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{22} Radiating Wholeness {Expanding Happiness Meditation – Chopra Center}

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“Now may every living thing be full of bliss.”
― Anonymous, The Dhammapada

Welcome to the bonus day of our 21-Day Meditation Experience!  Today, we offer a special guided meditation to celebrate the wholeness that is you. This wholeness, the Vedic seers tell us, is the same wholeness as the cosmos. The ultimate realization of truth we can experience is, “I am the universe, the totality of life.”  As we grow into this reality, we offer our wholeness back to the wholeness of life itself. Like a gift of a flower to a garden. Radiating our wholeness is a further validation that bliss is the purpose and existence of our life, all life, all existence.

Today’s Centering Thought
“My happiness is the happiness of the universe”

Sanskrit Mantra
“Aham Brahmasmi”
I am the wholeness of all creation

Day22 EH

Oprah Winfrey:

We’re back for a very special extra meditation.  We reflect on our journey once more and embrace the grandness, the power, grace and joy that emanates from us all.  Welcome to Day 22, Radiating Wholeness.  What I know for absolute  sure is that each of us feels happiness in direct proportion to how close we are to the Source of our own truth.  And that truth, I believe, is that we are all one.  The wholeness of life throughout the universe is the wholeness that lives and breathes within each of us.  It’s the same wholeness that lives within the tiniest creature, that’s in every tree, that’s in every living thing.  Being apart of that wholeness, I believe, is the secret of the purest happiness there is. Join Deepak on the purest joy ride of our journey.  Before we meditate, he’s going to guide us through the miraculous connections that show us how we’re truly all one.  Get ready.  This is going to lift you up, and will sustain our sense of happiness, renewal, and fulfillment as we meditate together once more.

Deepak Chopra:

When you begin to know that the wholeness of life is supporting you, everything changes.  When the Vedic sages declared, ‘I am the universe’, they meant something very real.  Life is infinitely more when we realize.  Consider the image you see when you look in the mirror.  If you trust your eyes, your body is contained within definite boundaries. You are packaged within your skin and there is only a limited lifetime to spend here on earth.  But your eyes have deceived you.  Every cell in your body is made of molecules and these molecules are built from atoms and subatomic particles.  If you keep looking for the smallest thing that you’re made of, the finest particles disappear.  What is left?  The infinite expanse of the quantum field from which the entire universe emerges.

In a very real way,  you are the field.  Therefore you can trace your body to the entire universe.  There is an invisible source of the mind as well because when even the tiniest particle springs into existence, it draws upon infinite reserves of energy.  Spiritually,  this infinite potential also includes creativity, intelligence, and every other quality that makes life worth living – love, beauty, truth, compassion.  If these are also packaged inside every particle in creation, you contain the same essence.

I like an image I ran across a few years ago – that each of us is like a millionaire with amnesia.  We go through life feeling poor, having forgotten that in reality, we are very rich.  In other words, by being so convinced that we’re limited in mind and body, we’ve forgotten the true self which knows no boundaries.  It participates in the infinite potential of the universe.  The spiritual path is the path to reality.  We sometimes say higher reality but in truth it’s just reality.  It can be known as effortlessly as you know what it’s like to breathe, move your hand or kiss someone you love.  It’s a wonderful step you’ve taken to find your true self.  The soul rejoices when it wakes up and the choice to awaken it lies with you alone.

As we prepare to meditate together, let’s take a moment to consider our centering thought,
My happiness is the happiness of the universe.  My happiness is the happiness of the universe.

Now, let’s prepare for our meditation.  Make yourself comfortable and close your eyes.  Become aware of your breath and breathe slowly and deeply.  With each breath, allow yourself to become more deeply relaxed.  Now gently introduce the mantra, Aham Brahmasmi.  This mantra reveals that yourself is the self o the the universe.  Repeat it silently to yourself.  Aham Brahmasmi.  Aham Brahmasmi.  Aham Brahmasmi.  With each repetition feel your body, mind and spirit open and receive just a little more.  Whenever you find yourself distracted by thoughts, noises or physical sensations, simply return your attention to silently repeating the mantra.  Aham Brahmasmi.  Aham Brahmasmi.  Aham Brahmasmi.  Continue with your mediation for about 10 minutes.  Aham Brahmasmi.  Aham Brahmasmi.  Just mentally.  Aham Brahmasmi.  Aham Brahmasmi.  Aham Brahmasmi.  Release the mantra.   Continue to sit restfully, inhaling and exhaling slowly.  When you feel ready, open your eyes.

As you continue with your day, contemplate the centering thought.
My happiness is the happiness of the universe.
My happiness is the happiness of the universe.
My happiness is the happiness of the universe.

Namasté

Journal Questions:

1.  “During these three weeks we have learned about the spiritual connection between our soul and the cosmic soul. What healing intention would you like to send forth to the wholeness of the universe?”

2.  “As your happiness expands outward to every soul, what is your heartfelt wish for them?”

3.  “Take some time to write about ways that you can continue your daily mindfulness and meditation practice.”

4.  “Reflect further on today’s experience.”

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{21} Radiating Fulfillment {Expanding Happiness Meditation – Chopra Center}

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“Our true nature is bliss.
That bliss is like the sun that always shines.”
― Debra Moffitt

Congratulations! What a blessing to have shared this three-week journey with you. As we complete our Meditation Experience, it is appropriate that we arrive at a state of fulfillment, feeling a sense of completion. During our time meditating together we have located the seeds of happiness deep within our spiritual self, we nurtured them in our minds and hearts, and then shared that happiness with the world. This journey fosters outer fulfillment, which in turn creates more inner happiness – so the cycle of joy becomes self-perpetuating, going on and on.  In our meditation today we will honor the expanding circle of happiness that we generate from our silent self, which effortlessly radiates to all the world.

Today’s Centering Thought
“I walk in the light of my fulfillment.”

Sanskrit Mantra
“Purnamidam”
I feel fulfilled

Day21 EH

Oprah Winfrey: 

Welcome, Our Dear Friends, our meditating tribe.  Today is Day 21, Radiating Fulfillment.  It’s hard to believe our happy journey is coming to a close.  Over the last three weeks we’ve made some time to connect with our innate sense of wonder and play, love and joy.  We slowed down, at least for these 20 minutes each day, going deeper, transforming that wonder, that play and love into purpose, contentment, kindness, gratitude, passion.  We’ve tapped into the energy that allows us to be in harmony with the energy of source.  Yes, we have.  With each meditation, we have expanded our connection to the wholeness of the universe…the capital “C” of contentment…the source of true happiness…that place which is a constant wellspring of effortless fulfillment and satisfaction.  Take that in, My Friends.  This is what you did for you these past three weeks.  In this journey, we’ve arrived home where we know, to our core, that we have all we need.  It starts within. Now that is the ultimate happiness and Deepak and I are so glad to arrive at this place with you.  Let’s really enjoy this last meditation together and feel blessed for the happiness we shall share in the world and continue to expand for ourselves.

Deepak Chopra:

Radiating fulfillment is the final stage of the expansion of your happiness.  It happens all by itself once you have the self recognition that there is nothing else you need to seek.  You have arrived home after your journey.  Yet the spiritual path unfolds a strange journey because you don’t travel any distance.  You  end up where you started, with yourself.  But the self you knew at the start isn’t the self you know at the end.  Your ‘self’ at the end is fulfilled.  It has learned that life requires no struggle, fear or resistance.  You only need to Be.

I like the simplicity of the following saying, ‘To become enlightened, you stop running all the time and begin to walk. Once you’re walking, you slow down and stop.  Once you stop, you see who you really are’.  The whole journey, then, is a process of relaxing and letting go.  There’s nothing to study, memorize, learn or live up to. There is only experience.  To the experience of the true self, even for a moment, switches on that feeling of Aha.  So this is what I’ve been looking for.  Put into words, the separate self has been looking for a home.  Fragments have been looking for wholeness.  Anxiety has been looking for peace.  An emptiness inside has been looking for fulfillment.  All of these are found in the self.  This is the ultimate spiritual secret, repeated for thousands of years in every wisdom tradition.

The journey we’ve been on together doesn’t cover distance and also takes no time.  Every meditation brings you home. Every dive within meets your true self.  The only difference between you and an enlightened master is the expansion of this experience.  The Vedics compare it to a candle sitting in the sun.  The sun’s blinding light makes the candle flame invisible.  Yet, without a doubt, both emit light.  In spiritual terms, it’s the same light and now it shines from you, dispelling the darkness around you.  To know that you walk in the light, that you are the light – this is the greatest fulfillment.

As we prepare to meditate together, let’s take a moment to consider our centering thought.
I walk in the light of my fulfillment.  I walk in the light of my fulfillment.  

Now, let’s prepare for our meditation.  Make yourself comfortable and close your eyes.  Become aware of your breath and just breathe slowly and deeply.  With each breath, allow yourself to become more deeply relaxed.  Gently introduce the manta, Purnamidam.  This mantra affirms that we are full and complete within ourselves.  Repeat it silently to yourself.  Purnamidam. Purnamidam.  Purnamidam.  With each repetition, feel your body, mind and spirit open and receive just a little more.  Whenever you find yourself distracted by thoughts, noises or physical sensations, simply return your attention to silently repeating the mantra.  Purnamidam.  Purnamidam.  Purnamidam.  Please continue with your meditation for about 10 minutes.  Purnamidam.  Purnamidam.  Purnamidam.  Just mentally.  Purnamidam.  Purnamidam.  Purnamidam.  Release the mantra.  Continue to sit restfully, inhaling and exhaling slowly.  When you feel ready, open your eyes.

As you continue with your day, contemplate the centering thought,
I walk in the light of my fulfillment.
I walk in the light of my fulfillment.
I walk in the light of my fulfillment.

Namasté

Journal Questions:

1.  “Fulfillment is a sense of spiritual rest or completion in the soul’s journey. Describe a similar feeling of fulfillment you have had either during this meditation experience or some time earlier.”

2.  “Describe any “aha” moments, breakthrough insights, or meaningful experiences you had during these three weeks.”

3.  “What new vision for spiritual fulfillment do you have since you began this meditation experience?”

4.  “Reflect further on today’s experience.”

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