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October 19 2013

Seeking Approval

Category:  Ask Deepak

Question:

I find myself seeking approval from my peers, family members, teachers and everyone I come in contact with....what is the root cause of this need? It is putting a strain on my relationships.


Response:

Seeking the approval of others is really based on seeking the approval of yourself. When you are self-critical and lack self-esteem you look externally to fill that void. But it puts a strain on relationships because whenm others do give you approval, you don’t really trust it and your friends and family can tell. And if they are giving you any type of feedback that you may interpret as less than full approval, your own self-criticism will exaggerate it into disapproval.

The solution is to develop your self-esteem, so you can provide your own sense of approval, validation and respect. Then you won’t be looking to others to get what only you can provide. Core self-esteem is based on an experience of your essential nature. Meditation is a good place to start.

Love,

Deepak

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  • “If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it. If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it. He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning... Face it, friend. He is crazy about you! ” ― Max Lucado http://www.inspirationalstories.com/2/226.html

    Ron Greenstein // 2013-10-19 16:27:26 // //
  • I can totally to this, past and present. It's very freeing, not to need validation from others and not being critical of oneself. Self-acceptance is accepting the present moment as it is, including myself right now.

    Paula Bourque // 2013-10-19 14:25:23 // //

 

 

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  • THANKS FOR THE VERY INSIGHTFUL ANSWER. I`VE BEEN EXPLORING KUNDALINI YOGA TO HELP ME IN THIS SAME AREA OF APPROVAL SEEKING FROM OTHERS. I`VE PONDERED THIS SAME QUESTION MYSELF MANY TIMES & FOUND THE ANSWERED TO BE ROOTED IN A SEVERE CASE OF LOW-SELF ESTEEM. TIP: PRACTICING KUNDULINI YOGA, SPECIFICALLY THIRD CHAKRA ASANA HELPS TO CULTIVATE: PERSONAL POWER, WILL & SELF ESTEEM. SPECIFICALLY: CORE STABILIZATION, SURYA NAMASKARA (SUN SALUTATIONS) & TWISTS. REMEMBER, THE SECRETS OF YOGA CAN ONLY BE REVEALED THROUGH SUSTAINED PRACTICE. BEST WISHES TO YOU ON YOUR JOURNEY TO FREEDOM

    PARISKRISHNA // 2013-10-23 00:17:10 // //
  • Thank you,very good:)

    Lydia Cuevas // 2013-10-22 03:12:06 // //
  • Very True... :-)

    DrNikita Sangle // 2013-10-22 01:20:39 // //
  • Be good with you <3

    LP Hypnosis // 2013-10-21 20:06:57 // //
  • handsome ;)

    Lu Consiente // 2013-10-21 19:13:03 // //
  • Lindão, charmoso, gostoso...

    Margaret Theiss // 2013-10-21 12:47:02 // //
  • looking cool

    Chauhan Singh // 2013-10-21 05:20:06 // //
  • Thanks!

    Violetta Diaz // 2013-10-21 01:32:17 // //
  • Exactly right!

    Donna Thompson // 2013-10-21 01:25:50 // //
  • Thank you Dear Doctor Choppra!!!

    Silvina Rojas // 2013-10-20 20:39:24 // //
  • The people who make a difference in your life are not the most powerful ones, nor have the most money or awards. They are the ones that care.Always Cherish them-Sachin Sharma. (chk out my page for more quotes).

    Distance Counseling. // 2013-10-20 20:37:23 // //
  • Tan bello, lo amo, amo su sabiduría

    Marlenys Graterol // 2013-10-20 20:17:15 // //
  • EXCELENTE!!

    Myriam Quintana // 2013-10-20 19:55:03 // //
  • Graciiiiias de Todo <3 por Su Mens@je de Mucho Valor y Estima para mi. ya que siempre me ha gustado leer Sus Libros de Gran Alluda para la Humanidad. LO ADMIRO POR SU SABIDURIA,GRACIAS , LO SALUDO NAMASTE de <3

    Angela Maria Foletto // 2013-10-20 18:48:46 // //
  • Awesome. Thanks.

    Sandeep Srinivasan // 2013-10-20 18:16:30 // //
  • Perfect. I needed to hear this again even though I know it in my heart.

    Sylvia Rupert // 2013-10-20 15:58:50 // //
  • This is great!

    Serena Jean // 2013-10-20 15:52:31 // //
  • Very true...Excellent! Advice

    Carol Eckenboy Buckland // 2013-10-20 14:21:11 // //
  • <3 & respect!

    Gaby-Tita Salazar // 2013-10-20 13:53:41 // //
  • Nothing but truth... <3

    Kiki Marmol Guevara // 2013-10-20 13:48:35 // //
  • <3

    Ilsa Nunez // 2013-10-20 13:06:12 // //
  • That is a beautiful answer!

    Gaby de Neef // 2013-10-20 12:52:23 // //
  • i'm reading it just the time i needed it. nice coincidence

    Pranav Vaidya // 2013-10-20 12:33:24 // //
  • muy bueno

    Amatista Rosas // 2013-10-20 12:31:25 // //
  • Seeking approval is not necessary at all. One should be content with oneself and try to get better all the time.

    Marja Hartzell // 2013-10-20 12:18:11 // //
  • Some is normal....but seeking too much approval, not being confident in yourself and your decisions and seeking approval...ie happiness from others is unhealthy and will ultimately make you unhappy. Do what you love. Do things for yourself. Love yourself. be confident in yourself and your decisions and quit worrying if what you are doing makes others happy.

    Karen O'Reilly // 2013-10-20 11:30:21 // //
  • Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Maria Jose Bruno // 2013-10-20 11:01:58 // //
  • Important issue.

    Jose Angel Rivera // 2013-10-20 11:01:20 // //
  • Very true

    Maricela Butler // 2013-10-20 10:57:09 // //
  • What are some other means / techniques for improving self-esteem, especially when one is busy with one´s daily duties / routines?

    Ash Pradhan // 2013-10-20 08:45:46 // //
  • TM is still the key to inner happines and peace

    Sundari Balika // 2013-10-20 08:08:19 // //
  • Deepak,all my respect for you!!What you said here is very important ..and if not recognized could be a source of many problems.Low self esteem and disapproval..going hand to hand

    Clara Sam // 2013-10-20 08:04:55 // //
  • nice

    Deepak Panchal // 2013-10-20 07:52:28 // //
  • This is true. One example of others feedback, can be compared to grocery shopping, One picks the store they want to enter, and the shelves are full, but, you don't take everything off the shelves, just what you need, and leave the rest behind. If that store doesn't have what you need, then go on to another until you find one, that meets Your needs and fulfills your shopping cart, not others. Otherwise, you end up buying into, others, bags of groceries...

    Lisa Marie Michaud // 2013-10-20 07:48:56 // //
  • keep up the amazing works!

    Luke Hertzog // 2013-10-20 07:16:36 // //
  • I think it is also important to know our skills-to know what we are good at, than we don't need to rely on 'externals' to tell them. For example:I answer the phone well-that's a skill.

    Jo Sieradzki // 2013-10-20 07:14:40 // //
  • what about seeking the feedback of our actions?

    Nazi Nourani // 2013-10-20 07:08:48 // //
  • I am worthy of my own love. I am the treasure that I seek.

    Holly Hill // 2013-10-20 06:50:10 // //
  • Thanks

    Klyo Paetra // 2013-10-20 06:34:34 // //
  • Thank you

    Lisse Jones-Cornelia // 2013-10-20 06:16:18 // //
  • No matter where you look all life is seeking attention, interaction, life. Be it a flower full of color opening its petals to draw insects to help pollinate spread its seeds, life. Birds develop incredible colors and even dance to draw attention, mates, spread its dna, life. Mammals draw attention to what male is biggest, strongest, survival is the key word.

    Hargrove Jerry // 2013-10-20 05:36:09 // //
  • Meditation and self talk really helps! It's best when you feel safe and can open up completely, without fear of what you will find. It can be hard at first when you encounter your mistakes, but then you get past those and it all starts to fit together into a beautiful, peaceful place where you understand it is not your fault, it is what it is and there is nothing to regret. You've been tested and survived and it is good and so are you.

    Scott McAllister // 2013-10-20 05:15:59 // //
  • How do we get good self esteem ??? Will it come by meditation n self talk ??

    Rowena Courtney // 2013-10-20 04:53:59 // //
  • Vielen DANK!

    Martina Vestfalova // 2013-10-20 04:34:18 // //
  • true.thank you

    Tamika Justalittlebit Evans // 2013-10-20 04:15:40 // //
  • When it hits where it hurts, that's the one we're talking about here, right? so when you know this it helps stir you into a direction it may be difficult to perceive...true, meditation would help... thank you!

    Babic Singson // 2013-10-20 03:10:37 // //
  • (Y)

    Haleh Mirhadi // 2013-10-20 02:46:12 // //
  • thank you

    Rob Gustaveson // 2013-10-20 02:30:46 // //
  • So true.

    Deirdre Byrne // 2013-10-20 02:28:58 // //
  • <3

    Mirta Barrojo // 2013-10-20 02:00:55 // //
  • Wise

    Bill Winiker // 2013-10-20 01:46:17 // //
  • This is awesome.....

    Neelam Chadha // 2013-10-20 01:40:51 // //
  • Great photo of you Deepak.

    Mary Haas // 2013-10-20 01:38:07 // //
  • Yoga and meditation; mind body connection; I am starting there. thank you.

    Deborah Gromack // 2013-10-20 01:34:16 // //
  • .

    Luz Adriana Guzmán // 2013-10-20 01:26:25 // //
  • Thank you :)

    Clara Hooper // 2013-10-20 01:22:03 // //
  • True...........people with self doubt nd to get the doubts cleared by seeking others approval/ advice

    Kkrish Arora // 2013-10-19 23:56:20 // //
  • What a simple but great massage !

    Shakun Shah // 2013-10-19 23:52:40 // //
  • of course meditation is the best travel in your life is so magic with God thank Teacher!!!!!

    Marisa Viviana Abelenda // 2013-10-19 23:50:42 // //
  • Thank you

    Maggie Grill Ackman // 2013-10-19 23:16:09 // //
  • Thank you SO much for this message

    Jessica Lynn Gillette // 2013-10-19 22:24:30 // //
  • Thank you!

    Sandy Ozanich // 2013-10-19 22:23:25 // //
  • "Seeking the approval of yourself" is the core issue.

    Nira Erlich // 2013-10-19 21:53:24 // //
  • Thank you so much Deepak

    Amy Huee Cheau Eng // 2013-10-19 21:33:02 // //
  • Agradeseria q me den los escritos en español .Muchas gracias

    Loreley Amendola // 2013-10-19 21:26:48 // //
  • gosto deste sr.

    Fatima Costa // 2013-10-19 21:22:43 // //
  • Can you speak in hindi.

    Ramesh Kumar Lall // 2013-10-19 20:50:13 // //
  • Wise...Mr Deepak...and so true yet...!

    Ernesto Romero // 2013-10-19 20:40:29 // //
  • necesito recibirlas notas escritas en castellano gracias

    Hilda Giordani // 2013-10-19 20:34:16 // //
  • The Coexistence Of Love And Freedom Is it possible to love each other and be free at the same time? Yes. To reach this state in a relationship great wisdom is required. Most people love one another and tie one another down. Thus they lose their freedom. When freedom is lost, happiness goes away, and true wellbeing gives way to unhappiness. Often we look above all for love, a love we believe will change our life. We see it as the recognition of our inner value by another person. However, we trip over ourselves in looking for this love. Necessity is what motivates us and we try to satisfy it with an object or person who matches up to perfection. We have an immense emotional need for love, and the fear of remaining in a state of unsatisfied wanting. In our search to fill our need, we are prepared to deceive ourselves with unsuitable partners. Many people allow the love of another person to define their personality to such a point that, if they are rejected, they lose any sense of who they are and of the purpose they have in life. Often the relationship is colored, through one of the partners or both, by fear. To free ourselves of the tendency to depend, we should have a strong heart, without any selfishness; a heart that has nothing to hide and that, as a result, is free and without fear; a heart that does not hold on to closed beliefs, to old negative experiences; a heart that has good feelings and is free of bitterness; a heart filled with the true values of peace, love, freedom and solidarity - which as a result is stronger and fuller.

    Shelly Gupta // 2013-10-19 20:20:57 // //
  • You are fabulous Deepak!

    Lee Hepper RN // 2013-10-19 20:08:20 // //
  • Ive never gotton any approval or validation from my father. He actually put down anything I did.

    Jay B. Lawrence // 2013-10-19 19:50:24 // //
  • thank you Deepak

    Alma Ibarra // 2013-10-19 19:43:59 // //
  • I still do this wanting approval from my family and my oldest brother. But Im getting better at it, it doesn't matter what anybody thinks of what I do as long it makes ME HAPPY...

    Brenda King // 2013-10-19 19:40:20 // //
  • As humans, most especially the sensitive among us, to seek approval of others is normal. We all want to be liked and loved. It is an integral human desire and, yes, it is tied into ego, too. Social media is a great proof of that. There is a yearning part of the human heart that asks to be known and heard. It really is the deepest cry of the soul....where it asks "If I show you who I truly am...will you accept me?" So really that longing, to please and belong, I feel, is quite normal. I suppose, as with everything, it can become out of balance if we are easily swayed by what others say. I think we all can relate to being affected by opinions, truth be told. Our styles of interpersonal communication are so diverse! And in another way, they are very much the same. We are taught very early, in our current society, that we must be and act and subsist in the same manner as everyone else. As much as we are similar...we are also intended to be unique. We are not cookie cutter models nor are we robots! So to ask for an opinion is okay, and we all do this to some extent.... but there is also a question of the energetic frequency from where you ask? Why you ask? In this day and age people will often tell you exactly what you want to hear, but the opposite can also be true. They might react from a mood or a place of criticism. You have to consider their source and headspace of the answers you are given, as well. Are they really coming from love? Or are they coming from Ego? Some opinions can hurt if they come from a space of less than love, but even if something we hear or read causes us perceived pain...we are given an opportunity to grow and learn. I agree that meditation is a wonderful tool to begin accessing pure Source and your Higher Self. To find love and acceptance for our own self is crucial. Too much opinion can cause us to become confused, but the desire to reach out comes from a place, I believe, of wanting to please others. To me, it is a sign of a heart that is kind and sensitive, but for that reason, you must be strong enough within your core being to receive what you need and leave what does not resonate with you behind. I wish you much love. ♥

    Mawma Lorelei // 2013-10-19 19:33:52 // //
  • Less to do with self esteem and more to do with self acceptance and self love.

    Debbie Tiller // 2013-10-19 19:32:45 // //
  • Thank you!

    Debby Estes // 2013-10-19 19:31:37 // //
  • good answer

    Susan Scheuermann // 2013-10-19 18:59:16 // //
  • normal social behavior but can be done to excess

    Maureen Rowland // 2013-10-19 18:58:26 // //
  • I wish to be strong with myself by myself,this makes me feel even stronger,Im happy to know this information.The stronger you are the more you love yourself.

    Sherrie Blocher // 2013-10-19 18:58:14 // //
  • Interesting.

    Jose Angel Rivera // 2013-10-19 18:48:07 // //
  • Meditation is the greatest and surest way to discover ourselves

    Dan McBee // 2013-10-19 18:47:20 // //
  • NO ENTIENDO...

    Clarita Fontanet // 2013-10-19 18:39:54 // //
  • Beautiful.

    Kellen Faria // 2013-10-19 18:37:07 // //
  • Barbie Harrington // 2013-10-19 18:26:24 // //
  • I have the same problem but half the time I seek approval and half the time I don't really care! what can I do! I don't go to the gym anymore because of this! stumped!

    Mary DeGregorio // 2013-10-19 18:13:04 // //
  • <3

    Márcia Sibeles // 2013-10-19 18:12:16 // //
  • Thank you Deepak.

    Hatita Hooi // 2013-10-19 18:10:15 // //
  • Yes this is the way I found my own strength! I used to look for approval from my Parents, Family & Friends but looking back at how now I don't 'care' what they think of my decisions with truth & pride within myself = self esteem & self confidence!! So True :)

    Missy Moo // 2013-10-19 18:05:12 // //
  • So true words!

    Richard Jaeschke // 2013-10-19 18:03:59 // //
  • thank you

    Lori Lamour // 2013-10-19 17:52:16 // //
  • your beliefs are wrong?

    Vicente Margal // 2013-10-19 17:51:56 // //
  • meditation is a good place ..

    Stella Vargas Calvo // 2013-10-19 17:49:44 // //
  • I find myself on the same. Meditation really gives power and true self. Thanks a lot .

    Archana Bansal // 2013-10-19 17:33:21 // //
  • You need only the approval of The One... just follow his lead...

    Jennifer Ann Cappos Willits // 2013-10-19 17:30:56 // //
  • Here's a little something to contemplate. <3

    Lorri-Anne Driscoll // 2013-10-19 17:25:51 // //
  • what others think is none of my business

    Paul Moore // 2013-10-19 17:24:24 // //
  • I find my self not giving a shissle about what anyone thinks about me and not caring about any ones approval what is wring with me? ha ha ha lol...

    Sarasvati Rose Devi // 2013-10-19 17:14:51 // //
  • Thank you Deepak. Such wisdom.

    Cynthia Anne Neil // 2013-10-19 17:11:57 // //
  • Oooooh Mr.Dhiraj Kumar..your affirmations are powerful and beautiful!!!! <3 very healing!

    Shawnee Kay Strong // 2013-10-19 17:08:12 // //
  • Heart Chakra is blocked go to Bali Inner awakening!!! I'll be there for u!

    Deborah Chance // 2013-10-19 17:06:56 // //
  • thank you

    Daniela Curcio Berg // 2013-10-19 17:01:28 // //
  • for me , meditation was the only answer!

    Alice Whooley // 2013-10-19 16:55:23 // //
  • Sobra todo cuando la hipótesis de partida es la diametralmente opuesta. Bone Nuit.

    Miguel EC // 2013-10-19 16:53:05 // //
  • Hoy te saludo ,maestro ...he leido tus libros y he aprendido tus lecciones ,gracias

    Isabel Forziati // 2013-10-19 16:43:56 // //
  • “If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it. If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it. He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning... Face it, friend. He is crazy about you! ” ― Max Lucado http://www.inspirationalstories.com/2/226.html

    Ron Greenstein // 2013-10-19 16:27:26 // //
  • " ... an experience of your essential nature." Such a simple phrase ...

    Charles Biehl // 2013-10-19 16:13:18 // //
  • I found out a few years ago that for one to improve his self-esteem you must look within yourself. Understanding who you Are requires a lot effort and a big commitment o your behalf. It's a rough path at the beginning but the rewards are priceless. Star meditating now.

    Francisco Rivas // 2013-10-19 16:12:43 // //
  • Where can we contact ask Deepak? I hv a few questions re something

    Laura Cassidy // 2013-10-19 16:08:31 // //
  • So true! Thanks again

    Cecilia M Gonzales // 2013-10-19 16:04:43 // //
  • Materials: Headphones, YouTube, meditation of the 7 chakras, and 1:20 minutes of,your time. You will be good!!!!!!!

    Louisa Caldwell Simmons // 2013-10-19 16:04:02 // //
  • lol

    Cheryl L. Cantin // 2013-10-19 16:02:59 // //
  • Somebody start an IV!

    Louisa Caldwell Simmons // 2013-10-19 16:02:29 // //
  • 'Self-steem is based on an expirience of your essential nature."

    Fátima Duarte // 2013-10-19 16:02:16 // //
  • chakra healing...ICU...

    Louisa Caldwell Simmons // 2013-10-19 16:01:43 // //
  • Oops!!! Sorry ! <3

    Mitsuye Isa // 2013-10-19 15:51:47 // //
  • Ohh me gu

    Mitsuye Isa // 2013-10-19 15:51:04 // //
  • <3

    Angie Catton // 2013-10-19 15:42:45 // //
  • Ty :)

    Leah Marie Yeo // 2013-10-19 15:41:42 // //
  • What's the most effective way to develop core self-esteem?

    Fe Leonor Baculi // 2013-10-19 15:39:30 // //
  • So true!

    Lisa Lou Joaquim // 2013-10-19 15:32:48 // //
  • Sometimes there's a disparity between what people say and do. If someone is saying "go left" while they're looking right ,I question how genuine they are. When thoughts and words are not congruent with actions then I become mistrustful. If someone was acting in alignment with their thoughts and words then I would believe them. I am objective, at least for the most part.

    StevexNew Age Mystic // 2013-10-19 15:27:49 // //
  • I asked God the same question this am, asking him for help because it's something I don't usually experience and I don't like it, knowing if he can change my indifference into love, he can do this also with me doing my part.

    Candice Tate // 2013-10-19 15:21:26 // //
  • Yes, Paula, fully agreed! Unconditional self and others acceptance, is an invaluable asset in coping with our intrapersonal and interpersonal needs. And validation goes without saying. I once ran a DBT Skills Training group and they loved learning about validation so much (I used much more than Linehan's original manual and added in work/skills from more recently published DBT practitioners) that they took to calling themselves "The Validators" which led to a great, unexpected additional skills training on self validation...an all important skill!

    Leslie Kolb Nappe // 2013-10-19 15:18:11 // //
  • Prá quem não conhece, esse é o cara.O grande escritor.

    Marco Aurélio // 2013-10-19 15:15:31 // //
  • he is allways soooo helfpfull - thank you very, very much, DC!!

    Ulrike Luecke-Bongartz // 2013-10-19 15:10:55 // //
  • cant meditate just cant adhd what do you do when you have that ?

    Moon Dancer // 2013-10-19 15:09:43 // //
  • That was helpful .Thank You Deepak

    Pamela Cignarella // 2013-10-19 15:02:36 // //
  • Hi, Mr: Deepak, Have you studied Islam? Don't ignore my question, please.

    AimalKhan Mandokhail // 2013-10-19 15:00:26 // //
  • I am trying very to purchase from you web site and your support doesn't help pls help me thx

    Tal Harris // 2013-10-19 15:00:26 // //
  • This is me ...

    Brenda Sweppenheiser Drost // 2013-10-19 14:59:57 // //
  • Boy, that is so relevant and helpful. Thank you for sharing this.

    Sue Lambert // 2013-10-19 14:56:08 // //
  • I am happy you stated this, Deepak. I only seek the approval of Divinity or Krishna. Once I was in this evil Buddhist lineage and Narayana prayers were killing me, not helping me. That is a clear no. Like you losing Garuda who crashed into your plane. Go slow and be with Narayana, He has more Freedom and wings for you, Deepak. Don't delay, choose divinity. Your divine true happiness will come with actions that create cause and then, only then, will you approved of yourselLove...

    Anna Tetro // 2013-10-19 14:46:39 // //
  • :)

    Rodolfo Alejandro Jr // 2013-10-19 14:42:08 // //
  • As always a big thanks DC <3 :-)

    Robert Kitchenman DeRomph // 2013-10-19 14:42:01 // //
  • Excellent! I just needed to hear someone say it! Thankyou!

    Brenda Schafer // 2013-10-19 14:40:50 // //
  • I really needed this today! As a spiritual reminder to meditate. I am worthy! Thank You from the bottom of my heart for your generous reminders of all that matters! Namaste xo

    Joy Hamilton // 2013-10-19 14:34:27 // //
  • It's mind over matter. Just remember no one is greater or less than you

    Vincent Davis // 2013-10-19 14:30:46 // //
  • I can totally to this, past and present. It's very freeing, not to need validation from others and not being critical of oneself. Self-acceptance is accepting the present moment as it is, including myself right now.

    Paula Bourque // 2013-10-19 14:25:23 // //
  • What about the space between what you said, that's where the truth of the players self-esteem or lack of begins.Some are skilled in manipulation in reverse, to make it appear it was the other without the self-esteem and control when they originally started it because of that fact of their lack of in the first place?

    Rebecca Mae Evans // 2013-10-19 14:22:58 // //
  • I thank you and send love your way. Because of your GIFT I am continuing my journey- Grateful!

    Marina Kafkadjian Fossey // 2013-10-19 14:22:55 // //
  • I've been going to see a therapist for 13 years and she never spoke of this or helped me out in other ways. This writing really makes sense. It's as though he is speaking right to me.

    Dawn Zononi Blinn // 2013-10-19 14:22:22 // //
  • Yes....Perfect!!! It all makes sense!!! Thank you, Deepak Chopra!!

    Jean Faiella // 2013-10-19 14:18:50 // //
  • Thanks brov

    Ameh Eneojo // 2013-10-19 14:17:02 // //
  • Is this related to why it's irritating to receive approval when we haven't asked for it? Sometimes it gets on my nerves when people approve of the things I do, like I'd rather they not judge my actions either way.

    Diana van Eyk // 2013-10-19 14:16:03 // //
  • Dhiraj Kumar Raj , I hope you don't mind ....but I am stealing this last post you've made, on this thread and sharing. Very beautiful!! Thanks......

    Kelly O'Brien // 2013-10-19 14:13:24 // //
  • Well said

    Juanita Sepko Allen // 2013-10-19 14:12:59 // //
  • :)

    Kiran Kumar // 2013-10-19 14:09:20 // //
  • to be, or not to be.... that IS the question!

    Thomas Curran // 2013-10-19 14:08:59 // //
  • Greetings, Deepak!

    OM Love // 2013-10-19 14:06:59 // //
  • HES THE GREATEST

    Maryann Bruno // 2013-10-19 14:06:09 // //
  • deepak chopra is indeed a true hero

    Kenpi Riram // 2013-10-19 14:00:23 // //
  • Sooooo VERY true Deepak!

    Leslie Greenberg-Spector // 2013-10-19 13:58:54 // //
  • Namaskar sir

    Pavel Pro // 2013-10-19 13:54:43 // //
  • AFFIRM IT DAILY"................I am divinely gifted person with all deserving gifts, I love and accept myself exactly as I am. I trust myself, and accept myself wherever I am. I can be within the love of my own heart. I place my hand over my heart and feel the love that is there. I know there is plenty of room for me to accept myself right here and now. I accept my body, my weight, my height, my appearance, my sexuality, and my experiences. I accept all that I have created for myself—my past and my present. I am willing to allow my future to happen. I am a Divine, Magnificent Expression of Life, and I deserve the very best and loved by all my family. I am open to the universe for accepting positive circumstances. I accept miracles. I am precious,

    Dhiraj Kumar Raj // 2013-10-19 13:53:26 // //
  • well explained. Hard to realize when you are the person suffering with this.

    Luiza Cheung // 2013-10-19 13:52:33 // //
  • Love this. Thank you

    Linda Rentfrow // 2013-10-19 13:52:12 // //
  • How timely.... thank you my friend.

    Shari Rose // 2013-10-19 13:51:57 // //
  • :)

    Arpine Chatyan // 2013-10-19 13:51:29 // //
  • we are the "spirit souls"

    Bhana Morar // 2013-10-19 13:51:23 // //
  • Deepak is correct, and meditation is a pathway there if you take it deep enough. However, don't be discouraged by all the shadows you meet along the way.. We all have them, so continue on because the glorious essential you is wonderful beyond imagination, and you can and will get there!

    Craig Grandville // 2013-10-19 13:50:52 // //
  • Priceless and so eloquently broken down* Great post* Exactly what we need* Thank you*

    Jewel ReflectSun // 2013-10-19 13:50:46 // //
  • Good, God stuff here.

    Clayton Green // 2013-10-19 13:50:08 // //
  • Nikki Cooper this is part of it!! Xx

    Samantha Trew // 2013-10-19 13:49:50 // //
  • I was this way for many years, always trying to please someone elses' ways of happiness. I learned that, "THIS" is what I am and have accepted this....and it's GOOD. If we were all the same what a boring world this would be.....

    Kelly O'Brien // 2013-10-19 13:49:42 // //
  • Sami Einstien AceVado

    Eva-Nzingha G Moorhead // 2013-10-19 13:48:44 // //
  • Cc: Jesse Horvath read this.

    Claudia Amendola // 2013-10-19 13:46:59 // //
  • this is very good!

    Norma Ciarfella Harling // 2013-10-19 13:46:53 // //