22: The Success That Transcends Success {Manifesting True Success Meditation – Chopra Center}

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“When I let go of what I am,
I become what I might be.”
— Lao Tzu

Message of the Day:

Today is the bonus day of our 21-Day Meditation Experience. We are delighted to offer a special meditation on the kind of success that transcends success. That is the spiritual success that frees you from any mundane version of success. This liberation of consciousness has no limitations or definition. It is the awakened human spirit rejoicing in its own existence and freedom.  Knowing your true self is the greatest achievement you can attain. It is the success beyond all success.

CENTERING THOUGHT

I exist beyond all limitations.

SANSKRIT MANTRA

Aham Brahmasmi
I am the wholeness of life.

Day22 mts

Oprah Winfrey:

Welcome back for one more very special day of meditation.  It’s an extra day together to celebrate this experience we’ve all shared. Throughout our journey we’ve honed in on creating success by starting within, learning how to make every decision a successful one and then putting it all together to deepen our paths together.  By now, I think we’re all pretty clear that true success cannot be defined or manifested by how much money you have, your status, or anything that can be acquired.  And the truth is that while we all seek to become the best version of ourselves, we already have everything we need.  The key to success is not about doing more.  It’s about freeing the glory of your own soul.  It’s ready to be released the moment you invite it with intention and with trust Our truest selves are pure and untouched by the stories of our pasts and worries for our futures. Manifesting true success is really about shedding all that blocks you from embracing the present moment. That, My Friends, is our greatest wish for you…to not only know the true richness of your life but to live it moment to moment to moment. So let’s shed the labels that inhibit us from experiencing the pure wonder and joy of this world and allow Deepak to guide us to true success for one last day.

Deepak Chopra:

In our 21 days together, it’s been joyful for me to invite you to create your own success, whatever field it may be in.  Now let’s reflect on why anyone desires success in the first place.

If a goal is achieved, it can feel empty or fulfilled.  Acquiring more money, status, possessions and power isn’t automatically fulfilling and many people who appear to be successes in the eyes of society grieve over the emptiness of their success and experience every day the unhappy craving that makes them want even more of what didn’t fulfill them in the first place.

Being a success every day, you are saved from the loneliness of reaching the mountain top and finding it a barren place.  There is one final secret, however.  Every path to success is actually a path to freedom.  We set our sights on specific goals and yet in the world’s wisdom traditions, external success is merely an upgrade of the illusion.

The only reality free of illusion is found beyond any idea of conventional success.  It is liberation, the peace that passes understanding.  That is why so many great sages and seers have echoed the words, ‘Be in the world but not of it’.  What this means is to detach yourself from labels because all labels are limiting. As you continue to meditate, you will approach closer the unbounded awareness that lies within and which defines our true self.  The unbounded self has no labels and it resists all definitions.

In the ancient Vedic tradition of India, the enlightened or fully awakened person says, ‘I am that’, and ‘that’ is pure existence, pure awareness and absolute freedom.  Even before you reach this realization, know that this is who you are already.

No matter how much you have disconnected from your true self, it exists and cannot be harmed.  The true self is giving you unconditional support and love.  Once you know this, you have won the success that lies beyond success and nothing is more precious.

As we prepare to meditate together, let’s take a moment to consider our centering thought, I exist beyond all limitations 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.  Gently introduce the mantra, Aham Brahmasmi.  This mantra affirms your identity and individual existence to be the same as universal existence.  In essence you are that universality. Repeat it silently to yourself, 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, return yourself to repeating the mantra, Aham Brahmasmi..Continue with your meditation for about 10 minutes, Aham Brahmasmi. Just mentally, Aham Brahmasmi.

Now 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 exist beyond all limitations

Namaste

Journal Entries:

  • Was there any particular experience or idea during these past 22 days that had a profound transformative effect on you, a kind of “aha” moment?
  • As you continue manifesting your successful life, take notice of others around you who are models of success in certain parts of their lives. List two or three people with life skills you admire and would like to emulate.
  • Bring to mind those close to you who may be looking to you as a role model – your children, co-workers, even friends and associates. Recognize that as you discover your own version of a successful life, you may be helping others find their own successful life at the same time. Write down the ways in which you inspire, guide, and uplift those close to you.
  • Reflect further on today’s experience

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