The Chopra Center for Wellbeing Enlists Global Commitment

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Chopra.com launches cutting-edge blog/ forum to create critical mass

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bridging the technological miracles of the West with the wisdom of the East

Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) January 21, 2008 –– Chopra.com today launched its intention blog forum, making a call to the global online community to post their personal commitments to positive change in the world. The goal of the intention blog is to create a critical mass of individuals focusing their energy on transformation, healing, and growth.

“All change and transformation is brought about by our thoughts, intentions and our attention,” said Chopra Center co-founder Deepak Chopra, M.D. “By declaring our intentions and sending them out into the world – whether through chopra.com’s blog forum or by other means – we set the organizing power of the universe in motion. Publicly declaring one’s intentions generates more attention, and therefore more power, for their fulfillment.”

Bloggers from cities and villages around the world – including places as far flung as South Africa, Brazil, Jerusalem, India, Italy, and the United States – are posting their goals, dreams, and commitments on http://www.chopra.com/intention08list.

The posts include specific intentions such as quitting smoking, writing a book, and improving one’s relationship, but all of the commitments come down to this: the desire for happiness, health, love, peace, security, and purpose in life. For example, Niek Ouagadougou of Burkina Faso, West Africa, writes, “I commit to letting go of old and new fears and realizing what I thought was not possible. I experience, generate, and share love in all areas of my life.”

Across the globe in Wichita Falls, Texas, Rita Jean Underwood writes that her intention is to "become more of who I really am. To love and accept myself, warts and all. To reach out to others in love. To give more, share more, and do more. To all who read this, ‘I love you.’”

Edward Gilbert of Los Angeles, California said, “Reading the intentions of thousands of individuals is mesmerizing and inspiring – all at once.”

To read more inspiring commitments and post your own intention on the blog, visit http://www.chopra.com/intention08list.

The Chopra Center for Wellbeing was founded by Deepak Chopra, M.D. and David Simon, M.D. in 1996. The philosophy of the Center is based upon the principles and practices of holistic and alternative medicine from around the world. The Chopra Center is the global source for yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda.

Dr. Deepak Chopra is chairman and co-founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing and a best-selling author who has written more than 50 books. He is acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind-body medicine.

Through the Chopra Center, Dr. Chopra is revolutionizing common wisdom about the crucial connection between body, mind, spirit and healing. His mission of "bridging the technological miracles of the West with the wisdom of the East" remains his thrust as he and his colleagues conduct public seminars and workshops and provide training for health care professionals around the world.

Dr. David Simon is the CEO, medical director, and co-founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing―as well as a board certified neurologist and a pioneer in the fusion of Western medicine and the healing arts of the East. Dr. Simon is the recipient of a National Institutes of Health grant to study mind-body approaches to health, and has created initiatives to bring holistic health-care programs to medical institutions, community health centers, and health resorts. In addition, he is a best-selling author whose recent books include The Ten Commitments: Translating Good Intentions into Good Choices and Vital Energy: The 7 Keys to Invigorate Body, Mind, and Soul. His latest book is Freedom from Addiction, co-authored with Dr. Deepak Chopra.

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David Greenspan

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http://www.chopra.com/intention08list.

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