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March 25 2013

How To Be Adaptable - Rule5

Category:  Deepak Quotes

See righteous anger for what it really is. Destructive anger dressed up to sound positive.
How To Be Adaptable - Rule5

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  • It`s a pity "they" conform to your rules instead of their own!! Why is Oprah`s internet channel called "Own"? You are just promoting a book for the sake of getting your vision across!

    YourSoul // 2012-12-02 14:02:59 // //
  • Anger is a natural emotion whether it is righteous or not...have it, acknowledge it but; you do not have to act on it. A lot of harm has come from denying emotions and painting them as negative. Also, Deepak has made a lot of money doing so.

    Judith Marx // 2012-12-02 12:07:56 // //



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  • Sounds like you like it when women and children are hurt, or do you wanna change your mind about righteous anger?

    HereIStandAndFaceTheRain // 2013-05-07 20:40:34 // //
  • Righteous anger, bad. NO. If we had not righteous anger, people like rapists, pedophiles, human traffickers, and murderers would be respected members of the community. Do any of you like these people, do any of you want to be their friend? NO. Do you like people like Joseph Kony, or Hitler? NO. Why? Because of Righteous Anger.

    HereIStandAndFaceTheRain // 2013-05-07 20:36:27 // //
  • Righteous anger is not righteous. It usually means that someone is too proud.

    Agapito Salazar // 2013-03-26 12:44:14 // //
  • mle thanks

    Patricio S Lombardo // 2013-03-26 08:49:41 // //
  • Good Day: I'm a little depressed thinking about life after death, I'm clear that reincarnation exists, I want to be with my children forever, can not imagine my life without them, think about it and I can not live knowing that we probably will not see them again ever. Some people tell me I should not think about death, but life is too short and I think what continues after death. What will happen? I know no one knows for sure what will happen, but someone help me with this big question. Regards and hopefully Dr. Chopra also could answer me. He is a great man, but I also know he's a busy man. A hug to everyone.

    Leon Argentina // 2013-03-26 04:15:32 // //
  • that's correct anger is brain physical detox, if not verbal, if you can't speak your mind, how can you find peace, and know its going to be done right next time. we are surrounded by a lot stupidity and laziness, anger is ol right, just do it right.

    Rossa Frances Axyl // 2013-03-25 22:57:45 // //
  • anger is a bad habit.

    Chong Wei Min // 2013-03-25 22:31:39 // //
  • Yes if I know its not my fault I get upset n ot bogs me down. I try my level best not to react but when situations cannot be controlled I become quiet. It effect me more in every way. How to tackle this ??? Any help.

    Rita Verma // 2013-03-25 21:57:22 // //
  • Right to the point.

    Jose Angel Rivera // 2013-03-25 18:50:08 // //
  • Hi Deepak, Can you honestly say that lack of Consciousness as in "Man`s inhumanity to Man", e.g. War, genocide, rape, infanticide, Abuse, etc., especially when on a huge scale, does not anger you when it occurs or when you see it or hear about it? Just asking! ♥ Costa (Manchester, UK)

    Costa Lambrias // 2013-03-25 15:41:57 // //
  • I fail to see how this applies to situations such as the Holocaust. What is the definition of anger itself? Is it akin to righteous indignation?

    Patricia Brown // 2013-03-25 15:37:07 // //
  • People get in tune with yourselves and get your life in check ! My God you don't need to buy another $20 book to teach you what you already know

    James Bono // 2013-03-25 15:27:45 // //
  • When one is not in agreement with the ideas of people or situations, one gets angry and disappointed but by accepting people and situations as they are, one embarks upon happiness !

    Jyoti Marwah // 2013-03-25 14:59:11 // //
  • Dr. Chopra, I am sad to admit that this is one of my terrible personality flaws. Perhaps your book could be one of many tools to help me in this area. I look forward to reading it' Peace & Blessings to you and your family:)

    Emani Candi Moore // 2013-03-25 14:58:35 // //
  • I have had serious physical detox by using anger correctly. Anger is not violence and people need to stop judging it as if it is. In some cases it is a wound rising to the surface, other times a cry for help, and yet again a defence in keeping the body in safety by using it to create boundaries. But if you have a judgement, how will you ever hear the truth if it, if you can't get past your brain lock down?

    Jacqueline C Wachell // 2013-03-25 14:39:31 // //
  • So when you stub your toe and it hurts and you curse & say "shoot" or "Ouch" 9 times or so, is that a bad thing? LOL...

    Genya G. Bonfield // 2013-03-25 14:13:45 // //
  • does meditation help deal with anger.I hear you have a meditation center Mr Chopra?

    Anthony Ibegbuna // 2013-03-25 14:00:06 // //
  • It feels as though i`m helping everyone else except myself. I get frustrated at times with this, and get defensive, I think I am a motivator, wanting to bring the best out of people, at the same time trying to bring the best out of myself.

    Pete // 2013-03-25 13:46:55 // //
  • This has nothing to do with money. Wealthy people have feelings and emotional issues too. I'm just trying to find a healthy way to express anger. Mine does not come out as rage, but because I'm angry he sees it as rage. I do hold it in too long though. I do not communicate well, although I am working on that. I agree with Robby Nash on the fact that destructive anger comes from holding feelings in. Communication I think is key.

    Cheryl Balch // 2013-03-25 13:09:33 // //
  • PS.. I do believe all human emotions are Necessary, Needed and is how we choose to show and manifest these emotions and what we learn from them, where are they coming from etc...that is the important message of emotions!

    Joeanne Gaunt Pellini // 2013-03-25 13:08:00 // //
  • Jesus Christ was not rich...the Buddha was not rich...Mother Teresa was not rich...and the list of not richies but full of LOVE and Happiness goes on (oh and I am not rich by a long shot, but I know happiness) ! ...some of the happiest people I know and that have crossed my path are dirt poor, but find Joy and Love and acceptance and forgiveness and giving what little they have....vs...some of the riches (dollar wise) are some of the most miserable, unhappy people. you can buy "things", thinking that will make you happy, or detract from your unhappiness...but then you realize, you want something else that $$ can buy ...and now unhappy miserable you comes back..... ( Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be! Abraham Lincoln ).

    Joeanne Gaunt Pellini // 2013-03-25 13:04:40 // //
  • guess life

    Ardan Rodrigue // 2013-03-25 12:46:43 // //
  • Yeah, rich people with all their fluffy know-it-all goody-goody solutions to life that don't work for the poor get me angry. If you are rich you can believe any fluffety at all but basically your money buys just about anyone and anything so your beliefs do not matter.

    Deborah Riley // 2013-03-25 12:43:58 // //
  • yes too easily and sometimes for nothing !!!

    Neyla Nejah // 2013-03-25 12:30:54 // //
  • Anger in itself is not bad, rage is an unatural form of anger that is unatural. To suppress any emotions and to teach soneone to not feel anger is a mistake, especially during childhood. What happens when we hold in certain emotions and do not allow ourselves to express those emotions in a healthy way? Anger turns into rage, envy turns into jealousy, and so on. We have certain emotions for a reason. To ignore even anger is not human.

    Robby Nash // 2013-03-25 12:29:04 // //
  • Like

    Satish Satish // 2013-03-25 12:23:16 // //
  • Is it wrong to be angry with a partner who goes back and forth with you? Anger to me is pain, but it's also a defense mechanism to not feel the sadness. The sadness does eventually come, but how can you be neither? That means you have no feeling towards a situation or the person or yourself. And in the long run, they blame your anger.

    Cheryl Balch // 2013-03-25 12:21:07 // //
  • something to think about.

    Lisa MiChelle // 2013-03-25 12:20:50 // //
  • thank you i love your thought dear Deepak<3

    Wancharat Thongupakarn // 2013-03-25 12:12:14 // //
  • ...let alicia keyes said...anger only hurts you....

    Charlene Marie Engel Kole // 2013-03-25 12:08:09 // //
  • like

    Thelittle Aulia Ikhsan // 2013-03-25 12:07:17 // //
  • Define righteous anger?

    Holly Meyers // 2013-03-25 12:06:21 // //
  • All anger is a defense mechanism for a fear that one does not wish to confront.

    Jay Adair Clark // 2013-03-25 12:05:30 // //
  • Thank you very good :*

    Mária Tóth // 2013-03-25 12:05:04 // //
  • With anger no problem get resolve

    Dilsah Juste Dilsah // 2013-03-25 12:04:22 // //
  • Actually I remain patient when perhaps I should not.

    Janice Luft // 2013-03-25 12:04:10 // //
  • As I see it, the righteous anger he describes is nothing more than the ego judging a person or situation so it can feel superior. By feeling righteous the sense of superiority is protected by its high pedestal.

    The Roby Chart // 2013-01-27 11:34:30 // //
  • Deepak could you explain better this quote. I did not get it ????

    Nelly Willis // 2013-01-27 11:11:57 // //
  • A couple of years ago I found myself harboring a lot of anger about various things. It was a huge drain on my energy. One day I had an epiphany, and realized I could take that energy back and use it for instead for the positive. Now, if I find myself harboring anger, I give it 3 options. 1) confront, in a calm and rational manner, what it is that is causing the anger, 2) if I am not willing to confront it, then I either let it go or 3) Change the way I think about it. These conscious reactions to anger have really helped me in my awareness and strengthened my ties to the non-local reality.

    Loire // 2013-01-27 06:58:21 // //
  • if u dont like his post then dont read it!! BTW when you are in the situation of a thief being in your house the reaction is called fight or flight due to the body's release of adrenaline; not anger

    Jonelle Tillett // 2013-01-26 22:47:13 // //
  • I don't know who you're posting too, but it's funny anyway!

    Jordan Chase // 2013-01-26 20:35:04 // //
  • Read Dianetics, it's all there.

    Jay B. Lawrence // 2013-01-26 18:06:00 // //
  • well, you've changed my life, deepak. how much do i have to shell out for that?

    Stanley Lippman // 2013-01-26 15:34:02 // //
  • Don't you think that anger is at times beneficial. How else do you reach the level of action that is necessary to overcome the thief that is breaking into your home in the middle of the night.

    Expansion Strategies For Business & Practice Owners by Effective Management // 2013-01-26 14:58:55 // //
  • you're a funny faced Indian man who talks funny and you're making me angry

    Jordan Chase // 2013-01-26 14:17:13 // //
  • will you shut up already?!

    Jordan Chase // 2013-01-26 14:16:54 // //
  • So true...

    Holly Bauer-Windhorst // 2013-01-26 14:13:26 // //
  • In the middle of the book NOW....

    Suzana Silva // 2013-01-26 13:42:23 // //
  • sharing, too~ thank you~!

    Carolyn Wind // 2013-01-26 13:32:46 // //
  • It's soo true . In the end you have to... SODA.. It works .. Peace is within us all .. We just have to trust ourself.. That we can move through it ;-)

    Candelaria Verdejo // 2013-01-26 13:28:40 // //
  • Genya Gonfield, basically that is what they are saying...but in a different way for others to understand it and for anger to not be destructive but used in a creative way. There are people who have not reached an enlightened state yet, and, being able to rewire the brain, they then may be able to if they so chose to. <3 Also, I wanted to first comment, before I read the comments, such a very profound statement for some people. :-)

    Deanna Sanders // 2013-01-26 13:04:43 // //
  • @Tom Marcantonio don't you know that peace is within us and it is released into the world from us? What we think is what is manifested in the world. That's why Deepak is focused on the brain. We need to learn how to control our brains instead of continuing to let our brains control us and our lives and everyone else's life as well.

    Elizabeth Roberts // 2013-01-26 13:02:20 // //
  • I don't know I think it is better to let feelings come and go, like in meditation...

    Genya G. Bonfield // 2013-01-26 12:54:01 // //
  • This is a quote in his book "Super Brain". Self-righteous anger is when people justify their anger to make it seem ok. Sometimes they use God to justify it. If a person becomes accepting and tolerant, anger is no longer part of their reality.

    Paula Bourque // 2013-01-26 12:53:13 // //
  • I love all the work Deepak has done, But just for once, i would like him out of our heads and have him use his considerable influence and intellect to comment on some of the real, earth bound challenges our societies face.Peace.

    Tom Marcantonio // 2013-01-26 12:44:08 // //
  • no, I don't. I've been accused of not getting angry enough, though

    Jacquelyn Meyers // 2013-01-26 12:43:51 // //
  • Anger is useless and only leads to guilt and more stress. Deepak, you're amazing! Thank you for sharing your light.

    Shima Zi // 2013-01-26 12:43:34 // //
  • People need to get angry and then let it go. Sure, it's better to not get angry, by developing strategies that prevent it in the first place. However, the human animal has plenty of reasons to get angry and burying it because it is labelled as "bad" "maladaptive" or destructive in any way, shape, or form will not help the one feeling it. The best thing to do is to honor it. Honor what you feel and embrace it, feel it, and be done with it. People that hold their anger in then become resentful. If not expressed, this turns into a vile situation and a lot of these people are more susceptible to disease, particularly cancer from not being allowed to express their anger, either by themselves or others around them. I am not suggesting that you take your anger out on others, but one must find a way to channel it in a safe environment. Usually, it is covering hurt...and once you get to that, you are home free.

    Cheri Proffitt // 2013-01-26 12:43:00 // //
  • I had resolved anger and had none ever. I had been focused on therapeutic concepts etc. Since that time I have developed them and feel like some outside influence has contributed and damaged relationships due to invasion if privacy.

    Amanda Mackey // 2013-01-26 12:32:50 // //
  • Of course there's anger justified if you see evil or simple wrongdoing it is the right thing to do and fight for good. I would not harm for the sake of it and that should be the natural way of things. I will be judged eventually an have no guilt. Am sure that's the case for alot of us.

    Malcolm Bourne // 2013-01-26 12:31:00 // //
  • for so many anger, seems to be defined as negative, & consider wrong by so many however as we begin to begin to look within ourselves, & see anger as a simple emotion response, neither right nor wrong in of itself.. perhaps we need to redefine anger in neutral terms to see it differently. My definition of anger is a passionate desire for change. and can indeed be a very motivating factor. as to whether we control it or it controls us is a different matter.

    Anne Martin // 2013-01-26 12:26:05 // //
  • . anger bad advisor

    Mariann Boda Toth // 2013-01-26 12:24:33 // //
  • yeah reality checks to put one back on that surge of universal truth. Nice.

    Iz Gee // 2013-01-26 12:23:05 // //
  • That is such an ambiguous thing to say. Because we are taught to be tolerant to all and except each person's for whatever they are or do. So if some have so-called "righteous anger" mind your own business!!! And give them a wide leeway and continue your own quest and really know yourself first. Coz if you cannot master your destiny then you are practicing self deceit of the highest order and you know that self deception is the most negative trait in humans.

    Qonita Khan // 2013-01-26 12:20:48 // //
  • Interesting.... are you saying that it is best to never feel anger? How would we know when something is sick or healthy? I believe we are here to experience all the emotions; it is what we do with them that counts. They help us to orient ourselves in life.

    Patricia-Trish Poole // 2013-01-26 12:20:20 // //
  • I can't really click 'like', cause I do not like righteous anger, but I do like this quote and agree with it.

    Rosemary Ridulfo Stevenson // 2013-01-26 12:19:20 // //
  • can you please not use all uppercast fonts? for the lesser eyes amongst us, this is too hard to read *.*

    Corinne Nivaine Miemuis // 2013-01-26 12:18:09 // //
  • So right, and it's easy to identify this behavior in your self if you trust your spirit ad call on it to guide you.

    Reinhard Rudersdorfer // 2013-01-26 12:13:21 // //
  • love it from audra All About Inspiration

    Audra Leigh // 2013-01-26 12:12:40 // //
  • Is that what it was when Jesus threw over the money lenders' tables at Temple?

    Susan Pease Banitt // 2013-01-26 12:09:37 // //
  • I always think of other people when I read things like this. It's so hard to identify this behavior in yourself. That's why the practice is so good- puts your thinking in check. :)

    Elisavet Kousidis // 2013-01-26 12:07:48 // //
  • Nope , thanks .

    Karin Mucci // 2013-01-26 12:07:41 // //
  • If people get angry "too easily" they most often have unresolved traumatic stress resulting from abuse or inter generational trauma. Many women could use a bit more anger to be safe and free up energy to live the life they want.

    Susan Pease Banitt // 2013-01-26 12:07:40 // //
  • hhmm needed to hear this, wish my family would get it

    Karen Rose // 2013-01-26 12:07:19 // //
  • My tennent is like that , no hes moving out because of a coffe cup he wouldnt wash

    Jay B. Lawrence // 2013-01-26 12:07:13 // //
  • wow !

    Sugarbakers Decor & Design // 2013-01-26 12:06:44 // //
  • I will read this book

    Be Symone // 2013-01-26 12:06:16 // //
  • No longer angry...a great place to be...

    Jane Davis // 2013-01-26 12:06:12 // //
  • Yes i m solution

    Singh Mand Manjit // 2013-01-26 12:05:48 // //
  • Truth.

    Angela Griffith // 2013-01-26 12:04:53 // //
  • Love this book!! <3

    Susan George // 2012-12-04 11:40:56 // //
  • Anger is FEAR

    Marita Jertfelt // 2012-12-03 16:56:46 // //
  • Yes, we are all human and prone to feel what we feel. The key is non attachment. Letting go of negative, or sad energy quickly will restore you to a state of bliss. <3

    The Nudge You Need // 2012-12-02 14:24:52 // //
  • It`s a pity "they" conform to your rules instead of their own!! Why is Oprah`s internet channel called "Own"? You are just promoting a book for the sake of getting your vision across!

    YourSoul // 2012-12-02 14:02:59 // //
  • Anger is a natural emotion whether it is righteous or not...have it, acknowledge it but; you do not have to act on it. A lot of harm has come from denying emotions and painting them as negative. Also, Deepak has made a lot of money doing so.

    Judith Marx // 2012-12-02 12:07:56 // //
  • Yes, the limited ego thrives in accord with its success at masquerading fears and frustrated desires. Shall we dare to peek behind the masks?

    Ron Greenstein // 2012-12-02 11:27:57 // //
  • Its an incredible read so far! I'm hooked!

    Candice Mb // 2012-12-01 13:57:54 // //
  • LOVE!! I bought this book for myself and my whole family for Christmas.....

    Lisa Sheppard // 2012-12-01 13:56:53 // //
  • someone can explain this with other words , because english is not my native language , i would aprecciate ;)

    Valeria Cravea // 2012-12-01 13:52:28 // //
  • I NEED to read this book!

    Juanita Carmona Nelson // 2012-12-01 13:15:25 // //
  • So far its a great read and is turning out to be an ah-ha moment for me. :) thx D! Xoxo!

    Reeya Chunn // 2012-12-01 13:08:55 // //
  • reading it soon!!!!

    Yvonne Young // 2012-12-01 13:04:13 // //
  • Great book <3

    Nina Packalen // 2012-12-01 12:54:51 // //
  • Amigos Hallo.Mr.Deepak Chopra. misericórdia demanda agora tratam amanhã segunda-feira o Banco Tokyo Mitsubishi yaeh Amigos Mr.Deepak tnks Chopra!

    Ridwan Ahmad Sony // 2012-12-01 12:33:37 // //
  • OHhhh, Well said... absolutely agree with this

    Luciel Light // 2012-12-01 12:32:58 // //
  • Amigos Hallo.Mr.Deepak Chopra. demanda por dinheiro de caixa Ridwan encontrar o francês-italiano Tokyo Mitsubishi negócio Banco de misericórdia!

    Ridwan Ahmad Sony // 2012-12-01 12:31:05 // //
  • Christopher disagrees because he's angry

    Angie Ramirez // 2012-12-01 12:22:54 // //
  • daaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn!!!! nice advice "7 secrets...."

    Vincent Davis // 2012-12-01 12:17:36 // //
  • I couldn't disagree more

    Christopher Coleman // 2012-12-01 12:10:55 // //
  • Anger is always negative ... with cumulative negative effects on the psyche. Thank you, D!

    Tammera Wine // 2012-12-01 12:07:49 // //
  • Hmmmm not sure if I concur on that one Deepak ...remember Hitler..!

    Allison Hyde-Philips // 2012-12-01 12:07:26 // //
  • Love this...anger always is destructive...

    Jane Davis // 2012-12-01 12:05:58 // //
  • anger ........ the my ego...

    Magda Peereboom // 2012-12-01 12:05:46 // //
  • i still don't see it and thanks for reminding me, i wish i could see it and have a flip of consciousness <3

    Zahra Nuzhat // 2012-12-01 12:05:30 // //
  • Thank you Deepak...!

    Daniel Whittles // 2012-12-01 12:05:16 // //
  • Turkish pls*

    Ahmet Akyuz // 2012-12-01 12:04:49 // //
  • Yes.

    Barbara Cerda // 2012-12-01 12:04:16 // //
  • Awesome & true!:)

    Sonya Stewart // 2012-12-01 12:03:29 // //