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I have not been posting much, and there is a good reason for it.

I was at a spiritual retreat recently undergoing intense meditation and training–where I was in constant state of bliss and peace.

Coming back from it, this time around, was quite jarring for me. I am having difficulty balancing my spiritual life with my “real” life. The clarity that the retreat gave me had me question things in my life, and it’s hard to find (maybe face) all the answers–while battling a bad cold and working on a new project at work.

Please bear with me as I figure a few things out and find my balance. I plan on introducing a new 365 Day Project as well.

Also, please check out Oprah and Deepak’s new meditation series on “Energy of Attraction.” You can register for free at https://chopracentermeditation.com.

20140811-230051.jpgDay 19 – Living In Joy

Thought for the day: I awaken in joy and go to sleep in peace

Daily Quote:
Life is more beautiful with a little madness in it. So never be absolutely wise. A little foolishness gives salt to wisdom. A little foolishness gives humor, humbleness. A really wise person is also a fool.” ~Osho

Today’s message from Osho is about living in joy.

Osho said that you can’t have happiness without unhappiness too. There is always the balance. One cannot exist without the other.

So instead, he advises to cultivate joy–which could only be attained from within, as it is a spiritual dimension.

Being in Lily Dale, with the woods, the lake, and a beach all around it, you can’t help being one with nature. With the meditations and training, I have been able to go even deeper in meditation, which resulted in even more joy in my life and the most peace I have ever known with myself. So much so, I don’t want to leave. 😁

Where else but a spiritual place could you find so much, and keep you fully connected most, if not, all the time. So I now understand this course about what it means to be full of joy.

Being joyful is accepting yourself, loving yourself, and loving and living your authenticity. When you are at peace with yourself, you will attain more joy.

To get there, you have to do some work–but the hard part really is the allowing. That you allow yourself to… love yourself. Then meditation will bring you even closer to your most beautiful Spirit, aka your Higher Self or your Inner Guide–which will bring you inner peace.

Excerpt from the course
Live in joy… Live in your own innermost nature, with absolute acceptance of whosoever you are. Live in joy, in love… One who lives in joy naturally lives in love. Love is the fragrance of the flower of joy.”

(Disclaimer: All images and meditations are from Osho’s 21-day meditation series by Mentors Channel.)

Related Links:
Osho: A Course In Meditation, 21 Day Workout For Your Consciousness (visit to register, it’s free).

Mentors Channel

Older posts regarding my meditation journey:
Day 1: Strength Through Devotion
Day 2: Meditations on Love and Relationship
Day 3: Meditations On Anger
Day 4: The Art of Living in Balance
Day 5: Love and Meditation go Hand in Hand
Day 6: Living Dangerously
Day 7: Watching The Mind
Day 8: It Needs Intelligence To Be Happy
Day 9: The Integration Of Body, Mind and Soul
Day 10: How To Slow Down
Day 11: Everybody Is Creative
Day 12: Intuition – Tuition From Within
Day 13: Meditation And Conditioning
Day 14: How to Drop Judging People
Day 15: The Art Of Listening
Day 16 – Relaxation Through Awareness
Day 17 – Accepting Every Part Of Me
Day 18 – Sex, Love And Meditation

20140726-083832.jpgDay 5 – Love and Meditation Should Go Hand in Hand

Thought for the day: I ground my love through daily meditation

Daily Quote:
Be ordinary. Nothing is wrong with ordinariness, because in your very ordinariness you are extraordinary.” ~Osho

Today’s message from Osho is about how Love and Meditation together will bring you harmony.

Going within… To calm yourself, your mind… will give you the chance to find clarity and solutions to any problems, including those arising from love.

Funny how I just wrote that–“problems arising from love.” Lately, I have been thinking how the idea of love can get so blurred. Love is the ultimate gift, but sometimes it gets terribly blamed for all sorts of things between people.

It is an innocent bystander, but sometimes it is used to close one’s heart, i.e. “I have loved, got hurt, don’t want to love again.” Sometimes it is used as a weapon, i.e. “I can’t believe I ever loved someone like you.” I could go on and on with more examples from what is happening in our society today.

Imagine if even only one person in a relationship meditate. This person will have found the gift of self-love, would have the clarity and focus to steer drama away and find solutions to couple problems he/she can bring to the table.

Imagine if both people meditate. They will probably have more love to give to one another, more harmony, less drama, and less strain.

The message followed with a lesson in meditation where you imagine your heart center (chakra) as a bud. You could choose any flower you wish. You expel all the air in your lungs, pause, and when the air rushes back in, allow the petals of your flower to bloom.

What a beautiful meditation! It’s a moment where you are allowing your “heart” to open, allowing for self-love, and allowing for love to grow for others.

This meditation can also be used when you are feeling anxious, jealous, etc., to let love back in! I really like day 5’s lesson.

From the course:
When you are in love, don’t forget meditation… Love is only going to show you who you are, where you are. And it is good that love makes you alert…Now is the time to meditate. If love and meditation go together, you will have both wings, you will have a balance. Love and meditate, meditate and love, and slowly, slowly you will see a new harmony arising in you. Only that harmony will make you contented.”

(Disclaimer: All images and meditations are from Osho’s 21-day meditation series by Mentors Channel.)

Related Links:
Osho: A Course In Meditation, 21 Day Workout For Your Consciousness (visit to register, it’s free).

Mentors Channel

Older posts regarding my meditation journey:
Day 1: Strength Through Devotion
Day 2: Meditations on Love and Relationship
Day 3: Meditations On Anger
Day 4: The Art of Living in Balance

20140724-182634.jpgDay 4 – The Art of Living in Balance

Thought for the day: I accept all that life offers me today, knowing nothing is static

Daily Quote:
If you can love and if you can laugh, totally, wholeheartedly, your life will become such a bliss and a benediction, not only to yourself but to everyone else. You will be a blessing to the world.” ~Osho

Today’s message from Osho is about living in balance.

Osho used the tightrope walker as an analogy. He believes that to stay in the middle is not living. As there is night and day, light and dark… we often move forward and back to keep in balance on the tightrope that is life.

We should appreciate life, both the sadness and joy. From sadness, we learn to appreciate the joys of life.

From the course:
Life consists of extremes. Life is a tension between the opposites. To be exactly in the middle forever means to be dead. The middle is only a theoretical possibility; only once in a while are you in the middle, as a passing phase. It is like walking on a tightrope; you can never be exactly in the middle for any length of time. If you try, you will fall.”

(Disclaimer: All images and meditations are from Osho’s 21-day meditation series by Mentors Channel.)

Related Links:
Osho: A Course In Meditation, 21 Day Workout For Your Consciousness (visit to register, it’s free).

Mentors Channel

Older posts regarding my meditation journey:
Day 1: Strength Through Devotion
Day 2: Meditations on Love and Relationship
Day 3: Meditations On Anger

20140505-023603.jpgWow! An extra day of Oprah and Deepak Chopra’s Finding Your Flow Meditation Experience. I am grateful!

I woke up in the middle of the night, and in my restlessness, found this gem in my inbox! What a beautiful gift to receive, right?

Today’s meditation is on “Expressing Global Peace.” There are a few things I want to share from the meditation:

Oprah mentions, “we are the Peace we want to see in our world.”

Deepak shares why there isn’t a chakra for harmony and balance. “These things aren’t separate from the whole. True peace belongs to your whole being.”

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” —Gautama Buddha

Deepak ends asking us to be in harmony with each other for this will lead to peace.

As we radiate our true selves and our beautiful Light, we can help spread kindness to each other and promote peace outside of ourselves–to everyone in the world. I believe that kindness is one of the ways to peace. Imagine if we each, in this world, shared an act of kindness today… what miracles we can expect! Peace and harmony start with us.

20140505-024934.jpgToday’s centering thought is “my peace is the peace of the world..”

Today’s Sanskrit mantra is Shanti, which means “I feel my Being as the Being of all creation..”

Link:
Visit The Chopra Center for more information about available meditation experiences.

(Image courtesy of The Chopra Center.)

Older posts:
Day 1: Finding Security (Lam)
Day 2: Finding Happiness (Yam)
Day 3: Finding Power (Ram)
Day 4: Finding Love (Vam)
Day 5: Finding Expression (Ham)
Day 6: Finding Wisdom (Om)
Day 7: Finding Consciousness (Sahasrara Im)
Day 8: Activating Security (Om Dakini Namaha)
Day 9: Activating Happiness (Om Rakini Namaha)
Day 10: Activating Power (Om Lakini Namaha)
Day 11: Activating Love (Om Kakini Namaha)
Day 12: Activating Expression (Om Shakini Namaha)
Day 13: Activating Wisdom (Om Hakini Namaha)
Day 14: Activating Consciousness (Om Katyayani Namaha)
Day 15: Expressing Security (Om Bhu)
Day 16: Expressing Happiness (Om Bhuvaha)
Day 17: Expressing Power (Om Swaha)
Day 18: Expressing You (Om Maha)
Day 19: Expressing You (Om Janaha)
Day 20: Expressing Wisdom (Om Tapaha)
Day 21: Expressing Consciousness (Om Satyam)

In life, we will encounter someone (or more than one person) that will have a certain emotional pull on us. In regards to the friend that I mentioned in my “To Be A Better Person, Woman, Friend…” post, there are some emotional triggers.

We had a good talk, but I still find myself often conflicted about this friend.

I realized that in order for me to deal with people who cause an emotional trigger in me is to be stronger in myself.

I have to reach into the self love and to find balance in order to be there for this friend, but not let myself get tangled in what this friend is going through.

This is what I have decided to do:

1. Examine what the triggers are
2. Examine how these triggers come about
3. Set boundaries

I am hoping this will help me through.

I am grateful to be able to just step aside from this situation and be objective about it, so that I can find a viable solution to emotional triggers and how I can deal with them in a better way (one that comes from a place of compassion).

Have you encountered this? How have you dealt with emotional triggers? What works? What doesn’t?

Related posts:

Day 46/365: To Be A Better Person, Woman, Friend…

Day 47/365: Healing From Breaking

(For 12/6/13. I felt the need to wait 24 hours before posting this…)

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