In Appreciation of Deepak Chopra
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Early in my quest for alternative medicine and natural health I found Meditation. It was in Deepak Chopra’s book “Ageless Body, Timeless Mind “According to Chopra his meditation practice came from India, and was originally introduced in the USA by Maharishi Mahesh YogI in the 1970’s. The purpose of the meditation is to learn to quiet the noise of the world. Its belief is that once quiet you can find the path to the uncompensated you. Chopra went on to explain that consciousness is only the tip of the iceberg because individuals are much more complex. The depth of that complexity originates in silence and stillness. Chopra’s meditation is a practice that uses a mantra to quiet the mind. It is different than praying which is asking for something. It is just silence. There are many approaches to meditation and most of them work to quiet the mind which is a stillness helps bleed off the stress and issues of the day.
I took a course and applied it for just those issues. I found that once I became silent, which took a while, it seemed that I was led by an invisible force to a new way of being. From there came books and materials that helped me change my perception and defuse accumulated tension and stress.
Before Chopra became an author he was an oncologist in a Boston hospital where his observations of cancer patients noted that just the diagnosis of cancer would put the patient into a downward spiral, sometimes more destructive than the disease itself. He eventually quit modern medicine and was reborn into his India roots and Ayruvedic medicine, where his success with patients increased ten-fold. I devoured his material, He wrote more than 20 books and audio tapes. He convinced me that the mind-body connection was real and if I could cure my mind, my body would follow suit. He was an early leader in my quest to understand natural health.
By Bill Tallmon