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April 15 2013

Acting on Impulse

Category:  Deepak Quotes

Don't always act on impulse. Higher parts of the brain must be consulted too.
Acting on Impulse

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  • Perhaps impulses that are supported strictly by the desire for comfort, pleasure, convenience or certainty are less likely to deliver fulfilling results, and, instead, be expressions of addictions. Whereas impulses that contain an element of challenge or discomfort serve to show one the way to true freedom and self-fulfillment.

    Ron Greenstein // 2012-12-07 09:47:20 // //
  • But there has to be a difference between impulse and intuition ~ and ~ what is the higher part of the brain?

    Roxane Tara // 2012-12-10 15:07:15 // //

 

 

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  • Go deep ...

    Guy Charland // 2013-04-16 16:07:24 // //
  • Sir, I am reading superbrain i think I am reading a text full knowledge like any university contextual book. Many many thanks sir.It is really a balm.

    Deepak Singh // 2013-04-16 13:08:08 // //
  • Knowing, and acting upon what one feels one knows, is a maturing process. At each, call it higher, stage the previous stages are not replaced but come into service of the next stage. For example, learning to read does not replace the more simplistic and mechanical learning of the ABC’s, in fact the ABC’s become more useful and meaningful. The same holds true for mind-based impulse/reason/intellect which becomes more useful and purified when in service to the heart-based stages of knowing such as intuition, insight, illumination, and realization. Really learning who and what ONE IS is a thoroughly integrated and transformative process. It is a fulfillment and a treasure of untold worth.

    Ron Greenstein // 2013-04-16 10:50:43 // //
  • Reading Super Brain - illuminating.

    Judith Antrobus // 2013-04-15 22:41:56 // //
  • Well said;) emotional are powerful but logic is right

    Julz Je // 2013-04-15 20:09:01 // //
  • Deepak .. you've mentioned 'complementary' in your previous Posts _ so shouldn't it be that sometimes one must respond 'impulsively' and at other moments _ a slow, deliberate and thoughtful response is required. The God that either is or Who controls the Universe will know when and where the appropriate response is called for. francis a. novello + kissy the cockatiel ( only a bird ) UD 2007

    Frank Novello // 2013-04-15 17:40:47 // //
  • I see many knee-jerk reactions fall under impulsive actions ~ and can lead one to heart-aches and head-aches ~

    Coralina // 2013-04-15 15:02:27 // //
  • AH yes the latest book, people you can take control of yourselves without a book ! Look in the mirror and stop being weak

    James Bono // 2013-04-15 14:36:03 // //
  • mine too

    Jasmina Gržina Martinec // 2013-04-15 14:29:59 // //
  • my weakness! :)

    Joanne Mooney-King // 2013-04-15 14:13:10 // //
  • I'm realizing this now

    Christine Gunya // 2013-04-15 13:48:11 // //
  • I totally agree. I've been practicing and doing my best to make conscious choices and actions, rather than reactive ones. <3

    Tiki Cabales // 2013-04-15 13:42:34 // //
  • I'm going to have to get this book for sure! Deepak is great!!

    Melanie Coleman Wells // 2013-04-15 13:33:19 // //
  • It is THE GREAT BOOK you have written. Very informative and close to my heart . Oooops I should say brain.

    Sheela Tilak // 2013-04-15 13:29:33 // //
  • Eso si ! Thk !!

    Nina Marin // 2013-04-15 13:26:35 // //
  • I think that rational part of brain should be used, emotional is usually wrong

    Elzbieta Derkacz // 2013-04-15 13:20:03 // //
  • Keep learning.

    Jose Angel Rivera // 2013-04-15 13:18:59 // //
  • Consult the higher part of the brain..sound fair,and practical too.

    Sabrina Ooi // 2013-04-15 13:09:30 // //
  • How about the higher self? Should one consult him/her...or should one drop it...please clarify further...thank you..

    Sangeeta Gulati // 2013-04-15 13:09:13 // //
  • great book, enjoying it tremendously. my only issue is feeling overwhelmed with all the things you're supposed to do to become a "Super Brain"

    Vikki Glover // 2013-04-15 13:05:40 // //
  • Yes!

    Harmonious Existence Remembered // 2013-04-15 13:05:20 // //
  • I confess.. I did 3 impulse 'had to say its', then deleted them. ;-) I knew better, did it, then fixed it.

    Liz Hendricks // 2013-04-15 13:03:11 // //
  • Ego is only part of the Brain and is not outside of the person true indentity <3

    Linda Gray // 2013-02-07 18:21:13 // //
  • Deepak Chopra is an undeservedly rich snake-oil peddler who babbles meaningless "quantum mechanics" mumbo jumbo. -- Sean Faircloth, Director of Strategy & Policy.

    Ed Erasmus // 2013-02-07 08:41:48 // //
  • I rather doubt that statement, Jonathon William.

    Dean Shelden // 2013-02-06 11:10:53 // //
  • Dean Shelden. I do not think I have higher parts of my brain left. Kisses

    Jonathon William // 2013-02-06 10:10:44 // //
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    Trevor Light Bown // 2013-02-05 18:29:21 // //
  • One of my wife's favorite authors and books are the don Jaun series by Carlos Castaneda, awesome reading and mind blowing :)

    Ron Prickett // 2013-02-05 16:45:46 // //
  • That's the "oh shnapps" reflex when the outside speakers are on.

    Christine Bates // 2013-02-05 14:13:34 // //
  • Love this one.

    Lolly Bop Baby // 2013-02-05 12:15:36 // //
  • Be sure that all traumatisms that you go throught will get in your inconsciousness for sure.... That's why some people does acting out without understanding themselves afterward...

    Denis Gaudreau // 2013-02-05 10:55:29 // //
  • If your decision was wrong, try to correct it and make it right next time.

    Jamaluddin Shamsuddin // 2013-02-05 07:32:09 // //
  • saying...'acting on impulse is a major sign of a sociopath' is a prototype brain, and could not be a creative and an inovative person. Sometime you can't help it, is your DNA spectrum like that.

    Jamaluddin Shamsuddin // 2013-02-05 07:29:16 // //
  • I think you have to be well educated, well informed in your field in order to have an 'automatic brain'. I noticed I made better decision, and said better as years gone bye.

    Jamaluddin Shamsuddin // 2013-02-05 07:10:33 // //
  • Sooooo True!

    Lj Whit // 2013-02-05 06:11:48 // //
  • That's so true,, acting on impulse is a major sign of a sociopath

    Lazeezee Sierra // 2013-02-05 03:36:18 // //
  • Super Brain...Love this book <3

    Virginia Johnson Secor // 2013-02-05 01:17:05 // //
  • Hahahaaa, you make me laugh Deepak :D

    Pia Nussbaum // 2013-02-05 00:35:18 // //
  • true

    Sandhya Devi Jhowry // 2013-02-05 00:34:32 // //
  • I like this so much!!!

    Zina Khaimova // 2013-02-04 23:25:17 // //
  • I think my brain is an 'automatic brain', I said instantly what I feel like to say. I decided instantly at any decision making process. I do not really care, whether good or bad and right or wrong. If it is wrong so what, if it is bad so what.

    Jamaluddin Shamsuddin // 2013-02-04 23:18:56 // //
  • Yes, there is the 2nd reaction after the knee jerk reaction that is calmer.....

    Colleen Denise Cooney // 2013-02-04 22:59:27 // //
  • Doesnt that negate the other quote posted, "dont talk yourself out of your impulses and drives"?

    Shima Zi // 2013-02-04 22:56:33 // //
  • Absolutely. We are responsible for our own reactions.

    Prime Ambition // 2013-02-04 22:45:37 // //
  • Perfect!

    Aparecida Duque // 2013-02-04 22:43:55 // //
  • Deep. Patience is a virtue and don't acting on impulse says a lot about a person. www.facebook.com/coachemiliano.

    Emiliano Jarquin // 2013-02-04 22:34:29 // //
  • Right out of Dianetics. the analytical vs. the reactive mind.

    Jay B. Lawrence // 2013-02-04 22:30:12 // //
  • yeah, which higher parts of the brain? sometimes we need a map.

    Callie Thompson // 2013-02-04 22:24:04 // //
  • Like counting to 10:)

    Greg Saunders // 2013-02-04 22:20:06 // //
  • i will from now on!!

    Zee Hardy // 2013-02-04 22:20:06 // //
  • thanks for sharing :)

    Let's Get Metaphysical // 2013-02-04 22:17:30 // //
  • It`s Better...

    Jane Davis // 2013-02-04 22:14:08 // //
  • Thanks......... <3

    Johanna Turitto // 2013-02-04 22:07:30 // //
  • Yes but people tend not to respond to the Higher Heart Linked Brain - I know its chnging - well get there. :)

    Keith Battaglia // 2013-02-04 22:04:42 // //
  • Thank you <3

    Tammy Shirk // 2013-02-04 22:03:19 // //
  • a passive mind is a learning one

    Angelika Schmidt // 2013-02-04 22:03:13 // //
  • To keep it on mind...........Higher parts of the brain..........As higher it is, as closer to the divine....♥ ♥ ♥

    ElyzzaBeth Glezz // 2012-12-11 14:39:20 // //
  • Yes what about intuition in the present moment. Is it the same as impulse. When I am in the present moment and I get an "impulse" it coming through me from higher self?? When this happens I trust this impulse and don`t judge it I let it flow.

    deborahb1050 // 2012-12-11 14:06:16 // //
  • I admit I'm sharing this impulsively.

    Nick Barker // 2012-12-11 11:03:38 // //
  • yes...

    Zeca A. S. Dueñas // 2012-12-11 06:39:54 // //
  • Agreed

    Positivity, Love and all things Good // 2012-12-11 06:38:30 // //
  • love it !!!!

    Rhonda McLean // 2012-12-10 17:10:06 // //
  • es así!

    Rosana María De Los Milagros Marchese // 2012-12-10 15:52:53 // //
  • Higher parts of the brain must be consulted too.... Said with great emphasis for myself and a few people I know

    Sioux Robbins // 2012-12-10 15:43:58 // //
  • so true, so true

    Samoora Sam // 2012-12-10 15:41:00 // //
  • sharing!

    Marisa Franco Abad // 2012-12-10 15:38:34 // //
  • Captain Jean Luc Picard: "Belay that impulse order. Warp factor eleven - engage!"

    Gabriel Dayan // 2012-12-10 15:33:46 // //
  • sharing, too~ thank you~!

    Carolyn Wind // 2012-12-10 15:27:50 // //
  • That's why I'm a sitting duck at the moment..lol

    Rebecca Mae Evans // 2012-12-10 15:18:58 // //
  • Thank you ... I surrender this Brain ... Oprah own is posting the same colors here above you here ... funny Lil Wayne post and I type him your brother Lil Wizzle he is funny ... on he comes here .. Just be you he types ...Ty Pennington here posting kids in Denmark well Love kids Ty and Anne here in Denmark is posting ... wow <3

    Marlene Wood // 2012-12-10 15:17:11 // //
  • i find emotional tourettes outbursts on facebook cathartic.

    Maxwell Savor // 2012-12-10 15:15:53 // //
  • Love this

    Sherry Paquette // 2012-12-10 15:15:44 // //
  • I am going to buy this book soon for sure!

    Roxane Tara // 2012-12-10 15:08:12 // //
  • But there has to be a difference between impulse and intuition ~ and ~ what is the higher part of the brain?

    Roxane Tara // 2012-12-10 15:07:15 // //
  • Ok. ALLSKCOOL~A.11.SKCOOL

    Ava Sharee Cain-White // 2012-12-10 15:04:27 // //
  • THAT'S SURE A GOOD ONE FOR TODAY.

    Allie Webster Celia Maykrantz // 2012-12-10 15:03:42 // //
  • thank YOU, Deepak

    Sandra Weber // 2012-12-10 15:03:10 // //
  • Perhaps impulses that are supported strictly by the desire for comfort, pleasure, convenience or certainty are less likely to deliver fulfilling results, and, instead, be expressions of addictions. Whereas impulses that contain an element of challenge or discomfort serve to show one the way to true freedom and self-fulfillment.

    Ron Greenstein // 2012-12-07 09:47:20 // //