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The Sanskrit word namaste (pronounced nah-mah-STAY) means “The spirit in me honors the spirit in you.” Whenever you first make eye contact with another person, say “Namaste” silently to yourself. This is a way of acknowledging that the being there is the same as the being here.

When you do this, everything about you—your body language, your expression, and your tone—will be recognized by the other person at some profound level. Even though this greeting is silent, the other person will consciously or unconsciously register the respect implicit in your greeting. Practice this exercise for a few days, and see if you notice a difference in your interactions with other people.

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Adapted from The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2003).

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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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4:33AM PDT on Sep 25, 2012

Namaste to all of U :-)

5:36PM PDT on Sep 16, 2012

So true, actively trying to see people as their own being and respecting them as their own enity is both hard and rewarding.

Too bad you don't know how to apply it Elaine.

9:29AM PDT on Sep 14, 2012

It's definitely a good way to treat people, especially strangers or anyone you didn't particularly like last time of meeting.

6:00AM PDT on Sep 13, 2012

Thx. Will have to give this a try.

10:34AM PDT on Sep 12, 2012


7:15PM PDT on Sep 11, 2012

Beautiful. I will try it.

10:33AM PDT on Sep 11, 2012

Only time I thought to use "namaste", was in yoga. Thank you.

8:25AM PDT on Sep 10, 2012

I really like this idea--I'm going to try it and see what happens.

3:34AM PDT on Sep 10, 2012

Thanks again...

11:42PM PDT on Sep 9, 2012


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