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December 29 2012

Tired of Life

Category:  Ask Deepak

Question:

Hello Deepak. I feel this sadness in my soul. Not only in my body. I look at life and people and somehow I want to escape this prison caught in this body, in this place, and in this time.. I feel there is nothing new for me in store. I feel everything is old on earth and I have been through it all for thousands of thousands of years, somehow I am also bored. I go along with life, but I feel it is the same old song, even when something new and exciting happen. I do feel joy, but somehow I feel it is a game I have played too long and I am 25. Life is long.. What to do? I would be happy for any thoughts. Thanks.


Response:

This is a question or a comment that I am seeing quite often these days from people of all ages from all parts of the world. It’s not really depression, it’s a kind of world weariness that is not only fed up with the violence and suffering all around, but even the joy and sweetness of life feels faded and tasteless. It may not feel like this is a positive or spiritual development in one’s life, but it actually indicates a major shift in one’s core identity away from the external world, to the inner realm of one’s pure consciousness. It can feel very unsettling and disorienting as the attachments and passions of one’s old familiar life come untethered and you start to feel you are watching your life as a spectator and not really enjoying the way this play is written or acted. It’s an odd feeling as the interior landscape of one’s self-identity is rearranged. But once you know what’s going on, and that it is a temporary phase until the new you comes online, it is much easier to bear. The main thing is not to literally believe that the detachment you feel means that you need to leave your body, or the world and others around you. That sense of feeling apart and aloof is a by-product of the spiritual transformations in consciousness that you have set in motion, it is not a message telling you that life is boring or that life is over…quite the opposite.
There is a part of you that now sees life as a game, that means that your silent witness self observes all the drama of your life from a perspective unmoved and apart from that drama. That is your real self. And part of your current drama or game is this notion that life on earth is the same worn-out story, that it’s a prison. Use the vantage of your higher self to see this story of being sentenced to a long boring life in prison as just another dramatic story of your old self that you no longer buy into or identify with. Right now the focus of your life needs to center on just Being. Be that silent witness that notices all these stories about your life without judgment and without getting sucked into them. Over time as this core spiritual self becomes firmly established, it reengages with the emotional currents of your life -- lovers, family, career – so that you feel passion and enthusiasm once more. But now this passion is connected to your spiritual center and you can never lose yourself as you throw yourself into love, work, or life itself. That is when the real fun starts.

Love,
Deepak

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  • Thanks Deepak, i too needed to read this! :)

    Denise // 2012-12-30 15:09:20 // //
  • Deepak Chopra is truly connected to his source. He delivers the exact things I need to hear when I need to. Thats true inspiration at its best. MUCH LOVE

    dream chaser // 2013-01-02 00:39:10 // //

 

 

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  • The sadness inside sometimes seem to much to bear but i press on with this life. Is it in my soul, my body, my heart, my mind. Or is it external, around me. Is it even me that is sad. I don`t know. Sometimes I think I am incomplete. I have lost me. I should continue to let my silent witness self be and allow my higher self to continue to absorb and hope that my true self or core spiritual self will soon awaken and take hold of life? Reading your answer above and the comments have left me even sadder because it confirms it is me and that I am not alone.

    Dee // 2014-04-15 01:03:01 // //
  • Thank you so much for this. I am 53 and have walked the dark night of the soul for the last five years. I have suffered the symptoms of Ascension for the last twenty, and I am an Empath. I am on a Mystics path and have felt like I just want to walk out of my body and leave Earth. I have experienced death, and so much loss in my life, I am just so tired. I stopped drinking, watching tv, and have gotten attuned to Raiki three for my Spiritual growth, and Journey. I feel like such a stranger on my own planet, and the emotional exhaustion is beyond anything I have ever known. I have always been different, I asked many people as a child if they could see the colors around everything, I was answered with a bar of soap shoved down my throat. I am now working very diligently on my spiritual work and growth, and to understand my purpose here. I have read over 150 books, articles, and blogs, many have helped greatly. I just wish more holistic, and people into spiritual growth, and alternative medicine were more affordable for people like me. I would love to practice Reiki more, and take more Psychic development classes they are just so expensive. So for now I just anchor as much light as I can and love everything, and everybody every day, and of course never miss meditation and reflection. Love and Light to all of us. Suzanne The Mystic Traveler

    MysticTraveler // 2014-02-02 19:14:58 // //
  • i wish i believed this, that what i used to trust is real. nothing feels ok anymore. no interest in my life or being on earth.

    scaredbunny // 2013-12-01 18:52:57 // //
  • I am tired of working so hard and getting nowhere. My hope is leaving me. I raised my son alone and put myself through college. I am high functioning ADHD (ASD) and a woman. I`ve remained in the art world as a means to survive socially. But economically. There is no hope I arm not a corporate personality type. I keep trying so hard. My son is twenty two now. He`s wonderful. I even wrote a letter to oprah ten years ago begging for a job, as I have my BA in broadcast communications and fil. I was turned away by many men mostly who would either hit on me or tell me to go be a good mom. After 20 years of fighting. 20 years. I have been living in my office since my sone turned 17 and took care of his grandfather while he passed away from melanoma. I isolate because when I am around people for too many hours or days in a row they notice more my oddities. I though I was good at what I do, as people make praises all of the time. But no one hires me in a company. I keep trying because they say that when it looks the bleakest is when it gets better. It is bleak. I have 2 ba`s. 6 certificates. And continue to upgrade my skills. But no one hire me in a w2 job. I have lived on 10.00 a year for 20 years. I don`t know what I`m supposed to do. I keep getting nos. no yeses. I`m tired. I`m very tired.

    Mini me // 2013-10-11 02:58:29 // //
  • Dear Deepak, I feel like running far away from my near and dear ones because I am 29 now and yet unmarried so they are worried. I had a love life and broke off recently which was known to my parents and after that they have become adamant in searching match and marrying me off. What counts up more is I am jobless for a year, hence torn by both the way. Though I am trying hard to get a job or start a new study but I can notice there gloominess and sometime discouragement even from my brother makes me feel that I am so much heavy on them. Sometime I feel like I must end my life to make them free. Please advice me what should I do

    Shravanee Singha // 2013-08-05 11:44:58 // //
  • Hi Deepak I am generally worried and depressed all the time.Lots of bad things have happened to me in the past year. It all started with a miscarriage,then towards the end of the year I lost my father.He was just 62 years old,I was extrememly close to him.I thought I was strong enough to deal with all this,but I feel like I amnot. The pain hasnt gone away at all,even though its been almost a year now.I am not doing great career wise either.I just totally feel like a loser.Sometime I want to leave everything and run away. How do I deal with all this.A year ago it was all good and now its all in pieces.Please advice how to overcome all this?

    worried person // 2013-07-30 12:33:12 // //
  • This is exactly what I`m feeling these days, "tired of life" wanting to go "home" to rest. I`m happy to know that I`m not alone in this, and that this is an inner spiritual transformation that we are going through. However, it kind of feels being lost and confused about what to do with the rest of your life now. Nothing seems to be intriguing and we cannot free ourself from having to make a living and paying our bills.

    wonderwonders // 2013-07-27 23:25:55 // //
  • I hope this is true, the world seems so violent and greedy that one does not feel the joy one once did nor the optimism. I fear for the life of our planet and feel unable to alter it, perhaps the end of too much ego!!

    Linda // 2013-05-23 19:36:32 // //
  • been to stage very sad no emotions feelings no love tired of failing over and over trying to become better person but society won`t leave me alone.phone calla collection agency threat layers letters.i didn`t kill any one no one is bad by heart when we born so many factors affect during childhood to grown up but some people struggle whole their life. why we take steps which are not right. and when you try to better person society wont give chance to help that person

    just can`t take it any more // 2013-05-18 13:02:25 // //
  • WTF???

    Reader // 2013-04-14 11:22:51 // //
  • I am surprised how many people feel this way.

    catcher // 2013-03-04 00:41:35 // //
  • hi! i really feel so sad withaut a reason...........i am in the place i wanted, i do the things i wanted to do,so why do i feel this way?????????????i dont know what to do because i am a very positive and optimist person.........for moments i prefer to die

    armonia // 2013-01-05 18:59:10 // //
  • I feel the same way. I am lost in this physical world. I am 65 and I have been an excellent teacher for 43 years! Now, I am retired and I find that I do not know who I am. I was used to devoting each day from 7 am to 5 pm to my students. Then, after dinner I devoted my time to school again, planning and grading papers. There was NO time for SELF. Therefore, I am lost. People have suggested that I substitute, so that I can return to the classroom. But, in my wisdom, I say, "No." I think I need to discover who I am before the end of my days. What do you think I should do? I already meditate, do yoga, eat healthily, exercise, and stimulate my mind with reading a mind games. I sing in a choir, participate in a book group, regularly go with friends to museums and walks in parks, play cards with my husband and other couples, sail on our 34 foot Hunter, visit with family, play with our grandchildren, cook, sew, crochet, knit, swim, ride my horse, attend a fantastic spiritual discussion group, read, and keep up with current events. STILL, I am SAD! I am sincerely thankful for my blessings, too! I cherish each molecule and I think each person is precious! STILL I am VERY SAD for the world. I have such empathy for people and tradegies that the pain is enormous! I live each day doing all these "things." But, I just have a GUT feeling that there is MORE?... There is SOMETHING I am missing.....and IT`S VERY,VERY, VERY IMPORTANT! What should I do? My heart is heavy.

    Marcbrownsk // 2013-01-05 14:12:42 // //
  • So very timely..thank you

    Lisa // 2013-01-05 12:34:57 // //
  • Dear Deepak, Thank you for your guidance and support. My question is, what does one do when they seem to have run out of energy and vitality, despite wanting so much to grow, heal and become more impassioned in one`s life? Often, I feel it is all I can do to barely make it through the day, yet I yearn for so much more. Thanks. Julie

    Julie Dressler // 2013-01-04 23:19:56 // //
  • Listen to Alan Watts, dude.

    Sleppa Swirvy // 2013-01-03 11:22:03 // //
  • Hey thanks for inspiration. I just took my first deep breath in 2 days. Namaste, Douglas http://ultraflashgun.tumblr.com/

    UltraFlashGun // 2013-01-03 00:16:46 // //
  • sentence `I feel this sadness in my soul is not correct.`soul itself is bliss/anand since it is part(ansh) of supreme soul.we need to understand what is feeling.A thought arises in mind as a response to stimulus which is outside and we experience feelings depending on stimulus feeling may be good or bad.This is automated.Howebver we can consciously choose positive thoughs and thereby change our feelings.we need to master this technic. It is true that I the soul has been on the earth for thousand and thousands of the year since, once soul takes body it is trapped in karmic cycle.Only way to cut this karmic cycle is through meditation and when this karmic account is settled ,cycle is over I the soul will be librated from taking anothe body and will merge into supreme soul just like river ends into ocean which is called "mukti`.

    enlight // 2013-01-02 02:40:42 // //
  • Hi,if I was to give this man an advice with the love I would give it to my son,I would tell him that he is deppressed and therapy is needed. I feel he is loosing attachment and there are motives that aren´t conscious that he must see. When you´re looking outside instead of looking to your inside you´re letting circumstances paint your life, life outside is drama. If you are an spectator you aren´t watching what´s important in your own personal life, you stop focusing in yourself and the world isn´t going to achieve your mission. No passion comes from the outside. Passion for life flows as you focus on yourself. Work is an excellent instrument that will mirror lessons you are called to live. Taking baby steps help you learn and accomplish internal knowledge. You will star feeling good and it will stir creativity in your soul. One thing leads to the other and soon life starts to feel different. Why? Because actions reflect our thoughts. Thoughts aren´t stagnant, they start moving in another direction and soon as you do you will come in contact with new experiences. Feeling connected to the world is not about seeing, it´s a blessing to move towards changes and to be part of others lifes. As you encounter good people that have greater problems then yours and you want to make a difference in their lifes, life starts to have purpose and meaning. The lazy attitude of criticism of the world wont take us to do anything better. If you don´t like what you see go, move, do something for others, be part of change and then you will be able to experience the happiness you can give. I have a son working for an ONG called Roof for my Country in Costa Rica, he is only 19 and he goes with 100 more kids of his age to build houses for poor people and Im so so happy to see how this kids trascend their natural egoism and unfold their heart to help others. Im so happy he is making a difference and his actions have changed his vision of life. he comes back tired, with wounds in his hands and heart but his vision of life has been enriched by giving. Relating to others, giving, seeing people of a different social and economic condition, has made him conscious of how how close we all are. He has grown to have intimacy...with the world. This is the kind of religion he preaches. Isn´t it wonderful? The God I know is love in action, I would advice you to pray, talk with God in the silence of your room, maybe at first you will think he doesn´t answer, but, He does. Open your heart to the missions always new & changing he has for you. Soon you will be able to see the ordinary magic every day will bring and life wont be boring! We all walk in the razors edge, the balance that makes us walk without falling is faith and confidence. Even if we fall, we all do, with faith we will stand up, learn & walk again. Fear nothing, God has provided you with the equipment to live life in a full filled way. With therapy, counseling, a little change in your attitude, prayers and actions life will unfold great things you haven´t discovered. Belief me we are all in the same boat!

    twitter@mariamalia2010 // 2013-01-02 00:53:36 // //
  • Deepak Chopra is truly connected to his source. He delivers the exact things I need to hear when I need to. Thats true inspiration at its best. MUCH LOVE

    dream chaser // 2013-01-02 00:39:10 // //
  • Good answer. I often feel as if I am watching my own life as a spectator and this play really really sucks. I often wonder when I can become re-engaged in what I see, but detachment is really all I can feel right now. I can`t even be angry anymore.t

    Teresa // 2013-01-01 21:09:02 // //
  • Thank you - timely as ever. With love.

    Patterncatcher // 2013-01-01 21:08:36 // //
  • Deepak Iam currently going through a tough emotional journey, Iam planned to take up a new career opportunity that will require some radical change and personal sacrifice. Before accepting this decision I reflected internally, and got an overwhelming sense that this will be good opportunity and all will be well. I have been reading your posting and find solace in the messages. However, since making the decision .Iam battling to silence the emotional noise , this is creating anxiety , fear and my mind is pre occupied with all negative emotions. In the past weeks I have been reading much more of your teachings and they provide such inspiration , I need guidance on how to stop procrastinating , to stop my mind racing with noise and fear.

    Sunki // 2012-12-31 01:17:25 // //
  • I also appreciate these words--very, very helpful to me!

    Clarkgirl1 // 2012-12-30 17:21:50 // //
  • My life has transformed ever since I`ve been following, reading, learning and exercising my awareness including all your teachings. My father Dr Don Mattera (author) has noticed my change and commends me everyday. I`ve also been experiencing a need to die, feeling like it`s the only answer to everything, "The ultimate gift or peace." for this is all too overwhelming. I too needed to read this. Now I realise that I need to give myself a little lee-way for things to fall into place. Your intent to inspire 100 million people has reached me here in South Africa. Someday I would like to take place in the 30 day of intent program. I`m inspired. Take care

    Ashford Sithole // 2012-12-30 16:06:27 // //
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    Ineedanswers // 2012-12-30 15:18:46 // //
  • Thanks Deepak, i too needed to read this! :)

    Denise // 2012-12-30 15:09:20 // //