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The most positive action we can take about the past is to change our perception of it.

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March 22 2013

How To Be Adaptable - Rule2

Category:  Deepak Quotes

Stop struggling at the level of the problem. The answer never lies there.
How To Be Adaptable - Rule2

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  • To whom are you addressing this message? To people who are at the bottom of Maslow`s pyramid or in the middle? Because I do not know if they will understand this. Life can only be pursued in a valuable way if the minimum needs are met. Am sure you agree :) As long as this is not realized for a large part of our population the above advice is only valid for the "lucky few"....

    YourSoul // 2012-11-29 16:01:50 // //
  • Really great! This quotation reminds me of the idea of never looking for a solution at the same "perception level" of the problem. Something which makes me go into an insight... Thanks

    Raúl Aráoz // 2013-01-23 22:32:54 // //

 

 

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  • I don't allow others to back me into a corner. if they do I come out swinging, or make sure to change places with them. if you feel like a doormat, then pull the rug out from under them

    Deanna Stevens // 2013-03-23 12:56:26 // //
  • So true, when we are in the drama, we do not solve the problem, do we must step aside,&lopk stir from the outside. For the answer orjust. Take. A walk. But sometimes, we crave unfortunately the adrenalin of the drama.which is not positive or productive " welcome to being human"!

    Linda Cannon // 2013-03-23 12:44:26 // //
  • yes einstein

    Daralyn Samuels // 2013-03-23 11:26:04 // //
  • Most people think i am malfunctioning if i am not doing... or, at least look like i am doing something!!! Thank you for this...

    Remus Clement // 2013-03-23 06:20:50 // //
  • You should be crediting Einstein with that quote, it's borrowed from him so dharma us appropriate!

    Stu Jones // 2013-03-22 23:26:35 // //
  • like

    Sandhya Devi Jhowry // 2013-03-22 23:04:10 // //
  • Gracias por su luz y guía... Mi gratitud hacia usted es infinita e imperecedera en tiempo y espacio...

    Ana // 2013-03-22 21:47:06 // //
  • Fantastic!

    Adelinda Navarro // 2013-03-22 21:20:39 // //
  • i overreact i bought an egg sandwhich which was priced at fifty pence today but I was charged two pounds, and the only reason i wanted it was because it was cheap. Sometimes i think the sales assistant does it on purpose or they are careless and i think bad of them.

    Sherlia Aziz // 2013-03-22 17:30:10 // //
  • Detach yourself from the problem!

    Tehmina Sadiq // 2013-03-22 16:25:22 // //
  • let it go

    Cyndy Chrisman // 2013-03-22 15:58:27 // //
  • i dont know what you mean can you give an example please xx

    Susan Ross // 2013-03-22 15:32:01 // //
  • The moment you question consciousness, the moment you judge conscious connection. The key is as Deepak Chopra says, to unleash it.

    Robyn Linn // 2013-03-22 15:20:32 // //
  • Adaptable? For whose purpose?

    Kim Swanson // 2013-03-22 15:15:40 // //
  • I'm reading this book.. It's awesome!!!

    Mary Potter // 2013-03-22 14:37:16 // //
  • yes, thats true , problem is the way it is, only accept it...:)

    Angelika Selingerova // 2013-03-22 14:01:58 // //
  • FROM THE BOOK

    Ardan Rodrigue // 2013-03-22 13:59:20 // //
  • Thanks thats true!

    Mariann Boda Toth // 2013-03-22 13:47:53 // //
  • Problems are never fun. They exhaust me!

    Paula Koehnlein-Tischler // 2013-03-22 13:46:31 // //
  • I Love You Deepak. You are Truly Blessed to be able to help so many. Thank You <3

    Dolores Baio-Cassara // 2013-03-22 13:31:45 // //
  • at the level of the solution is where to be then Sir?

    Anthony Ibegbuna // 2013-03-22 13:23:33 // //
  • I step back & wait no matter how long it takes....i trust that...ive dodged bullets & i come out better..its a relief...awesome Pak.

    Sheki Williams // 2013-03-22 12:49:12 // //
  • So so true focus on the solution not on the problem❤❤

    Debbie Tuman Ward // 2013-03-22 12:44:59 // //
  • thats true!

    Memory Mnyariwa // 2013-03-22 12:36:38 // //
  • I'm still reactive, but less and less

    Beatrice Horn // 2013-03-22 12:33:09 // //
  • Can't solve a problem at the same level it was created.

    Taniesha La Shawn // 2013-03-22 12:32:46 // //
  • I have been very reactive in the past... quick to be hurt or offended and express that. I have been getting much better lately at stepping back and processing the situation before reacting. It has helped me in all aspects of my life... Meditation is most excellent in helping with this!

    Beth Burnett // 2013-03-22 12:29:17 // //
  • So true!

    Arlene Cruz // 2013-03-22 12:29:00 // //
  • I always sort things out and make the correct decision for myself, it's not rocket science people !

    James Bono // 2013-03-22 12:25:10 // //
  • People are 'under reacting' and there is a real danger to all of humanity with the present insanity of wars without end... using weapons that don't go away anytime soon. Look at the babies being born in Iraq!!!

    Janice Luft // 2013-03-22 12:24:00 // //
  • well known quote by Einstein: Problems will never be solved at the level of consciousness they were created.

    Are You Ready to Fly // 2013-03-22 12:22:45 // //
  • it is easy to say it but dificult to act

    Neyla Nejah // 2013-03-22 12:19:26 // //
  • Thank you for this. Being adaptable can make the outcome for the situation your experiencing so much different than how it would have been addressed before.

    Tracy Richards // 2013-03-22 12:15:46 // //
  • Brooke Mooty Amanda Fortenberry Lewis !

    Tara Mohtadi // 2013-03-22 12:10:58 // //
  • so true, and requires constant focus - thanks for the continuing education - helping to change the world one person at a time!

    DeSouza Yvonne // 2013-03-22 12:09:48 // //
  • AWESOME:):)

    Martha J Hart // 2013-03-22 12:08:09 // //
  • <3

    Nature's Dock // 2013-01-26 12:06:56 // //
  • Have to read this book

    Marcia Llamas Marantos // 2013-01-23 22:34:58 // //
  • Really great! This quotation reminds me of the idea of never looking for a solution at the same "perception level" of the problem. Something which makes me go into an insight... Thanks

    Raúl Aráoz // 2013-01-23 22:32:54 // //
  • you are right

    Sandhya Devi Jhowry // 2013-01-23 22:23:48 // //
  • thank you

    Judith Wells // 2013-01-23 22:11:16 // //
  • This requires being honest with oneself

    Maureen France // 2013-01-23 21:16:31 // //
  • ♡♥♡

    Eleonora Zographou // 2013-01-23 18:14:15 // //
  • There are always three sides. Your Side. My Side and The Truth.. The Truth will indeed set not you but everyone free.. Recognising that there is a path beyond duality and only one truth..

    Jem Mercado // 2013-01-23 16:10:13 // //
  • We are encouraged throughout our lives to seek something outside of ourselves for enlightenment or peace, when in reality all that is is inside of us. To solve our "problems" we must first recognize that the problem itself is the result of something else - usually a series of events. Awakening to Ego - to the power of pride in our lives, is crucial. http://drdavidmutchler.wordpress.com

    Dr. David Mutchler // 2013-01-23 15:23:54 // //
  • Don't search for an answer if you can kill the problem

    Aleksandar Popovski // 2013-01-23 15:21:11 // //
  • Angela Green. Lies two logical levels above the problem.

    Carol Johnson // 2013-01-23 15:12:08 // //
  • Definitely on my go to amazon and read list Thank you Dr Chopra

    Anna Lee Hoover // 2013-01-23 14:55:27 // //
  • I need to read your book!

    Jacinta Wagoner // 2013-01-23 14:35:27 // //
  • Please take one moment to take action. Links to petitions and other sites below- Please do not support the Marine Park entertainment industries. "Remote from universal nature and living by complicated artifice, man in civilization surveys the creature through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion. We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein do we err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. They move finished and complete, gifted with the extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings: they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth. " Henry Beston, The Outermost House (1928) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDWlD_c-WBg Published on Jan 22, 2013 Petitions to sign: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/saving-lolita-the-orca/ http://www.petitiononline.com/00000924/petition.html http://www.change.org/petitions/help-free-lolita Addresses: Miami Seaquarium- 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway Key Biscayne, FL 33149 Miami Seaquarium phone number- (305) 361-5705 Miami Seaquarium contact us form: http://www.logiforms.com//formdata/user_forms/18595_218938/94626/ Miami Government contact form: http://www.miamidade.gov/info/contact.asp Email the Florida Governor: http://www.flgov.com/contact-gov-scott/email-the-governor/

    Laurie Lyons // 2013-01-23 14:21:26 // //
  • :)

    Pam Riano // 2013-01-23 14:20:06 // //
  • Good thing, I must really work on this.

    Nancy Lieber // 2013-01-23 14:10:22 // //
  • Definitely going to buy one this week.

    Mahomed Saleem Khan // 2013-01-23 14:02:48 // //
  • @Paula M. I agree with you...how people treat you is their karma, how you respond is your karma!

    haiku // 2013-01-23 14:01:31 // //
  • Can you give some candid tips on how to deal with moral self righteousnss?! I don't want anything that stands in the way of creating happiness, but I feel like people are hypocrites.

    Steve Wein // 2013-01-23 13:45:41 // //
  • I get too easily hurt and too easily angered sometimes, so I do over react. The premise as to why I'm upset is usually very good though; I have a lot of insight into things.

    Steve Wein // 2013-01-23 13:44:45 // //
  • Peace on Earth~ Love one another. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151376002593769&set=a.10150345905043769.366365.101225828768&type=1

    Laurie Lyons // 2013-01-23 13:39:58 // //
  • I need this book. I need this intervention.

    Becky Brunton // 2013-01-23 13:22:30 // //
  • so true

    Desia A. Ritson // 2013-01-23 12:56:46 // //
  • life is not what we live,life is that we do not live. Mandeep singh deep from India.

    Mandeep Singh Deep // 2013-01-23 12:56:17 // //
  • Is that like an attached codependency ?

    Mary Elizabeth Fitzgerald // 2013-01-23 12:40:56 // //
  • I think I hear what you are saying...

    Tammy Watson // 2013-01-23 12:36:07 // //
  • Mine case, I think back, my choices

    Mariann Boda Toth // 2013-01-23 12:31:17 // //
  • Did you hear that Occupy for Animals - it's similar to not behaving like the enemy. So, take a hint & please stop posting horrible pictures so much. Thanx Deepak Chopra!

    Ronnie Ortiz // 2013-01-23 12:31:12 // //
  • you always have to act never reaction...!

    Paula Maldini // 2013-01-23 12:25:43 // //
  • I need this book! I just wrote a recovery exercise following REBT method. Synchronicity! Thanks Deepak Chopra for conformation!

    Deanna Suzette // 2013-01-23 12:17:59 // //
  • Thanks, Deepak. I also love your audio tape on Letting Go and think you're awesome for appearing In the movie the Love Guru.

    Clarity Jigme Kunga // 2013-01-23 12:14:44 // //
  • re~wiring my mind by "practicing" TAKE A STEP BACK is changing many normally crappy situations into better endings. My Naturopath has life changing ideas he likes to share with my family :)

    Amy Beaton // 2013-01-23 12:14:09 // //
  • Even though sometimes what people say might be very manipulating aka. news today :)

    John Thore Stub Sneisen // 2013-01-23 12:13:41 // //
  • I have never felt superior to animals! I agree that human animals are the most destructive!

    Sabine Romana // 2013-01-23 12:13:26 // //
  • Don't take anything personally :)

    John Thore Stub Sneisen // 2013-01-23 12:12:54 // //
  • I overeact over the smallest problems & undereact with big problems. Like getting impatient w/teaching my teenage son how to put his contacts lens in his eyes...Then remaining calm when the Chevy dealors purposely damaged my car. . I have no balance Pak.

    Sheki Williams // 2013-01-23 12:11:16 // //
  • Enlightenment comes" when you know better, you do better."

    Jane Davis // 2013-01-23 12:09:54 // //
  • <3

    Add to the Light of the world // 2013-01-23 12:09:34 // //
  • So true ... If u want somthing u neva had b4 u have to do somthing u've neva done b4 ....

    Veena Rajyah // 2013-01-23 12:08:22 // //
  • Not anymore... After I died socially several years ago.. I dont care anymore. I am an object now, not a human. I dont need to fit in. My lifes is lost and hopeless anyway. They stole all I cared for. Litterally...

    Petra Turisdatter // 2013-01-23 12:07:35 // //
  • If the answer to the problem does not lie at the level of the problem then where does it lie?

    Trisha Burke // 2013-01-23 12:07:24 // //
  • there is a saying..you can't solve a problem with the same mind that created it..(the same thinking should i say)

    Lauren Liounis // 2013-01-23 12:06:54 // //
  • Reminds me of the Einstein quote :-)

    Penelope Josefine Cathmont-Prynn // 2013-01-23 12:05:10 // //
  • Yes...yes, yes and Yes, solutions often show up very soon

    Hilu Gander-Ludlow // 2013-01-23 12:04:35 // //
  • I have been teaching myself this past year, to step back from myself or a situation and watch it...then react...it's a learning process.

    Teresa Grocki // 2013-01-23 12:04:35 // //
  • Sharing this passage and hoping it helps someone~ I am reading a very good book called Aftershock by Pattrice Jones . I will add a passage that i hope will be enlightening~ from the preface . The book is: Aftershock - Confronting Trauma in a Violent World ( A guide for Activists and their Allies) "this is a book about the real war against terror, by which i mean the struggle for a world in which nobody---neither Iraqi children nor Iowan chickens----lives in fear of atrocities perpetuated by human beings." Chapter one- Our Animal Emotions People are animals. Animals have feelings. Animals have bodies that experience and express their feelings. Like other physiological processes, feelings persist even if they are ignored or denied. One of the myths of human superiority is that we can transcend our feelings, while other animals are bound by theirs.This goes along with the idea that we can and should supersede our bodies, while animals are always bound to theirs. This idea is so deeply embedded in so many cultures that even animal liberationists can catch themselves implicitly embracing it. When we refuse to recognize our own physical limitations or expect ourselves to be exempt from the emotional factors that affect other animals, we come dangerously close the mind over matter mentality that leads to biotechnology andother efforts to reshape the natural world according to our fantasies of omnipotence and control. In truth, life follows its own rules, not ours. We have no more control over our animal emotions than any other vertebrate. We can choose what we do with our feelings and even, to a certain extent, whether or not we fully experience them. But we cannot elect not to be angry about injustice or sad about loss any more than a chicken can choose to not be afraid of a hawk or frustrated by a cage. Feelings can be both frightening and alluring because they remain undomesticated, no matter how tame we otherwise have become. But the only thing to fear about feelings is fear of feelings.... ........Most of us like to think of ourselves as unitary beings with clear boundaries. Even those of us who come from cultures wehre the psychological sense of self is communal tend to experience our physical selves as bounded by our own skins. You may find it both unsettling and liberating to realize that you are a process rather than an object, a verb rather than a noun. When we affirm that we are our bodies but deny that our bodies are property, we undermine one of the most destructive ideas in history: that people are something other than animals. Besides being factually untrue and leading to all kinds of atrocities against other animals, this idea helps to maintain a number of unnatural divisions, such as the distinction between mind and body and the segregation of people into races. When we affirm that our bodies are systems within systems, we undermine another dangerously divisive idea: that people can and should be separate from the rest of the world..... .....By the way of explanation let's look at some of the problematic divisions created by our imagined separation from and superiority to other animals: -The isolation of human animals from their enveloping ecosystems leads to pollution and manipulation of nature by people.The effects of these include climate change and nuclear weaponry, both of which lead directly to calamity. -The estrangement of human animals from other animals leads to cruelties including factory farming and extinction of species.The self-deception and suppression of natural sympathy required to perpetrate or enjoy the products of such cruelties leave people lonely and out of touch with themselves. -The elevation of "people" over "animals" constructs a category of sentient living beings without rights. As long as that category exists, the process of" dehumanization" will continue to be deployed to push one or another group of people into it. So we can see that the most catastrophic problems facing our planet, as well as the most opressive processes among people, are all related in some way to the denial of human animality.

    Laurie Lyons // 2013-01-23 12:03:42 // //
  • So no wonder you left out rule number One lol

    YourSoul // 2012-11-29 16:04:01 // //
  • To whom are you addressing this message? To people who are at the bottom of Maslow`s pyramid or in the middle? Because I do not know if they will understand this. Life can only be pursued in a valuable way if the minimum needs are met. Am sure you agree :) As long as this is not realized for a large part of our population the above advice is only valid for the "lucky few"....

    YourSoul // 2012-11-29 16:01:50 // //
  • "Throughout the ages men have been deeply involved in the struggle for peace and happiness. It is this struggle that lands them into chaos and misery. If men were only to become conscious of the fact that peace and happiness is not to be fought for but to be sought for within one`s self, they would abandon their fighting and be at peace with themselves and the world. I have come not to teach but to awaken--to awaken men to that peace and happiness, which cannot be obtained through struggle, neither can it be bargained for nor borrowed nor bestowed. It is inherent in all." --Meher Baba

    Ron Greenstein // 2012-11-29 09:37:15 // //