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Learning to Let Go

Learning to Let Go

The skill of letting go can be learned; once learned, you will enjoy living more spontaneously.

Make the most of every experience: Meaning is essential. If this moment truly matters to you, you will experience it fully.

Don’t obsess over right and wrong decisions: The universe adapts to every decision you make. Right and wrong are only mental constructs.

Stop defending your self-image: To really feel good about yourself, renounce your self-image. Immediately you will find yourself being more open, undefended and relaxed. All self-images have the same pitfall—they keep reminding you of who you were, not who you are.

Go beyond risks: You can go beyond risks by knowing that there is infinite intelligence at work in the hidden dimension of your life. At this level your choices are always supported.

Make no decision when in doubt: When you are in doubt, put the universe on hold for a while. It favors no particular direction.

See the possibilities in whatever happens: If you don’t get what you expected or wished for, ask yourself, “Where am I supposed to look?” This is a very freeing attitude.

Find the stream of joy: Keep before you the vision of freeing your mind, and expect that when you succeed at doing this, you will be greeted by a stream of joy, a joy in existence, a joy that is free of any good or bad choices.

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Adapted from The Book of Secrets by Deepak Chopra (Three Rivers Press, 2004).

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Deepak Chopra

Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over 49 books with 12 best sellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than 35 languages with more than 20 million copies in print.

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5:35AM PDT on Jul 27, 2012

Great article, thank you. I shall certainly try and follow all of the tips.

7:40PM PDT on Jul 22, 2012

I am trying to get out of the "obessing over wrong decisions" mode.

10:53PM PDT on Jul 20, 2012

I read this with a sense of freedom - I understood Deepak saying that we needn't be stuck with our decisions ... perhaps about non-attachment to outcomes.

7:45PM PDT on Jul 20, 2012

Wise words as usual, thank you, Deepak :)

5:33PM PDT on Jul 20, 2012

"Right and wrong are only mental constructs."

I find that one personally difficult to get past.

2:21PM PDT on Jul 20, 2012

thank u!

12:15PM PDT on Jul 20, 2012

Good tips. Thanks!

4:56AM PDT on Jul 20, 2012

Really helpful, thanks!

4:10AM PDT on Jul 20, 2012

Thanks for the article.

3:31AM PDT on Jul 20, 2012

Thanks for the article.

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