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Deepak Chopra will be in London for a full day event.
He is my favourite author and I have attended many of his inspiring talks. 

DEEPAK CHOPRA EVENT
“The Future of Wellbeing”
IndigO2 (Peninsula Square SE10 0ES London)
Sunday 11 May 2014 
11:00 to 17:00

There are still a few seats available.
 
Herewith link to book your ticket:
 
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/1-day-deepak-chopra-seminar-future-of-wellbeing-partner-margarita-horianos-at-soul-2-soul-tickets-11471745299

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No Dust on the Mirror {Michael Bernard Beckwith}

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No Dust on the Mirror
By on Mar 23, 2013 in Lifestyle, Meditation

No Dust on the Mirror

We spend a good deal of time gazing at ourselves in the mirror with the physical eye, and into the mirror of our mind with an analytical eye, endeavoring in each case to size ourselves up in our own estimation as well as determining how others might evaluate us. Both of these mirrors are clouded with egoic dust, distorting our vision.  It is only when we turn our gaze inward with the inner eye of awareness that we can perceive our innate wholeness, for there is no dust on the mirror of the soul.

If we take away wholeness from wholeness, wholeness still remains.  Sounds like a Buddhist koan, doesn’t it?  Consider this:  a consciousness of wholeness reunifies us with our authentic self, so that even during those times when we are unaware of our wholeness, wholeness itself is intact, utterly dust free—only our awareness of it is missing.  When awareness returns, we are reunified with the Reality of our being.  We are freed from ego’s bondage and its ignorance-soaked history and habits.

Our practice is to become mindful—on the dot—of when we lose sight of our true nature.  Everyday experiences grace us with reminders by tapping on the shoulder of our awareness and bringing us back to the qualities we want to express in our interactions with others, with ourselves, with all life.  We are given the opportunity to reconnect with the high vision we hold for ourselves in our mental, emotional, spiritual, physical, professional, relational and communal life structures.

It serves us to remember that our human incarnation is about mothering our consciousness, just as the universe mothers us throughout our lifetime and beyond. Intelligence, wisdom, intuition, joy creativity—these are the qualities we want to mother within ourselves in order to unveil our original face.  We are here to set a conscious intention to evolve, living as the master artists that we are, creating, directing, and producing our lives.

Above all, the more we set aside time for meditation, contemplation, and life visioning, the more we have 20/20 vision in foresight rather than hindsight.  Our intuition is activated and we willingly dust off the ego and enter a consciousness of mindfulness and clear seeing.  It is through our spiritual practices that we actualize our highest potential for realizing our organic, enlightened state of consciousness.

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About the Author
Michael Bernard Beckwith is the founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center headquartered in Los Angeles, author of Life Visioning, and originator of the Life Visioning Process™.Dr. Beckwith’s life is a living testament to building spiritual community. In the 1970’s he began an inward journey into the teachings of East and West, and today teaches universal truth principles found in the New Thought-Ancient Wisdom tradition of spirituality. Dr. Beckwith will present his “Life Visioning” course.

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Deepak Chopra Workshop

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I attended the Deepak Chopra workshop on 11.11.2012 organised by Alterntives.

I am so blessed to have met him as well as Satish Kumar from Resurgence Magazine and the beautiful

Peggy O’Hare who teaches Meditation.

 

     Deepak Chopra and me

 Deepak and Satish

 

LINKS:

http://www.deepakchopra.com/

http://www.chopra.com/aboutus

http://www.resurgence.org/

www.alternatives.org.uk/

 

 

 

 

TAO TE CHING – Dr Wayne W Dyer

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I attended the  “I Can Do It!” event and I can say it was
one of the  most fulfilling weekends of my life !
I would therefore like to share lessons from this experience.
So here goes …..

BOOK DESCRIPTION
Living The Wisdom Of The Tao
The Complete Tao Te Ching and Affirmations

by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
This book offers you an opportunity to internalize and directly experience the great wisdom of the Tao Te Ching, a collection of verses authored by the Chinese prophet Lao-tzu.  The words Tao Te Ching translate to living and applying the Great Way. Although just 81 short verses, the Tao encourages you to change your life by literally changing the way you think.
The Tao Te Ching offers you Divine guidance on virtually every area of human existence.   It is a new way of thinking in a world that needs to recapture its ancient teachings.

 A SUMMARY OF THE 81 VERSES OF THE TAO

Taken from websitehttp://kozabodhi.com/musings/wisdom-of-the-tao-te-ching-wayne-dyer-2/

 The early Tao was in two sections,
the Tao (Way)
Section (Chapters 1 to 37)  and
the Te (virtue/moral force) Section (Chapters 38 to 81)

One
I choose to enjoy living the Great Mystery.
The Tao that can be named is not the Tao.

Two
When my work is done it is forgotten.
That is why it lasts forever.

Three
I know that there is no way to happiness.
Happiness is the way.

Four
The all providing Tao is empty yet Inexhaustible.

Five
I will work at eliminating all of my judgments of others.

Six
I pay attention to my Inner callings and apply my
own uniqueness to everything I undertake.

Seven
It is through selfless action I will experience my own fulfilment.

Eight
I live in accordance with Nature and therefore
never go against the way of things.

Nine
When my cup is Full I will stop pouring.

Ten
I suspend my belief in opposites by seeing myself in all.

Eleven
The usefulness of what is depends on what is not.

Twelve
I choose to ignore the seductive lure of acquisition and fame.

Thirteen
I see myself as everything. I love myself as everyone.

Fourteen
Discovering how things have always been.

Fifteen
The place of my origination is stillness from which all creation originates.

Sixteen
Amidst the rush of worldly comings & goings,
I observe how all endings become beginnings.

Seventeen
I fully trust that others do know what is best for themselves.

Eighteen
I act virtuously. I do not need rules to be kind and just.

Nineteen
I am moral, profitable and a genius extraordinaire regardless of

what any transcript or bank statement may say.

Twenty
I am doing nothing. Rather, I am being done.

Twenty-One
How do I know the way of all things at the beginning?

…. I see it within myself.

Twenty-Two
I resist any brokenness by being bending & flexible … when storms appear.

Twenty-Three
In all of nature, No storm can last forever.

Twenty-Four
Boasting or showing off are superfluous excesses.

This practice must be uprooted, thrown out and left behind forever.

Twenty-Five
I come from greatness. I attract greatness. I Am Greatness.

Twenty-Six
I have the ability to stay poised and focused
regardless of what goes before me.

Twenty-Seven
What is a good man, but a bad man’s teacher. W
hat is a bad man, but a good man’s job.

Twenty-Eight
As I preserve my original qualities, I can do or govern anything.
I live with radical humility

Twenty-Nine
I allow my life to unfold naturally.

There is a time for being ahead, there is a time for being behind …
There is a time for being in motion, there is a time for being at rest.
There is a time for being vigorous; there is a time for being exhausted.

Thirty
Whatever strains with force will soon decay. I eschew any and all

forms of violence. I take the line of least resistance in all my actions.

Thirty-One
I allow my highest nature to come forward and bring

love to the places where I used to live in hatred.

Thirty-Two
I trust in the perfect goodness of the Tao to guide and

direct me wherever it will. I allow my thoughts and ideas to
be carried by the great wave of The Tao.

Thirty-Three
I am replacing my desire for power over others with my efforts

to understand and master myself in any way and all situations.
The things we love we have to learn to leave alone.

Thirty-Four
By not claiming greatness I will achieve greatness.

Thirty-Five
When you look for it there is nothing to see.

When you listen for it there is nothing to hear.
When you use it, it cannot be exhausted. This is The Great Tao.

Thirty-Six
I seek out obscurity by suppressing any desires for attention or recognition.

Thirty-Seven
The Tao does nothing but leaves nothing undone.

Thirty-Eight
I trust my essential nature. I let go of all polarities…

And I live In The Indivisible Oneness of Tao…
Goodness and Godness are one and I trust who I am. A Child of God.

Thirty-Nine
I am a piece of the Whole and I act in accordance with

The Wholeness of Tao.

Forty
I bow to the All Creating power from which
I came and to which I am returning.

Forty-One
By following The Way I will not become complicated,
extraordinary or prominent.

Rather I will become subtle and simple and uncomplicated.

Forty-Two
I release attachment to all objects, status, people and institutions.

I Gain by Losing, I Lose by Gaining.

Forty-Three
The softest of all things overrides the hardest of all things.

Forty-Four
I let go of my need for more and live in a state of pure gratitude.

Giving is replacing my demands for more.

Forty-Five
The experience of inner peace is my true gauge of all my accomplishments.

Forty-Six
There is no greater loss than losing my connection to Tao.

I find bliss of eternity in my contentment.

Forty-Seven
Without going out of the door I can know the world.

Without looking out of the window I can see the ways of heaven.

Forty-Eight
In order to enliven my experience of the Tao and live by

it’s principles I practice decreasing my reliance on things.

Forty-Nine
It is my choice to be kind to those who are kind.

It is my choice to be kind to those who are unkind,
because the nature of my being is kindness.
And that is all I have to give away.

Fifty
I am an immortal spiritual being having a temporary human experience.

Fifty-One
The great Tao has no great expectations of me.

No demands, no battles or wars to fight and no history to live up to.

Fifty-Two
All under heaven have a common beginning.

This beginning is the mother of the world and my eternal mother.

Fifty-Three
If I have even a little sense I should walk in the great

way and my only fear would be straying.
I live honorably. I see myself in all others.

Fifty-Four
I am like a great wave of light that illuminates the room.

Everyone will see the light and become affected.

Fifty-Five
I attract the cooperative Power of The Tao when I release

the need to control anyone’s life including my own.

Fifty-Six
Those who know do not talk. Those who talk do not know.

The less I care about the approval of others, the more approval I receive.

Fifty-Seven
I work at allowing all others to trust in their highest nature,

rather than imposing my rules & regulations on them.
Moreover I am free to be myself.
I do not have to live by anyone else’s rules.

Fifty-Eight
Bad fortune has good fortune hiding within it

and good fortune is what bad fortune hides in.

Fifty-Nine
I practice living without limits by gathering virtue and modeling it.

Sixty
When I refrain from thoughts of harm directed at others,

all the benefits of life accumulate to me.

Sixty-One
My loved ones and I cannot and will not be impacted

by the presence of evil anywhere in the world.
By staying calm and under the radar others will
ultimately join me in friendship and trust.

Sixty-Two
I am a divine creation of Tao as are all others.

I cast out no one, rather I cast out wickedness
by elevating others with my deeds.

Sixty-Three
I see simplicity in the complicated.

I do great things while they are small.
I can get anywhere from here.

Sixty-Four
A journey of a thousand miles starts with one step.

A tree grows from one seedling. A tower starts with one brick.

Sixty-Five
Because I know that I do not know,
I will be guided to find my own way.

Sixty-Six
I do not put myself above others or see myself as superior to anyone.

I am like the great ocean where all streams flow to me.
Because I stay low and thus I am a servant to all.

Sixty-Seven
I live the three treasures of Mercy, Frugality and Humility
in all of my dealing with others.

Sixty-Eight
Whatever I fight weakens me.
Whatever I cooperate with strengthens me.

Sixty-Nine
There is no greater misfortune than feeling “I have an Enemy”.

For when “I” and “Enemy” exist together there is no room for God.

Seventy
I want to think like God thinks. To act as God acts.
To live a God realized life.

Seventy-One
I trust that a happy and contented mind, which is sick of being sick,

will have a happy, contented body.

Seventy-Two
By staying in a state of awe and bewilderment,

I loosen Ego’s hold on my thinking.
My body is perfect, born at precisely the right time and this is my perfect age.
I accept myself as I am and I surrender to the natural course of my body’s destiny.

Seventy-Three
It is Heaven’s way to conquer without striving.

The Tao does everything without needing to attack.
It is my intention to emulate Heaven’s way by listening more,
speaking less and trusting that my answers will come without any screaming.
I slow my pace so that it harmonizes with heaven’s way.

Seventy-Four
I realize that all things change and therefore
there is nothing for me to hold onto.

By not fearing death there is nothing that I cannot achieve.

Seventy-Five
I place fewer and fewer demands on others and myself.

I am free to commune with nature, to work,
play, read or just do nothing.

Seventy-Six
I choose to be strong by being soft and pliable
rather than inflexible, brittle and hard.

Seventy-Seven
I can keep on giving because there is no end to my wealth.

I am pleased to offer my surplus to others.

Seventy-Eight
I remain serene in the midst of sorrow and therefore
prevent evil from entering my heart.

Seventy-Nine
Someone must risk returning injury with kindness
or hostility will never turn to goodwill.

I choose to close out any future conflict with love and kindness.

Eighty
I choose to live in a state of radical appreciation and
give humble thanks for all that I have.

Paradise is wherever I am.

Eighty-One
I choose to live by accumulating less, giving more, arguing less and

releasing my attachment to everything in the world of the 10,000 things. 

—oo O oo—

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Wayne W. Dyer, Ph.D., is an internationally renowned author and speaker in the field of self-development. He’s the author of over 30 books, has created many audio programs and videos, and has appeared on thousands of television and radio shows as well as speaking at many seminars and workshops around the world.
Visit his Website: www.DrWayneDyer.com
Visit Hay House website: http://www.hayhouse.com/

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Success – What is It?

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“There is only one success–to be able to spend your life in your own way”
Christopher Morley
“My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to
feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain –
and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you
feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain”
Tony Robbins
“Success is the continued expansion of happiness and the progressive realization of worthy goals”
Deepak Chopra

Success is a subject that I have given much thought to due to recent circumstances of my life and knew it would be the topic of my 2nd blog.

I moved from Johannesburg to London three years ago to make a better life for myself.   Events made me yearn for a major change to inject new energy into my life.  So I left a life where I had a career, a home of my own and some level of material comfort and came alone to a strange city where I had no support system and no job due to the current economic recession which is a financial burden I was not expecting.   I really moved out of my comfort zone and embraced the unknown in a big way!

“An integral being knows without going, sees without looking,
and accomplishes without doing”
Lao Tzu 

Our culture’s standard definition of success is based on achieving money, fame and power which are connected to material gain and external recognition – and we are judged by the measure of these accomplishments.  Therefore, according to society’s definition of success, this move to London would then make me a failure – so why then I am so happy?

Because I side with the belief that authentic success is when you have faith, self-awareness, knowing who you really are and what you want, and then you can fulfil your own definition of success not society’s definition.  Then only is it real, true, meaningful and uniquely your own.  Your definition reaches clarity when you take an inner journey going deep within yourself to the seat of your soul and truly realize the magnificent spiritual being that you are and what the desires of your soul are.

Success is a soulful process, not limited to just one aspect of life, it has many layers at various points in life.  True success should be specific to you and your desires; it is subjective as what success means to one, can be very different for another.  When you follow your joy and believe you received the favourable outcome to an action because it is what your heart desires in the present, that for me is authentic success.

“Like two golden birds perched on the selfsame tree,
intimate friends, the ego and the Self dwell in the same body.
The former eats the sweet and 
sour fruits of the tree of life,
while the latter 
looks on in detachment”
The Mundaka Upanishad 

I have faith that at the right time I will find my ideal job in the Incentives & Events Industry as it is my passion to give people the gift of travel.  But until then I will be a “tourist” and relish the wealth of gifts I cherish like the freedom to go for walks in the many parks, enjoy culture, theatre, museums, bus rides and tourist sites at my fingertips to enjoy on a daily basis.  I also have the time to read and blog! My decision to move to London, therefore has been the best decision I ever made as I feel more free, joyful and fulfilled than ever – and it shows, my  friends even refer to London as my lover and call me “Lon-garita” (London/Margarita).

“Follow Your Bliss”
Joseph Campbell

I always ask the universe to send me signs for answers, clarity and validation to decisions I made – I am a big believer in synchronicity – and once again I was not disappointed.  I decided to start attending spiritual talks organised by Alternatives every Monday night in St James’s Church.  I had no idea who the speaker was nor what the topic was until I arrived there and discovered it was Robert Holden discussing “Authentic Success” from his book “Success Intelligence” – coincidence, I think not! It was an amazing talk and I have started reading his book! Thank you Robert.

I tend to focus on what I have at this present moment instead on what I have not.   I also have faith that I will achieve my goals when it is the right time in my life to do so.  I am truly blessed and grateful for my self-power and the wealth in my life which makes me feel authentically successful.

I am especially grateful to Deepak Chopra, my spiritual teacher, for his book “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” which I would like to share with you in the hope that you will receive joy and guidance from it as I did as it resonates with my belief system.

(I summarize/paraphrase/quote Deepak Chopra
“The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success”):

Deepak Chopra defines success  as follows:

1) the continued expansion of happiness and the progressive realization of worthy goals;
2) the ability to love and have compassion;
3) to be in touch with the creative source inside you enabling you to create something of value that was not there before;
4) to ultimately move from success to significance for the common good

“You are what your deep, driving desire is. As your desire is, so is your will.
As your will  is, so is your deed.  As your deed is, so is your destiny.”
Brihadaranyaka Upanishad IV.4.5 

Dr Chopra says that somehow, in modern society, wealth and money have become equated.  Money is not wealth.  Wealth, which comes from creativity, in its true sense, is success.  True and lasting success is an internal process, a journey which has very little to do with what goes on externally. When you realize you are not your body, but that you essentially are a spiritual being having a human experience, you can start to shift your attention to creating authentic success and having fun along the journey.  True success is the unfolding of the divinity within us. When we begin to experience life as the miraculous expression of divinity–then we will know the true meaning of success.

Applying the “The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success” in your life can create whatever you desire:

1)  The Law of Pure Potentiality:
The source of all creation is pure consciousness
pure potentiality seeking expression from
the unmanifest to the manifest.
And when we realize that our
true Self is one of pure potentiality,
we align with the power that manifests everything in the universe.

Applying the Law of Pure Potentiality:
be silent and meditate
practice non-judgement
commune with nature

 2) The Law of Giving (and Receiving):
 “The universe operates through dynamic exchange
giving and receiving are different aspects of
the flow of energy in the universe.
And in our willingness to give that which we seek,
we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives.

Applying the Law of Giving:
bring a gift to all you meet
gratefully receive all the gifts that life offers
keep wealth circulating

 3) The Law of Karma (or Cause and Effect):
 “Every action generates a force of energy
that returns to us in like kind
what we sow is what we reap
And when we choose actions that bring happiness and success to others,
the fruit of our karma is happiness and success.”

Applying the Law of “Karma” or Cause and Effect:
witness the choices you make in each moment
ask yourself two questions:
“What are the consequences of this choice I am making?”
“Will this choice bring fulfillment and happiness to all?”
ask your heart for guidance

4) The Law of Least Effort:
 “Nature’s intelligence functions with effortless ease
with carefreeness, harmony, and love.
And when we harness the forces of harmony, joy, and love,
we create success and good fortune with effortless ease.

Applying the Law of Least Effort:
practice acceptance and know that this moment is as it should be
take Responsibility for your situations
know that every problem is an opportunity in disguise
ensure your awareness remains established in Defenselessness

5) The Law of Intention and Desire:
 “Inherent in every intention and desire is the mechanics for its fulfillment
Intention and desire in the field of pure potentiality
have infinite organizing power.
And when we introduce an intention in
the fertile ground of pure potentiality,
we put this infinite organizing power to work for us.

Applying the Law of Intention and Desire:
make a list of your desires
release this list  and surrender it to the womb of creation, trusting
practice present-moment awareness in all your actions

6) The Law of Detachment:
 “In detachment lies the wisdom of uncertainty
in the wisdom of uncertainty lies the freedom
from our past, from the known,
which is the prison of past conditioning.
And in our willingness to step into the unknown,
the field of all possibilities,
we surrender ourselves to the creative mind
that orchestrates the dance of the universe.

Applying the Law of Detachment:
commit yourself to detachment
and freedom to allow things to be as they are
factor in uncertainty as an essential ingredient of your experience
step into the field of all possibilities and anticipate the excitement
that can occur when you remain open to an infinity of choices

7) The Law of “Dharma” or Purpose in Life:
Everyone has a purpose in life
a unique gift or special talent to give to others.
And when we blend this unique talent with service to others,
we experience the ecstasy and exultation of our own spirit,
which is the ultimate goal of all goals.

Applying the Law of “Dharma” or Purpose in Life:
lovingly nurture the god/goddess
in embryo that lies deep within your soul
make a list of your unique talents and what you love to do
use your talents in the service of humanity
ask questions:  “how can I serve?” and “how can I help?”

Through my journey of the Self, I have made many mistakes and faced many obstacles which I view  as gifts to be harnessed as building stones to a stronger foundation.  So as I continue to write my own “success story” I ensure that I live in the awareness of the present moment so that through my way of life I can live up to my highest potential and be the grandest version of myself in unity with the I Am.

 
“I want to know God’s thoughts… the rest are details”

Albert Einstein 

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