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NEW Spiritual Solutions by Deepak Chopra(Hardcover)

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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...

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...

Joyful Wisdom

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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...

Ten Poems to Change Your Life

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ABOUT THE BOOK: This is a dangerous book. Great poetry calls into question not less than everything. It dares us to break free from the safe strategies of the cautious mind. It opens us to pain...

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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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...

Book Of Secrets

Book Of Secrets
2005 Nautilus Book Award Grand Prize Winner! New York Times Best Seller! Every life is a book of secrets, ready to be opened. The secret of perfect love is found there, along with the secrets...

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June 28 2013

Try Silence and See Where It Leads

Deepak Chopra, a physician, is the author, most recently, of "Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny and the American Dream"

Prayer and meditation both come with user's manuals written by sages, seers and saints. The manuals point to a higher reality. In a skeptical age, it has taken brain scans and stress research to confirm that prayer and meditation are real. There is no doubt that both are useful, with observable physiological effects. On that basis alone, they can bring the benefit of inner calm and homeostasis, and most probably aid in the healing response, without needing belief.

Silence is an ambiguous issue in this area. For a believer, no audible answer to prayer is required; God is still listening, even though the conversation has silence at the other end. Meditation turns silence into something valuable on its own. Our brains change with every thought, because thoughts form a feedback loop that every cell eavesdrops on. In the tradition of meditation, silence also forms a feedback loop. A wordless voice says, “Here is peace.” Cells can eavesdrop on that message, too, and when they do, pathways in the brain are changed just as surely as when we respond to thoughts, sensations and emotions.

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Top comments

  • Agree, I feel like if I read that book I'll be reading part of my own story ;) our collective story ♥

    Stephanie Engelsman // 2013-06-28 17:38:59 // //
  • Bring Inner Silence and yu Welcome God ...

    Eric Vialla // 2013-06-28 17:41:56 // //

 

 

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  • This is more like it. :)

    Heulwen Renshaw // 2013-06-29 19:23:28 // //
  • Uff! Qué interesante!

    Beatriz Vzla // 2013-06-29 12:54:34 // //
  • As a Vipassanā student i know it's great value...

    Shaiy Tyifeld // 2013-06-29 12:39:09 // //
  • ~ I love the way this beautiful man dresses <3

    Pauline Crespin // 2013-06-29 12:10:45 // //
  • por favor enviar en español..Muchas gracias!

    Carlos Alberto Arreaga // 2013-06-29 11:23:44 // //
  • this is exactly what am living now, Silence in its deepest way of living

    Fatima Hocini // 2013-06-29 07:50:20 // //
  • Thank you Deepak. Firstly you are Indian, and guru: he who dispels darkness. Then you are physician, rebel, ayurvedic, and author, meditative, reflective, and impressive. I like the part about cells having consciousness, listening to our thoughts, and being influenced and directed by them. It`s about making consciousness our `god source`. We know scientifically that energy follows thought, and that intent affects the formation of cells and crystalline structure in water, which is transport mode for biological processes, leaving energy life force as being consciousness and communicator between cells, directing them in harmony when well, and not communicating so well when dis-eased and incongruent. Therefore why not make consciousness our God source; it is the only part of us which is eternal, omnipresent, omniscient, all-loving. We have to leave concepts and labels behind when we perceive `silence` as `god source` also. Silence lives in `emptiness` of the soul and eternal infinity, the word, the sound, the music of the universe is that from which arises creation and destruction/restoration to essence causal being.

    pranic Roger // 2013-06-29 07:18:41 // //
  • This is th first time I've heard you reference intelligence or creativity absent of God. Please expound on this notion.

    Keith Myers // 2013-06-29 02:00:34 // //
  • I could not agree more! Meditaiton - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KV6a7XNAZIA

    The Art of Unity // 2013-06-28 22:52:30 // //
  • deepak, take your own advice and be silent please, people are getting sick of pseudoscientific nonsense

    Scott Bellows // 2013-06-28 22:49:44 // //
  • God is that silence.

    Milton Lee Norris // 2013-06-28 22:28:36 // //
  • I find this to be very true, I need a healthy dose of silence every day, and a dose of music, and a dose of conversation, and one of laughter.

    Maggie Keller // 2013-06-28 22:23:04 // //
  • I support ... Silence , is divine gift ....

    Dmytro Byelov // 2013-06-28 20:28:47 // //
  • how come ur always photographed alone? where is ur significant other?

    Eye Pillows // 2013-06-28 20:05:03 // //
  • the negative comments are indicative of those who are unable to experience the bliss which accompanies the silencing of the inner dialog.

    Michael Monahan-reich // 2013-06-28 19:33:07 // //
  • God is with us always even in the silence. I asked God today if I was too silent in not asking for too much of him and he said, no you have faith.

    Krystal King // 2013-06-28 19:21:36 // //
  • You need to realize there is no such thing as without God our creator! I am deeply offended by your comment, I have admired you for a long time, but please never exclude God in any form or fashion! :(

    Brigitte Alzubaidy // 2013-06-28 18:52:53 // //
  • Namaste, Deepak....

    Mike Sporer // 2013-06-28 18:32:48 // //
  • Thank You

    Cynthia Louise Myers Medeiros // 2013-06-28 18:21:20 // //
  • Thanks a lot dear Deepak

    Claudia Laudanno // 2013-06-28 18:10:59 // //
  • Golden...in its own reward...

    Frank Cassianna // 2013-06-28 18:08:04 // //
  • I totally agree with our dear writer always leaving wise messages to this unbalanced humanity

    Terapia Psicologica // 2013-06-28 18:04:42 // //
  • Il est tellement non d'apprendre à faire silence ne serait ce que quelques minutes par jour.

    Estelle Miousse // 2013-06-28 17:57:44 // //
  • Thanks ♥

    Mária Tóth // 2013-06-28 17:53:35 // //
  • Silence is Golden to the saying, "Speak when you're spoken to, Answer when you're called".

    Kathleen Slowley // 2013-06-28 17:52:38 // //
  • Silence is the hardest part for me, I struggle with quieting the voices in my head. I would love to find good background music to help me relax.

    Joann Battaglio-Maio // 2013-06-28 17:51:20 // //
  • The idea presented by the last statement in the article sums up my feelings as well; I also used to pray to God, now I meditate to listen to the guidance of my highest self.

    Tammy Stehr // 2013-06-28 17:48:26 // //
  • Yes when the state of silence get fused with imagination then you are aligned with you inner true being and divine soul which helps to tap out your hidden treasures and can come up with life shifting ideas and solutions.

    Born TO Inspire U // 2013-06-28 17:44:45 // //
  • What's with the comment even without God???

    Vanessa Gladney // 2013-06-28 17:44:11 // //
  • Nope, screaming works better.

    Zen Darlene Lisa // 2013-06-28 17:42:37 // //
  • Bring Inner Silence and yu Welcome God ...

    Eric Vialla // 2013-06-28 17:41:56 // //
  • Agree, I feel like if I read that book I'll be reading part of my own story ;) our collective story ♥

    Stephanie Engelsman // 2013-06-28 17:38:59 // //
  • I have been quiet allday! #AvaIHaveFaithSaints167

    Ava Sharee Cain-White // 2013-06-28 17:37:15 // //