The Meaning of Life

by Cherie Miranda on May 16, 2012

Pretty presumptuous title, huh? But when the definition of the meaning of life comes through one of my primary mentors, I am interested and want to pass on the wisdom I’ve gained.

As most of my readers know, I was educated extensively at Chopra Center University, which was founded by Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. David Simon. While Deepak Chopra, physician, friend, and consultant to the stars, is a household name these days, Dr. David Simon isn’t quite as familiar.

Dr. Simon and Dr. Chopra were partners for more than 20 years, founding The Chopra Center together. Though Dr. Simon wasn’t as well known as Dr. Chopra, he was equally interesting and credentialed.

Both men have degrees in medicine, Dr. Simon as a neurologist, Dr. Chopra as an endocrinologist. Both have studied Vedic wisdom and ancient Indian texts. In fact, David and Deepak used to jokingly say that they probably crossed in the air, Dr. Simon on his way to India and Dr. Chopra on his way to America.

I’ve have been so very fortunate to have much interaction with both of these amazing teachers over the last several years. Especially with Dr. David Simon. That’s why his untimely passing earlier this year was such a shock and an immeasurable loss.

You might be familiar with a conscious business consultant named Max Simon. Max is the eldest child of Dr. David Simon, and he is a respectable and accomplished man in his own right. I’ll let you check out Max’s credentials for yourself. I bring him up because he is the one who posted a video about a recent conversation he had with Deepak Chopra. During that conversation, Deepak imparted some timeless and compelling wisdom on Max. Max was kind enough to share that wisdom in a video presentation.

Please enjoy Max’s video. I’d be curious as to what you think of Deepak’s theory on the meaning of life. Personally, I find it enlightening and compelling. I’m sold.  🙂

Enjoy, and happy meditating!


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Michael D Walker May 16, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Thanks for sharing about some of your background with Deepak and David Simon. I liked the Max Simon video and got a kick out of the outtakes at the end too.



Clare Delaney May 16, 2012 at 11:42 pm

Interesting concepts of meaningful-ness. Everyone has different things that are meaningful to them, but I think Chopra summarized well enough to cover most of them.

(I’m glad he put the out-takes at the end of the Max Simon video – that singing bit at the begining almost put me off, but afterwards I laughed).

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Sonya Lenzo May 17, 2012 at 6:14 am

This is an interesting post, both thought provoking and entertaining. I had not heard of either Max or David Simon before.
Sonya Lenzo


Body Language: Secrets Of The Neck May 17, 2012 at 1:05 pm

I am inspired by your values and service. Thank you for introducing Max and David Simon.


Kevin Hogan May 17, 2012 at 2:26 pm

That is really too bad that Dr. Simon passed earlier this year. I wish his family the best.

Mark Hogan


Discover The 7 Steps To Amazing Health! May 17, 2012 at 8:32 pm

I am so thankful that in my career I am able to make a difference and spend time with wonderful people. Thank you for the video and the fun outtakes.

With Passion & Conviction,

Wendy Schauer: Author – Speaker – Chiropractor – Kettlebell Trainer


Ways to Ruin First Dates May 24, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Hi Cherie,

Wonderful to learn more about the Simon and Chopra partnership.

Happy Dating and Relationships,

April Braswell, CHt, RH


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