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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...

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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...

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...

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...

GOD: A Story of Revelation (Hardcover)

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“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...

Brotherhood - by Deepak & Sanjiv Chopra (Hardcover)

Brotherhood - by Deepak & Sanjiv Chopra (Hardcover)
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Ten Poems to Change Your Life

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Book Of Secrets

Book Of Secrets
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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...

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June 15 2012

Deepak Chopra on Social Media: Tune in or Drop Out

Written by Dan Jamieson for investmentnews.com

Business leaders need to listen carefully to the global conversation taking place within social media, said author Deepak Chopra, co-founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, who bills himself as a pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine.

Listening and being aware is one of the key attributes for leaders, Mr. Chopra told attendees today at the Pershing LLC annual meeting in Hollywood, Fla.

“Look and listen to the collective conversation, whether it's the Occupy Wall Street movement, your neighborhood or your own children,” said Mr. Chopra, one of the better-known supporters of the Occupy movement.

But social media can be destructive, by taking us out of the moment, he said.

“If we ignore social networks, we do so at our own peril. However, they can distract us from our experience of being in the present moment,” he said.

“Every now and then check in” with yourself,” he said. “Ask, 'am I present? Am I aware?' That brings you to the moment. Being in the present -- that's a great skill leaders have.”

Top comments

  • So where am I when I take a minute to read this message - absent?

    Ed Howes // 2012-06-15 11:39:55 // //
  • Very thought-provoking article. Like anything, its all about balance. Thanks again! Laurie

    Lauri Vallas // 2012-06-15 12:49:30 // //

 

 

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  • Balance in all

    Shari Soultree // 2012-07-07 16:21:57 // //
  • It's like having a pen friend, only it's instant and with photos...keeps people connected when used positively.

    May King // 2012-07-06 18:55:26 // //
  • We are one with the social networks and there is no peril. Distractions are choices we make.

    The Soul's Answer to Why the Law of Attraction Isn't Working // 2012-07-03 20:47:19 // //
  • Yes, in deed ! This has nothing to do with religion, thanks for your comment -Chico Xavier of Light Healing For All

    Aster Gheresghier // 2012-07-03 20:35:23 // //
  • “When each one of us become an active and living book of lessons for those who see our examples, the boundaries of religious interpretation will give way to the new era of brotherhood and peace we're waiting for.” ― Chico Xavier

    Light Healing For All // 2012-07-03 20:09:46 // //
  • Not really feeling the Deepak updates

    Erub Salvatore // 2012-07-03 20:00:49 // //
  • Nor really feeling the Deepak updates

    Erub Salvatore // 2012-07-03 20:00:23 // //
  • Well, it makes better sense in context from the link. This, taken out of context was just plain weird for me. Scared me Dr. Chopra! :)

    Melissa S. Matthews // 2012-07-03 20:00:08 // //
  • A conundrum wrapped in a riddle

    Christina Burton Holmes // 2012-07-03 19:59:40 // //
  • Peril??? By ignoring social networks? I took some time off from them last week and I SO enjoyed the "real" world again; actually BEING in the present!! Got sick of getting slammed from every direction every second. Now, that was getting "perilous". Back on just to check certain things. WAY better not relying on it, for me!! :)) ♥♥

    Melissa S. Matthews // 2012-07-03 19:53:22 // //
  • hmmmmm.... i'm gonna go outside on a bike ride now! <3 thanks Deep!

    Hippie Colleen // 2012-07-03 19:49:05 // //
  • LOVE himmmm..

    Sharron Weigand Whitney // 2012-07-03 19:47:27 // //
  • Is the NOW different from the present moment? I would say so...

    Yohanan Ra // 2012-07-03 19:46:30 // //
  • Buenos Libros los de DEEPAK CHOPRA!!!

    Francisca Incandela // 2012-07-03 19:45:42 // //
  • not sure how to take this comment. I have wanted to back off of too much time on social networking . And I want to feel more life in the present moment. But how can we face our own peril if we back off?

    Peggy Mutsch // 2012-07-03 19:45:32 // //
  • commitment is little streching ourselve beyond our comfort zone.Then how to develop belongingness?

    Rajan Kamat // 2012-06-21 13:26:03 // //
  • CANT LIVE WITH IT, CANT LIVE WITHOUT IT. MODERATION PEOPLE!

    Anita Dixit // 2012-06-19 11:20:06 // //
  • This looks particularly helpful: http://www.wisdomofchopra.com/

    ronmurp // 2012-06-19 08:18:38 // //
  • Agree!

    Maria Lucia Vaughan // 2012-06-19 02:38:50 // //
  • What does this really mean? I like the "balance" comment...

    Jeanni Fisher Angus // 2012-06-19 01:16:22 // //
  • Yes, balance

    Carole Joyce // 2012-06-18 22:34:49 // //
  • balance

    Rebecca K Clougher // 2012-06-18 22:31:05 // //
  • We received a physical mind to serve us, to question, to reason, and a heart to do the screening, access the wisdom within and kick to goal !!!

    Light Healing For All // 2012-06-18 22:06:20 // //
  • To silence the mind is essential towards enlightenment, all other activity must be done with remembrance of oneself and doing things of good intention.

    Elizabeth Hartsook // 2012-06-18 21:21:12 // //
  • I don`t understand how ignoring social networks is a bad thing or puts us at any risk..."If we ignore social networks, we do so at our own peril." Please someone explain this to me.

    klisa // 2012-06-18 20:58:02 // //
  • But, due to the fast paced, busy working world we all live in without social networks for me there would be no networks. The day of sitting on the front porch with a glass of tea is about over, but we must go forward and every chance we get try to connect.

    Deborah Boudreaux // 2012-06-18 20:37:25 // //
  • Dr Deepak Chopra knows what it means to be a part of a movement in saving our planet....check out his story...www.napower.com/114488

    David Womack // 2012-06-18 19:09:36 // //
  • Brings the world knowledge, that powers that be are trying to suppress. Wish people would stop walking blindfold into suppresion! The forever circle of blind faith again and again. They did try to burn the books.. BUT!! Not all ;)

    Alison Sumner // 2012-06-18 18:55:58 // //
  • True I thought technology was too fast paced n all I needed was the basics but SN has proved to enhance my quality of life

    Neeve Roduifo // 2012-06-18 18:53:48 // //
  • José, te envio un abrazo fuerte! Sabes que, como nerdito enfocado que soy, estuve haciendo memoria de donde es que nos conocemos! Y fue en el taller que tomamos en Bayamón que ofrecio Ivette Rodriguez! :)

    Angelo Cox // 2012-06-18 18:52:28 // //
  • They do. We do. But you still have to walk away from it from time to time...to seperate from the herd, and live a different moment, one that is just yours.

    Chris Pruitt // 2012-06-18 18:51:15 // //
  • and some too often?

    Larry Brinley // 2012-06-18 18:48:39 // //
  • contradiction?

    Shalom Steve Kane // 2012-06-18 18:47:58 // //
  • Everything in moderation?

    Sarah Riddle Fowler // 2012-06-18 18:46:43 // //
  • I agree very much with what you are saying. I use Social Media for more practical reasons, such as reaching people globally who can work with and progress with my career. And that is distracting because you are not dealing with the immediate things around your focus is totally somewhere else but as you say, we ignore Social Media at our peril.

    danieljudegennis // 2012-06-18 18:12:34 // //
  • Religion limits God.

    Natz // 2012-06-17 22:16:18 // //
  • Religion limits God.

    Natz // 2012-06-17 22:15:38 // //
  • The insatiable quest for being in the present that some people have, distracts them from BEING in the present, whatever it may be, social networks or otherwise! Thank you.

    Theresa Goubran // 2012-06-15 22:49:28 // //
  • Amazing, thanks Dr Chopra

    Esmeralda // 2012-06-15 12:54:33 // //
  • Very thought-provoking article. Like anything, its all about balance. Thanks again! Laurie

    Lauri Vallas // 2012-06-15 12:49:30 // //
  • So where am I when I take a minute to read this message - absent?

    Ed Howes // 2012-06-15 11:39:55 // //