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20140817-182507.jpgDay 6 – Feeling Hope

Today’s quote is from Bryant McGill. “The greatest joys in life are found not only in what we do and feel, but also in our quiet hopes and labors for others.”

Today’s centering thought is hope lights my path.

Today’s Sanskrit mantra is Shreem, which means “I am all possibilities.”

From today’s message:
Hope is a key spiritual component of our joyful self. Spiritual hope is not a feeble, anxious wish for things to be better…it is the active engagement of our aspiration to the almighty force of evolution. True hope ties our individuality to the cosmos, giving us the guidance and support to move toward out hopes and dreams. This expansion and fulfillment of our aspirations is an essential joy of life.

We feel happy when our love grows and our territory of influence expands, and hope is the leading edge of this expansion.

The sixth day of Oprah and Deepak Chopra’s Expanding Your Happiness Meditation Experience is about hope.

Oprah said, “your truest self doesn’t wait for hope, or hope for hope. Your essential self emanates hope–rooted in the all powerful certainty of Source… If dreams reflect the past, hope summons the future. Access that certainty and hope, and the happiness that flows to you will be more powerful than you can imagine. It is a force that grounds you and lifts you up, all at once.

As mentioned in another post, I feel like I am at a crossroad. I feel like my life is gearing up for some major changes, but I am not sure the “what,” the “when,” and the “how” yet. This is making me feel anxious.

Yet, the only thing that is helping me is my hope in the knowledge that “all will be well.” That’s why I am only anxious, but not afraid. It took a long time to stop gaining new fears. That I am just anxious is a big leap. I guess I need to work on the anxiousness part. HaHa! 😁

Deepak said that “happy people are optimistic and hopeful. Hope is a positive force in their lives which is different from feeling anxious and hoping that everything will turn out all right. When your sense of hope flows from The Source, you know that new possibilities will emerge and that good outcomes are in sight.”

I hope for good outcomes, whatever they are. I will focus on the now, and trust that everything will work for my best and highest good.

Visit The Chopra Center to sign up for the free 21-day meditation experience.

(Image and course information are courtesy of The Chopra Center.)

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

I am truly grateful that I stumbled upon Dr. Brené Brown. She really has great insights she is sharing with others, like this one…

“To love someone fiercely, to believe in something with your whole heart, to celebrate a fleeting moment in time, to fully engage in a life that doesn’t come with guarantees – these are risks that involve vulnerability and often pain. But, I’m learning that recognizing and leaning into the discomfort of vulnerability teaches us how to live with joy, gratitude and grace.”

I can’t help but have an emotional response to this quote, because it’s not easy to “engage in a life that doesn’t come with guarantees.”

I had a shift in my awareness last month, and a few more times before that this year. I am learning so much in such a short time about what it means to live my life, which is to fully live in the present now without expectations and without controlling my situation or the outcome. In other words, I am learning how to go with the flow while trusting that the flow will bring me to my highest potential and good.

This is, by no means, an easy (or pleasant) task for me and I still find myself in a state of resistance, but I know that eventually (and with lots of practice, maybe some tears of frustration, and possibly even some swearing ;D ), it will get easier for me to really just let go and go with the flow.


Brené Brown’s Site

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