Three Powerful Questions from Deepak Chopra

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Three Powerful Questions from Deepak Chopra

I had lunch with my friend Ramona today at The Natural Cafe in Santa Barbara, love their healthy menu and fresh food. We were sitting outside in the warm sunshine with a cool breeze keeping it from being too hot. I was reminded of why I moved to Santa Barbara in the first place and what I love about living here. I was also feeling grateful for our time together, we have both been busy and not seeing enough of each other.

Ramona mentioned that she got to see Deepak Chopra speak when he was here last month. I was envious, I would have loved to see him in person and have been a big fan for decades! But alas, I was in San Diego with my kids and in-laws over spring break, which was also fantastic. I asked her what she thought about his presentation. She said Deepak shared three questions that he asks himself before he begins any new endeavor.

As soon as she said what the questions were, I whipped out my iPhone to write them down, they resonated deeply with me and where I am in my life. I have been in Santa Barbara for almost 2 years and the shiny still hasn’t worn off: long walks on the beach, sunny lunches outside, dinner outside, life outside! After 13 years of miserable weather in Texas, living in Santa Barbara is a dream come true.

But my family and I didn’t get here by accident – we planned, schemed, saved and dreamed for about 2 years in order to get all of our affairs in order. Throughout the process of cleaning out a house after 12 years of residency, selling a business, selling a house, changing schools and buying a house, finding new schools and most painful – saying goodbye to friends, colleagues, places that we loved that had sustained us for so long, we were sustained by these three questions.

And as I contemplate what’s next for me, my family and my business, I find myself asking them all over again!

Three Powerful Questions

I invite you to think about anything you are considering doing, being or changing in your life right now and answer these three simple questions:

  • Will it be fun?

  • Will it be with fun people?

  • Will it make a difference?

I would love for you to share in the comments how these three questions resonate with you in your life today!


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  1. valerie Remy-Milora on April 16, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Great questions indeed that if we all took the time to ask and answer regularly would lead us all to a blissful place. I learned long ago that any endeavor that does not bring you joy, and allows you to truly savor life with all it’s twists and turns, isn’t worth pursuing. Life is short, much too short in so many ways, and with my oldest a year away from leaving the nest, I ask myself these questions or variations of these almost daily. Thanks for the beautiful reminder… Life is scrumptious and we MUST savor every moment!

    • minette on April 16, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      Thanks, Valerie, I love your comment that life is scrumptious!

  2. Kelly on April 16, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Hi Minette! Thank you so much for sharing these three great questions. They really spoke to me. I’ve been thinking of starting a podcast and these questions gave me the answer I’ve been looking for. It will be fun for me, it will get me talking with fun (and interesting people) and I hope it will make a difference. Most grateful for your help. Warmly, Kelly

    • minette on April 16, 2014 at 5:25 pm

      Nice!! Interestingly, I have been thinking of doing the same thing. Would love to connect about this topic. Yes, it would be fun!

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