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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

20140819-161931.jpgDay 9 – Living With Purpose

Today’s quote is from Tom Bodett. “They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.”

Today’s centering thought is my actions have purpose.

Today’s Sanskrit mantra is Dharma Hum, which means “my life has purpose and meaning.”

From today’s message:
Our happiness and contentment naturally expand when we are living a purposeful life. It’s not necessarily a strong feeling and we may not always have a clear vision or understanding of that purpose. It may only be a subtle sense that we are where we need to be, and doing what needs to be done, but that is the heart of a purposeful life.”

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

Oprah shared that “we’re all happiest and inspired when our lives have direction, clarity, and meaning… and it doesn’t matter what your specific purpose is, the truth is, each of us has a road map within. I call it our internal GPS system, and when we live life doing that which gives us the greatest fulfillment, we’re nurtured in the deepest, most essential, almost biological way. Your life is speaking to you, guiding you to the fulfillment that awaits. Listen to the signals. You know it in your bones when you feel right–decisions are easy, there is no struggle–that is happiness. Inherently each of us wants what is the very best for ourselves and intuitively we know in our heart what that is. We really do You just have to learn to trust it.”

Deepak shared from a study derived from Positive Psychology that “you can learn to make choices that lead to increased happiness. The most important is choosing to meditate. Starting from your first meditation, you have strengthened the mind-body connection and improved functioning on many levels including the expression of your genes. Even five years ago it wasn’t known that meditation affects the genes but now this is a proven fact.”

Deepak further shared that “when you mediate and awaken your true self, your desires change. You start to want what is actually good for you, and this natural flow of desire becomes the path of your personal evolution. Noticing and nurturing these impulses with conscious awareness bring your life purpose into focus.”

A year ago, I was on medical leave from a herniated disc. I was in a lot of pain and I couldn’t walk.

I decided to have a body, mind, and soul overhaul. I decided to commit to being healthier, to changing my lifestyle, to Spiritually be more connected, and to begin the process of becoming more open and to trust more.

What I wanted and what I felt I needed to be happy a year ago has completely changed. I have completely changed.

I can honestly say that what Deepak said above about how “noticing and nurturing these impulses with conscious awareness bring your life purpose into focus,” is true. I am more aware of what I have come to do in this life, and I know I have found not only a purpose, but work that will truly make me happy.

I knew I have always been a Healer. I regret that I gave up a chance of becoming a doctor, and fully paid schooling at that. I wasn’t in tune then, as I am now. Now, I am more aware.

I’m at a crossroad regarding my healing abilities, and what I need to do. However, I know that if I trust, open up to all possibilities, and allow my life to unfold without getting in my own way, I will be where I need to be where I can do the most 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
Day 6 – Feeling Hope
Day 7 – Feeling Complete
Day 8 – Living Joy

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

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