Deepak Chopra is an Indian-American author and alternative-medicine advocate. A prominent figure in the New Age movement, his books and videos have made him one of the best-known and wealthiest figures in alternative medicine. It was during his early career that he was drawn to study neuroendocrinology to find a biological basis for the influence of thoughts and emotions. He is a philosophical idealist, arguing for the primacy of consciousness over matter and for teleology & intelligence in nature. EliteColumn brings you best Deepak Chopra quotes.

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68 Inspirational Deepak Chopra Quotes

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1. “The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself.” – Deepak Chopra

2. “We have to really educate ourselves in a way about who we are, what our real identity is.” – Deepak Chopra

3. “Before a brain can register a thought, a mind must think it… every step of the way is mind over matter… We override our brains all the time.” – Deepak Chopra

4. “Globalism began as a vision of a world with free trade, shared prosperity, and open borders. These are good, even noble things to aim for.” – Deepak Chopra

5. “Well-being changes as we move through life, which is why a child’s version of it cannot be the same as an old person’s.” – Deepak Chopra

6. “Dynamic activity and deep rest of the mind are complementary to each other.” – Deepak Chopra

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7. “Love doesn’t need reason. It speaks from the irrational wisdom of the heart.” – Deepak Chopra

8. “Self-awareness is not just relaxation and not just meditation. It must combine relaxation with activity and dynamism. Technology can aid that.” – Deepak Chopra

9. “What happens is consciousness operates in mysterious ways. One of those ways is that the old paradigm suddenly starts to die.” – Deepak Chopra

10. “The physical world, including our bodies, is a response of the observer. We create our bodies as we create the experience of our world.” – Deepak Chopra

11. “Science stands for rational thought, faith for superstition and unreason.” – Deepak Chopra

12. “Wall Street is broken for sure because it succumbed to greed and corruption and pure speculation with no values.” – Deepak Chopra

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13. “If you try to get rid of fear and anger without knowing their meaning, they will grow stronger and return.” – Deepak Chopra

14. “Human beings place their desires ahead of the collective good.” – Deepak Chopra

15. “No solution can ever be found by running in three different directions.” – Deepak Chopra

16. “I, of course, meditate for two hours every morning. It’s part of my schedule; I wake up at 4 a.m. every day and I love it.” – Deepak Chopra

17. “The symbolic language of the crucifixion is the death of the old paradigm; resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking.” – Deepak Chopra

18. “It takes a little bit of mindfulness and a little bit of attention to others to be a good listener, which helps cultivate emotional nurturing and engagement.” – Deepak Chopra

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19. “Holding on to anything is like holding on to your breath. You will suffocate. The only way to get anything in the physical universe is by letting go of it. Let go and it will be yours forever.” – Deepak Chopra

20. “Success comes when people act together; failure tends to happen alone.” – Deepak Chopra

21. “Your immune cells are like a circulating nervous system. Your nervous system in fact is a circulating nervous system. It thinks. It’s conscious.” – Deepak Chopra

22. “We must revisit the idea that science is a methodology and not an ontology.” – Deepak Chopra

23. “Research has shown that the best way to be happy is to make each day happy.” – Deepak Chopra

24. “It is the nature of babies to be in bliss.” – Deepak Chopra

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25. “Life gives you plenty of time to do whatever you want to do if you stay in the present moment.” – Deepak Chopra

26. “So the universe is constantly moving in the direction of higher evolutionary impulses, creativity, abstraction, and meaning.” – Deepak Chopra

27. “To think is to practice brain chemistry.” – Deepak Chopra

28. “So many things happen for every event, and if you try to manipulate it, it means you are struggling against the whole universe, and that’s just silly.” – Deepak Chopra

29. “We all feel the urge to condemn ourselves out of guilt, to blame others for our misfortunes and to fantasize about total disaster.” – Deepak Chopra

30. “The masculine energy was about survival. The male was the hunter who risked his life and had to be in the fight-flight mode.” – Deepak Chopra

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31. “We must go beyond the constant clamor of ego, beyond the tools of logic and reason, to the still, calm place within us: the realm of the soul.” – Deepak Chopra

32. “But the real secret to lifelong good health is actually the opposite: Let your body take care of you.” – Deepak Chopra

33. “Karma, when properly understood, is just the mechanics through which consciousness manifests.” – Deepak Chopra

34. “The intention to live as long as possible isn’t one of the mind’s best intentions, because quantity isn’t the same as quality.” – Deepak Chopra

35. “You can’t make positive choices for the rest of your life without an environment that makes those choices easy, natural, and enjoyable.” – Deepak Chopra

36. “The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers.” – Deepak Chopra

37. “The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years.” – Deepak Chopra

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38. “Modern medicine, for all its advances, knows less than 10 percent of what your body knows instinctively.” – Deepak Chopra

39. “Mature workers are less impulsive, less reactive, more creative and more centered.” – Deepak Chopra

40. “Spirituality is meant to take us beyond our tribal identity into a domain of awareness that is more universal.” – Deepak Chopra 

41. “Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real.” – Deepak Chopra

42. “The greatest mystery of existence is existence itself.” – Deepak Chopra

43. “Self-awareness is value-free. It isn’t scary. It doesn’t imply that you will subject yourself to needless pain.” – Deepak Chopra

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44. “Meditation makes the entire nervous system go into a field of coherence.” – Deepak Chopra

45. “Once the fabric of a just society is undone, it takes generations to weave it back together.” – Deepak Chopra

46. “Spiritual people should not be ashamed of being wealthy.” – Deepak Chopra

47. “You can free yourself from aging by reinterpreting your body and by grasping the link between belief and biology.” – Deepak Chopra

48. “People think meditation is a huge undertaking. Don’t think of it like that.” – Deepak Chopra

49. “Our thinking and our behavior are always in anticipation of a response. It is therefore fear-based.” – Deepak Chopra

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50. “The highest levels of performance come to people who are centered, intuitive, creative, and reflective – people who know to see a problem as an opportunity.” – Deepak Chopra

51. “In my definition of consciousness, consciousness is the same thing as life. What wisdom traditions also call spirit.” – Deepak Chopra

52. “There is just no getting around that turning bad things into good things is up to you.” – Deepak Chopra

53. “Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted.” – Deepak Chopra

54. “Every person is a god in embryo. Its only desire is to be born.” – Deepak Chopra

55. “A person is a pattern of behavior, of a larger awareness.” – Deepak Chopra

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56. “The worst curse to befall anyone is stagnation, a banal existence, the quiet desperation that comes out of a need for conformity.” – Deepak Chopra

57. “In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.” – Deepak Chopra

58. “All religions develop, become exclusive, become divisive, and quarrelsome.” – Deepak Chopra

59. “Yes, in all my research, the greatest leaders looked inward and were able to tell a good story with authenticity and passion.” – Deepak Chopra

60. “Karma is only in space, time, and causality. Your real self resides non-locally.” – Deepak Chopra

61. “I’ve always felt that technology can be used to our benefit and should be used to our benefit.” – Deepak Chopra

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62. “I dislike the word ‘self-help.’ Self-awareness, yes, but not self-help.” – Deepak Chopra

63. “The world in general has meaning, deep meaning at times. This cannot be dismissed as a delusion, an artifact of chemicals.” – Deepak Chopra

64. “There are very few good examples of effective, nurturing leadership that unlocks people’s potential or even enthusiasm.” – Deepak Chopra

65. “In India, you’re taught that there are certain qualities that make you a divine human being.” – Deepak Chopra

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66. “Wealth is the progressive realization of worthy goals, the ability to love and have compassion, meaningful and caring relationships.” – Deepak Chopra

67. “There is no separation between mind and body… Self and other co-arise and fall away all the time.” – Deepak Chopra

68. “Consciousness conceives, governs, constructs, and becomes the activity of the body.” – Deepak Chopra

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