In honor of one of my favorite times of the year, I wanted to touch on the subject of meditation.
Meditation is the act of quieting your mind and slipping into the silence that’s the source of all happiness. Quantum physicists have shown us that a unified field of intelligence gives rise to everything in the universe. When we meditate, we expand our awareness of that intelligence which contributes to a greater peace within ourselves and provides love to our world.
Someone new to meditating may think that it’s this huge spectacle consisting of lighting candles, sitting Indian position, and playing strange spa-like music in the background. But in all honesty, I think that we meditate every day without even knowing it. Daydreaming is one of the most subliminal types of meditating. Why? Because you have brought your awareness into the depths of your mind; you are no longer participating in the world at that moment, but rather delving into your conscious being.
Oprah Winfrey, one of my all-time favorite people in the universe, along with Deepak Chopra, an amazing spiritual guru, have come together for a free 21-day meditation. They do this typically 2-3 times a year, and it fills my heart with so much excitement every time.
All it takes is a quick registration and your in. You can download the Chopra’s app on your smartphone which gives you access to the meditations each day, or of course you can access the meditations on your computer. Not only is it a guided meditation, but there is also a journal daily that asks you questions that you can further your experience with even deeper.
I highly recommend this source for anyone, new or experienced, to take part in this wonderful experience. It’s truly been life changing for me, and as spring break comes to an end, it’s just what I need to keep me quiet and peaceful for the rest of this school semester.
The meditation starts Monday, do yourself this service by “Shedding the Weight: Mind, Body and Spirit”.