Deepak Chopra Speech: 7 Steps to Success

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Deepak Chopra Speech: 7 Steps to Success

Learn English with Deepak Chopra. Deepak Chopra, a pioneer of integrative medicine and personal transformation, spoke at the 2017 USC Baccalaureate Ceremony. The ceremony took place at Bovard Auditorium on May 11, 2017.

Deepak Chopra is an Indian-American author and alternative medicine proponent. A prominent figure in the New Age movement, his books and videos have made him one of the best-known and wealthiest figures in alternative medicine.

In this speech, he also quotes: “Create a vision for yourself. Get together with people who want to share your vision, bond with them, emotionally complement their strengths with your strengths. There’s nothing that cannot be accomplished when we share a vision together when we mind emotionally when we compliment each other’s strengths.”

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“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra – FULL TRANSCRIPT:

“President Nicolas, Dean Bernazzani, faculty members, religious directors, graduating students, families, friends, and trustees. It’s a great honor for me to be speaking just now. In the next few minutes, I want to share with you just seven little steps that you could take to embark on the most heroic story.

That you can imagine for yourself. Step one, become the best listener in the world. There’s a conversation going on right now in the world and this is a scary conversation. War, terrorism, eco-destruction, the extinction of species, poison in our food chain, and climate change.

That’s part of the conversation. But there’s also another story alongside with that. Are we going to allow extinction the sixth extinction to take place? Or can we together create a story for a more peaceful, just sustainable, healthier, and joyful world?

Because, as Mahatma Gandhi said, if we can’t be the change that we want to see in the world, then we’ll end up being angry, active angry, peace advocates, peace activists who are angry, and that’s a contradiction in itself.

So listen, listen to the zeitgeist of the moment. Create a vision for yourself. Get together with people who want to share your vision, bond with them, emotionally complement their strengths with your strengths. There’s nothing that cannot be accomplished when we share a vision together when we mind emotionally when we compliment each other’s strengths.

And I know my son is sitting there in the audience, and he’s got a series called Religion of Sport. I’ll tell you any sports team that wins has those characteristics, shared vision, emotional bonding, and complementing strengths.

We have to do that together. It is your journey now that is going to help us go in that direction. Even more important, be authentic. Have integrity, be responsible for your health and the health and joy of others.

Recognize that the most valuable things, even though this is a great university and you’re going to get a great degree. But the most valuable things in life don’t come with degrees. They don’t come with credentials. The most valuable things in life come with your ability to create relationships.

Your ability to nurture love. Your ability to have empathy and compassion and equanimity and joy. Your desire to evolve in the direction of truth, goodness, harmony, beauty, peace, and joy. Without that, it is a futile experience. Not, academia is great because it brings us knowledge, but unless you self-reflect, unless you ask yourself, Who am I?

What do I want? What is my purpose? What am I grateful for? What kind of world do I want to live in? What kind of world do I want future generations to live in? What am I doing to manifest that dream?

Does my daily activity in some way reflect the dream that I have? If we don’t ask ourselves those questions, then our life will not have been fruitful. Reflecting back, no, you know, 50 years ago or more. I graduated, and it seems to have gone by like a dream.

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