Waking Up to the True Self : The 12 Step Program

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Total Self Awareness and nurturing your inner intelligence, the genius that mirrors the wisdom of the universe.

1️⃣ Make conscious choices – ask why before choosing.

2️⃣ Choose words – emotional vocabulary carefully – words that embody empathy compassion joy equanimity. Avoid words that imply anger, hostility, guilt, shame, fear, resentments, or victim-hood.

3️⃣ Question your habitual certainties and habitual responses; habits such as food, social interaction, etc.

4️⃣ Learn to see your body as a field of awareness – practice body awareness, yoga, nidra, and Interoception.

5️⃣ Be immune to criticism but responsive to feedback.

6️⃣ Be a silent witness or a non-judge, mental spectator to your internal dialog and their entangled emotions and perceptions and images.

7️⃣ Observe eye movements, facial expressions, tone of voice, gestures, posture, and body language – yours and others – they reveal the inner world.

8️⃣ Shift perspectives – first person second person and third person.

9️⃣ Understand mind-body proclivities – Myers Briggs Gallup Strength Finders SWOT analysis – strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats; Ayurvedic body types – Vata Pitta Kapha, etc

1️⃣0️⃣ Practice Self Inquiry, Metacognitiion, and direct inquiry into the nature of reality.

1️⃣1️⃣ Cultivate witnessing awareness in sleep – yoga, nidra, recapitulation, and dream awareness.

1️⃣2️⃣ Transcend all thought and experience (mantra).

From Human to #Metahuman

This Post Has 25 Comments

  1. John P.

    Good morning Deepak! Thank you and Namaste…

  2. Veena Srinivasaperumal

    Respected sir, Thank you.

  3. Nalini Kailad

    Ur amazing sir….🙏

  4. KAM

    Thanks Deepak, that’s very helpful. I’m curious to know your perspective on Neo Advaita. Tony Parsons (Jim Newman, etc.) say that everything is a happening in and as Awareness, that there is no one who could have volition to follow a program to waking up to Reality. They say that liberation is an energetic shift that can happen or not. It’s a recurrent question within me, I really hope to hear you on that matter. Thank you 🙂

    1. Deepak Chopra

      Partly true !However thedesire for liberation is also built into our consciousness and must be followed ! LOVE

  5. Archimedeanspirals Designs and Tutoring

    Namaste 🙏 Dr. Chopra. This is a wonderful idea. I enjoy your daily dialogues. I appreciate information on waking up to the true self. My friend has invited me to a 21 day meditation challenge that you created. As you know this will help to make meditaton a habit (due to the 21 days). Yes, this is a great idea – the process!

    1. Archimedeanspirals Designs and Tutoring

      As an update Deepak, I have found this 21 day meditation challenge (I am in my final week) to be life changing. There has been a major shift in my consciousness. This is far and above mindfulness. Thank you sir for your work, for teaching me sanskrit mantras and to have a new mindful awareness. Such an apt time for this. Namaste

  6. Lauren Pantellere

    Yes waking up to the 12 step program is a good idea!!

  7. kendra williams

    Yes please do an week long seminar on the 12 step and the truth self. This is what i have been longing for. Thank you for.being on this journey to help.us to find the truth of life all the questions we.could ever have. Thank you

  8. Sui Generis

    Save yourself some time and go to: 6:53. To answer the question posed on the headline.

    1. Dr. HOOGIS

      Thnx 4 the heads up👍🏾

    2. Jelena Glisic


  9. Sonja Nika

    Thanks so much, yes this is the best idea ever, blessings.

  10. Maria Bentele

    Yes, please I would love a workshop of this. thank you for all your help !!!!

  11. John Swann

    I would like to do the twelve step in a deeper way if you want that would be great good idea!

  12. Rupal Shankar

    Yes I would really appreciate a week-long seminar in greater detail. Thank you

  13. Philly Hall

    Yes ,,, yes,, please do it !! We all appreciate you and thank you for your work.🙏🙏.warm regards ..🙏🙏

  14. 99eyebrows

    Thank You, This is a beginning.Please do the seminar.I need a guide.My intention is to listen to this daily and hopefully get more information that leads to helpful insights.We need tools to do the excavation!Again thank You for the direction.Now please give us some directions.😃❤️

  15. Sabine Mara D'Hondt

    Thank you, Deepak.
    I would love this program – perhaps as online Webinar about one week or 12 weeks.
    Living localized in Germany 😃 – it would be an opportunity, to bridge our geographically given “distance” – Blessing the technical possibilities we are now invited to experience in these virtual realms.

    I want to thank YOU for your daily impulses.
    They inspire me to go deeper and wider at the same “time”.

    Many blessings for you in your actual embodiment right here and much love for you from heart to heart.
    I’m “reading” your book “meta human” and enJOYing IT.


  16. Gerard Sanford

    I just commented that the Big Bang is something that appears to have happened long ago but the only place that this appears to have happened is in our minds and no place else. That was on a KellyMarieKerr video. It’s really weird how often you say what I was just thinking or talking about. I’ve commented about this a time or two before but even so it seems like it is every time. I get all my ideas from others but still it’s something how often I find Mr. Chopra explaining further what is currently on my mind. I’ve been aware of the non physical reality for 3 years come June first but it’s still pretty startling I would say.
    I practice most of these steps everyday except for the beej mantra but I still have a lot of bad habits and often have a difficult time getting away from negative thinking even though I am aware of them.
    I just remembered I commented on Theoria Apothesis’s video that if everyone would just try to follow the Golden rule the world would change exponentially fast for the better because there would necessarily be a resonance among different energy centers because of the shared intention. We pretend the rulers we have chosen keep us captive but our rulers are actually and obviously are measure. I’ve been wondering if maybe I comment too much also and if maybe it’s really just for my ego but I still think it’s probably more about me trying to put things together. It’s still about me but I think it will be better for everyone when I can see things more clearly.

  17. Liz Stanley

    Oh my goodness your essence makes my heart so happy! Thank you for giving so much of yourself to guide us towards finding our true selves ❤️

  18. Daniel Griffiths

    Thank you Deepak ❤️

  19. Nanette Peraino

    It has been my primary prayer for the past few years to wake up and know my Self as Source. To know my Source is my reason for being here now.

  20. Jai666666666

    So many headaches he brought me…, such a wonderful man…, truly, a well rounded human being…

  21. Lori stocker

    Yes I a m always interested in expanding my
    Mind and thank yo u a I much Dr Deepak!

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