So I’ve been chugging along with my Deepak Chopra 21-Day Meditation Challenge. I’ve been digging the idea that “everything we want, need, and desire is already within us.” I look forward to sitting quietly in the morning and just listening. I’ve been eager to tap into this pool of unlimited happiness, prosperity, creativity, and love. I could do this meditation thing all day long!
But then on Day 9, Deepak hits me with a curve ball. The meditation is called “Abundance and the Law of Giving” and in it he informs me that if I want an abundant life I have to do 2 things. First, I have to accept life’s goodness. Second, I have to help others achieve an abundant life as well. My abundance will increase in proportion to the amount I give .
The first is doable. I see evidence of good in people and events with increasing frequency. The second, well that’s a little more challenging. You mean to tell me that if I want to be creative and successful and loved, I have to help others get these things first? That I have to leave the comfort of my family room and actually do something for somebody else? I’m no longer the center of my meditation universe? For a moment this challenge started to feel a lot like hard work.
But then I realized that this kind of help is offered to me daily. My kids help me see the world in a new light and amaze me with their ability to forgive. My parents share their experience and demonstrate their unconditional love of my children on a daily basis. My husband adores me and supports all of my creative efforts. He will stop and listen to my newest epiphany right in the middle of the football game, even when the Bears have the ball and it’s third and goal. My girlfriends have walked me through the most difficult moments of my life with a level of compassion that’s astounding. Living examples of life’s goodness surround me!
So today I will be mindful of all who help me along the way and hope to return the favor.
This is my prayer: ”Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” ~Mother Teresa
What will you be mindful of today?
Today we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge some of the wonderful experiences we’ve had over the past week because of all of you.
The most amazing part of this blogging experience has been connecting with women who share the same desires and struggles. Through your experiences we gain strength and confidence to push forward with our own dreams!
First we wanted to thank Mary Jackson Lee who turned us all on to the Deepak Chopra 21 Day Meditation Challenge. Sometimes it takes a nudge and we are grateful you are there to give it! Mary’s action resulted in positive shifts for women she hasn’t even met. That is pretty powerful stuff and incredibly inspirational!
Second, thank you to Dianne Kellett who jumped all over the meditation challenge and through her actions encouraged us to walk the walk. Dianne is a busy woman with 2 children to raise and a business that’s just getting off the ground and she always takes the time to share and explore. Her enthusiasm and honesty are infectious and we thank her for her unfailing support!
Next, a shout out to Jennifer Hansen, one of Becky’s oldest and dearest friends- She and her band sang the National Anthem at the Portland Trailblazer’s game last night and knocked it out of the park! She has worked and practiced hard, a great example for all of us!
And thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all the friends and family that read, encourage, and comment. We’d be lost without you!
With loving and grateful hearts,
Fee and Becky