Deepak Chopra: Remember, Rejoice, Imagine

Earlier this month, I went to my 9th Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference as part of my work with Mariner.  The special keynote speaker was Deepak Chopra, the wellness guru. Here are my take-aways from his 15-minutes on center stage. (For a recap of the conference from a business perspective, check out my post on Mariner’s blog.)

  • Remember the past, rejoice in the present, imagine the future. I love this! While it’s nothing revolutionary, it has a mantra-type feel that I can see myself repeating it over and over and over again.
  • There is no power stronger than self-reflection. Truer words have never been uttered.
  • His research shows that 95% of our genes respond to changes in our lifestyle.  It takes 4 months to make a transition with new habits.  We can’t change our gene sequence, but apparently, we can change how they operate.
  • Effective ways to deal with stress include focusing on what is in front of you (how hard is that these days?!), developing and maintaining self-esteem and connecting with the warmth of emotions.
  • “You are not a drop in the ocean; you are the mighty ocean and the drop itself.” – Rumi

Powerful stuff.

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