Before you were born, And were still too tiny for The human eye to see, You won the race for life From among 250 million competitors. And yet, How fast you have forgotten Your strength, When your very existence Is proof of your greatness. You were born a winner, A warrior, One who defied the odds By surviving the most gruesome Battle of them all. And now that you are a giant, Why do you even doubt victory Against smaller numbers, And wider margins? The only walls that exist, Are those you have placed in your mind. And whatever obstacles you conceive, Exist only because you have forgotten What you have already Achieved.
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. – Epictetus
In a life full of chaos living in perpetual gratitude can be difficult but life can humble the noblest soul, it can strip us of our pride and has a way of bringing us to our knees, forcing us to be grateful for what we have instead of worrying over what we don’t have.
Five months ago, we didn’t know where we would be. No one wants a Cancer diagnosis and it was the last thing any of us expected when my husband went in for his medical review that had been postponed due to Covid. In the midst of all the uncertainties, months of gruelling Chemo, and now what surgeons called a complicated surgery, gratitude has never been more prevalent in my life as it is right now, for the first time in a very, very long time, perpetual gratitude seems to be within reach. They say when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. In this instance, when life tossed me lemons, I tossed them right back, with a few complementary choice words.
The real truth is that this world is nothing less than a limitless sea of happiness, the vastness and glory of which we are just beginning to know. And life itself is a song, while time is one eternal symphony. To be in tune with life, therefore, and to be in harmony with the endless music of time, we must of necessity be glad. But after we have learned to be glad, under every circumstance, it is no longer a necessity; it is a privilege, and has become a part of our active, living, thinking self. Just be glad, and you always will be glad. You will have better reason to be glad. You will have more and more things to make you glad. For great is the power of sunshine, especially human sunshine. It can change anything, transform anything, remake anything, and cause anything to become as fair and beautiful as itself. ~ Christian D. Larson
“Next to love, fear is one of the most powerful emotions that exists. We cannot tap into what is for us and live in our purpose without releasing the fear that keeps us from finding our reason for being.” ~Yvette Treco
For those who are catching up or have taken a break and have now decided to pick up where you left off –Welcome back!
Today is a favourite for many who have come before you on this same journey. Think for a moment about a world where each of us lives in our purpose. What would that world look like? How would that reality be different than the one we live in now? Take a deep breath and dive into this abundance!
“There is a way I can fulfil my true purpose in life.”
Write this phrase of the day in your notebook and reflect on it throughout the day.
MEDITATION & MANTRA:
This is the Sanskrit Mantra you will repeat during meditation: Om Varunam Nama
MESSAGE Abundance and the Law of DharmaToday we are completing the second week of the 21-day meditation program of the Chopra Center – KEY TO ABUNDANCE.
Over the past week, we have examined abundance in terms of the principles described Deepak’s book, “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success,” from the Law of Pure Potentiality to the Dharma Law today.
When your life is full of true purpose, your dharma, or abundance, rushes toward you easily and effortlessly.
As the saying goes: “Do what you love, the money will be.”
It is not only about material wealth, but also about satisfaction, confidence, optimism, and joy. All of the manifestations of abundance will come to you if you live your true purpose in life.
JOURNALRecord your thoughts in your journal:
QUESTION 1: What brings you the most joy?
QUESTION 2: How do you feel this joy in your everyday life and in your current work?
QUESTION 3: How can you approach a life full of joy, by living your Dharma or life’s dream?
Enjoy this day, noticing the generous gifts of the world that surround us, seek us, and ask us to notice and accept them. Seek, find, accept and give thanks for each of them.At the end of the day, write down at least three paths/sources through which abundance has come to you today. Even if it was something very small.
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The Importance of Overcoming Struggles in Life
Write down 3 cases when you may have deprived someone of the opportunity to learn and grow. Think of examples such as helping a family member/co-worker, showing your power over children, etc.
As the future is built in the present, and this future is always being shaped and transformed by the present, any imagined or foreseen future is nothing but tomorrow’s present. In this sense, it is more important how you observe your world today than what you will do tomorrow. The best decisions are always those which escape the imagination, do not correspond to the plans of the mind, but make perfect sense in a spiritual and emotional context. ~Dan Desmarques
When you are in difficulties, look upon the overcoming of them as a great adventure. Resist the temptation to be tragic, to give way to self-pity or discouragement; and approach the problems as though you were an explorer seeking a path through Darkest Africa, or an Edison working to overcome difficulties in connection with a new invention. You know that there is a way out of any difficulty whatever, no matter what it may be, through the changing of your own consciousness by prayer. You know that by thus raising your consciousness any conceivable form of good that you can desire will be yours; and you know that nobody else can by any means hinder you from doing this when you really want to do it – relatives, customers, employers, the government, bad times, so called – nothing can hinder you from the rebuilding of your own consciousness – and this rebuilding is the Great Adventure. ~Emmet Fox