100+ Best Deepak Chopra Quotes to Inspire You


David Em

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Deepak Chopra is a bestselling author, alternative medicine advocate, and meditation guru. Read the best Deepak Chopra quotes for inspiration.

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Deepak Chopra is an expert in several fields. It includes success, meditation, and alternative medicine.

He’s also the author of more than 60 books with more than 20 million sales.

Chopra’s bestselling books include The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success and Perfect Health.

His words can help you find inner peace and achieve success and health.

The following are profound Deepak Chopra quotes to inspire you.

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Inspirational and profound Deepak Chopra quotes

1. “You’re a spiritual being having a human experience. You’re not a human being having a spiritual experience.” -Deepak Chopra

2. “Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted.” -Deepak Chopra

3. “Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.” -Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra quote about things shaping your destiny.
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4. “Human potential is infinite because consciousness has no boundaries.” -Deepak Chopra

5. “In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.” -Deepak Chopra

6. “You can’t make positive choices for the rest of your life without an environment that makes those choices easy, natural, and enjoyable.” -Deepak Chopra

7. “Gratitude is the door, the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the Universe. You open the door through gratitude.” -Deepak Chopra

8. “The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience.” -Deepak Chopra

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

10. “Meditation makes the entire nervous system go into a field of coherence.” -Deepak Chopra

11. “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

12. “What keeps life fascinating is the constant creativity of the soul.” -Deepak Chopra

13. “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

14. “Responsibility means not blaming anyone or anything for your situation, including yourself. Having accepted this circumstance, this event, this problem, responsibility then means the ability to have a creative response to the situation as it is now.” -Deepak Chopra

15. “Everything hinges on how you relate to your brain. By setting higher expectations, you enter a phase of higher functioning.” -Deepak Chopra

16. “In order to live the life we desire, and set the intention for greater happiness and more meaningful connections with others, we have to release the hold that our past has on us.” -Deepak Chopra

17. “We achieve peace of mind only when we accept the wisdom of uncertainty.” -Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra quote about achieving peace of mind.
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18. “Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there.” -Deepak Chopra

19. “Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real.” -Deepak Chopra

20. “Freedom is the natural state of existence, knowing that we are aware here and now.” -Deepak Chopra

21. “I will release this list of my desires and surrender it to the womb of creation, trusting that when things don’t seem to go my way, there is a reason, and that the cosmic plan has designs for me much grander than even those that I have conceived.” -Deepak Chopra

22. “Healing your own heart is the single most powerful thing you can do to change the world.” -Deepak Chopra

23. “Take a deep breath, sit quietly, and feel the sensation in your body.” -Deepak Chopra

24. “Awareness is all about restoring your freedom to choose what you want instead of what your past imposes on you.” -Deepak Chopra

25. “Our biological rhythms are the symphony of the cosmos, music embedded deep within us to which we dance, even when we can’t name the tune.” -Deepak Chopra

26. “There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence.” -Deepak Chopra

27. “The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers.” -Deepak Chopra

28. “Ultimately spiritual awareness unfolds when you’re flexible, when you’re spontaneous, when you’re detached, when you’re easy on yourself and easy on others.” -Deepak Chopra

29. “Suffering comes to an end when we no longer fear impermanence. As long as we have a stake in the illusion, we will suffer.” -Deepak Chopra

30. “Give up being right. Instead radiate peace, harmony, love, and laughter from your heart.” -Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra quote about giving up being right.
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31. “The coincidences or little miracles that happen every day of your life are hints that the universe has much bigger plans for you than you ever dreamed of for yourself.” -Deepak Chopra

32. “We have to surrender to uncertainty, while appreciating its intricate beauty.” -Deepak Chopra

33. “When we seek money, or a good relationship, or a great job, what we are really seeking is happiness. The mistake we make is not going for happiness first. If we did, everything else would follow.” -Deepak Chopra

34. “In the process of letting go you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.” -Deepak Chopra

35. “Your soul sees no missed opportunities. In reality every road you traveled offered up an experience as a gift, and as the complex fabric of life wove itself, each experience added to your growth.” -Deepak Chopra

36. “Going with the flow is responding to cues from the universe. It’s not about sitting back and waiting for things to happen. It’s a mindful trust and complete collaboration with what is present here and now.” -Deepak Chopra

37. “Our destiny ultimately comes from the deepest level of desire and also from the deepest level of intention.” -Deepak Chopra

38. “Witness the choices you make in every moment. The best way to prepare for any moment in the future is to be fully conscious in the present.” -Deepak Chopra

39. “You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.” -Deepak Chopra

40. “People need to know that they have all the tools within themselves. Self-awareness, which means awareness of their body, awareness of their mental space, awareness of their relationships – not only with each other, but with life and the ecosystem.” -Deepak Chopra

41. “Life gives you plenty of time to do whatever you want to do if you stay in the present moment.” -Deepak Chopra

42. “Never forget your real identity. You are a luminous conscious stardust being forged in the crucible of cosmic fire.” -Deepak Chopra

43. “Instead of thinking outside the box, get rid of the box.” -Deepak Chopra

44. “In becoming more fully your true self, you have to understand and embrace the less attractive qualities in yourself. The essential nature of the universe is the coexistence of opposite values. You cannot be brave if you do not have a coward inside you. You cannot be generous if you do not have a tight-fisted person inside you. You cannot be virtuous unless you also contain the capacity for evil.” -Deepak Chopra

45. “Every cell in your body is eavesdropping on your thoughts.” -Deepak Chopra

46. “Remind yourself that everything comes and goes except the soul. It’s from the soul that a person gains a sense of inner fulfillment.” -Deepak Chopra

47. “Stop looking for flaws, and kindness come much more easily.” -Deepak Chopra

48. “Meditation allows us to reach the level of the soul by easing past the tangle of thoughts and emotions that usually keep our attention bound to the physical world. When we close our eyes to meditate, thoughts spring up spontaneously.” -Deepak Chopra

49. “At any given time the universe is giving you the best result possible.” -Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra quote about the universe giving the best result.
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50. “Stop. Take three deep breaths and smile everywhere in your body, observing what’s happening in your body. Proceed now with kindness and understanding.” -Deepak Chopra

51. “To discover who you really are, you must go beyond who you think you are. To find peace, you must go beyond fear. To experience unconditional love, you must go beyond conditional love, the kind that comes and goes.” -Deepak Chopra

52. “All great changes are preceded by chaos.” -Deepak Chopra

53. “When you struggle against this moment, you’re actually struggling against the entire universe.” -Deepak Chopra

54. “You never know how and when any life experience will reappear. You never know when a coincidence will lead to the opportunity of a lifetime.” -Deepak Chopra

55. “The ego relies on the familiar. It is reluctant to experience the unknown, which is the very essence of life.” -Deepak Chopra

56. “What you seek, you already are.” -Deepak Chopra

57. “Your entire universe is in your mind and nowhere else. To expand the universe, expand your mind.” -Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra quote about your universe being in your mind.
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58. “Non-judgment quiets the internal dialogue, and this opens once again the doorway to creativity.” -Deepak Chopra

59. “Suffering contains a hidden spiritual message. It exists until the message is heard.” -Deepak Chopra

60. “When the pain of being the same becomes greater than the pain of being different, you change.” -Deepak Chopra

61. “Without silence, there cannot be any real appreciation in life, which is as delicate in its inner fabric as a closed rosebud.” -Deepak Chopra

62. “Least effort is expended when our actions are motivated by love, because nature is held together by the energy of love.” -Deepak Chopra

63. “Without transcendence, life has no beauty.” -Deepak Chopra

64. “When you are ready, guidance will come. Rely on the people who are in your life now; face your dark energies as honestly as you can; respect your boundaries and those of everyone around you.” -Deepak Chopra

65. “What has to die in your life for what you are creating to be born?” -Deepak Chopra

66. “Because silence is the birthplace of happiness. Silence is where we get our bursts of inspiration, our tender feelings of compassion and empathy, our sense of love.” -Deepak Chopra

67. “The soul journey has been called the pathless path because there is no map. Every person’s steps are different.” -Deepak Chopra

68. “Walk with those who are looking for the truth, run from those who think they have found it.” -Deepak Chopra

69. “When you expand your awareness, seemingly random events will be seen to fit into a larger purpose.” -Deepak Chopra

70. “There are receptors to these molecules in your immune system, in your gut and in your heart. So when you say, ‘I have a gut feeling’ or ‘my heart is sad’ or ‘I am bursting with joy,’ you’re not speaking metaphorically. You’re speaking literally.” -Deepak Chopra

71. “The secret of attraction is to love yourself.” -Deepak Chopra

72. “Being human can only be defined as limitless. When we impose limitations, we diminish being human.” -Deepak Chopra

73. “The more boundless your vision, the more real you are.” -Deepak Chopra

74. “You can wish for things in the future to be different, but in this moment you have to accept things as they are.” -Deepak Chopra

75. “Be content not with your lot in life but with being here in the flow of life.” -Deepak Chopra

76. “If you have your attention on what is see its fullness in every moment you will discover the dance of the divine in every leaf in every petal in every blade of grass in every rainbow in every rushing stream in every breath of every living being.” -Deepak Chopra

77. “Nothing brings down walls as surely as acceptance.” -Deepak Chopra

78. “No solution can ever be found by running in three different directions.” -Deepak Chopra

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

Deepak Chopra quote about choosing joy.
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80. “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

81. “If you restore balance in your own self, you will be contributing immensely to the healing of the world.” -Deepak Chopra

82. “Our future is created from choices we make every minute.” -Deepak Chopra

83. “The only constant in every snapshot of perception is the presence of being and awareness.” -Deepak Chopra

84. “If we are creating ourselves all the time, then it is never too late to begin creating the bodies we want instead of the ones we mistakenly assume we are stuck with.” -Deepak Chopra

85. “If you focus on success, you’ll have stress. But if you pursue excellence, success will be guaranteed.” -Deepak Chopra

86. “The only way to get anything in the physical universe is by letting go of it.” -Deepak Chopra

87. “No matter what the situation, remind yourself, ‘I have a choice.'” -Deepak Chopra

88. “All experience happens in the now. Even to remember the past or anticipate the future is a present-moment event.” -Deepak Chopra

89. “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

90. “Our minds influence the key activity of the brain, which then influences everything; perception, cognition, thoughts and feelings, personal relationships; they’re all a projection of you.” -Deepak Chopra

91. “Always go with your passions. Never ask yourself if it’s realistic or not.” -Deepak Chopra

92. “We live as ripples of energy in the vast ocean of energy.” -Deepak Chopra

93. “Now isn’t a moment in time that can be grasped and held. Now is the rise and fall of awareness.” -Deepak Chopra

94. “You can enjoy the movie while knowing at the same time that you created the movie. That is the awakened state.” -Deepak Chopra

95. “The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself.” -Deepak Chopra

96. “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

Deepak Chopra quote about being tempted to react the same way.
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97. “The use of love is to heal. When it flows without effort from the depth of the self, love creates health.” -Deepak Chopra

98. “There is just no getting around that turning bad things into good things is up to you.” -Deepak Chopra

99. “A risk-free life is far from being a healthy life.” -Deepak Chopra

100. “Research has shown that the best way to be happy is to make each day happy.” -Deepak Chopra

101. “Success comes when people act together; failure tends to happen alone.” -Deepak Chopra

102. “The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years.” -Deepak Chopra

103. “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

Final thoughts

Deepak Chopra is prominent in alternative medicine, meditation, and success.

He can assist you in achieving better health and improving your mind-body connection.

Also, his quotes inspire you to adopt an abundant mindset and take responsibility.

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David Em is the Founder of Relaxation Hero. He created this site to provide tips and resources to help you relax. Outside of Relaxation Hero, David is the CEO of Everyone Media Group. He also enjoys hiking, running, and traveling.