May 4, 2012
Deepak in the News

Deepak Chopra: Don`t ignore Occupy Wall Street.


When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.

Written by Rachel Ray for the Telegraph


From Occupy Wall Street to America’s healthcare debate, author, physician, and spiritual guru Deepak Chopra gives free rein to his consciousness.


It was the first all vegetarian menu to be served at a speaker’s luncheon in the century-old National Press Club. But even then Deepak Chopra (in the US capital earlier this month to talk about his new book Spiritual Solutions) wanted something simpler. Instead of the marinara-sauced butternut squash lasagna and yin-yang cupcakes, he munched on a Caesar salad.


A simple meal for a simple message: spirituality is expanded awareness, the place where solutions to all problems are found.


Sixty-five year-old Chopra, who comes across as contemporary, unpretentious, and patient, arrived in Washington fresh from a taping with Oprah, with whom he has a self-described “soul connection”. Sporting a black Nehru jacket and maroon patent leather clogs, the guru’s rhinestone-studded eyeglasses was the only hint at his celebrity status.


Before his luncheon speech, Chopra talked to the Daily Telegraph about whether Westerners were finally getting the consciousness concept. Although he has written over 60 self-help books, he noted that his intention in writing Spiritual Solutions was to emphasize the true nature of spirituality. He explained, “Most people still don't get the idea that spirituality is not religious dogma. Spirituality is expanding awareness.”


Chopra credits developments in neuroscience for the progress of the last 30 years. “We now know that there's no mental event that doesn't have a neural signature. You see it on a PET scan and you can see what kind of events influence what parts of the brain. There's nothing that happens in the brain that doesn't have an effect on the body.”  


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