03/22/2014 10:08 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Deepak Chopra Talks Difference Between Money And Wealth

Deepak Chopra acknowledges that it's easy to conflate money with wealth, but stresses that it's important to make a distinction between the two.

"Wealth is a state of consciousness which allows you to tap into the experience of abundance," the author, HuffPost blogger and holistic health guru told HuffPost Live's Nancy Redd. "Money is a symbol."

"We should not confuse money with wealth," he continued, "because there's a lot of people out there who are making money to make money... and they don't even have time to enjoy their money because they're so busy making money to make money so they have no time for vacations, family life, joy in their life."

Chopra pointed out that while some of the most lucrative industries aren't necessarily enriching society, he has faith that will change.

"As our values shift into relationships, the sources of abundance are going to be [from]... businesses... improving the quality of life," he said.

Watch the rest of Deepak Chopra's HuffPost Live interview below:

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