Life is full of challenges, both big and small. Spirituality is here to offer solutions.
Over the course of his career as physician, teacher, and best-selling author, Deepak Chopra has received thousands of questions from people facing every kind of challenge. They have asked how to lead more fulfilling lives, how to overcome relationship problems and personal obstacles. What's the best way to deal with a passive-aggressive friend? Can a stagnant career be jump-started? In a world full of distractions and stress, how does one find time for meditation? Hidden among all of these questions are answers waiting to be uncovered.
In this groundbreaking book, Chopra shows you how to expand your awareness, which is the key to the confusion and conflict we all face. "The secret is that the level of the problem is never the level of the solution," he writes. By rising to the level of the solution in your own awareness, you can transform obstacles into opportunities. Chopra leads the reader to what he calls the "true self" where peace, clarity, and wisdom serve as guides in times of crisis.
For Chopra, spirituality is primarily about consciousness, not about religious dogma or relying on the conventional notion of God. "There is no greater power for success and personal growth than your own awareness." With practical insight, Spiritual Solutions provides the tools and strategies to enable you to meet life's challenges from within and to experience a sense of genuine fulfillment and purpose.
©2012 Deepak Chopra (P)2012 Random House Audio
Audio edition has its advantages
An appeal to common sense and reason; no resort to intense knowledge and intelligence
I am a great fan for reading. I never liked to hear. Now I am starting to like it.
Not moved but impressed by his phrases "secular spirituality" and "spiritual materialism". Obviously strange and paradoxical but meaningful in this day and age.
I was hesitant to buy the book; I am now glad I did. Deepak does not come out with some magical solutions -- no "money back " guarantees -- to problems under discussion. He does help in his easy and simple style to locate and identify the knots in one's mind and thinking and then goes on to at least loosen them if not completely untie them. On a personal note, I am also a Physician Cardiologist and was born, educated and trained in Bombay (now Mumbai), India.
I was a little skeptical at first, but the more I listened, the more I felt that Deepak's answers seemed to home in on the core issues at stake. I liked the fact that his writing is alternated with numerous questions people have asked him over the years, followed by his answers to their questions. What emerged for me was a man with compassion and understanding for people from very different walks of life and in the most different situations. I don't know how helpful his answers have been, but I really felt he hit the nail on the head each time. The recording ends with a breakdown of blockages that can hold people back in life, and I found this especially helpful.
This book is perfectly titled and completely lives up to it's title. Deepak Chopra is very thorough in answering "spiritual" solutions to life's greatest challenges in a very precise and easy to understand style. His "solutions" are presented in a way that fits with what ever your religion is. Because they are "spiritual solutions"! I enjoy listening to Deepak's wonderful accent as he narrates his own book. However, I took one star away from the performance aspect as others might not enjoy his accent as I do. I am so thrilled to be able to listen to books, since I am a slow reader with a mind that has a veracious appetite for knowledge and information, especially about spiritual growth! I will most likely read (listen) to all of Deepak's books!
astrologer and visionary
Rarely do I find a book that is both spiritually insightful and practical. This book fulfills that purpose and is also uplifting.
I did have two issues; - In retrospect, would have preferred the print version as I wanted to highlight passages for future reference.
Also, I found that Deepak's voice was too deadpan for enjoyable listening. I tried slowing down the pace, and that helped - but I could only listen to short sessions. Good advice is like medicine - it needs to be taken in small portions.
Wisdom, Thought, Behavior. All challenging those who have the dicipline for change how they are guided by the mind - from Ego controlled to Spiritually free. An opportunity to change life patterns to become your true personality. Deepak Chopra speaks from a scientific knowledge as a medical doctor to make real the ways to approach each of life's challenges with the calm, reasoned, work of total awareness of all things that happen.
How the body and soul can be in harmony with the point of view of the student (you). Understanding that the only thing you really have control over is the Now, The past is past, and the future is not yet visable.
Deepak Chopra own awareness and analysis of each of life's situations.
The life most worthwhile.
The application of the Seven Spiritual Laws for a successful life.
I found the thesis clearly stated and Deepak Chopra's performance just fine. But I was not convinced, the book seemed to be lacking evidence or supporting proofs, either scientific or anecdotal. Not his strongest outing.
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