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One World Women

The Art of Thoughtful Connections

Mallika Chopra

On his One World show Deepak Chopra has had the opportunity to sit down with a variety of guest from a multitude of fields to discuss their successes and the projects they support. Deepak is no stranger to success stories though; beyond his own highly successful career, there are a number of successful entrepreneurs and philanthropists in his own family. In a very special episode Deepak shared with us a conversation with his daughter Mallika Chopra.

My dream job was a job with MTV; something that most people would not think that Deepak Chopra’s daughter would be into, but I loved music and I loved television, so I pursued a job relentlessly. Mallika did get a job with MTV in New York and then eventually ended up being asked to help launch the station in India. Despite the success she had bringing MTV to some of the most remote corners of the globe, Mallika realized that this was not her passion. She was destined for other things.

Much like her father, Mallika has a mind for business and an awareness of the responsibility that those who are successful in business have to give back. This awareness, combined with much soul searching after the events of September 11, 2001 prompted Mallika to start intent.com.

You taught us about the power of intention, Mallika recounted to her father. When we were young, you will remember, after we meditated you had us say ‘I am responsible for what I see, I choose the feelings I experience and set the goals I will achieve and everything that seems to happen to me I ask for and receive as I have asked. It is something that stuck with her and has been a thread throughout her life. Her first book lay out her intentions as a parent and now, intent.com is a vibrant online community where people all over the globe can come together and share their intentions and support each other on their journeys to achieving them.

The sharing of intention is a beautiful thing and one that connects humanity on a soulful level. My intent to be a good mother is something that I share with a woman whether she is in Mongolia or Paris or South America or Copenhagen. Intent.com has allowed for such deep connections regardless of location; people can find other people who support their goals for life and for changing the world in a positive way. The simple act of sharing her own intentions for motherhood has snowballed into this beautiful opportunity for sharing and building community. Good truly does create more good.

21:34 | 2014

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