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Free to Love: Day 22 Free to Love Meditation Challenge {Deepak Chopra}

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Meditation:  Free to Love

“Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet.
It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there—
buried under the 50,000 thoughts the
average person thinks every day.”
(Deepak Chopra)

 Centering Thought for Today:
“Because I always have a choice,
I choose love.”

Today’s meditation, led by Deepak Chopra, is offered as an extra special gift for your willingness to participate in a series of meditations that can change the world.

We have traveled through many aspects of love in these twenty-one days. We have learned that as we enter into the silence, we reconnect with our real essence, which is pure love—infinite compassion and total interconnectedness with everything that is. Through our journey within, we have reached deeper into our being than ever before. With this new found awareness, we realize that as we make the decision to share our love and joy with the world, these gifts are returned to us in innumerable ways. As more and more people around the world share this experience of interconnectedness, the world can become a place of harmony and love. Thank you for caring about yourself, your relationships, and your world.


Today’s meditation is led by Deepak Chopra, M.D., the co-founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, California. As a global leader and pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine, Deepak Chopra is transforming the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social wellness. He is also the prolific author of more than sixty-four books, including nineteen New York Times bestsellers.

NAMASTE

LINK TO CHOPRA CENTRE
http://www.chopracentermeditation.com/

Loving the World: Day 21 Free to Love Meditation Challenge {Deepak Chopra}

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Meditation: Loving the World

You have all the ingredients and the
recipe to make a magnificent life now.
Now is the time to mix them together
and see what you can create. It’s all about love.
It’s always been about love.
Love is the only thing that’s real.”
(
David Simon)

 Centering Thought for Today:
“I go forth in life with new resolve to live
from my heart, living in love wherever I go.”

 

 Congratulations—you did it! Today is the final day of this Chopra Center 21-Day Meditation Challenge™. In today’s meditation we will review the concepts we learned in the past three weeks that have brought us to our full transformation. You took the steps necessary to change your life and make a difference in the world. You registered, listened to the messages, joined your fellow meditators around the world in silence, and journeyed into the field of pure potentiality.

During the first week we looked back in order to bring into the light memories that required healing and release. The second week we explored the properties of the heart, and how, when we pay attention to its messages, our lives flow easily and effortlessly. Building on the foundation of the first two weeks, we completed our Free to Love challenge by exploring how we can live from love and compassion every day of our lives, beginning with self-love, loving everyone else, and expanding to global love. We learned that peace and harmony in the world is possible, provided we, as individuals, live from heart-centered awareness. Congratulations on making and keeping your commitment to increase the level of love, joy, peace and harmony in your community, and in the world at large! Namasté.


Today’s meditation is led by Deepak Chopra, M.D., the co-founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, California. As a global leader and pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine, Deepak Chopra is transforming the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social wellness. He is also the prolific author of more than sixty-four books, including nineteen New York Times bestsellers.

 NAMASTE

LINK TO CHOPRA CENTRE
http://www.chopracentermeditation.com/

 

 

Loving Your Beloved: Day 20 Free to Love Meditation Challenge {Deepak Chopra}

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Meditation:  Loving Your Beloved

“The manifestations of love will multiply because my
lover will become sacred to me; that is why love
is called holy, because it expresses wholeness.”
(D
eepak Chopra)

Centering Thought for Today:
“I am ready to surrender to the sacred
love within me and within you.”

 

For today’s meditation, we will look at the concept of sacred love: the exquisite, blissful state that comes to us when we love from the pureness of our spirit. It is this purity of mind and heart that draws more and more love to us. In The Path to Love, Deepak Chopra reveals the qualities of sacred love. He writes, “You and your beloved are walking a path never walked in exactly the same way by anyone else who has ever lived. You do not take a breath, think a thought, have a wisp of feeling that existed before, and the intimacy you build together will never be known again.”

Deepak Chopra teaches two powerful lessons: pure love is always inclusive, and other people, particularly those closest to us, are perfect mirrors of our Self. We will contemplate these concepts today. The essence of sacred love is described by the poet Rumi, “This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life, finally, to take a step without feet.”


Today’s meditation is led by Megan Monahan, a certified Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor who embraces the power and benefits of meditation as a daily practice. Her life was first transformed by the Chopra Center when she attended the Perfect Health program and she has felt passionate about sharing the teachings of meditation, Ayurveda and yoga ever since. Megan feels honored to serve as a Program Consultant for the Chopra Center where she has the opportunity to guide others on their path to total wellbeing.

NAMASTE

LINK TO CHOPRA CENTRE
http://www.chopracentermeditation.com/

 

Loving Your Family: Day 19 Free to Love Meditation Challenge {Deepak Chopra}

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Meditation:  Loving Your Family

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood,
but of respect and joy in each other’s life.
Rarely do members of the same family
grow up under the same roof.”
(Richard Bach)

Centering Thought for Today:
Today I commit to loving
my
family unconditionally.”

In today’s meditation, we will explore the value of family relationships, and how someone can be considered family without being biologically related. Known as the Mother of Family Therapy, psychotherapist Virginia Satir wrote, “Feelings of worth flourish in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible—the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.”

We can live our dharma, our true purpose in life, by practicing those attributes in all of our relationships: tolerance, clear and loving communication, and creating an atmosphere of love wherever we go. Here, in this family of meditation enthusiasts, that nourishing atmosphere exists. You have found the supportive, safe haven called family.


Today’s meditation is led by Micole Noble, Marketing Coordinator at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. Micole is a Certified Life Coach, Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor, and mother of two incredible boys. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and is on the path to achieving additional Chopra Center certifications in 2012. She also enjoys traveling, reading, spending time with family, and inspiring women to connect to their hearts and live with passion.

NAMASTE

LINK TO CHOPRA CENTRE
http://www.chopracentermeditation.com/

 

Loving Your Self: Day 18 Free to Love Meditation Challenge {Deepak Chopra}

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Meditation:  Loving Your Self

“Find the love you seek, by first
finding
the love within yourself.
Learn to rest in that place
within you that is your true home.”
(Sri Sri Ravi Shankar)

Centering Thought for Today:
“I love and honor my Self,
just the way I am.”

 In today’s meditation we will discover that loving one’s Self is the prerequisite for giving and receiving love from everyone else. When you love that which you are, including any part of you that you would like to change, you will release any expectations of others, have compassion for whatever they may be experiencing, and accept them just the way they are.

In The Path to Love, Deepak Chopra provides the guidelines for building and living from self-love. He writes, “Self-love grows when you trust that the universe is on your side, form your desires from the heart and watch the higher Self carry them out, believe that you are enough in and of yourself, heed the tenderness and sweetness of your love for others, put your attention on positive energies in every situation, honor your own needs without having to seek outside approval, and cultivate the peace of inner silence.” We will explore many of these concepts as we begin our journey into the spiritual realm of silence and peace today.


Today’s meditation is led by Dr. Tim Brieske, a board-certified Family Medicine physician and expert in mind-body medicine. He currently practices Emergency and Hospitalist medicine in addition to serving as a medical consultant, educator, and workshop leader at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing.  “I am fascinated by the concept and process of healing and transformation at all levels. Finding ways to help individuals, organizations, and communities realize their fully integrated authentic potential is my passion,” says Dr. Brieske.  He is certified by the Chopra Center as an instructor of Primordial Sound Meditation and Perfect Health/Ayurvedic Lifestyle. He also writes for the Chopra Center’s Healing Wisdom blog and participates in radio shows as a guest expert on integrative medicine. Several times each year, he co-leads Healing the Heart, a three-day Chopra Center workshop that focuses specifically on emotional detoxification and mind-body healing.

NAMASTE

LINK TO CHOPRA CENTRE
http://www.chopracentermeditation.com/

 

Loving Change: Day 17 Free to Love Meditation Challenge {Deepak Chopra}

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Meditation:  Loving Change

“In rivers, that which you touch is the last of what
has passed and the first of that which comes.
So it is with present time.”
(Leonardo da Vinci)

Centering Thought for Today:
“The more I love and embrace change,
the more my life unfolds asily and effortlessly.”

In today’s meditation we will discover that loving change is important to your happiness and well-being. How we react to a change may depend on the results we think it will bring. We may feel excited about change that involves a gain, such as a new baby or a promotion. But we may worry about a change that involves a loss, such as a divorce or a move to a new place. We love changes and look forward to them when we make the decisions. We don’t often like changes imposed upon us. We view them as challenges we would rather not handle, instead of the opportunities they truly are.

Learn to love all changes, whether they come from you or from someone else. Their value will eventually be revealed. In his book, Free to Love, Free to Heal, David Simon wrote, “Change is the only constant of life—the sole, steadfast friend we can trust. Yet we often resist it, holding on to memories and situations that long ago ceased to serve us.” Move on to new, exciting experiences with ease and grace. When, in the future, you look back, you’ll find the changes were to propel you further along the evolutionary path to enlightenment.


Today’s meditation is led by Gabrielle Forleo, who has worked with the Chopra Center for Wellbeing since 2006 and is a certified instructor in the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga, Primordial Sound Meditation, and Perfect Health/Ayurveda programs. Teaching theSeven Spiritual Laws of Yoga is Gabrielle’s passion, and although she has practiced many other styles of yoga for more than a decade, she finds that the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga is one of the best paths to help people to fully embrace the true essence of yoga: the union of mind, body, spirit. Her classes are for everyone, with lots of variations for all body types and are known for an energetic and powerful pace.  “I love working at the Chopra Center because I get to work with the most amazing, conscious people on the planet, but also because I get to be a small piece of a process that has the power to transform people’s lives. Week after week, I work with guests who come here to learn the tools of meditation, yoga, and Ayurveda. If they choose to allow it, their experience of themselves and the world completely shifts. To be a small part of that process is the most rewarding thing I could ever ask for,” says Gabrielle.

NAMASTE

LINK TO CHOPRA CENTRE
http://www.chopracentermeditation.com/