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Finding Hope in Uncertain Times

Deepak Chopra is offering a free, 21-day online meditation event, called “Finding Hope in Uncertain Times”. This is a brief daily talk followed by a meditation, intended to help us harness our inner strength, find peace and create connection.

 

May you find wisdom, calm and companionship in “Finding Hope in Uncertain Times”

Enjoy!

How to live with certainty in uncertain times

How to Live with Certainty in Uncertain Times

Spiritual teacher Deepak Chopra reveals how to live more confidently.

Read more: http://www.oprah.com/inspiration/how-to-go-from-hoping-to-knowing#ixzz6D5ixNr6a

What makes a relationship right, or an important decision? How can you tell if deep spiritual questions have an answer? As children, we all asked these questions. They came naturally. Is there a God? Do I have a soul? What happens after I die? Children are too young to understand that their parents are just as confused as they are. But the answers are given, and for a time they suffice. If Grandma went to heaven to be with Grandpa, a child will sleep better and feel less sad.

When you grow up, however, the same questions return. You can postpone the deeper ones, perhaps, but not in matters of love, relationships, and personal decisions. Everyone wants to know the answers to those kinds of dilemmas. And thus you discover that your parents, however well intentioned, never showed you the way (unless you happen to be one child in a million who had very mature parents who could truly love and understand you).

I know I seem to be painting a very large, open-ended picture. But getting into a healthy relationship, discovering whether you have a soul and even picking the right job have something in common.

In all these cases you either hope, believe or know what the answer is. “I hope he loves me enough.” “I believe my spouse is faithful.” “I know this marriage is solid.” These are very different statements, and we find ourselves awash in confusion because “I hope,” “I believe” and “I know” are never the same thing. We just wish they were.

If you will indulge me in sounding so abstract, there’s a useful lesson here. The spiritual path actually has only these three elements. You move from a state of uncertainty—”I hope?”—to a somewhat firmer state of security—”I believe”—and eventually end up with true understanding—”I know.” It doesn’t matter whether the specific issue is about relationships, God or the soul, about the higher self, heaven or the far reaches of the supernatural. Either you hope, you believe or you know.

You have already made that journey—many times, in fact. As a child, you hoped you would be a grown-up. In your 20s, you believed that it was possible. Now you know you are an adult. You hoped someone would love you; you believed in time that somebody did; and now you know that they do. If this natural progression hasn’t happened, something has gone wrong, because the unfoldment of life is designed to follow from wish to fulfillment. Of course, we all know the pitfalls. Divorce generally means you didn’t know if someone truly loved you. Children who grow up resenting their parents usually don’t know who to trust. A hundred other examples could be offered.

But the important thing is to get you back on the path.

Step 1: Realize that your life is meant to progress.

Step 2: Reflect on how good it is to truly know something rather than just hoping and believing. Don’t settle for less.

Step 3: Write down, on three separate lists, the things you hope are true, the things you believe are true and the things you know are true.

Step 4: Ask yourself why you know the things you know.

Step 5: Apply what you know to those areas where you have doubts, where only hope and belief exist today.

I believe that when you truly know something, the following things pertain:

You didn’t accept other people’s opinions. You found out on your own.

You didn’t give up too soon. You kept exploring despite blind alleys and false starts.

You trusted that you have the power, determination and curiosity to find out the real truth. Half-truths left you dissatisfied.

What you truly know grew from the inside. It made you a different person, as different as two people, one of whom has deeply loved and the other hasn’t.

You trusted the process of personal growth.

You aren’t afraid of your emotions. The truth always feels a certain way; uncertainty is queasy and gives off a bad smell.

You went beyond logic into those areas where intuition, insight and wisdom actually count. They became real for you.

I would say that these elements are universal. They apply to the Buddha but also any young person learning how to be in a relationship or finding the right purpose in life. By dividing the project into its components, the huge questions about life, love, God and the soul become manageable. You can work on each ingredient at a time. Are you prone to accepting secondhand opinions? Do you have a habit of distrusting your own decisions? Is love too painful and confusing to explore deeply? These aren’t impossible obstacles. They are part of you, and therefore nothing can be nearer or more intimate. Moving from “I hope” to “I believe” to “I know” is nothing less than the journey of life. You don’t have to buy a ticket. You were born with one in your hand.

Deepak Chopra, MD, is the author of Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential, founder of The Chopra Foundation and co-founder of The Chopra Center.

Read more: http://www.oprah.com/inspiration/how-to-go-from-hoping-to-knowing#ixzz6D5j4H1kr

 

Overcoming Chaos – A Free Workshop

At times it feels as though our minds are on auto-pilot and thoughts swirl in chaotic whirlwinds. Meditation can help us calm the storms, centering and connecting us with the present moment.

Deepak Chopra is currently offering a free, four-week workshop called, “Overcoming Chaos” starting in 21 days. In this programme, Dr. Chopra will show you how to reconnect with your essential self, melt away stress and anxiety, and learn how to navigate through the inner chaos of your mind.

Need a little shelter from the inner storms? Try “Overcoming Chaos” with Deepak Chopra!

 

4 Ways to Access Unbounded Gratitude

If you begin your meditation practice with no other intent than to cultivate your feelings of gratitude, you will reap the benefits of a heart that gently opens to the blessings that already surround you. Replenishing our spirit with recognition and thankfulness for all of the small and typically unnoticed good things in our lives gradually builds our sense of quiet joy and contentment.

Deepak Chopra shares, “4 Ways to Access Unbounded Gratitude” in this article. Enjoy and thank you Deepak Chopra!

Manifesting Grace Through Gratitude

Gratitude is a powerful way of nurturing inner resilience, joy and calm. Dr Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey are once again offering their free, 21-day online meditation experience called, “Manifesting Grace Through Gratitude”

The event starts March 25th, 2019. The daily guided meditations are approximately 15 to 20 minutes in length, and are a wonderful way to start…. or end… your day.

As the saying goes, “It is not happiness that creates gratitude. It is gratitude that creates happiness.”

 

Overcoming Chaos

Deepak Chopra is again offering a free on-line event, this time on “Overcoming Chaos.”

This programme offers four sessions that include:

  • Resolving Conflict from Within
  • From Stress to Stillness – 7 Tools for Inner Peace
  • How to Instantly Calm the Anxious Mind
  • The Science and Magic of Primordial Sound Meditation

Every learning opportunity is a chance to grow. You pick out what makes sense to you, and leave behind what doesn’t. May you enjoy this programme, and add another step in your journey to peace!

 

 

 

Shedding the Weight of Mind, Body and Spirit

 

What inspires you and lifts your spirit? What will it take to lose the heaviness of mind, body and spirit?

Once again Deepak Chopra is offering a free, 21-day meditation experience for those looking for ways to nourish their spirit and get rid of the things that weigh them down.

Go to the Chopra Center website to read more and to register for this event.

Deepak Chopra’s meditation events are a great way to get into the habit of regular meditation. Twelve years ago one of these events started me off on a steady, daily journey of meditation. Prior to that, I was an “on again, off again” meditator but the necessity of taking a seat every day for 21 days set my “groove” (doesn’t that expression date me!!??) and I have meditated regularly ever since then. 

And if this event doesn’t do it – well that’s ok. When the time is right for you to have a meditation practice, it will happen. No judgement!

Making Every Moment Matter – 21 Day Meditation Experience with Deepak Chopra

There is so much internal and external pressure to do more, more, more that chronic stress has been become an epidemic in our modern society. How do we find a way to “make it stop” and acquire the ability to be “in the moment”?

To be honest, do you feel like, “Who’s got time to be in the moment when we have to think  about what needs to get done?”??

Dr Deepak Chopra is offering a free 21-day meditation experience that speaks to this issue.  “Making Every Moment Matter”is a way to help us stop the headlong rush into the next moment and instead, focus on what is happening “right now.”

If you enjoy having a short talk and a guided meditation, you may find that this is a wonderful opportunity to take back your life, and learn to be present in the moment. After all, that is all we really have!

Here is the link to “Making Every Moment Matter”

 

 

Self-Discovery Workshop – free four-part series by Dr Deepak Chopra

Deepak ChopraJust wanted to share information regarding a free, four-part series on self-discovery, by Dr. Deepak Chopra. Beginning August 10th, Deepak Chopra will be guiding registrants on a journey of letting go of painful emotions from the past, and help us experience the present in a more joyful and calm way.

Join thousands of people who are interested in exploring new ways of connection, abundance and love.

Here is the link to Deepak Chopra’s  Discovery Workshop