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[Classic post from 8-7-15]
More from Deepak Chopra: “If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the Universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another.
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.
If this sounds too mystical, refer again to the body. Every significant vital sign–body temperature, heart rate, oxygen consumption, hormone level, brain activity, and so on– alters the moment you decide to do anything. . . decisions are signals telling your body, mind, and environment to move in a certain direction.”
Speaking more about bodies, he said, “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.”
It is so easy to forget that we have been responsible for creating the body we now have. It didn’t just happen. We made choices. If the way it is right now is not what we want, we only need to make a decision to change it and the Universe will help us have it be our new reality. If we get off track, we begin again from where we are now. Knowing that we created it the way it is should be sufficient evidence that we can create it differently with different thinking and different behavior.
Sometimes having success in changes is attached to old baggage, whether it is our bodies, or our work, or our home life. I like this last quote by Deepak Chopra which ties it all together: “If you focus on success, you’ll have stress. But if you pursue excellence, success will be guaranteed.”
Success is one of those strange words that produce a lot of definitions, but excellence is so much easier. If we forget about success, which is often a slippery thing, and instead focus on something each of us has the power to do, such as doing whatever we are doing with an attitude of doing it to the best of our ability, we cannot miss.
There’s Nothing Like A Decision To Kick Things Into Gear.
Spread Some Joy Today–Deepak Chopra says that “The healthiest response to life is joy.”