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June 03 2013

Deepak Chopra: 'Every Encounter Shapes Our Identity'

The holistic health guru, 65, has written a memoir, Brotherhood, with his brother, Sanjiv Chopra, a medical professor at Harvard.

Deepak Chopra: 'Every Encounter Shapes Our Identity'

What inspired this book?

It was a chance for us to look back at our lives. We were brought up in the same environment and trained in medicine, yet we went in different directions. Every encounter shapes our identity.

As an immigrant, how do you react to something like the Boston bombings? The suspects in that case were immigrants, too.

If that incident influences our policy on immigration, then we’ll miss all the other people who have come from all over and are contributing to the greatness of the United States. You just have to look at the list of U.S. Nobel prizes to see that a lot of the winners are immigrants.

Do you like connecting with your audience via Twitter?

I do. It gives me the chance to interact with people from all over the world. It’s hard to make a contribution in 140 characters, but I try!

Join us for a twitter chat! @ParadeMagazine will speak with Deepak and his brother, Sanjiv, on June 6 at 3 p.m. ET. Use the hashtag #paradechats.

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  • A poem for my friends from my heart to yours xxx One day Source decided not to be alone They decided that it was time to clone themselves and broke off 7 billions parts and projected them into the dark. Source made a planet of reverse So everything seemed like a stinkin' curse They made it so we thought we were bad but the truth was we are always glad To work out the game that was invented by a power so strong it would make you demented if you really understood how powerful you are while you scurry along thinking you ain't got so far. Hear the dream you dream inside your soul while u follow your purpose and find you goal. Listen still to the signs and sounds that are sent to you from above to ground Listen clear for the clues that are right here and my dear, they are so very close and near. The puzzle of life is solved you'll see When you have heart, desires, thoughts and go free into the world with hope, not fear my friend. Fear is the one that is not your friend. So by saying I AM loved every day out loud Focusing on the good will make you feel quite proud. Understand that we all suffer from low self esteem At last we will get what each other means. When you hear yourself say 'I AM a fool' Turn it around and say 'I AM cool.' Forgive each other, it was all set up So have a hug and drink from the love cup. You may notice compassion will get you far when you feel real clear that I AM who YOU ARE Give thanks every day for all your can count Then stand back and see your blessings mount Train your awareness on the NOW This is your power that's my vow Your consciousness will grow and grow and as it does you will move off skid row. Bless everyone you meet with love and light leave them feeling better and you know that's right We are ascending my friends, this is a game! we are all going back to whence we came. To a place of love, hope and bliss So snap out of this illusion and from the abyss. Love you all xxx

    The Age of Imagination // 2013-06-04 02:07:26 // //
  • We are scripting our quality of life with the help of our own quality of thought, identifying inner greatness as being purposed by lord and the size of our dream. We are bombarded with countless number of obstacles, challenges and unexpected circumstances in the highway of life and success. Whatever be the barriers, unexpected circumstances encountered in the highway, you need to have higher degree of optimism and you need to stand like courageous fighter as you are born to be victor not the victim. Actually optimistic attitude is life prospering, dream actualizing and miracle creating fuel which maintains the momentum for the accomplishment of your huge dream with full enthusiasm and passion backed by solid confidence. Sometimes it happens in life where you get clouded and web trapped with obstacles, criticism and tides of challenges where optimistic attitude plays life shifting role. When we lack optimistic attitude in life then the web trap and clouds of failure drives us towards grave of failure without any prior notice and we are drowned in the sea of frustration, directionless zone and we are compelled to live life without any well defined purpose. If you feel optimistic in whatever you do in life despite of many unexpected circumstances and setbacks then the law of attraction applies by 100% in your life. Almost 80% people used to give up in the middle when they are encountered with countless obstacles and unexpected circumstances in the highway of life and success and around 20% people dare to fight till their fuel of optimism is favoring them and finally are crowned with victor tag. The concrete life prospering truth says everything around and within us is energy and has energy, if you hold positive life prospering optimistic attitude regarding anything you perform in life then you just form positive magnetic field around your zone which sends positive email to universe and as per the law of universe you can attract the same positive circumstances, people and positive quality life as you yourself is a living magnet. The best way to manufacture optimistic attitude and conditioned your belief system is through powerful positive self affirmations and plant the seeds of attitude of gratitude. The quality of your thought is highly influenced by your deep rooted belief system as well, it’s better to update your deep rooted belief system and just write down your dream goals in cards and use the power of imagination. The bottom line is never give any space to any obstacles, problems or dark times to trap you and drives you towards grave of failure, just water yourself with optimistic attitude which can drive you towards life with abundance

    Dhiraj Kumar Raj // 2013-06-04 00:07:41 // //

 

 

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  • Deepak, We met at you event, "Journey to the Boundless," in 1996 in San Francisco. You were speaking about how energy goes from the manifested to the un-manifested, and back again. You were saying how the word for energy was "Karma," and you said if you drink a cup of coffee (karma) and that energy becomes your thoughts, the energy has gone from the manifested to the un-manifested. So, I asked you if you drink a cup of instant coffee, is that "Instant Karma?" ;-) Deepak, I have studied and evolved many valuable ideas since we last spoke. How may I contact you now? Thank you! Aaron Wolfson aaronwolfson@aol.com

    Aaron Wolfson // 2013-07-20 04:09:11 // //
  • Я была у Вас в гостях в астрале,извините ,что без приглашения. Ирина.

    irina proshina // 2013-06-07 04:53:09 // //
  • good yes

    Neyfa G. Vazquez // 2013-06-06 12:20:52 // //
  • Going back to the Chopra Center in November.

    Richard VanBuren // 2013-06-05 19:12:37 // //
  • this is awesome now I can understand

    Jc Carlos // 2013-06-04 23:25:35 // //
  • Yes it sure does but one must be aware of same. Love & Light to All <3

    Mags Aodh // 2013-06-04 18:29:39 // //
  • increased knowledge, increased stability, increased ability to hold a positiion

    Expansion Strategies For Business & Practice Owners by Effective Management // 2013-06-04 16:22:35 // //
  • Absolutely! but we also have to have a viewpoint that is stable and does not continually shift. Inother words you have to stand for something or you fall for everything

    Expansion Strategies For Business & Practice Owners by Effective Management // 2013-06-04 16:22:05 // //
  • Much truth to this. We learn from both the good, the bad and the ugly.

    Christine Oster // 2013-06-04 14:19:39 // //
  • i remember having cards read for me once and i was told i didn't hate anybody. i didn't know i was going to have to learn something about it.i'd really like to sever the cords to it. and if there is any point in hoping for anything....where would that be?

    Leslie Grace Swiednicki // 2013-06-04 10:25:17 // //
  • mmm que interesante ¡¡¡

    Myriam Valeroo // 2013-06-04 10:13:05 // //
  • Much love to my Guru!

    Jen Carter // 2013-06-04 10:11:14 // //
  • serious photo Deepak!

    Small Business Supernova // 2013-06-04 10:04:51 // //
  • Awesome!! Namaste

    Denise Size VedPrem Kaur // 2013-06-04 09:34:27 // //
  • True

    Elizabeth Marini DiPreta // 2013-06-04 08:52:54 // //
  • sies en español mejor. graccias. gracias

    Mirna Espinosa // 2013-06-04 08:09:39 // //
  • looking good in blond ;)

    Olivia Liss Yoga // 2013-06-04 08:06:55 // //
  • Yes!

    Suzanne Sherman White // 2013-06-04 03:50:15 // //
  • Guess that is why I prefer the pleasant encounters....to cover up for all the unpleasant ones.....

    Tine Back // 2013-06-04 02:37:54 // //
  • A poem for my friends from my heart to yours xxx One day Source decided not to be alone They decided that it was time to clone themselves and broke off 7 billions parts and projected them into the dark. Source made a planet of reverse So everything seemed like a stinkin' curse They made it so we thought we were bad but the truth was we are always glad To work out the game that was invented by a power so strong it would make you demented if you really understood how powerful you are while you scurry along thinking you ain't got so far. Hear the dream you dream inside your soul while u follow your purpose and find you goal. Listen still to the signs and sounds that are sent to you from above to ground Listen clear for the clues that are right here and my dear, they are so very close and near. The puzzle of life is solved you'll see When you have heart, desires, thoughts and go free into the world with hope, not fear my friend. Fear is the one that is not your friend. So by saying I AM loved every day out loud Focusing on the good will make you feel quite proud. Understand that we all suffer from low self esteem At last we will get what each other means. When you hear yourself say 'I AM a fool' Turn it around and say 'I AM cool.' Forgive each other, it was all set up So have a hug and drink from the love cup. You may notice compassion will get you far when you feel real clear that I AM who YOU ARE Give thanks every day for all your can count Then stand back and see your blessings mount Train your awareness on the NOW This is your power that's my vow Your consciousness will grow and grow and as it does you will move off skid row. Bless everyone you meet with love and light leave them feeling better and you know that's right We are ascending my friends, this is a game! we are all going back to whence we came. To a place of love, hope and bliss So snap out of this illusion and from the abyss. Love you all xxx

    The Age of Imagination // 2013-06-04 02:07:26 // //
  • Yes, it does.

    Modiracle // 2013-06-04 01:57:41 // //
  • Smoothens and roughens

    Diksha PB // 2013-06-04 01:28:02 // //
  • Nina Rosvall // 2013-06-04 00:54:18 // //
  • short and sweet :)

    Sherri-Lynn Nicholas // 2013-06-04 00:50:23 // //
  • : D

    Tracey Martino Amaniera // 2013-06-04 00:18:40 // //
  • heh heh ...what form /shape is that apparent "belief" of 'identity' ..... :-) Is this an inner freedom , a clear stillness , quiet with mind ..... and yet, total awareness ?

    Kate Burke // 2013-06-04 00:14:40 // //
  • https://www.facebook.com/ElOriginalAmalakiDeepakChopra

    Hugo Noriega // 2013-06-04 00:14:27 // //
  • I agree I was talking to a heart doctor at the gym who is from India ... My mind is powerful Deepak to the world ! Unexplainable ! what appears day after day ! It is like messages spoken to me through others ... No one knows unless I tell them... Joesph Prince here is under you here typing Hope Never disappoints and Jesus speaks page here came on ...

    Marlene Wood // 2013-06-04 00:13:04 // //
  • Dr Chopra you are so very candid and exact, for each encounter, a happening holds a hidden clue. This is the magical mystical tale which allures and endures ~

    Sai Draupadi // 2013-06-04 00:12:38 // //
  • I love you even if you have a beard

    Luz Amor Infinito // 2013-06-04 00:11:13 // //
  • <3 <3 <3

    Derlyne Egui de Ch // 2013-06-04 00:10:25 // //
  • Yes but only if you recognize it.

    NaKeisha Rushing // 2013-06-04 00:08:20 // //
  • If you come to visit, I'll make you kashkas.

    Remedy Hawke // 2013-06-04 00:07:52 // //
  • We are scripting our quality of life with the help of our own quality of thought, identifying inner greatness as being purposed by lord and the size of our dream. We are bombarded with countless number of obstacles, challenges and unexpected circumstances in the highway of life and success. Whatever be the barriers, unexpected circumstances encountered in the highway, you need to have higher degree of optimism and you need to stand like courageous fighter as you are born to be victor not the victim. Actually optimistic attitude is life prospering, dream actualizing and miracle creating fuel which maintains the momentum for the accomplishment of your huge dream with full enthusiasm and passion backed by solid confidence. Sometimes it happens in life where you get clouded and web trapped with obstacles, criticism and tides of challenges where optimistic attitude plays life shifting role. When we lack optimistic attitude in life then the web trap and clouds of failure drives us towards grave of failure without any prior notice and we are drowned in the sea of frustration, directionless zone and we are compelled to live life without any well defined purpose. If you feel optimistic in whatever you do in life despite of many unexpected circumstances and setbacks then the law of attraction applies by 100% in your life. Almost 80% people used to give up in the middle when they are encountered with countless obstacles and unexpected circumstances in the highway of life and success and around 20% people dare to fight till their fuel of optimism is favoring them and finally are crowned with victor tag. The concrete life prospering truth says everything around and within us is energy and has energy, if you hold positive life prospering optimistic attitude regarding anything you perform in life then you just form positive magnetic field around your zone which sends positive email to universe and as per the law of universe you can attract the same positive circumstances, people and positive quality life as you yourself is a living magnet. The best way to manufacture optimistic attitude and conditioned your belief system is through powerful positive self affirmations and plant the seeds of attitude of gratitude. The quality of your thought is highly influenced by your deep rooted belief system as well, it’s better to update your deep rooted belief system and just write down your dream goals in cards and use the power of imagination. The bottom line is never give any space to any obstacles, problems or dark times to trap you and drives you towards grave of failure, just water yourself with optimistic attitude which can drive you towards life with abundance

    Dhiraj Kumar Raj // 2013-06-04 00:07:41 // //
  • Deepak i love you forever

    Luz Amor Infinito // 2013-06-04 00:07:14 // //
  • : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) ! ! ! ! !

    Marc B Alves // 2013-06-04 00:05:43 // //
  • I agree with that.

    Remedy Hawke // 2013-06-04 00:05:27 // //
  • Beautiful sexy pic Doc! And profound words. Santa Cruz 2001. We were there.

    Laura Mitchell Wilde // 2013-06-04 00:05:15 // //
  • very well said Sir.

    Swetha Reddy // 2013-06-04 00:04:31 // //
  • http://www.facebook.com/groups/417281024985893/?fref=ts

    Margarita Maria Durán Vélez // 2013-06-04 00:04:27 // //
  • Yes,me too...love you

    Cecilia Navarro // 2013-06-04 00:04:21 // //
  • Word.

    Maureen Mohun // 2013-06-04 00:02:27 // //
  • I love u ..sir

    Bovas John Thomas // 2013-06-04 00:02:25 // //
  • Yes it does!

    Jennifer Gaura // 2013-06-04 00:02:22 // //
  • <3

    Надежда Воинова // 2013-06-04 00:01:57 // //