Deepak Chopra says President Donald Trump needs love.
This week on Bold TV Deepak Chopra, author of the New York Times Best Seller “You Are the Universe” and Co-Founder of JIYO joined us for our Bookstr segment. The author talked with our hosts, Carrie Sheffield and Clay Aiken, and Bookstr CEO, Sarah Hill to draw on his own personal insight on President Trump and our current media climate. Watch here or on our Facebook page!
Deepak said President Trump represents all of us.
“People like our current president need empathy, love and actually he is a real teacher because he represents what psychologists call our ‘shadow self,’ the part that we are all embarrassed about,” Deepak said.
A core message expressed by Deepak is the necessity to communicate messages to mass amounts of people. He said we need to be bold and reach people on a massive scale, “through social media, through social networks, through education.”
Deepak continued that the kind of media that Clay identified as being “vitriolic” in past years, is becoming a “dinosaur.” On the other hand, Deepak is encouraging the kind of media that isn’t polarizing, but rather is intended for us to collectively create a world that is “sustainable and peaceful.” Furthermore, he said the worst thing done by the liberal media was to call Trump supporters ‘deplorables’. This sort of label sparked outrage in a particular group that felt marginalized.
Clay asked, “what do we need to do in our lives to make sure we are not growing more and more polarized?” Everyday, Chopra says, as a collective consciousness, we must ask ourselves: Who are we? What do we want? What do we do on a daily basis “to manifest the dreams we have for ourselves, for our families, our communities?”
And what do we do when these visions collide? “Don’t say ‘I’, say ‘we’. What do ‘we’ want?” Deepak said.
Does anyone take this anti-American charlatan seriously anymore? Even pagans and New Agers dismiss his meandering musings.
The answer, sadly, is yes. I’ve had personal experience with this guy, and he’s as big a phony as has ever conned an audience. Real unpleasant disposition, too…he absolutely has contempt for his “followers”. His motto should be “A sucker is reincarnated every minute”.
I understand the reason for using “we” versus “I” because it creates a sense of purpose, being, belonging, etc. However, I disagree with Deepak’s reason for thinking consciousness only has one side and that side is bad. In other words, you have to think everything you know about the world, universe, and life is wrong, agree with Deepak, and put everyone into a category of “we” so we all agree with him. Fat chance.
You still have to deal with social norms (which our country lacks), and politics (that everyone hates). People, based on “instinct,” which, I think is a better word, versus consciousness, will always choose to agree or disagree. Because they will never have their mind made up.
Anyways.. good show.
Thought it was great. Good luck reaching a billion viewers.
This guy is a snake handler. He has been selling his magic elixir for so long that even he believes his lies now.
Just one thing: He doesn’t believe it. TRUST me on that one.
You sound like Deepak. I’m pretty sure he believes his own BS.
I’ve met him. He’s a total flim-flam artist (and a prick to boot)…and if that makes me sound like him, I’d like to refer you to the Non Sequitur Department.
Deepak has been awarded a Ig Nobel Prize and has an extensive record of accomplishment for promoting pseudoscience. This is clearly a field Deepak Chopra is an expert. That he continues to make strides and break new grounds in everyday. I’m not sure how you can refute otherwise. ?
I was almost under the impression, that you, yourself, practice some sort of mysticism to read minds and know that of Deepak. To say he doesn’t believe any of the pseudoscience he promotes is a mighty big claim.
(a) Pseudoscience. Correct. Need we say more?
(b) If we must, I will mention again, I’ve met him, attended some of the Ayurveda seminars he had (back when I was still searching that kind of stuff and before fully realizing the Bible is the only true word of God). The impressions I have of him are from direct experience and also simply using my eyes. A fellow who writes a book about “ageless body” and then, rapidly, shows distinct aging…well…
(c) Lastly, his oh-so-blissed-out personality is shattered when he gets angry. He’s a very hostile, unfriendly and anti-American person.
Hans Pfall said: “(a) Pseudoscience. Correct. Need we say more?”
Nope, but it is disappointing that Bold is promoting this stuff and not real science.
He is basically an amateur writing about topics outside of his field – that he knows little to nothing about. I will stick to my own scientific literature; “Reality is not what is seems “– The journey to Quantum Gravity” by Carlo Rovelli. An actual theoretical physicist.
Bold would be better off promoting people like Bill Nye, or Neil deGrasse Tyson and real science.
Bill Nye, “real” science? LOL. Wow. Him and Tyson are just hucksters. (Yeah, Tyson has a science background, but he is ALL about Tyson and being a edu-snob. A real off-putting jerk. Science and show-biz don’t mix.)
They are no Carl Sagan, but this is a new media website. Bill Nye and Tyson are the closest thing to real science they could possibly get. No new media site will make it a priority to find an actual scientist or researcher willing to go on TV. They will go after people who are either already in the media, popular or have name recognition regardless of their credibility.
This isn’t a science website either so I wouldn’t expect them to go beyond someone like Deepak or Bill Nye. Its just politics.
But if they wanted to. They could just go find a genius and have an interesting show.
Tylor Wilson – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylor_Wilson
Make it happen Bold.