Translate Good Intentions Into Great Choices. In the spirit of both Eastern and Western tradition, the co-founder of The Chopra Center shows how changing our mind set from commandments to personal commitments can help us make the life transformations we have always wanted... We all know the Ten Commandments—and unfortunately most of us try to use the philosophy of "thou shalt not" (eat too much, work too hard, etc.) to command ourselves to make changes. Dr. David Simon , noted researcher and co-founder with Deepak Chopra of The Chopra Center, suggests a different path: instead of dwelling on the negative, embrace the positive and make commitments to live a better life. In doing so, we will transform our intentions (losing weight, spending more time with family, etc.) into concrete actions that will make change happen. This short, precise book is not a lecture, but a practical primer on thoughtful change. There is a continuing hunger for Eastern philosophy and spirituality among Westerners—finally, one of the West's top experts, who has been writing on, lecturing, teaching, and practicing Eastern thought for over three decades, has melded these principles with our core Western beliefs, giving us a new perspective on the basic way we live our lives.