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20140824-184336.jpgDay 10 – Living With Contentment

Today’s quote is from Andrew Weil. “I think we should be working for contentment… an inner sense of fulfillment that’s relatively independent of external circumstances.”

Today’s centering thought is I am content, just as I am.

Today’s Sanskrit mantra is Sampriya Hum, which means “I am complete contentment.”

From today’s message:
When we speak of spiritual contentment, we mean more than just feeling satisfied with the circumstances of life. Too often that kind of contentment includes a tinge of resignation as well. Real contentment is the happiness that at your core, all is well in your world. In this state, you are aware that you have everything you need right now to feel good about yourself, others, and life. Even with outer conflicts and uncertainties, your core existence is settled, self-contained, and you know you possess whatever is needed to meet any situation. Living true contentment is more than confidence, it is the feeling of inner fulfillment.”

The tenth day of Oprah and Deepak Chopra’s Expanding Your Happiness Meditation Experience was about living with contentment.

Oprah shared that “what is the secret to beginning from a starting point of happiness every day? It is this… allowing your life to unfold with this confidence–knowing that all is well, and all will be well, no matter what.”

Through my Spiritual journey, I am learning each and every day to Trust, with a capital “T.” I have mentioned many times before that I am allowing the unfolding of my life with Divine Guidance and Divine Timing. That I am trusting the process of Life, because inside I know that no matter what happens, all will be well. So this day’s meditation was a very good reminder and validation for me, and I am truly grateful for it.

Deepak said that “being happy doesn’t mean that everything looks perfect and ideal every minute of the day. It means that life is unfolding without struggle… that anxiety and insecurity aren’t our companions, and that the best time of our lives is now.”

Celebrate the present now, and know that no matter what, “all will be well.”

Link:
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
Day 6 – Feeling Hope
Day 7 – Feeling Complete
Day 8 – Living Joy
Day 9 – Living With Purpose

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.

Link:
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

20140805-000954.jpgDay 16 – Relaxation Through Awareness

Thought for the day: As I release any tension in my body, my mind follows

Daily Quote:
We are given only one moment at a time, so to live rightly one needs only to know how to live rightly in the moment. One need not worry about the whole of life. If you can take care of the present moment you have taken care of your whole life; then everything will fall into line by itself.” ~Osho

Today’s message from Osho is about giving up control and letting go.

Giving up control (and allowing for the natural unfolding of things) and letting go are difficult! I know, I am still working on them! 😁

According to Osho, not feeling in control and not living in the present moment causes all the tension (i.e. from constant battle to feel safe and secure, from frantic preparation for the future, from stressing yourself out, etc.) in your body and in your life.

The only way to deal with tension and stress is to relax. To relax is to slow down. To slow down is to live in the present moment. To live in the present is to trust… Trusting that everything will unfold the way they are supposed to for the highest good of all.

I think today’s meditation is a message I needed to hear today. I needed this beautiful reminder.

Relax. Let go. Live in the present moment. Trust.

Excerpt from the course
Relax the circumference of your being – relax your body, relax your behavior, relax your acts. Walk in a relaxed way, eat in a relaxed way, talk, listen in a relaxed way. Slow down every process. Don’t be in a hurry and don’t be in haste. Move as if all eternity is available to you.”

(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

20140726-093903.jpgGotta have a leap of faith!

20140717-224211.jpgI ran into someone at work who was visibly upset. She was dealing with a lot of changes in her life and she was feeling like she had lost control of some things in it.

When she said, “I just don’t feel any control about this…,” was when a lightbulb lit up over my head, and I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. I was being given an opportunity to learn more about what I was trying to learn myself.

“Oh…” I said and smiled. “I can’t believe I am about to say this…”

20140717-224224.jpgAnd so the student, dealing with this phenomenon said…

“Sometimes, you just don’t. That’s when you have to let go, and trust. Trust in the natural unfolding of things.”

We spoke some more, and I plan on checking in on her more as she deals with the changes in her life. I told her we can work on our letting go of control together, so that she doesn’t feel alone.

Sometimes you get an opportunity to teach something you are learning, so you can learn it better.

Disclaimer: The “Letting Go Of Control Issues” is from Doreen Virtue’s The Romance Angels Oracle Cards.

20140608-233601.jpgA song popped into my head this morning as I was getting ready. I didn’t really know the lyrics, and it wasn’t a song I have heard recently, so I looked it up on the web, and it ended up being “Raging Fire” by Phillip Phillips.

You can find the official video here.

I read the lyrics and it was profound to me. To me, it was like a “calling in the soulmate” type song.

I have been working on myself, for spiritual growth and to get ready for a romantic soulmate. It has not been easy, but I have worked through a lot of things, including work on releasing the past, forgiving, and letting go.

Lately, I feel like I have reached a milestone type growth in this area, so maybe things that are coming up, some of the dreams I have been getting, and also this song may be suggesting that I am nearly ready for a romantic soulmate relationship, and that maybe one is in the works for me.

So I am grateful for this possibility. I think I may be ready to share with another person… To love, to grow with, and to experience a heightened kind of passion and love. I don’t know how or when, but I will trust and be open to love. 😊

20140510-141747.jpgIt has been an interesting pre-adventure so far. I was a little late leaving for the airport as I did manage to sleep, but was a bit tired. One of my two alarms didn’t work. Luckily, I had the other one set at blaring to ensure I wake up. Several snoozes later, I got ready.

My mom and sis were early in picking me up, but on the way, mom ended up taking the wrong freeway to the airport. Luckily, I realized it sooner than later and managed to get to the gate 20 minutes before boarding.

The flight itself was smooth–well, the part when I was awake felt smooth. 😁

It was after my friend picked me up was when another misadventure occurred. While I was being picked up, the person driving us to the port got into a pretty bad accident. Luckily, no one was hurt, but an alternative plan had to be quickly created and enacted.

Another of my friend’s cousins came to drive us. As we were about to leave, the car wouldn’t start, after several attempts… Not until my friend was joking around in front of it saying something like “alakazam!,” and a prayer from me, and a silent question to God, “are we not allowed to go?”

Finally, we were able to go to the port, but during check-in, my friend’s cousins and niece (4 passengers) who had foreign passports were not allowed to board due to another country’a new policy and an error with booking regarding that. Two other cousins decided to stay behind, for a total of 6 passengers not joining the original 16.

The most interesting tidbit of information I found out today was, my friend’s cousins had a sister named “Mercedita.” I knew that. She couldn’t go to the cruise though. However, I found out this morning that my last name and her maiden name is the same! What a funny coincidence, right? I am the honorary “sister.” LOL! I had to let my parents know, and my mom texted, “What?!!!!”

So, while we are having some interesting pre-adventures, I feel that somehow, I am meant to hang out with this family.

I am grateful to have a chance to make some new memories with these great, funny people, and eventhough, there are some hiccups, I hope that everything will be okay.

20140411-011701.jpgI am thankful, and very grateful, for the entire 21 days of Oprah & Deepak’s Finding Your Flow meditation experience.  When I had decided to redo my Trust The Flow #1 project, I was worried if I could truly do it. I had a hard time before.

Luckily, Finding Your Flow came at the right time.  It made surrendering, letting go, and going with the flow, a whole lot easier. I felt “supported.”  I felt “empowered.”  Even through some really tough times.

I was glad I signed up. I was glad I was diligent each day. I was glad I opened my heart and mind to the teaching and experience.

I loved it, and 21 days of my 45-day Trust The flow #1 project, went much smoother because of Finding Your Flow.

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

(Image courtesy of The Chopra Center.)

Related Posts (so far):
Trust The Flow #1 Project
Trust The Flow #1 Redo
Trust The Flow #1: The First Day
Trust The Flow #1: The Second Day
Trust The Flow #1: First Week

20140425-052023.jpgI had sent a text to a friend yesterday morning about our upcoming trip (and a bucket list one for me). My texts are in blue.

She told me that when I had decided to go, that she “felt,” at that moment, that something amazing is going to happen to me during the trip.

When this friend “feels” things, it usually comes true, so I am absolutely game for amazing goodness coming my way. Bring it on, Universe, I am ready! Show me what you’ve got!

I am super excited for the trip. With a “going with the flow” and “expect miracles” mentality I’m bringing, a fun and hilarious friend to go with, and a trust in the unfolding of my life for my best and highest good, this trip is going to be a blast!

20140506-100429.jpgToday is day three of Oprah and Deepak Chopra’s Finding Your Flow Meditation Experience.

Today’s meditation is about finding the power within–to align with your true power.

While meditating, I recalled a memory from when I was a small child. My paternal grandmother would often take me with her to visit churches, spiritual healers, etc.

We would often visit a particular healer’s house, but while they were talking in the house, I would have to stay in the courtyard, to sit and keep my frilly dress from getting dirty.

The healer’s 14 year old nephew would often tease and taunt me (I was 5 or 6), even when I would just be playing by myself. One day, I had enough, curled my fist, and decked him. I can still remember the surprised look on his face and the blood oozing from his lip, but he stopped bugging me after that.

I am not relating this to encourage violence, but I remember keeping what I did a secret on the way back. There was a sense of shame for what I did (yet a feeling of empowerment at the same time), plus I didn’t want my grandmother to see that the knuckle on my right hand was severely skinned–like coming off. I kept my hand hidden the whole way home.

In life, we often come across really hard experiences, and sometimes we tolerate our situation until we have had enough.

This happened when I was in an abusive relationship when I was younger. The brave little girl inside of me had to encourage the broken woman I had become to get her power back and leave the negative situation. I had to build myself up to find and strengthen myself so I would never ever again be in the same situation, and to finally know my worth. My worth came from finding the power within and from my long and continuing hard work on self love.

Today’s centering thought is “my power and strength are within.”

Today’s Sanskrit mantra is Ram, which means “I am strength.”

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

(Image courtesy of The Chopra Center.)

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