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Thought that many on here may be interested in the 21 day meditation challenge that Deepak Chopra's Chopra Center is holding. You have to register but you can register anonymously and not through FB or anything. I'm only getting emails announcing the next days link so no email that is not needed. I used to meditate quite often but have never practiced it on a regular basis. I have been urged by several people to meditate every day - this 21 day challenge comes at a great time and it is 15 minutes. Even though it has already started, you have access to the meditations for 7 days after they are first published. If you've never practiced meditation before, this is a great introduction. I'm finding that I have to remind myself to just let it be...no expectations and being okay with the thoughts that float in and out (with some staying) during the meditation. Silence will hopefully happen soon! Ha.
Anyway, just wanted to put this out there because I also believe that the 'topic' for this challenge could be very beneficial to many of us in this community. "Free to Love" - loving ourselves, the world, others. Opening our hearts to all types of love (not just romantic or even romantic at all) but the love that the universe can bring to us in many forms. After the meditation they provide a series of questions that you can answer in your journal - makes you think just a little more. Many of the first topics are about loving yourself, letting bad memories, etc., go. The meditations are only 15 minutes and the point in the 'topic' of the meditation is to just introduce it into our minds and let things happen naturally. Many topics may need further thinking about or releasing at another time - that's the hard part - to just let it all happen when it needs to happen. But one that all can benefit from.
Hope others join. I'm looking forward to it...also incorporating a 21 day juice fast...wish me luck!
Link to the 21 day challenge is www.chopra.com
Okay Vertlcle, just signed on.
Have never done this before, have just done day 1
Would normally rush off to do 2 - 6 and so "catch-up" but the idea that it takes three weeks to change a pattern seems sound.
I signed up, too, Linda, and thought the same as you about catching up. I agree it's best to take this one day at a time.
Hey, Dianne, great!
I have never meditated before, more a read or do sort, so this first meditation, ok? Well, need to wait for tomorrow's and hear what happens. Maybe nothing "happens" yet, lol.
LOL - First time for me, too, Linda. But it did feel nice to have a quiet, peaceful 15 minutes. I'm going to do mine each morning when I first get up, hoping that will be a good start for the day.
Day 2, done early this morning, found the button to go to the page tat discussed the topic a bit more.
Truth? At the moment it is almost 1 am, I have had a very busy day, full house, just got to my room and....I do not remember what todays's meditation was about beyond love and a three word mantra that had chit i it and ended with bliss! night all
Hah Linda ... sounds like your 15 minutes of peace didn't quite carry you through your busy day. Hope tomorrow is a better day! Here are my 'take-aways':
So glad to see a couple of others taking part. Truth be told...I've repeated a few of them. My thoughts still run rampant during the meditation but I'm a full believer in if you at least introduce your mind to the thoughts - that is all you need. Part of this is to not focus on the thinking...but rather the silence between the breath and let the intentions take over. That is all the daily 'focus' is about - introducing the intention.
Yesterday, did it late again, am considering any small thing I glean from the sessions to be helpful. Day three was the phrase "value attention as a precious commodity". That works, I do not always give what I am doing a level of attention I deserve - I was going to write "it deserves" but that I can do, for another. How about me. And right now learning to just get through my grief of my husband, the loss of our life together, cobbling the half left alone into loving life again.
Other than that, keep loosing whatever notes I write in the journey and notes section.
Today: "inner silence is our greatest teacher. our greatest tool for healing" (keep coming up with things that could go in the quotes thread) Ok ......
Great. I am an old fallen away meditator. I just signed up...a little late!!! I think it is so good for me.
Glad you are doing it too! And your welcome - Jesi (Vertical)
Curious to hear what any one else who is doing this thinks about it