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April 28 2013

Coping Mechanisms

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When you pacify a feeling, it goes away temporarily, but it always returns. You are eating to cope with feelings. There are other ways to cope, and once you learn them, the urge to eat will lessen, because your body and mind will know that you aren't supplied with only one major coping mechanism.
Coping Mechanisms

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  • I think if we want to control our feelings the result will be overeating (but not necessarily), it helps me just observe feelings coming and going like black and white clouds leaving at the end a light blue Sky...Kisses

    Luigia Fiorentino // 2013-02-17 12:29:58 // //
  • Your True Nature is Unlimited Happiness, Limitless Love, Unending Bliss, and The Profoundest Peace. Your True Nature is Life. Life is the most Beauty-Full Wonder, Bliss, and Happiness when you Realize what your True Nature is. Another way of saying True Nature, if this term does not make sense to you, is True Self. Thus, your True Self is Unlimited Happiness, Limitless Love, Unending Bliss, and the Profoundest Peace. When I often Realize this - I feel as if I am going to Explode into and as Infinity Itself. Yet you cannot explode into it because you already Are It and that Is the Realization. You already are: Happy, Love, Bliss-Full, Peace-Full, and Wonder-Full. You just don't realize it because you are identified with the knowledge-games and the false-identity games of society that are un-true. These false-games make you chase after what you think is happiness, so it keeps you distracted and un-aware of your natural-always-already-happy True Self or True Nature. Everyone is born Happy, Loving, Bliss-Full, Profoundly Peace-Full, and Wonder-Full. Babies totally radiate this. Children are so radiant and we love them so much because of this. Gradually, parents throw these bright-ones into the false knowledge-games and false-identity games of society and their light begins to get covered up by layers and layers of society's programming and games. Then, over time and throughout life, the journey of Enlightenment takes place. In other words, the journey of recovering the original radiance or Light that was covered up. Then some people go through years of therapy to remove the garbage of society in hopes of recovering that dim light or original-radiance of happiness. Or some people travel to India to find gurus to help them find that lost Light. Did you know that the origin of the word Guru means 'one who pushes away darkness with light'? That is the job of Enlightened Beings to shine their light of Enlightenment at you, so that you recognize your own Light or your True Self, which was born Enlightened, and is the same Light in them. The light of Life Itself. So, I am posting this Facebook post which now will act as a Signpost to point you in the direction of Realizing your True Nature/or your True Self that you can never lose. You can be un-aware of It, but you can never loose it. You can get lost for half of your life, but you can never, ever, ever loose the truly-true-Truth of Who and What you are (your True Self). My whole purpose behind all of my Facebook posts is to tell you and convey in hundreds of different ways that Life is Already Heaven. You are already Heaven or Perfect-Happiness, Love, Bliss, and Unending Peace Itself. Life is nothing but the greatest thing ever. You are life and life is one, so you are the greatest thing ever along with everything else since it is all life as well. This here, what I am saying, is the message of all those Enlightened and/or Awakened Beings from the beginnings of time. May this post give you a glimpse of your True Self today. Written with Unlimited Happiness, Love, Bliss, and Peace, Your Forever-Friend, Troy of Is. Send a Friend request this way if you can!

    Troy Of-Is // 2013-04-28 19:56:25 // //

 

 

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  • this is help in my life

    Vipul Patel // 2013-05-03 06:25:50 // //
  • here is my thing. I was never taught coping skills as a child and now as an adult eating is the way I deal. Then I feel horrible and guilty and then eat more. It's a cycle I want to break so bad and have no clue how.

    Christina Keeley Bennett // 2013-04-30 11:41:29 // //
  • This is fine

    Ana Anne // 2013-04-29 19:40:53 // //
  • if more people will accept that not eating properly gives your enemies more strength over you then, maybe more people will find it useful to eat properly. people just don't feel that food is useful unless they use it to comfort their adolescent and infantile urges.a friend of mine regressed emotionally for a time and her eating became rediculous to the point of nearly expecting others to treat her as an infant by wanting to be spoon fed, burped,and never left alone while eating. what if so many adults were treated like infants when it comes to eating and eating properly. will that be enough to encourage them to become more adult like again?too many have been seperated too far from their instincts and their morals. with so many who starve around the world it's still hard to believe that so many ignore the rest the of the world and continue to rub our noses in the fact they have so much to go around ,that there is not enough to go around for those actually starving.meow,meow,meow

    David Jones // 2013-04-29 15:11:32 // //
  • But I like eating......it's all about finding happiness within and when the food goes within my body I'm happy Jay :-)

    Mo Alam // 2013-04-29 11:28:48 // //
  • Mo lol

    Jay Dave // 2013-04-29 11:25:30 // //
  • Thank you.

    Christine Howe // 2013-04-29 10:47:53 // //
  • It had to be said!!! I work checking out people's groceries at a major chain ..... And it is so sad to watch what people are doing to themselves. And wonderful to encounter those with light. I hope this forum grows!

    Katie Katz // 2013-04-29 01:13:34 // //
  • Thank you for the great quote!

    Lisa Weinstein Goldberg // 2013-04-29 00:07:30 // //
  • Stop eating all those cheep empty calories that the corporate run government is telling you are healthy and eat like our ancestors.You won't have to wast your money on Depak"s book.

    James Wall // 2013-04-28 21:24:53 // //
  • Your True Nature is Unlimited Happiness, Limitless Love, Unending Bliss, and The Profoundest Peace. Your True Nature is Life. Life is the most Beauty-Full Wonder, Bliss, and Happiness when you Realize what your True Nature is. Another way of saying True Nature, if this term does not make sense to you, is True Self. Thus, your True Self is Unlimited Happiness, Limitless Love, Unending Bliss, and the Profoundest Peace. When I often Realize this - I feel as if I am going to Explode into and as Infinity Itself. Yet you cannot explode into it because you already Are It and that Is the Realization. You already are: Happy, Love, Bliss-Full, Peace-Full, and Wonder-Full. You just don't realize it because you are identified with the knowledge-games and the false-identity games of society that are un-true. These false-games make you chase after what you think is happiness, so it keeps you distracted and un-aware of your natural-always-already-happy True Self or True Nature. Everyone is born Happy, Loving, Bliss-Full, Profoundly Peace-Full, and Wonder-Full. Babies totally radiate this. Children are so radiant and we love them so much because of this. Gradually, parents throw these bright-ones into the false knowledge-games and false-identity games of society and their light begins to get covered up by layers and layers of society's programming and games. Then, over time and throughout life, the journey of Enlightenment takes place. In other words, the journey of recovering the original radiance or Light that was covered up. Then some people go through years of therapy to remove the garbage of society in hopes of recovering that dim light or original-radiance of happiness. Or some people travel to India to find gurus to help them find that lost Light. Did you know that the origin of the word Guru means 'one who pushes away darkness with light'? That is the job of Enlightened Beings to shine their light of Enlightenment at you, so that you recognize your own Light or your True Self, which was born Enlightened, and is the same Light in them. The light of Life Itself. So, I am posting this Facebook post which now will act as a Signpost to point you in the direction of Realizing your True Nature/or your True Self that you can never lose. You can be un-aware of It, but you can never loose it. You can get lost for half of your life, but you can never, ever, ever loose the truly-true-Truth of Who and What you are (your True Self). My whole purpose behind all of my Facebook posts is to tell you and convey in hundreds of different ways that Life is Already Heaven. You are already Heaven or Perfect-Happiness, Love, Bliss, and Unending Peace Itself. Life is nothing but the greatest thing ever. You are life and life is one, so you are the greatest thing ever along with everything else since it is all life as well. This here, what I am saying, is the message of all those Enlightened and/or Awakened Beings from the beginnings of time. May this post give you a glimpse of your True Self today. Written with Unlimited Happiness, Love, Bliss, and Peace, Your Forever-Friend, Troy of Is. Send a Friend request this way if you can!

    Troy Of-Is // 2013-04-28 19:56:25 // //
  • Beyond eating for nutrition, IF comfort eating has distressing consequences, and IF the feeling comes back - then we can find more wholesome enduring ways to fulfil that inner hunger and emptiness.

    Tools For Transformation // 2013-04-28 18:48:22 // //
  • No lie another crypto- fascist guru busts out of nowhere onto my FB to pimp his silly derivative book. Anyone who wants truly creative philo-spirituality is still listening to Alan Watts and not Oprah's $$$ grub of the month.

    Mike Garber // 2013-04-28 17:42:04 // //
  • Thank you .....Obesity ...you shall be beaten

    Jyothi Naidoo // 2013-04-28 12:30:52 // //
  • How about SHOPPING/HOARDING that makes people feel good... I think I need some STUFF =]

    Kaela Schroeder Carlson // 2013-04-28 12:19:00 // //
  • Thanks.

    Jose Angel Rivera // 2013-04-28 11:48:28 // //
  • And by the way nobody seems to have Problems to say the opinion about me. I would not be fair if I would not return this favour. Or?

    Heimo Alexander Kruschinski // 2013-04-28 11:41:16 // //
  • I am not a book criticer. I am courios. It is not forbidden in my opinion. And I say my opinion.

    Heimo Alexander Kruschinski // 2013-04-28 10:28:32 // //
  • Heimo, my understanding is that health coaches and nutritionists study about people's psychologic relationship to food because it's relevant for many people. It certainly isn't just Deepak who observes this

    Narelle Warren // 2013-04-28 10:20:42 // //
  • James, if you think Deepak is just a book hawker, why are you here? I'm sure the professions of the critics aren't hashed out on Facebook

    Narelle Warren // 2013-04-28 10:16:28 // //
  • I do not say Deepak is overweight. But his Thesis I doubt!

    Heimo Alexander Kruschinski // 2013-04-28 10:15:21 // //
  • I don't see how it's relevant, Heimo, Deepak isn't overweight, he's writing about what our brains do and helping others understand. His page is very clear about his book's intentions

    Narelle Warren // 2013-04-28 10:13:57 // //
  • Incidentally, I'm thinner than Deepak. Although photos are not as meaningful. It can distort. Also, I'm a little younger. I do sports. I have no overweight. I eat very consciously, and with great joy. Maybe it is not so bad to enjoy every bite and to have good feelings. No idea.

    Heimo Alexander Kruschinski // 2013-04-28 10:09:11 // //
  • Deepak has been on many programs stating that philosophy is holistic? Why are the critics following him if they disagree? Heimo, not everyone feels good when they eat. This statement may not apply to you, but it may apply to those who have some sort of eating disorder or overeat because of negative emotions. Sex is a coping mechanism, yes, but it's not relevant to the topic-food

    Narelle Warren // 2013-04-28 10:05:54 // //
  • And what is bad if you feel good when you eat? I enjoy eating.

    Heimo Alexander Kruschinski // 2013-04-28 10:00:20 // //
  • I think he is still talking about feelings here rather than about food!

    Elaine Molloy // 2013-04-28 09:55:05 // //
  • Now the philosopher is an eating expert ? Can't wait for the next book promotion ! People, pay attention to your own body signs and take care of yourself....you know yourself better than the book hawks

    James Bono // 2013-04-28 09:50:34 // //
  • Eating is a coping mechanism. Sex too. So what?

    Heimo Alexander Kruschinski // 2013-04-28 09:49:03 // //
  • Most people in North America are on a wheat based diet.Wheat contains anti nutrients and increases glucose and lepton insensitivity leading to obesity.We have never before had so much access to information via the web. Be your own Guru.

    James Wall // 2013-04-28 09:44:51 // //
  • I just downloaded the book Super Brain to listen to as I drive regional as a truck driver.

    William James Allen // 2013-04-28 09:44:05 // //
  • Heimo, I'm not sure it takes guesswork to understand. Deepak mentioned eating as a coping mechanism, this means using eating to deal with negative feelings like depression, anger, hurt. If we are eating in pleasure, we are not coping, we are feeling good things.

    Narelle Warren // 2013-04-28 09:43:26 // //
  • So true! We need to see things as they trully are and not as we would like them to be! Vipassana!

    Francois Turgeon // 2013-04-28 09:40:18 // //
  • So true! Thank you for sharing!

    Vicki Harris Lund // 2013-04-28 09:38:53 // //
  • I know a quote is always taken out of context. He could post the entire section, then one would know more.

    Heimo Alexander Kruschinski // 2013-04-28 09:38:38 // //
  • Sure everything is obvious. He shall write what he means. I do not want to guess.

    Heimo Alexander Kruschinski // 2013-04-28 09:34:25 // //
  • Yes powerful and peaceful words and quotations. Thanks dear master!

    Claudia Laudanno // 2013-04-28 09:29:15 // //
  • Heimo, I think Deepak was pretty obvious about what type if eating he meant. There is a way to disagree without swearing on the thread

    Narelle Warren // 2013-04-28 09:25:59 // //
  • Super Brain! I just laughing! :-D

    Heimo Alexander Kruschinski // 2013-04-28 09:24:13 // //
  • Cheryl Cooper // 2013-04-28 09:24:06 // //
  • thank you shared

    Mária Tóth // 2013-04-28 09:22:07 // //
  • I eat because I am hungry. And if I not eat, or too less I do not feel well. Bullshit in my opinion. And to eat with friends is just joy. Why should one not pacify such a Feeling? Bullshit. Of course there are People who eat to much, or not the right things. Eating like every Thing can become a drug. But eating in itself is a great Thing.

    Heimo Alexander Kruschinski // 2013-04-28 09:21:34 // //
  • these are powerful words.

    Susan Gabi // 2013-04-28 09:20:05 // //
  • Totally true :)

    Valentina López Castrillón // 2013-04-28 09:16:55 // //
  • Powerful.

    Steve Daniel // 2013-04-28 09:16:00 // //
  • @ Deepak Chopra :) <3 ...you're such a brilliant teacher.

    Negest Tegest Agonafer // 2013-04-28 09:13:59 // //
  • I think if we want to control our feelings the result will be overeating (but not necessarily), it helps me just observe feelings coming and going like black and white clouds leaving at the end a light blue Sky...Kisses

    Luigia Fiorentino // 2013-02-17 12:29:58 // //
  • i've believed for over 20 year same is true for any distraction from stress like drinking, drugs, sex, gambling, co-dependance...strengthening the life coping skills not solely abstinence is the long term solution

    Thea Kurdi // 2013-02-17 12:25:51 // //
  • Eating is fun yes, But only when you are not eating to deal with emotional trauma. and you are not over weight. I work with people everyday to help guide them to lose weight, help them to understand their emotions and where they are coming from so they can make a shift to a healthier life style change and find some happiness in their life. When you see their trauma, it is not fun for them. When you see their shift, their inner being begin to smile, their health improve, that is fun.

    Charlotte Wedrick // 2013-02-17 12:20:27 // //
  • http://ow.ly/hMywl

    Laurie Lyons // 2013-02-17 12:15:52 // //
  • I am eating dates right now as I'm reading this up above. They are delicious. I think I have been overeating...

    Sanjay Paul // 2013-02-17 12:15:11 // //
  • why did MJ turn out that way?

    Navi Sunner // 2013-02-17 12:13:08 // //
  • wow

    Malathi S Patil // 2013-02-17 12:12:30 // //
  • eating is fun.

    Dino Vincenzi // 2013-02-17 12:12:00 // //
  • I am reading this book now. I do eat to make the pain go away but always just gives me more pain.

    Debra Flanagan Van Pelt // 2013-02-17 12:08:39 // //
  • Dr. Chopra, I can't wait to read it! I just finished watching your documentary by the way, or your son's documentary, "Finding Deepak" and I loved it!! Sanjay

    Sanjay Paul // 2013-02-17 12:04:22 // //
  • :-(

    Nagy Menator // 2013-02-17 12:02:52 // //