34:34 // //
  • Exactly. Transmutation of the negative into a positive. Purification by the sacred fire.

    Justin Lee Henson // 2013-09-21 22:34:33 // //
  • eliminating the sword/pen duality is the key to seeing the truth in life!

    Akil Strange // 2013-09-21 22:33:27 // //
  • Send Thanks for the 2013 Summer memories to peoples you need to. see the Bob Hope Youtubes and attach it to thank you, posts!

    David Baumgartner // 2013-09-21 22:33:01 // //
  • That's awesome ..

    Javier Rochelle Sanchez // 2013-09-21 22:32:48 // //