Posts Categorized: Consciousness

Want to Lead a Happier Life? Talk to Your Genes


wellbeingBy Deepak Chopra, MD, Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD


Genetics may be on the verge of solving a very complex question in a revolutionary but quite simple way. The question is, What does it take to be happy? The question never goes away. It hangs over our heads every day. The possible answers are many, but they follow two general trends whose results, frankly, have been disappointing. One trend is psychological, holding that happiness is an emotional state. The other trend is philosophical, holding that happiness is a mental state. When someone is unhappy, psychologists aim to improve their mood, largely by addressing anxiety, depression, and various psychological wounds from the past. A philosopher, on the other hand, would examine the underlying idea of happiness itself and why it is or isn’t feasible. In the end, happiness is all about health and wellbeing.


Yet after thousands of years of deep thinking and a hundred years of psychotherapy, the condition that the vast majority of people find themselves in is marked by total confusion. We muddle through on a wobbly combination of wishful thinking, hope, bouts of high and low spirits, denial, family ties, love, distraction, and the constant pursuit of external pleasures, as if happiness can be cobbled together more or less randomly.



Deepak Chopra on MSNBC

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Deepak Chopra speaks on how we should not live in fear of terrorism.


Sleepout to Support the Homeless Youth

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On November 19, 2015,  Board of Director Chris Clarke joined thousands nationwide and slept outside the Covenant House crisis center in New York to support homeless youth.  Please read his story.



The Urban Yogis and Deepak

Deepak and Urban Yogis

Deepak and the Urban Yogis at Peace Week

Seven Practices of Peace (taken from Peace is the Way, by Deepak Chopra)

1. Sunday: Being for Peace

Today take five minutes to meditate for peace. Put your attention on your heart and inwardly repeat these four words: Peace, Harmony, Laughter, Love☺

2. Monday: Thinking for Peace

Today introduce the Intention of peace in your thoughts. Take a few moments of silence, then repeat this prayer: LET ALL BEINGS BE HAPPY, LOVED & PEACEFUL. LET THE WHOLE WORLD EXPERIENCE THESE THINGS.

3. Tuesday: Feeling for Peace

Today is the day to experience the emotions of peace. The emotions of peace are COMPASSION, UNDERSTANDING and LOVE☺