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Silence.

“Inner silence promotes clarity of mind; It makes us value the inner world; It trains us to go inside to the source of peace and inspiration when we are faced with problems and challenges. Silence is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that comes from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence.” -Deepak Chopra

If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another.

The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience.

If this sounds too mystical, refer again to the body. Every significant vital sign- body temperature, heart rate, oxygen consumption, hormone level, brain activity, and so on- alters the moment you decide to do anything… decisions are signals telling your body, mind, and environment to move in a certain direction.

—  Deepak Chopra, The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life
Our brains are too slow to register that every concrete object is winking in and out of existence at the quantum level thousands of times per second; therefore, we see solid objects where none in fact exist
Our karma throws us into roles of saint and sinner, man and woman, king and peasant, but these roles are temporary and shifting. None of them is really us. Spirit uses these roles the way a dramatist uses actors. As convincingly as someone might play Hamlet, we don’t believe that he is killed in the fifth act with a poisoned sword. Separating role from the reality is more difficult with our own roles in life. But the saint is just the sinner in another guise, and the sinner only has to wait to assume the saint’s robes. Why do we play these roles? For experience, for growth, to find our way back to God. Ultimately, all karma serves only two purposes: either it is a sign of love from spirit or it is a lesson meant in love.
—  Deepak Chopra
Deepak Chopra

“If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another. The Universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is not right or wrong.”