118+ Best Deepak Chopra Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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. Profoundly inspirational Deepak Chopra quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

Famous Deepak Chopra Quotes

A person desperately searching for love, Merlin said, reminds me of a fish desperately searching for water. – Deepak Chopra

A quiet mind is more important than a positive mind. – Deepak Chopra

Take responsibility for your last bad decision, and then let it go. Don’t blame others or make excuses for yourself. – Deepak Chopra

If you want something, give it. – Deepak Chopra

Before making a decision, ask inside for guidance. Be patient and await an answer. Act only when you feel calm and certain. – Deepak Chopra

I teach people that no matter what the situation is, no matter how chaotic, no matter how much drama is around you, you can heal by your presence if you just stay within your center. – Deepak Chopra

The person you call an enemy is an exaggerated aspect of your own shadow self. – Deepak Chopra

Success, wealth, good health and nurturing relationships are by-products of happiness, not the cause. – Deepak Chopra

Pain is not the same as suffering. Left to itself, the body discharges pain spontaneously, letting go of it the moment that the underlying cause is healed. Suffering is pain that we hold on to. It comes from the mind’s mysterious instinct to believe that pain is good, or that it cannot be escaped, or that the person deserves it. – Deepak Chopra

Every thought, feeling, and emotion creates a molecule known as a neuropeptide. Neuropeptides travel throughout your body and hook onto receptor sites of cells and neurons. Your brain takes in the information, converts it into chemicals, and lets your whole body know if there’s trouble in the world or cause for celebration. Your body is directly influenced as these molecules course through the bloodstream, delivering the energetic effect of whatever your brain is thinking and feeling. – Deepak Chopra

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

Life is the coexistence of all opposite values. Joy and sorrow, pleasure and pain, up and down, hot and cold, here and there, light and darkness, birth and death. All experience is by contrast, and one would be meaningless without the other. – Deepak Chopra

To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions. – Deepak Chopra

Daydream, imagine, and reflect. It’s the source of infinite creativity. – Deepak Chopra

If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another. – Deepak Chopra

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

No matter what the situation, remind yourself I have a choice. – Deepak Chopra

Gratitude opens the door to… the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude. – Deepak Chopra

In every failure lies the seeds of success. – Deepak Chopra

Owning your own feelings, rather than blaming them on someone else, is the mark of a person who has moved from contracted to expanded awareness. – Deepak Chopra

Desire is what leads you through life until the time comes when you desire a higher life. So do not be ashamed that you want so much, yet at the same time do not fool yourself into thinking that what you want today will be enough tomorrow. – Deepak Chopra

Our intentions attract the elements and forces, the events, the situation, the circumstances and the relationships necessary to fulfill the intended outcome. We don’t need to become involved in the details-in fact, trying too hard may backfire. Let the non-local intelligence synchronize the actions of the universe to fulfill your intentions for you. – Deepak Chopra

When you dig a well, there’s no sign of water until you reach it, only rocks and dirt to move out of the way. You have removed enough; soon the pure water will flow, said Buddha. – Deepak Chopra

The goal is to be the observer of your thoughts and not let your thoughts control you. – Deepak Chopra

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. – Deepak Chopra

When you meet someone, you can silently send them a blessing, wishing them happiness, joy and laughter. This kind of silent giving is very powerful. – Deepak Chopra

When emotional intelligence merges with spiritual intelligence, human nature is transformed. – Deepak Chopra

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

To define yourself is to limit yourself. Without labels you remain the infinite being. – Deepak Chopra

One thing we can do is make the choice to view the world in a healthy way. We can choose to see the world as safe with only moments of danger rather than seeing the world as dangerous with only moments of safety. – Deepak Chopra

Only the heart knows the correct answer. Most people think the heart is mushy and sentimental. But it’s not. The heart is intuitive; it’s holistic, it’s contextual, it’s relational. It doesn’t have a win-lose orientation. It taps into the cosmic computer – the field of pure potentiality, pure knowledge, and infinite organizing power – and takes everything into account. At times it may not even seem rational, but the heart has a computing ability that is far more accurate and far more precise than anything within the limits of rational thought. – Deepak Chopra

However good or bad you feel about your relationship, the person you are with at this moment is the right person, because he or she is the mirror of who you are inside. – Deepak Chopra

In religion, the ego manifests as the devil. And of course, no one realizes how smart the ego is because it created the devil so you could blame someone else. – Deepak Chopra

There is a wellspring of life within you where you can go for cleansing and transformation. – Deepak Chopra

According to Vedanta, there are only two symptoms of enlightenment, just two indications that a transformation is taking place within you toward a higher consciousness. The first symptom is that you stop worrying. Things don’t bother you anymore. You become light hearted and full of joy. The second symptom is that you encounter more and more meaningful coincidences in your life, more and more synchronicities. And this accelerates to the point where you actually experience the miraculous. – Deepak Chopra

When you blame and criticize others, you are avoiding some truth about yourself. – Deepak Chopra

If you contemplate the Golden Rule, it turns out to be an injunction to live by grace rather than by what you think other people deserve. – Deepak Chopra

When you allow yourself to be unpredictable, you step from the known into the unknown, where anything is possible – Deepak Chopra

The love you feel in life is a reflection of the love you feel in yourself. – Deepak Chopra

Fear is the emotion behind hatred. Fear comes when you are threatened either physically or emotionally or psychologically. – Deepak Chopra

The best use of imagination is creativity. The worst use of imagination is anxiety. – Deepak Chopra

Anything that is of value in life only multiplies when it is given. – Deepak Chopra

If you say you don’t have time to do it once a day, then you’re the one who probably needs it twice a day. – Deepak Chopra

In reality there is nothing to fear in the present. Fear is projected onto the present by memory. – Deepak Chopra

Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in kind. – Deepak Chopra

Ayurveda is the science of life and it has a very basic, simple kind of approach, which is that we are part of the universe and the universe is intelligent and the human body is part of the cosmic body, and the human mind is part of the cosmic mind, and the atom and the universe are exactly the same thing, but with different form, and the more we are in touch with this deeper reality, from where everything comes, the more we will be able to heal ourselves and at the same time heal our planet. – Deepak Chopra

An ancient Vedic aphorism says, Infinite flexibility is the secret to immortality. When we cultivate flexibility in or consciousness, we renew ourselves in every moment and reverse the aging process. – Deepak Chopra

Fear is the anticipation of the pain in the future. Anger is the remembrance of pain in the past. Hostility is wanting to get even. – Deepak Chopra

The force fields of nature are force fields of consciousness. They are force fields of knowledge. – Deepak Chopra

Addiction is the number one disease of civilization, and it’s directly and indirectly related to all other diseases. Besides physical addictions to nicotine, alcohol, and other substances, there are psychological addictions, such as the addiction to work, sex, television, melodrama, and perfection. – Deepak Chopra

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. – Deepak Chopra

If you had all the money and all the time in the world, what would you do? – Deepak Chopra

The best way to get rid of the pain is to feel the pain. And when you feel the pain and go beyond it, you’ll see there’s a very intense love that is wanting to awaken itself. – Deepak Chopra

The universe has no restrictions. You place restrictions on the universe with your expectations. – Deepak Chopra

You alone are the judge of your worth and your goal is to discover infinite worth in yourself, no matter what anyone else thinks. – Deepak Chopra

You will begin to see your life as an opportunity to share the special gift you alone can bestow upon the world. – Deepak Chopra

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. – Deepak Chopra

When you begin to meditate on a regular basis, you will start to notice that thoughts and feelings that may have been building up inside of you are gently released and you reach the quiet place that was always there, waiting for you- the place of pure awareness. It is there that you will experience peace, healing, and true rejuvenation. – Deepak Chopra

Don’t regret the past or fear the future. Both bring misery through self-doubt. – Deepak Chopra

As you let go of the complications, emotional toxins, and everything else that isn’t serving you, you will be free to experience the happiness that exists in simplicity. – Deepak Chopra

Instead of asking what’s the problem? ask what’s the creative opportunity? – Deepak Chopra

No matter how many possibilities turn into reality, an infinite number remain. – Deepak Chopra

Everything is the same spirit watching itself through the eyes of different observers. – Deepak Chopra

The body is made up of atoms and subatomic particles that are moving at lightning speed around huge empty spaces and the body gives off fluctuations of energy and information in a huge void, so essentially your body is proportionately as void as intergalactic space, made out of nothing, but the nothing is actually the source of information and energy. – Deepak Chopra

Because scientists know that all human beings do not age at the same rate, biological age is measured by how well one’s physiological systems are functioning. – Deepak Chopra

The ultimate goal of all goals is to be happy. If you want to be happy make someone else happy. – Deepak Chopra

Pure physical sensation, social status, sexual attraction, and feeling like a winner are generally superficial, which is why people hunger for them repeatedly.The only goal worth attaining is complete freedom to be yourself, without illusions and false beliefs.The past and the future exist only in imagination. Everything you did before has no reality. Everything you will do afterward has no reality. Only the thing you are doing now is real. – Deepak Chopra

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

Although we think that we think, most of the time we are being thought by the collective mind, the hypnosis of conditioning. – Deepak Chopra

Mastery of awareness requires that you never take personal offense. – Deepak Chopra

At this moment, you are seamlessly flowing with the cosmos. There is no difference between your breathing and the breathing of the rain forest, between your bloodstream and the world’s rivers, between your bones and the chalk cliffs of Dover. – Deepak Chopra

At the level of the mind, you are part of the human mind; at the level of the brain you are part of the global brain. This is a perfect example of becoming the change that you want to see. – Deepak Chopra

The whole material world. It doesn’t actually exist. Matter is not material. It’s made up of atoms that are moving at lightning speeds around huge empty spaces. So as you go beyond the appearance of molecules, you end up with a subatomic world, and if you go beyond that you end up with nothing. Nothing is the source of everything. – Deepak Chopra

Yoga teaches us both to let go and to have exquisite awareness in every moment. We remember our essential spiritual nature and life becomes more joyful, meaningful, and carefree. – Deepak Chopra

All great changes are preceded by chaos. – Deepak Chopra

The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness. – Deepak Chopra

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. – Deepak Chopra

Abundance, like everything else in the universe, is simply a specific arrangement of energy and information. With our intention, we can change the energy, add new information, and manifest whatever we want, need, or desire. Abundance is unlimited, unbounded, and always available. – Deepak Chopra

Wherever I go, and whoever I encounter, I will bring them a gift. The gift may be a compliment, a flower, or a prayer. Today, I will give something to everyone I come into contact with, and so I will begin the process of circulating joy, wealth and affluence in my life and in the lives of others. – Deepak Chopra

As we meditate regularly, we let go of the conditioned beliefs and accumulated physical and mental toxicity that cloud our perception of our essential, unbounded nature. – Deepak Chopra

Your very existence is evidence of your innate creativity. In every moment you are co-creating your reality through your thoughts, your intentions, your words and your actions. – Deepak Chopra

I use memories but I will not allow memories to use me. – Deepak Chopra

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. – Deepak Chopra

If you want to be happy, make someone else happy. If you want to find the right person in your life, be the right person. If you want to see change in the world, become the change you want to see. – Deepak Chopra

Ecstasy carries you completely outside your ego boundaries. In ecstasy you know yourself as cosmic ego, unbounded in time and space. – Deepak Chopra

Time exists so that you can experience these flavors as deeply as possible. On the path of devotion, if you can experience even a glimmer of love, its possible to experience a little more love. When you experience that a little more, then the next degree of intensity is possible. Thus, love engenders love until you reach the point of saturation, when you totally merge with the divine love. this is what the mystics mean when they say that they plunge into the ocean of love to drown themselves. – Deepak Chopra

Survival of the fittest can take us only so far; competition and aggression have brought us to the brink of self-destruction. What is needed now is survival of the wisest. You can participate in this shift by expanding your own awareness. – Deepak Chopra

You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible. – Deepak Chopra

The first spiritual law of success is the Law of Pure Potentiality. This law is based on the fact that we are, in our essential state, pure consciousness. Pure consciousness is pure potentiality; it is the field of all possibilities and infinite creativity. Pure consciousness is our spiritual essence. Being infinite and unbounded, it is also pure joy. Other attributes of consciousness are pure knowledge, infinite silence, perfect balance, invincibility, simplicity, and bliss. This is our essential nature. Our essential nature is one of pure potentiality. – Deepak Chopra

Negative emotions are like unwelcome guests. Just because they show up on our doorstep doesn’t mean they have a right to stay. – Deepak Chopra

Take away all your labels and you are the Infinite Being. – Deepak Chopra

Everything that is happening at this moment is a result of the choices you’ve made in the past. – Deepak Chopra

The inward journey is about finding your own fullness, something that no one else can take away. – Deepak Chopra

The past is gone, the future is not here, now I am free of both. Right now, I choose joy. – Deepak Chopra

When you make a choice, you change the future. – Deepak Chopra

Stop repeating what never worked in the first place. Stand back and ask for a new solution. – Deepak Chopra

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. – Deepak Chopra

It isn’t love when another person cannot give you the space to live your own life. – Deepak Chopra

The body does not create the mind; the Mind creates the body. – Deepak Chopra

Nothing brings down walls as surely as acceptance. – Deepak Chopra

To acquire true self power, you have to feel beneath no one, be immune to criticism and be fearless. – Deepak Chopra

The true self, once discovered, is the source of creativity, intelligence and personal growth. No external solution has such power. – Deepak Chopra

I will practice acceptance. Today I will accept people, situations, circumstances, and events as they occur. I will know that this moment is as it should be, because the whole universe is as it should be. I will not struggle against the whole universe by struggling against this moment. My acceptance is total and complete. I accept things as they are this moment, not as I wish they were. – Deepak Chopra

There is a light within each of us that can never be diminished or extinguished. It can only be obscured by forgetting who we are – Deepak Chopra

See the world as if for the first time; see it through the eyes of a child, and you will suddenly find that you are free. – Deepak Chopra

To change the printout of the body, you must learn to rewrite the software of the mind. – Deepak Chopra

Be willing to redefine yourself every day. – Deepak Chopra

Go first class all the way and the universe will respond by giving you the best. – Deepak Chopra

Each of us plays four roles in relation to the brain. We lead, we inspire, we invent, and we use it. Most people do not actively use their brains. They passively let their feelings and thoughts control their lives. They don’t invent new ways to use their brains, either, settling instead for the same routine and repetitive thoughts every day. But if you master all four roles, you create your super brain. When you are the active observer of your feelings and thoughts, you become the user of your brain. Your super brain then serves you, not vice versa. – Deepak Chopra

Our brains are too slow to register that every concrete object is winking in and out of existence at the quantum level thousands of times per second. – Deepak Chopra

Once you know who you really are, being is enough. You feel neither superior to anyone nor inferior to anyone and you have no need for approval because you’ve awakened to your own infinite worth. – Deepak Chopra

If your attention is focused only on the result, then you are no longer in the process. But if you’re in the process, then the result is guaranteed. – Deepak Chopra

Although our package of skin and bones looks very convincing, it is a mask, an illusion, disguising our true self, which has no limitations. – Deepak Chopra

That silent gap between your thoughts is your window to the cosmic mind. – Deepak Chopra

The goal of all goals is happiness, and our emotions are like road signs on that journey toward the goal of happiness. – Deepak Chopra

The healthiest people were those who didn’t spend money that they hadn’t earned, to buy things that they didn’t need, to impress people that they didn’t like. – Deepak Chopra

Love without action is meaningless and action without love is irrelevant. – Deepak Chopra

I heard about Bhagavad Gita very early in my childhood, from the age of five onwards. It was one of the earliest things I started to read when I started to read. And it was very much a part of my consciousness. In the beginning, I saw the Bhagavad Gita as a text that was very classical, much like the Iliad and the Odyssey – a mythical saga that showed the eternal conflict between good and evil. But much later, as I grew up, I realized that it was much more than that. – Deepak Chopra

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