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We can either allow our past to keep interfering with our optimal expression of love and happiness, or we can move beyond our past with renewed passion for life.

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Books

Brotherhood - by Deepak & Sanjiv Chopra (Hardcover)

Brotherhood - by Deepak & Sanjiv Chopra (Hardcover)
BROTHERHOOD Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream DEEPAK & SANJIV CHOPRA   “BROTHERHOOD is an uplifting account of sibling affection and success, and of the promise and infinite...

Joyful Wisdom

Joyful Wisdom
ABOUT THEBOOK: Yongey Mingyur is one of the most celebrated among the new generation of Tibetan meditation masters, whose teachings have touched people of all faiths around the world. His first...

Ten Poems to Change Your Life

Ten Poems to Change Your Life
ABOUT THE BOOK: This is a dangerous book. Great poetry calls into question not less than everything. It dares us to break free from the safe strategies of the cautious mind. It opens us to pain...

Book Of Secrets

Book Of Secrets
2005 Nautilus Book Award Grand Prize Winner! New York Times Best Seller! Every life is a book of secrets, ready to be opened. The secret of perfect love is found there, along with the secrets...

GOD: A Story of Revelation (Hardcover)

GOD: A Story of Revelation (Hardcover)
“God is an empty term except through the revelations of all the saints, prophets, and mystics of history. They exist to plant the seeds of spirituality as a direct experience rather than a...

Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui

Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui
ABOUT THE BOOK: Feng Shui is the ancient oriental art of enhancing and harmonizing the flow of energy in your surroundings.  Over the last twenty years, Karen Kingston has pioneered the study...

Soul of Leadership (Hardcover)

Soul of Leadership (Hardcover)
ABOUT THIS BOOK Leadership is the most crucial choice one can make—it is the decision to step out of darkness into the light.      Bestselling author and spiritual guide Deepak Chopra invites...

Super Brain by Deepak Chopra, MD & Rudy Tanzi, MD (Hardcover)

Super Brain by Deepak Chopra, MD & Rudy Tanzi, MD (Hardcover)
Learn about Deepak Chopra and the Chopra Center's Super Brain dietary supplement - Ayurvedic Brain Support NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Super Brain by Deepak Chopra, MD & Rudy...

NEW Spiritual Solutions by Deepak Chopra(Hardcover)

NEW Spiritual Solutions by Deepak Chopra(Hardcover)
Spiritual Solutions: Answers to Life's Greatest Challenges ( AUDIOBOOK Available )  "Great advice directly from the master on virtually any subject, it just doesn't get any better...

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December 08 2012

Right Intentions

Category:  Ask Deepak

Question:

Hello Deepak, my question is: how do we know what's our "right" intention? I'm 27 years old and I'm going through a real inner crisis. Frankly, I simply have no idea what I'm doing with my life or what I want to do with it. If a genie appeared and granted any wishes instantly, I honestly would not know what to ask. It's as if I don't have any goals, wishes, dreams at all. If I have no intentions there is nothing to visualize or to let go. Can it be my intention that I want an intention...? I feel stuck and it makes me desperate. How do I fix myself?
Response:

Intentions are how we harness the evolutionary power and intelligence of life to unfold our full human potential. You say you are going through an inner crisis and have no idea what you want to do with your life. If you want to know what to ask for, why not ask for clarity on what your life purpose is? Ask what your unique talents and gifts are that you have to offer the world. Ask how you can help those around you who want help. It’s fine if you don’t have grand ambitions for yourself, but by using your talents in the service of others, you can make a big contribution toward making this a better world.

Love,
Deepak

Top comments

  • What if it doesn`t need any intention but just surrendering to that what is at that moment? Why not surrendering to uncertainty. Life goes on and the moment one surrenders to that what just is, that moment one receives relief. You don`t have to fix anything, just accept yourself fully the way you are with all negative and positive impulses. No matter what the socalled scientists or wise say: YOU are your own guide and no one can meddle into your own experiences. Just love yourself because you are what you are. It takes a lifetime to fully comprehend what life is all about....

    YourSoul // 2012-12-09 16:57:04 // //
  • OMGosh ty for asking this. I feel the same but living second half of my life - my dharma has changed bc my values have changed. not sure if it`s burnout and lack of motivation due to bad experiences or just time to find new dharma. LOVE: "clarity on life purpose" I pray and meditate for that. Maybe using my spiritual name will resonate for this calling.

    Bani Prem Kaur // 2012-12-08 23:04:12 // //

 

 

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  • thank you for sharing such an deeply honest and truthful yet painful time in your journey. Deepak`s simple clarity: "If you want to know what to ask for, why not ask for clarity on what your life purpose is?" often, we cannot see or think we may not deserve attention to our intentions. Once we ask the Universe for clarity, the understanding will come. humbly, dear YourSoul, may I share: your words "you are your own guide" can lead to ego and fear centered thinking which shuts out the Light of Universal Truth and any Gifts you deserve to receive. And Harb -- your 1st sentence "Often when one is on the cross roads and doesn`t know what to do, one is ripe for a quantum jump in consciousness" is right on and something i have done many times during my journey when i became `stuck` unknowing confused. letting go and trusting the whole universe is right there with us -- what more could we ask. kudoa

    truthwarrior2012 // 2012-12-21 16:59:02 // //
  • Hi, I am in a very emotional crisis situation in my life. I have always been an extremely positive person all my life. Things did happen the way I wished for the universe always helped me achieve what i desired the most with things and people falling in place as and when required. I went to US for higher studies, I was scared as I knew no one, but made a wonderful friend who helped a lot with her family beine there, later made lots of other friends. But dont know why with a small circle of events, everyhting fell down, all my happiness my cheerfulnees went lost all my relations, friends turned hostile for no apparent reson. I wish to as I never asked or intent to attract this in my life, why did it happen??How can I be there again???Please guide me through my emotional crisis.

    nrs // 2012-12-11 00:29:33 // //
  • Often when one is on the cross roads and doesn`t know what to do, one is ripe for a quantum jump in consciousness, from where everything will be clear to him/her for at least next phase of about 10 years. It is not easy to ask for clarifications or know your unique talents and think of using them when your heart is yet not fully into anything. Quantum jump may take any time from a few months to a few years. Till it happens just surrender and continue to do whatever you are doing, whatever comes before you, knowingly or unknowingly it will be the work for you, even if for nothing else for helping you to pass certain time, because an other kind of work may be going much deeper within you of which you may not be even be aware. Your whole universe is working for you along with you.

    Harb // 2012-12-10 22:22:51 // //
  • Because you are actively looking for your life purpose and are unsatisfied with what you are doing currently, by asking for help from Spirit you are putting out the intention that you want a change, i.e. to move into your life purpose. I was in a similar place a couple of years ago and it was in asking for guidance I was shown the path I needed to follow. My life has completely changed and I now have the fulfillment of knowing exactly why I am here this time. :) I think you will find it easier if you ask for guidance and then KNOW it will come, because it will. Love and Blessings to you, Mary Jane :)

    Manifestyourlifedream // 2012-12-10 22:17:23 // //
  • What if it doesn`t need any intention but just surrendering to that what is at that moment? Why not surrendering to uncertainty. Life goes on and the moment one surrenders to that what just is, that moment one receives relief. You don`t have to fix anything, just accept yourself fully the way you are with all negative and positive impulses. No matter what the socalled scientists or wise say: YOU are your own guide and no one can meddle into your own experiences. Just love yourself because you are what you are. It takes a lifetime to fully comprehend what life is all about....

    YourSoul // 2012-12-09 16:57:04 // //
  • Yes, thank you for asking this! I noticed Dr. Chopra said, "Ask how you can help those around you who want help." I wonder, are we supposed to help those around us who want our help? Is it a bad idea/good idea to try to help those who think they don`t need help?

    euiey830 // 2012-12-09 12:23:05 // //
  • OMGosh ty for asking this. I feel the same but living second half of my life - my dharma has changed bc my values have changed. not sure if it`s burnout and lack of motivation due to bad experiences or just time to find new dharma. LOVE: "clarity on life purpose" I pray and meditate for that. Maybe using my spiritual name will resonate for this calling.

    Bani Prem Kaur // 2012-12-08 23:04:12 // //