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Deepak Chopra MD, FACP, founder of The Chopra Foundation and co-founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing, is a medical doctor, public speaker, and author of more than 80 books, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. He is regarded as a major advocate for the use of alternative medicine. Dr. Chopra is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.
Dr. Chopra’s books have been published in more than forty three languages. His New York Times bestseller Peace Is the Way received the Religion and Spirituality Quill Award in 2005, and The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life was awarded the Grand Prize in the 2005 Nautilus Awards. His latest New York Times bestsellers include What Are You Hungry For: The Chopra Solution to Permanent Weight Loss, Well-Being, and Lightness of the Soul, Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well Being, War of the Worldviews, Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul, and Spiritual Solutions - Answers To Life's Greatest Problems.
Question: What is a question people should be asking themselves?
Deepak Chopra: There are many questions which people should be asking themselves. They should ask themselves, Who am I? What do I want? What’s my purpose? What’s my passion? What’s the contribution I want to make to the world? What are my peek experiences and why? What are my unique talents? Have I expressed them? How do I use them to service the needs of my fellow human beings? Who are my heroes in history, in mythology and religion, and why? In other words, what archetypal stories that stimulate my imagination and make me aspire to an idealist vision? What are the qualities that I look for in a good friend? What are the qualities I express in my relationships?
I think if you ask these questions, then somehow nature conspires to move you to the answers.
I would say to every person, that Deepak Chopra is a reflection of where they are in their own evolution. There’s a poem of Rumi’s--Define me and label me, and you starve yourself of yourself. Nail me down in a box with poor words, and that box will be a coffin, because I don’t know who I am, or maybe I’m your own voice, reflecting off the world.
Recorded on: August 17, 2007
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