20140831-163608.jpgDay 20 – Radiating Serenity

Today’s quote is from Swami Satchidananda. “We can be serene even in the midst of calamities and, by our serenity, make others more tranquil.”

Today’s centering thought is I am a calming presence.

Today’s Sanskrit mantra is Shanti Vira, which means “I radiate divine blessings.”

From today’s message:
Peace and serenity are born from a state of inner happiness–our true self. As we live in alignment with our true self we naturally radiate our serenity in the environment… we are simultaneously expanding the happiness of ourselves and those around us. Today’s meditation enlivens this state of serenity within our being so that it lovingly influences each person and interaction we have throughout the day.”

The twentieth day of Oprah and Deepak Chopra’s Expanding Your Happiness Meditation Experience was about radiating serenity.

Oprah shared that “we’ve all heard the serenity prayer, ‘God Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference’. The powerful and enduring words of this prayer ground us in a knowing that divine wisdom… peace… is always within us. The highest source of serenity is the core of our very Being. By trusting that presence at our core, we allow a sweet and powerful serenity to flow into our lives and to flow from us. That trust allows each of us to be a beacon of calm… of love… of generosity…”

I was glad I was still catching up with the meditation journey, because I needed this particular meditation a few days ago. It helped me with what I was dealing with, and helped me see through a different perspective… that of love… especially when I was particularly hard on myself.

In fact, during that day, I saw the Serenity Prayer a lot, as if it was a reminder that everything was going to be okay. That “all will be well.”

Deepak shared that “the presence of inner peace is healing, to you and to the people you meet during your day. In the Vedic tradition, you can tell that someone is enlightened because all around them there is an atmosphere of peace. They radiate this quality and the effect on others is powerful. As the proverb goes, ‘the lion lies down with the lamb. There is no violence in the presence of true inner peace.”

Older posts regarding my meditation

journey:
Day 1 – Feeling Joy
Day 2 – Feeling Inspired
Day 3 – Feeling Peace
Day 4 – Feeling Love
Day 5 – Feeling Playful
Day 6 – Feeling Hope
Day 7 – Feeling Complete
Day 8 – Living Joy
Day 9 – Living With Purpose
Day 10 – Living With Contentment
Day 11 – Living Kindness
Day 12 – Living Laughter
Day 13 – Living Gratitude
Day 14 – Living With Passion
Day 15 – Radiating Bliss
Day 16 – Radiating Grace
Day 17 – Being In Service
Day 18 – Radiating Compassion
Day 19 – Radiating Wisdom