I loved talking with Dr. Deepak Chopra in New York City this month! I’ve only been to New York City once before, and that was back in 1990 in the summertime, so this was an entirely different experience. New York looked beautiful to me, with piles of snow along sidewalk edges, and occasional flurries of snow coming and going during the time I was there.
The main reason I’d come to New York this February was to meet Dr. Chopra, who’d been the keynote speaker at an Institute of Noetic Sciences Event I attended in San Francisco several years ago.
When I arrived at the Deepak Homebase situated on the mezzanine above the ground floor of ABC Carpet and Home, I was impressed at the beautiful way the space was arranged.The Deepak Homebase is clearly a place of peace, balance and calm, and is large and spacious enough to be utilized for events. Original paintings by Thich Nhat Hanh grace the walls, with visual reminders to be centered, mindful, balanced, and whole.
I could see through large floor-to-ceiling windows that Deepak was on camera, engaged in talking with a guest. I was greeted by members of Deepak’s staff, who welcomed me to enter the spacious room as soon as the current interview finished, where I was greeted Dr. Chopra as he walked from the interview area toward his office.
Deepak explained that the start of my interview would be slightly delayed, and I was welcome to watch the interview before mine, or wait in his office. I was impressed by how calm and relaxed Deepak was, despite conducting back-to-back interviews all day long. I took him up on his generous offer to enjoy the meditative quiet of his office.
Once the interview began, the time just flew. Deepak and I talked about my kundalini experience, some reality shifts I’ve experienced, my book, Quantum Jumps, and quantum physics. This may have been a half hour interview, but time seemed to zoom by incredibly fast. You’ll be able to watch this interview at the One World with Deepak Chopra website, when it’s posted at:
Right after my interview came to a close and the production crew member removed my microphone, I heard a buzz of excitement and several people at different times saying the name “Sugar Ray!” I looked across the room and saw sure enough, there was Olympic gold medalist and boxing champion, Sugar Ray Leonard! After I was introduced to Sugar Ray, he asked me what I’d been talking to Deepak about. I told him about my book, Quantum Jumps, and asked if he’d like a copy of it. He said, “I’d love it!” and asked if I’d sign it for him, which I was delighted to do!
I stayed to watch Dr. Chopra interview Sugar Ray Leonard, and loved hearing about how Sugar Ray Leonard was so positively influenced by the Boy’s Club in his hometown when he was growing up, and how learning the sport of boxing helped him “come out of his shell” of being a very shy boy to enjoy a newfound sense of confidence. Sugar Ray’s positive experience with the Boys’ Club reminds me of one of the real life experiences I describe in my book, Quantum Jumps, where Denzel Washington credits certain experiences he had attending the Boys Club that gave him confidence to attend college. I’m grateful that the Boys Club has been encouraging young people to envision how good their lives can be, and that we have such wonderful people as Sugar Ray Leonard and Denzel Washington in the world!
The video version of this blog post can be found on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/5uFvYIay6r8
Cynthia Sue Larson is the best-selling author of six books, including Quantum Jumps. Cynthia has a degree in Physics from UC Berkeley, and discusses consciousness and quantum physics on numerous shows including the History Channel, Coast to Coast AM, and BBC. You can subscribe to Cynthia’s free monthly ezine at: http://www.RealityShifters.com