Each week, Deepak Chopra responds to Oprah.com users’ questions with enlightening advice to help them live their best lives.
Q: Is it man’s purpose to seek and reach enlightenment? What are the obstacles to reaching enlightenment, and how does one overcome these obstacles? I preach positive thinking to all that are around me, yet sometimes I find myself feeling hopeless and can’t get out of the rut. Please help. Thank you.
— Claudette Y., Fair Oaks, California
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