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Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul: How to Create a New You

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Deepak Chopra presents ten lessons to help build awareness and change the distorted energy patterns that are the root cause of aging, infirmity, and disease.

Fifteen years after his #1 New York Times bestseller, Ageless Body, Timeless Mind, Deepak Chopra revisits "the forgotten miracle"–the body's infinite capacity for change and renewal. You cannot take advantage of this m
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by Harmony (first published January 1st 2002)
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Narasu
Mar 07, 2011 rated it did not like it
I really didn't like this book. It was too condensed and too
"self-help-y" with all the anecdotes of people with no last names.

Plus there was one anecdote about a woman who "saved her marriage" by doing all the things her husband wanted like "baking fresh-baked bread" out of "selfless love" while stopping the things that he didn't like such as "showing her hurt feelings" because they annoyed him. Yeah, the relationship got better, but at what cost? I don't think that is good relationship advice
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Irene
Sep 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing
It took me a long time to get through this book, but only because I had to digest it every few pages and let it simmer and percolate. I actually need to re-read it again, so that I can actually live, not just read and digest the message. A wonderful book with a great message in living a more concious life.
Lola
Aug 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I really don't know where to begin my review but here goes.... I have read many books on mind/body/ spirit, but this one is written in an easy to read/ understand format . I like how Deepak explains the concept of our beings as essentially energy that can be guided or redirected in a desirable direction. His philosophy is Science meets Buddah meets God.... The bottom line to this book is that we all are born with God in us and we must make an effort to connect with the God in us in order to know ...more
Heidi The Reader
There are massive amounts of information in this book. That was my only complaint: that Chopra covered so much, he sacrificed going into specifics.

My favorite part was when he discussed how the body is literally shaped by repressed emotions. By examining someone's posture, you can determine if they (or you) are subconsciously angry, fearful, defensive - even when they (or you) may not realize it themselves. The mind/body connection is, for the most part, dismissed in the western world so I found
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Marina Sarra Barigelli
Sep 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I loved everything about this book. I listened to the whole unabridged audiobook twice and couldn't stop taking notes. I finally bought a copy hoping my daughters would read it and will buy another to keep for myself. It is by far the best book written by Chopra.
Juliana
Definitely not for me. I was curious, and thought that, worse case, this book would give me new tools to deal with stress (and it did, I really liked one of meditation techniques he describes). But his belief system is not my own, and if you are cringing more than enjoying the book, it’s time to stop.
dirt
Aug 21, 2014 rated it liked it
Don't consume this book! Have a relationship with it because it cares about how you look in lingerie. Buying a bra helps you align yourself with your soul. If you don't believe me, take the quiz from the section In Your Life: Tuning In. It was on page 85 of the edition I read/consumed/dated briefly.

This book is chock full of good ideas about taking care of yourself, being calm, and being aware. You will be reminded to be open to new possibilities. You will judge yourself and others less. You may
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Experience Life
Jan 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
“We don’t really know what a body can do,” wrote 17th-century philosopher Baruch Spinoza in a reflection on the body’s unrealized potential. Centuries later, according to physician and mind-body expert Deepak Chopra, we still don’t really know — and this is great news for those of us interested in expanding our physical and spiritual limits. In the first half of the book, Chopra “reinvents the body” as a manifestation of energy, and his five breakthrough ideas show how the body can be changed th ...more
Deanna
Jan 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This book taught me a lot about how to think of my body - as the "interface between the material and spiritual worlds" and also how to reconnect to our own souls. Chopra gives a list of ten breakthroughs in how to think of our bodies and our souls - five different ways to think of our bodies and five different ways to think of our souls.

It also reiterates the idea (that Chinese medicine is based upon) that our bodies are made of energy and we can manipulate that energy both with our minds throu
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Greta
Apr 28, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spirituality
I don't know what it was about this book that made me sort of not like it. It has some fascinating ideas about the body and its relationship with the soul. There wasn't anything I found unbelievable or unhelpful. Maybe it was his anecdotal writing style. Maybe it was just a bit too deep for me to comprehend all at once. While I've read other books on this topic and find the subject to be an important one, I don't think this is the best book to read about it. I know this is not a very good review ...more
Ouri
Jan 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
I love the covers of deepaks books. Maybe that’s why I’m attracted to them. This is my first book of his that I’ve read so I have no idea if any of the concepts in this book are ones he reiterates a lot.

There are a lot of gems in this book. I think he does a good job of introducing certain spiritual ideas under a lense of science and rationality. A lot of it resonates with me but for a skeptic or atheist you might find all of this flowery and useless. It really takes an open mind and an open he
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Jennifer
Jul 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
I only got halfway through..
Maria Paiz
Aug 04, 2013 rated it liked it
"Your body is boundless. It is channeling the energy, creativity, and intelligence of the entire universe. At this moment, the universe is listening through your ears, seeing through your eyes, experiencing through your brain. Your purpose for being here is to allow the universe to evolve."

In this book, Chopra evokes the Tao Te Ching: without awareness, there is nothing. Naturally, we are aware of the obvious: we have a body, we have our surroundings, we have a soul. But, what does that mean, e
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Rebecca (agirlirlblog, bekkilyn)
At first, I started this book as an audiobook experiment as I wanted to try listening to something while doing some exercising, but I have a terrible time with audiobooks as my mind tends to want to be everywhere else but on the recording. After a few weeks of such torment, I turned the audiobook back in and checked out the real book from the library so that I could actually read it.

Definitely a much better experience! The main idea in this book is that we have the personal power to change ourse
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Yaaresse
Thinking never invented love, desire, art, music, kindness, altruism, intuition, wisdom, and passion--in fact, all the things that make life worthwhile. (loc 4189 of 4204.)

I've heard enough accounts of how Chopra treats service and stage personnel at speaker events to not be impressed with him or his behavior, but some of his books manage to have nutritional value regardless of that. This one has some "preaching to the choir" going on, but it also had ideas in it that I enjoyed chewing over.

Pa
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Diane
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Deepak. He helps us think in terms of growth and development. We should never stop learning and he teaches us how to achieve this goal. We get stuck in pre set mindsets and that is limiting. We should always grow and develop. Thank you Deepak.. Great book. I was t to get enough words to be able to submit this. Never e Gogh said to publish a comment. He goes beyond conventional wisdom and makes us think. I just can't get enough words to be able to submit. I'm getting tired of having to wri ...more
Billcorcoran
Jul 02, 2013 rated it liked it
The good news is that there is some good advice in here on how to live a happier and more fulfilling life. Having said that, as you can see, I only gave it three stars. I knew going in that there would be a lot of discussion of eastern spiritualism and I was interested to hear what he had to say on the subject. It is not a religious book and he states this early on in the book. However, for me there was too much discussion of how the “soul” is affected by outside forces, which for me amounted to ...more
Karen Jett
Jan 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: those who read Chopra, Myss, or Dyer
I always enjoy books by Deepak Chopra. My only disappointment was that I did not experience any real Aha! moments while reading this book. There was lots of good information, some of it a review of what I know and should be doing, some of it new and expanding.

What I found most valuable was the metaphor he used comparing soul-living to being in the great outdoors and ego-lving to being enclosed in a small shack. Somehow this image is very peaceful, non-threatening, and mind expanding for me.
Julie Laporte
Feb 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing
My favorite book by Deepak Chopra. There are so many sections that have the insight and strength to stand alone, yet they're all here. Its genius sometimes catches you off-guard...even as I approached the end, I would come across passages that were so profound, I would think, "Wow...this single section could be the creed for my life..."

If there's ONE self-help book you'll ever own, this should be the one. You can read it over and over and over. Most books of this type, you get the gist of it aft
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Jean
Feb 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
Deepak Chopra gives us lots to think about and delivers it in such a way that one can test out easily enough. Having said that, it was a bit confusing from time to time, as there is so much to digest. I want to own this book to refer to again and again. I do believe we can "control" our own health. I do know that love is the key to everything and when we work from that place of love, the rest follows so much better.
tiffany
i don't lean towards d.chopra books, i think because there are so many (50+),it tends to be a deterrent to me. but, this book caught my attention and was excellent. i highly recommend it to all those on the path of trying to be their own director, the one who acts vs. reacts and reaches for that higher calmness..that i call happiness.
Kimberly Morghan
Apr 26, 2010 rated it liked it
Some interesting points but repetitive at times. I have read a few other books on the same topic recently, and this one seemed to be just a re-hash of what I'd read by other authors. Perhaps if I'd read this one first, I would have had a few more "a-ha!" moments. This is the first book I've read by Deepak Chopra, and I know folks do like him, so I will try one of his other books.
Jan
Mar 21, 2010 added it
Usually I pick up the book I need when I need it. This time my husband brought home the book I needed when I didn't have my usual intuition at the library. I'm not sure how to rate it as I've finished. I just know it is the book I needed at this moment.
Mari
May 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
I thought it was pretty okay. Most of the advice in there, I feel it is common sense. Not to fond of self-help books, but if you find yourself disconnected from life, or from your own dreams and happiness, then this is the book for you.
Janet
Jul 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
A good reminder that our lives are all about change and movement & we are ultimately responsible for our awareness and energy. Reminiscent of David Ricoh's How To Be an Adult in Relationships. ...more
Ellen Klock
Jun 18, 2017 rated it liked it
I can sum up this self-help/self-awareness book in three words - "mind over matter". In Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul: How to Create a New You, Deepak Chopra examines all facets of a person's life focusing on energy, ego, soul, and spirituality to highlight the way we should be perceiving our life goals. According to these writings, it's as if we get in the way of our own happiness, but all this can be changed by following Chopra's guidelines. The book concludes with a recommendati ...more
Catherine
Mar 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Personally, I enjoyed this book a lot. I felt like the "breakthroughs" that Deepak provided were eye-opening to me once I really thought about them and applied them to my life. My favorite breakthrough for your body was #2: Your Real Body Is Energy. Chopra stated how our DNA is chemicals and chemicals give off energy. If we emit negative energy as a person, then other people that we talk to and develop relationships with will receive that energy. We directly affect other humans with the words th ...more
Matt Leiv
Jan 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
“The highest correlation for reaching ninety or hundred years of age in good shape is emotional resilience, the ability to bounce back from life’s setbacks”

I found out about Deepak about 4 years ago through Tony Robbins. He’s a world renowned expert in new age healing type things. What drew me to him wasn’t just his great explanations of things but that he is also a top rated medical doctor in India, and used to be a skeptic himself. He’s not merely passing on general info he’s heard.

“Higher con
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Agnetta
Deepak's writing is always uplifting.

For some reason, I could not finish the book in 2017 and started over again this year, to be able to get again the full picture of the message.

It is nicely constructed, logical, forms a finished entity.
However, for me personally, it is more uplifting than inspiring. It is useful, but will not, for me, trigger a profound understanding, like other writings by spiritual teacher like Thich Nhat Hanh can do.
It is complementary to those, and does enable a Feel-goo
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Richard
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: self-help, audiobook
I found this book quite interesting. It tried to take into account the current scientific views and merging them with the religious that are most prevalent. I don't know that I was completely sold on the theories and ideas put forth in the book, but they should be considered by people before completely dismissing. From my experience some of them at least has some ties to my life, and I can relate to the ideas working. That being said, there were some that were quite far out there and I have no e ...more
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Deepak Chopra, MD serves as the Founder and Chairman of The Chopra Foundation, and Co-Founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing.

As a global leader and pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine, Chopra transforms the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social wellness. Known as a prolific author of eighty books books with twenty-two New York Times best sellers in both
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