Oprah's Lifeclass Daily Life Work: Deepak Chopra on Spiritual Solutions

This guided workbook will be your companion piece to Lesson 5 from Oprah's Lifeclass: the Tour.

1

Deepak Chopra believes that a simple definition of success is that it's the result of a series of good decisions. What choices, right or wrong, have created your current reality?

2

Before answering the next three questions, take a moment to think about a really bad choice you made. Remember the factors that led to that decision and what happened after. Why did you make that choice?

3

Did you act on impulse despite your better judgment? How so?

4

Did your ego get in the way, making you the victim of false pride? (Were you competitive, unwilling to admit someone else might be right, etc.?)

5

Did you overlook your own hidden agenda, such as wanting to fail so that you wouldn't have to take full responsibility for the outcome?

6

Deepak Chopra believes that one law of karma is that we can transform negative events into opportunities for growth and service. How can you do a "karma cleansing" and turn one of your mistakes into a chance to help others?

7

He also says that we turn our worst experiences into rules for life ("I am never recognized for what I do"; "I'm always left by the people I love"). What are the rules you've made for yourself? List your top three.

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Now, can you take the three best experiences in your life and, instead, turn those into rules for your life? ("I worked hard and received the promotion"; "I made the time and I was able to see a beautiful sunrise.")

9

Can you list three decisions you need to make soon, from small choices (like whether you want to sign up for a new gym membership) to larger concerns (what changes need to be made after losing a job)?

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