Archive for the Category » Meditation – Free to Love {Deepak Chopra} «

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

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

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}

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

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}

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

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}

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

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}

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

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}

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

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/

 

Loving What Is: Day 16 Free to Love Meditation Challenge {Deepak Chopra}

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Meditation:  Loving What Is

 “Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice.
Better than knowledge is meditation.
But better still is surrender of attachment to results,
because there follows immediate peace.”
(Bhagavad Gita)

 Centering Thought for Today:
“As I surrender the need to influence,
and love what is, my life gets better and better.”

In today’s meditation we will discover that there is a divine plan working for us—all the time. The cosmic computer of the universe has created us to be, do and have everything we want, need and desire. Once we let go of the ego, which craves security in the form of physical needs and outside approval, we can surrender to the most powerful spirit within.

Open yourself to the exquisite power that can summon up the field of all possibilities, where it is effortless for you to manifest your desires, provided they are desires of the heart. David Simon said, “Your attachment to people, things, and beliefs makes you feel vulnerable when they fail to meet your expectations.” Learn to love what is, let go, and surrender to the mind of the universe.


Today’s meditation is led by Janis Steiner, the Senior Event Manager at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing in California. Janis has over 14 years of experience planning special events, seminars, and trade shows for various corporate groups and associations. While working as a meeting planner in the suburbs of Chicago, Janis was exposed to yoga and mind-body wellness conferences which introduced the tools necessary for her own personal transformation. Janis is now certified as a Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor and Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga Instructor. She guides group meditations and teaches yoga weekly at the Chopra Center’s Perfect Health program. “I’m grateful to have found my dharma (or purpose in life) at the Chopra Center.”

NAMASTE

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

 

 

 

Living from Love: Day 15 Free to Love Meditation Challenge {Deepak Chopra}

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Meditation:  Living from Love

 “No matter what has happened,
you have an infinite capacity for love.”
(David Simon)

Centering Thought for Today:
As I notice love all around me,
I look for more ways to love.”

Today we begin our final week of Free to Love. If you have been with us from day one, congratulations! If you began yesterday, or today, congratulations! As Lao Tzu said, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” You have taken the step out of the physical realm of life’s ups and downs, and have stepped into the quantum reality of your true Self, your spirit.

We will continue this week by exploring how to choose love in every moment. When love is our goal, we find it everywhere—from the people in our lives to the events of each day. In the place of love, all is well all the time.

Meditation is a powerful way to reconnect with the most loving part of our being, our essential Self. Your willingness to practice meditation daily is a gesture of love—love for yourself, and love for all that is. You have made a great choice. Let us continue on our journey into the exquisite miracle that is love. From Indira Gandhi,“Where there is love, there is life.”


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/

 

Healing the Heart: Day 14 Free to Love Meditation Challenge {Deepak Chopra}

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Meditation:  Healing the Heart

“Love takes us out of the mundane and the
predictable into the magical and miraculous…
Love expands our sense of self, which, once expanded, n
ever returns to its original state.”
(
David Simon)

Centering Thought for Today:
“I am open and ready to give and
receive more love than ever before.”

Congratulations! You’ve kept your commitment to meditate daily for two weeks. You have dedicated yourself to extend peace to the world by experiencing peace within yourself.

During the first week we delved into the past, brought up long held memories one last time, and let go of that which no longer serves us. In the second week we explored the qualities of the heart, and how this magnificent organ sends us messages to lift us higher on the spiritual plane. Now is the time to move forward with a lighter heart, a freed mind, and a new view of love and loving.

You are ready to open your heart wide to love. This week we will explore many different aspects of love, from loving ourselves and expanding that love to encompass the world. According to Deepak Chopra, “A single point in the heart can expand to heal the whole 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/

Your Joyful Heart: Day 13 Free to Love Meditation Challenge {Deepak Chopra}

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Meditation:  Your Joyful Heart

We are born to be happy, to be abundantly supplied
with every good thing, to have fun in living,
to consciously unite with the Divine Power that is around
us and within us, and to grow and expand forever.”
—Ernest Holmes

Centering Thought for Today:
“A happy heart is a healthy heart”

Today’s meditation will focus on the benefits of keeping joy in your heart and how to maintain a joyful state, even when life isn’t exactly going as we wish. When your heart is happy, the chemicals it produces are life enhancing. Happiness and joy result from total acceptance of living in the present moment. How do you keep your heart happy? By living in and from love.

Love yourself; love your family; love the world. You will be rewarded with more joy than you have ever imagined or experienced. Joy is the ultimate expression of blissful enlightenment. The art of joyful living is captured well in the following quote by Friedrich Nietsche: “We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.”


Today’s meditation is led by Libby Carstensen, a Chopra Center certified instructor in Primordial Sound Meditation, the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga, and Perfect Health/Ayurveda programs. In addition to teaching each week at the Chopra Center’s Perfect Health program and at signature retreats and workshops such as Seduction of Spirit and Journey into Healing, Libby leads the Chopra Center’s team of Program Consultants. She has enjoyed helping thousands of individuals worldwide find the right Chopra Center program, workshop, or teacher training for them. She describes herself as a “dharma enabler” and finds that when we shift from asking “What’s in it for me?” to “How can I serve?” the whole world opens up.

NAMASTE

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

21dmc

Your Grateful Heart: Day 12 Free to Love Meditation Challenge {Deepak Chopra}

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Meditation:  Your Grateful Heart

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter
transcendent moments of awe that change
forever how we experience life and the world.”
—John Milton

Centering Thought for Today:
“I am grateful for everything in my life,
knowing all is in perfect, divine order.”

  

 Today’s meditation will focus on gratitude, called the prayer of affluence, because gratitude for what we have draws more abundance to us. How many times a day do we give thanks—to the Universe, to our friends and family, or to people we encounter each day? We have so many things in our life to be grateful for. Beyond any material possessions, health is a gift, a child’s smile is a gift, watching the sun rise and set is a gift, waking up in the morning is the ultimate gift of another day of life.

To live in a state of gratitude, we have to learn to expand our awareness of the gifts we have been given, the bounty the unlimited Universe has handed to us for simply being. Meditation is the ultimate path to expanded awareness. Deepak Chopra writes, “The overall purpose of meditation is…learning to relate to awareness itself, the purest level of experience.”


Today’s meditation is led by Danielle Mika Nagel, an Experienced Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher and a Primordial Sound Meditation Teacher. She completed her initial YA Teacher Training under the guidance of certified teachers in the styles of Ashtanga, Anusara and Iyengar. Danielle recently completed additional teacher trainings in Yin Yoga, the 200hr YA Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga, Primordial Sound Meditation and Perfect Health (Ayurveda) at the Chopra Center of Wellbeing in Carlsbad, California. In her classes, she integrates yogic philosophy to bring a sense of awareness to your practice both on and off the mat.  Danielle is the Director of the Chopra Yoga Center in downtown Vancouver. She currently teaches at the Chopra Yoga Center, and co-leads Teacher Trainings and events for the Chopra Center throughout North America. She also is one of the teachers for My Yoga Online. She is originally from Los Angeles and is an ambassador for Lululemon Athletica. She has also done TV commercials and voice over work for other companies in the States. In addition to yoga, she has taught vocal, dance, fitness classes in California, Hawaii and Washington and is certified by the American Counsel on Exercise as a Group Fitness Instructor. Prior to her yoga career, she performed professionally in Broadway shows (Cats, Miss Saigon, Beauty and the Beast and The Hunchback of Notre Dame) for six years in Germany. Danielle is fluent in Japanese and can manage German.

NAMASTE

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

 

Your Romantic Heart: Day 11 Free to Love Meditation Challenge {Deepak Chopra}

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Mediation:  Your Romantic Heart

“It is your birthright to live a life abundant in love.
Make the commitment today to open your
heart and let your love flow.”
(
David Simon)

 Centering Thought for Today:
Today I am willing to surrender into the
deepest levels of  romantic, spiritual love.”

In today’s meditation, we will explore the stages of a love relationship, and discover how to move from falling in love to being grounded in the depths and bliss of spiritual love. In Free to Love, Free to Heal, David Simon wrote, “Commit to the power of love. Listen to the wisdom of your heart and allow it to guide you into higher expressions of love.”

At its deepest level, love is a function of the soul—an all-pervading essence that allows relationships to evolve into an ongoing bliss that comes from within. In the words of David Simon, “Love is an ability that improves with practice. Every impulse of love moves us in the direction of unity. Every drop of love is sacred.” Let us open willingly to the enchantment of romantic love, grounded in mutual respect, inclusivity, and compassion from the depths of our hearts.


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/

Your Giving Heart: Day 10 Free to Love Meditation Challenge {Deepak Chopra}

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Meditation: Your Giving Heart

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life that
no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.”
(
Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Centering Thought for Today:
“Today and every day I find simple
ways to give to everyone I meet.”

In today’s meditation we will focus on how a giving heart brings abundant benefits to your life. Some charities advertise, “Give ’til it hurts.” These are strange words, since there is almost nothing that feels as good as giving. And you cannot give without receiving some reward. Offer a hug to someone and feel the sensations in your heart when they reach out to hug you back. Give a cookie to your child and bask in the smile that reaches across his face. Allow someone to move in front of you at the checkout line in the grocery store, acknowledge the other person’s smile, and notice how good you feel.

If you wake up every morning feeling less than exceedingly grateful and utterly in love with life, find a way to give of yourself today: a smile, a hug, a compliment, a flower. Don’t give ’til it hurts; give ’til it feels fantastic! Deepak Chopra writes, “Total commitment to giving makes receiving automatic—it is the other half of a natural cycle.”


Today’s meditation is led by Nirmala Raniga, a Chopra Certified meditation teacher who believes, “Life is precious and priceless! We all deserve to live in the present and experience joy and healthy relationships.” With this in mind, she founded Paradise Valley Wellness Centre in partnership with the Chopra Center for Wellbeing to create an addiction treatment center in Squamish, British Columbia. The centre offers cutting edge, high quality assessment and therapeutic services for individuals and families impacted by destructive compelling behaviours. With over twenty-three years’ experience as an addiction specialist in programming, protocol and management, her vision is to strive for balance and integration of mind, body, and spirit required for healing and wellness. Nirmala was a nominee for YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the Business and Professions category in 2008 and she was also nominated for 2008 Celebration of Business Excellence Award in the Business category.

NAMASTE

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

Your Intuitive Heart: Day 9 Free to Love Meditation Challenge {Deepak Chopra}

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Meditation:  Your Intuitive Heart

Whenever a choice needs to be made in any area of life,
your body provides a message of either comfort or discomfort,
and for most of us the message is felt in the heart.”
(David Simon)

Centering Thought for Today:
“More and more I learn to trust
the
intuition of my heart.”

In today’s meditation we will discover the powerful intuitive capacity of the heart. Intuition is defined as “direct perception of truth or fact, independent of any reasoning process.” David Simon wrote in Free to Love, Free to Heal, “In the West, awareness, intelligence and discrimination have been localized in the brain, but in Eastern thought there is such a thing as heart intelligence. This is the recognition of an inherent intelligence that can be accessed through attention to sensations in the physiology.”

In our highly technological world, we often use our minds to solve problems. It is good to develop intellectual prowess; however, there are some things in life that are “independent of any reasoning process.” This is where you can depend on your heart to lead you—from love, to love.

As we explore what it means to pay attention to our inner knowing through our heart centers, reflect on the ancient wisdom of the masters like Aristotle who understood, “Intuition is the source of all scientific knowledge.


Today’s meditation is led by Brent BecVar, M.S., Director of the Vedic Counseling Program at the Chopra Center for Well Being. An associate of Deepak Chopra for over 21 years, he has also served as Director of the Chopra Center Residential Program and as an administrator, educator and therapist. Mr. BecVar was trained as a psychotherapist, certified yoga/meditation instructor, is a longstanding member of the American Council of Vedic Astrologers. He has practiced astrology and counseling for over 30 years, studying with many respected teachers in India and this country. He enjoys a busy private Vedic astrology practice and the confidence of an international clientele.

NAMASTE

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

Your Heart Center: Day 8 Free to Love Meditation Challenge {Deepak Chopra}

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Meditation:  Your Heart Center

The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary
thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it,
you will discover that for you the world is transformed.”
(Jiddu Krishnamurti)

Centering Thought for Today:
“My heart center is open and receptive to love.”

 

Welcome to the second week of the challenge! Today we will begin our journey of “Healing the Heart,” by exploring how your entire life stems from the core of your being—your heart center. This week we will look closely at the different qualities of the heart beginning with how intuition is born there, moving on to its innate characteristics of givingness and gratitude. We will then discover how we can embrace joy and romance by inviting these elements into our hearts, and subsequently, into our lives.

With an open mind and an open heart, we can live each day from the level of spirit. Deepak Chopra reminds us, “There is a center in the body where love and spirit are joined, and that center is the heart.” Let us remember that spirit and heart connectedness as we explore what it means to love wholly and completely, with unbounded enthusiasm for life.


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/

Freedom to Feel Again: Day 7 Free to Love Meditation Challeng {Deepak Chopra}e

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Meditation: – Freedom to Feel Again

Like the tiny spark of fire that consumes a forest,
the spark of love is all you need to experience
love in its full power and glory,
in all its aspects, earthly and divine.”
(Deepak Chopra)

 Centering Thought for Today:

“Today I commit to giving and receiving
love in its full 
power and glory.”

 

Congratulations on making the life-affirming choice to participate in the Chopra Center 21-Day Meditation Challenge™! Registering was only the first step. You followed up on your decision and took the next step to stay with us for the first seven days. You are on your way to creating magnificently positive changes in your life!

We have explored the past, released what was necessary, and acknowledged that living in the present moment is what best serves us. This coming week will focus on how, if we pay attention to the messages of the heart, we can live each day in love and in the light of who we really are. Our heart will lead us down the path of love and compassion, the two most powerful forces in the universe. David Simon wrote, “Love is a celebration of unity and a rejoicing in our essential interconnectedness.” Let us begin to reconnect with each other with our minds and hearts open and receptive to love.


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/

Rituals of Release: Day 6 Free to Love Meditation Challeng {Deepak Chopra}e

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Meditation:  Rituals of Release

“Nothing ever happened in the past that can
prevent you from being present now;
and if the past can not prevent you from being present now,
what power does it have?”
(Eckhart Tolle)

Centering Thought for Today:
“I am pure existence,
pure consciousness,
pure love.”

In today’s meditation we will take part in a guided ritual of release, designed to give you freedom from the past. Anything you do on a daily basis can be called a ritual—from waking up at the same time every morning, to eating lunch at noon, to showering every day. Rituals comfort us because they are familiar and easily repeatable. Many rituals are used to symbolize ancient practices of purification. You can use rituals to release painful memories or stories from your past that may have been keeping you from success, health, or giving and receiving the love you deserve.

David Simon instructed, “The human mind is adept at ignoring emotional pain until it builds up to the point where it can no longer be ignored.” Today gives you the gift of healing and letting go through the ritual of release. Trust that in this ritual you will be surrounded by light and love, knowing that the intention of this healing is to lift you up and allow you to soar.


Today’s meditation is led by Amanda Ringnalda, who has shared the teachings of the Chopra Center with thousands since 2006. As the Chopra Center’s Director of Operations and Events, she develops and facilitates educational programs as well as overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Chopra Center. As a master educator certified in Primordial Sound Meditation, Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga and Perfect Health/Ayurvedic Lifestyle, Amanda teaches at many of the Chopra Center’s events, workshops, and trainings.  For more than a decade, Amanda has dedicated herself to living a yogic lifestyle that includes daily meditation, a regular yoga practice, and other Ayurvedic tools for balance and wellbeing. “When I’m in balance emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually, I’m more creative, productive, and inspired in my work and in my life. I’m able to do less yet accomplish more because I’m coming from a place of centered, restful awareness,”  Amanda said. “It’s also  an amazing honor to give back by sharing these  teachings with people throughout the world.”

 NAMASTE

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

Freedom to Heal: Day 5 Free to Love Meditation Challenge {Deepak Chopra}

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Meditation: Freedom to Heal

“Our challenge is to identify the misery producing
narratives so that we can reframe them in ways
that allow our wounds to heal.”
(David Simon)

Centering Thought for Today:
“Love is what I am, what I give, and what I receive.”

In today’s meditation we will see how healing begins once the memories are brought into the light. Our message for today is to discover that whatever we felt we missed in childhood can become our greatest strength. If we spent a lot of time alone as a child, we learned how to be independent. Those of us who were not able to spend long periods of quality time with our parents or caregivers learned how important it is to be present, and to cherish every moment with loved ones. We can use the past as our teacher.

Today is the day we begin to embrace the lessons we’ve learned as we bring memories into the light for healing. The brightest light exists in the silence of meditation and is the clearest path we can take. As Deepak Chopra writes, “A path is a way to open your Self to spirit…to love.” Allow yourself to begin healing through the transformational experience of meditation.


Today’s meditation is led by Trista Thorp, a certified instructor of Primordial Sound Meditation, the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga, and Perfect Health/Ayurvedic Lifestyle. In addition to teaching regularly at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, she is Chopra Center University’s Certification Program Coordinator. She apprenticed under David Simon, co-facilitating the Healing the Heartworkshop with his guidance.
“I am grateful to be living my dharma or purpose in life, which is teaching others practical tools and techniques for emotional healing, restoring balance, and creating greater health and happiness. At the Healing the Heart program, I feel honored to accompany people on their healing journey of letting go of emotional pain that has often been burdening them for many years – and rediscovering a sense of inner joy and wholeness.”

NAMASTE

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

 

Freedom From Old Tapes: Day 4 Free to Love Meditation Challenge {Deepak Chopra}

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Meditation:  Freedom From Old Tapes

“You have the capacity to change the plotline of your life,
even if you’ve been acting from the same script since
before you can remember.”
(David Simon
)

Centering Thought for Today:
“I am loved, lovable and loving.”

 Today’s meditation will focus on how to reprogram old tape loops that may be playing inside your head. Have you reviewed your beliefs about who you think you are? Do you consider yourself intelligent, caring, decisive, organized, and loving? Many of your beliefs about yourself likely came from what your caregivers, teachers, and others told you in childhood. If you grew up in a loving, nurturing environment, you feel loved and lovable. If your parents grew up with negative messages from their childhoods, their fears and insecurities were inadvertently passed on to you.

The same holds true for anyone with whom you have formed a close relationship: close friends, lovers, spouses or employers. Being with someone who did not come from love may have made you feel less than lovable. It is time to erase any old tapes that have been keeping you from the life you truly deserve, a life resplendent with love and compassion. Deepak Chopra gently reminds us, “No one is wrong. In the eyes of love, all people are doing the best they can from their own level of consciousness.” Let us learn to let go of old tapes, heal, and record new messages that reflect our choice to live in the light.


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.

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

 

Freedom to Forgive: Day 3 Free to Love Meditation Challenge {Deepak Chopra}

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Meditation:  Freedom to Forgive

“Life is too short to carry the burden of a heavy heart.
It does not serve you or anyone else.
Free yourself through the power of
forgiveness and compassion.”
(David Simon)

Centering Thought for Today:
“I forgive; I release; I let go of anything and
anyone that keeps me
from my highest good.”

Today’s meditation will reveal how important forgiveness is to clearing our path to love. If we are holding on to resentment towards someone, the held emotion has no effect on the other person. Instead, the feeling affects those holding on and whomever they come in contact with. When we closely examine resentment, we also find that we are the ones that need forgiving for getting into the situation that caused the pain. Learn to forgive, day by day, knowing that whatever happened yesterday does not have to affect our lives today.

Emotional pain happens at the material level only, where separation abides. In the core of our beings, where the heart-centered truth resides, there is only unity, harmony, and love. Let us internalize this message from The Course in Miracles: “The unforgiving mind is full of fear, and offers love no room to be itself; no place where it can spread its wings in peace and above the turmoil of the world.” Practice daily forgiveness. Here is where happiness lies, and a brighter future begins.


Today’s meditation is led by Claire E. Diab, an internationally renowned Yoga Therapist, Health & Wellness Expert and inspirational speaker who has been teaching nationally and internationally for over 25 years. She is a Professor of Asian Studies at Seton Hall University, teaching one of the most popular courses on campus, Zen and Yoga. She is the founder of The American Yoga Academy and is the Director of The Chopra Center’s Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga Teacher Training Program. Claire travels the world with The Chopra Center teaching yoga and meditation.

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