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Wednesday, May 21, 2014


I have recently become a fan of the thinking of Dr. Deepak Chopra, a neuro-endocrinologist by training. 

From this video of Chopra, I gleaned the following pearls of learning for my consideration:

  • Our cells have consciousness, thus our immune system is a “thinking” system. 
  • Our mind is not in our brain; it is in every cell of our body
  • Our body is not a noun. It is a verb, a dynamic cacophony of intertwined, interrelated, and interdependent processes.
  • In less than one year we recycle 98 percent of all the cells in our body
  • The definition of "mind" – an embodied and relational process that regulates the flow of energy and information
  • EVERYTHING within us is integrated – mind, body, and spirit. It is at once a singular and dynamic process, and it is entangled with every other body (yep, yours, too).  
  • Our genes are not fixed or deterministic; we turn our genes on and off in relation to our thoughts/emotions/words/actions/choices. 
  • Practicing lovingkindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity changes our brain state toward higher levels of consciousness.
  • Our relationship with time can be changed. Time flies or drags, based on our psycho-emotional state, which we can control.  
  • Love is ultimately the root cause of all healing. 
  • Social transformation cannot occur in the absence of personal transformation. 
Plenty to ponder...

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