Deepak Chopra Love Quotes and Sayings
2. If you create any open space within yourself, love will fill it.
3. Love doesn’t need reason. It speaks from the irrational wisdom of the heart.
4. Love is the beginning of the journey, its end, and the journey itself.
5. The reason that ego and love are not compatible comes down to this: you cannot take your ego into the unknown, where love wants to lead. If you follow love, your life will become uncertain, and the ego craves certainty.
6. The path to love isn’t a choice, for all of us must find out who we are. This is our spiritual destiny. The path can be postponed; you can lose faith in it or even despair that love exists. None of that is permanent; only the path is.
7. Up to the point when they merged, two lovers walked separate paths. Together they create a new path that has no past, where every step moves into the unknown, and no amount of experience can light the way.
8. Negativity is born in the gap where love has been excluded.
9. Asking for love is one of the most difficult things for anyone to risk, and by risking it first in your heart, you open a door that will never close again.
10. The energy born of love is creative – it makes everything it touches new. To see how passionate you are, look around at what you have created.
11. The secret of attraction is to love yourself. Attractive people judge neither themselves nor others. They are open to gestures of love. They think about love, and express their love in every action. They know that love is not a mere sentiment, but the ultimate truth at the heart of the universe.
12. It isn’t love when another person cannot give you the space to live your own life.
13. People who feel loved live longer; have fewer colds, lower blood pressure and lower cancer rates; and have fewer heart attacks.
14. Love is never about possessing but letting go.
Excerpt from Wikipedia: Deepak Chopra (Hindi: दीपक चोपड़ा; born October 22, 1946) is an Indian medical doctor, public speaker, and writer on subjects such as spirituality, Ayurveda and mind-body medicine. Chopra began his career as an endocrinologist and later shifted his focus to alternative medicine. Chopra now runs his own medical center, with a focus on mind-body connections. He is also a lecturer at the Update in Internal Medicine event, sponsored by Harvard Medical School’s Department of Continuing Education and the Department of Medicine.
Sayings by Deepak Chopra
1. In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
2. There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.
3. If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge. Those are the three things the ego is doing all the time. It’s very important to be aware of them every time they come up.
4. Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution.
5. If you and I are having a single thought of violence or hatred against anyone in the world at this moment, we are contributing to the wounding of the world.
6. You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices.
7. The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years.
8. There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
9. Our thinking and our behaviour are always in anticipation of a response. It is therefore fear-based.
10. Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real.
11. The possibility of stepping into a higher plane is quite real for everyone. It requires no force or effort or sacrifice. It involves little more than changing our ideas about what is normal.
12. The physical world, including our bodies, is a response of the observer. We create our bodies as we create the experience of our world.
13. It is the nature of babies to be in bliss.
14. No matter how much of a mess we may have made of our lives, it is always possible to tap into the part of the soul that is universal, the infinite field of pure potential, and change the course of our destiny.
15. We must never pretend appreciation, but if we feel it, then we must express it.
16. The first step towards change is recognition. Recognize that you have had at least a few hopes and wishes come true.
17. Take a little time every day to notice the contents of your mind. This act of noticing, although very simple, is one of the most powerful steps to bringing about change. What you don’t see you cannot change.
18. No single decision you ever made has led in a straight line to where you find yourself now.
19. Every coincidence is an opportunity for you to become the person the universe intended you to be.
20. Everything is connected with everything else. In the spiritual world, those connections become visible. But in the physical world, we only glimpse the connections in the clues given to us through coincidence.
21. To commune with others involves commitment and a willingness to expose your deepest aspirations.
22. You will never feel better about yourself by making others look worse.
23. When you blame and criticize others, you are avoiding some truth about yourself.
24. When you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself. Every fault you see in them touches a denied weakness in yourself.
25. Questions answer themselves if you are aware enough.
26. Anything that is of value in life only multiplies when it is given.
27. Giving connects two people, the giver and the receiver, and this connection gives birth to a new sense of belonging.
28. The expression of gratitude is a powerful force that generates even more of what we have already received.
29. When we seek money, or a good relationship, or a great job, what we are really seeking is happiness. The mistake we make is not going for happiness first. If we did, everything else would follow.
30. Focus on the quality of life. Add life to your years and then years will be added to your life.
31. No matter what the situation, remind yourself “I have a choice.”
32. I cherish my every connection. I see the other in myself and myself in others.
33. Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you’re in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you.
34. You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.
35. Learn to live in the present. It is the only moment you have. The rest is a dream.
36. The picture of the world is not the look of it. It is our way of looking.
37. We see the world through the mirror of our own being.
38. Your body functions in the present moment. Similarly all experience occurs now. If your mind is always in the past or future, your life will be fuzzy dream.
39. When you make a choice, you change the future.
40. Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future. The past is closed and limited; the future is open and free. (The Path to Love: Spiritual Strategies for Healing, p. 170)
41. What you believe has more power than what you dream or wish or hope for. You become what you believe.
42. Our thoughts shape our perceptions. Our perceptions shape our reality.
43. Whether you like it or not, everything that is happening at this moment is a result of the choices you’ve made in the past. (The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga: A Practical Guide to Healing Body, Mind, and Spirit)
44. See today as the beginning of the future, not the tail end of the part.
45. Take life as a joyful adventure.
Ageless Body, Timeless Mind, July 30, 2013
Review by Dr. Greg (CA, USA)
I first hit upon the 3-CD audio recording of this book, was very impressed by the depth of content, and ordered the text for a less-hurried encounter. When the book was first published, Chopra was on the cutting edge of blending traditional medicine with new advances in quantum physics. Even though the years have passed, the wisdom of Chopra remains untainted or diminished by current medical thought and practice. He provides helpful exercises throughout–some very challenging but always productive–and wisely recaps key ideas. He affords the reader freedom of choice, never dictatorial, but also reveals and explains why the human population is in such desperate condition due to poor diet, lack of physical exercise, spiritual numbness, etc. The reading level is comfortable for most adults, and the benefits to your advance through the years is priceless.