Each week, spiritual teacher Deepak Chopra responds to Oprah.com users' questions with enlightening advice to help them live their best lives.
Q: When I look back at my life in general, God has always blessed me, and I thank God for the blessings and for opening my eyes. I like harmony and peace, but I work with two ladies who are negative, gossipy and don't like each other. The energy is toxic. I know God sees all and is all knowing. I pray every day for a change, but right now I need the job, especially with the recession going on. I am on the outside looking in. They each even go as far as to sabotage me because I will not stoop to their level. This has been going on for three years. The worst spirits I have ever encountered. Why me?
— Debra C., Emeryville, California
You are frustrated because you have narrowed your vision a bit. It seems you feel it necessary to put up with these two women while taking on the burden of curing your dislike and discomfort when you are around them. There are others ways to cope. Instead of turning these lemons into lemonade, take this as an opportunity to learn detachment. At the same time, find a way to have positive experiences during your day.
Here are some suggestions:
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Deepak Chopra is the author of more than 50 books on health, success, relationships and spirituality, including his current best-seller, Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul, and The Ultimate Happiness Prescription, which are available now. You can listen to his show on Saturdays every week on SiriusXM Channels 102 and 155.
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Published on June 09, 2010