“If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge. Those are the three things the ego is doing all the time. It's very important to be aware of them every time they come up.”

“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.”

“The secret of attraction is to love yourself. Attractive people judge
neither themselves nor others.

They are open to gestures of love. They think about love, and express their love
in every action. They know that love is not a mere sentiment,
but the ultimate truth at the heart of the universe.”

"The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers”

"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.”

Discover your own discontent, and be grateful, for without
divine discontent there would be no creative force.

Uncertainty is the fertile ground of pure creativity and freedom.

What does not contain love must contain an illusion.

Love is the beginning of the journey, its end, and the journey itself.

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.

Loosen your grasp a little, and remember: whatever you hold onto is
already dead, because it is past. Die to every moment
and you will discover the gate to unending life.

When we begin to experience our life as the miraculous expression
of divinity - not occasionally, but all the time -
then we know the true meaning of success.

You can't lose anything because you never had it.
The only thing you've ever really had is yourself.

When you can live with all your opposite qualities, you will be living your total self.

The path to love isn't a choice, for all of us must find out who we are. This is our spiritual destiny. The path can be postponed; you can lose faith in it or even despair that love exists. None of that is permanent; only the path is.

From a spiritual viewpoint you are always a creator.
The tiniest situation in your life is not made "out there" but "in here,"
from the source of reality, which is awareness.

Negativity is born in the gap where love has been excluded.

Asking for love is one of the most difficult things for anyone to risk,
and by risking it first in your heart,
you open a door that will never close again.

Spirit is passionate; without passion no one can be truly spiritual.

People who live their own love stories do not expect others to make them feel loved.

Remember, in our inmost being, we are all completely lovable because spirit is love. Beyond what anyone can make you think or feel about yourself,
your unconditioned spirit stands, shining with a love nothing can tarnish.

The energy born of love is creative - it makes everything it touches new.
To see how passionate you are, look around at what you have created.

The reality you experience is a mirror image of your expectations.

We are here and now - That is a miracle.

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

Imagine for a moment your own version of a perfect future.
See yourself in that future with everything you
could wish for at this very moment fulfilled.
Now take the memory of that future and bring it here into the present.
Let it influence how you will behave from this moment on.

Signals from spirit all serve the same purpose;
to give you back your life as a creator.
DEEPAK
CHOPRA
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speak of September 11, 2001