DEEPAK CHOPRA™ MD, FACP, founder of
The Chopra Foundation
, a non-profit entity for research on well-being and humanitarianism, and
, a whole health company at the intersection of science and spirituality, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. Chopra is a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego and serves as a senior scientist with Gallup Organization. He is the author of over 90 books translated into over forty-three languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. His 90th book and national bestseller,
Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential
(Harmony Books), unlocks the secrets to moving beyond our present limitations to access a field of infinite possibilities. For the last thirty years, Chopra has been at the forefront of the meditation revolution and his latest book,
(Harmony Book, September 22, 2020) will help to achieve new dimensions of stress-free living and joyful living. TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.”
Originally published by SF Gate.
During a crisis that only deepens over time, some choices become clearer than they are in normal times. The choice I’d like to present today is between thinking and awareness. Thinking is active, and we spend our lives caught up in mental activity in the form of thoughts, sensations, and feelings constantly on the move. Awareness is inactive. It is the silent background of thoughts, always present but not often noticed by most people.
Originally published by SF Gate. One way to respond in a crisis is to reduce its threat. The other way is to add to the threat. The coronavirus COVID-19 might be the first collective crisis that many people have faced, and it poses an uncertain future in every country that confronts it. But this doesn’t change the two choices just mentioned. Know that your individual actions will have an impact on countless other people.
One of the biggest changes over the past few decades in medicine concerns the notion of toxic and toxins. Medical schools used to define both only in terms of chemical poisons and addictive drugs and alcohol. Now people speak of toxic emotions, toxic relationships, even a toxic lifestyle.
If a painful event from your past is keeping you from experiencing happiness and peace in the present, the best gift you can give yourself is an emotional release. Learn a powerful process for releasing old hurts, grievances, and resentments as you expand your consciousness and well-being.