Your Inner Health and Happiness

When people find that their desires are beginning to come true, in defiance of how reality is supposed to behave, the sudden influx of power brings with it vaulting emotions – people feel jubilant and triumphant; they feel fused with the very heart of nature. Fear becomes meaningless, replaced with immense relief at the true simplicity of life.

Simplicity is the key. The rishis lived by a code that depends upon magic rather than struggle. Maharishi expresses this code beautifully: Keep your desire turning back within and be patient. Allow the fulfillment to come to you, gently resisting the temptation to chase your dreams into the world. Pursue them in your heart until they disappear into the self, and leave them there. It may take a little self-discipline, but be simple, be kind. Attend to your inner health and happiness.

Allow your love to nourish yourself as well as others. Do not strain after the needs of life – it is sufficient to be quietly alert and aware of them. In this way life proceeds more naturally and effortlessly. Life is here to enjoy.

Just by being ourselves, we are borne toward a destiny far beyond anything we can imagine. It is enough to know that the being I nourish inside me is the same as the Being that suffuses every atom of the cosmos. When the two see each other as equals, they will be equal, because then the same force that controls the galaxies will be upholding my individual existence.

If a man claims to be enlightened, I only need to ask, ”Do your desires effortlessly come true?” If he says yes, I can accept that his thinking has turned magical.

But I would ask a second question, “On what scale do you have your desires?” If he says his desires are for himself, I will know that he has not broken free of local reality. On the other hand, if he says that his desires are for the world, I will know that the entire universe works on his behalf. He has mastered nonlocal reality – he is a citizen of the field.

Adapted from Unconditional Life: Discovering the Power to Fulfill Your Dreams, by Deepak Chopra (A Bantam Book, 1991).


Sean K.
Sean K7 years ago

Just remember that your intentions can be aligned with your purpose, with constructve, creative thoughts to serve Life and all its inhabitants.
This then opens your heart to the true Universal guidance of your truest potential. Thus allowing for desires to manifest without thought, just in total confirmations of Love, and harmonious actions.

Ann W.
Ann W7 years ago

What do you say to those wh feel like Cinderellas? Always serving never recieving? It gets harder to break out, to serve your needs and to serve the greater world.

Anyone who espouses equality, I look at *****who***** their relationships serve most often.

It's usually not the other person.

Janice L.
Janice Lawrence7 years ago

Good reminder!

Eileen P.
Eileen P7 years ago

nicely written........Dr. Chopra is a great philosopher.....

charmaine c.
Charmaine C7 years ago


Ziba S.
Ziba S7 years ago

Dr. Deepak;
Thank you.
Valuable and great as always.
Thank you.

Lisa W.
Lisa Wolfe7 years ago

Thank you for the reminder of what can be created from within; I mean the good stuff of life. I work as a counselor in a community mental health setting. I constantly deal with people who live their lives in crisis, chaos, suffering. I do my best to provide for them a safe container for healing/growth/greater self-awareness, but can at times unwittingly begin to enter their worlds of suffering, powerlessness and start to believe this paradigm as the way it is. Thanks again. I needed this.

Laurie H.
Laurie H7 years ago

Thank You so very much for this inspiring and encouraging message! Reading this really brings "peace to the soul!" You have a "true gift!!!!!!"

Vicky L.
Vicky L7 years ago

Wow. Great idea: to merge my desires with those of the universe, and let It make them come true! Thanks!

Amanda S.
Amanda K7 years ago

Lovely article, Thank you.