Thursday, October 14, 2010

Chopra Center 21-Day Meditation Challenge | Day 4 | Mantras

Today, what should have been an otherwise routine medical test resulted in a day long emergency room visit where I was poked and prodded and tested. At some point, I may share a glimpse into what is going on, but for now, I feel its more appropriate to share with you the experiences that lifted me up on this very difficult day.

1.) The staff at the hospital were amazing. They genuinely cared and helped me through this ordeal. A lady from the lab came to visit me - twice - while I was in the E.R. She emitted so much compassion that I was overwhelmed in a positive way
2.) I was able to come to grips with the fact that I need West to meet East in terms of some medical issues I am dealing with (thank you Moira)
3.) I was reminded that people do care about me, and even if you can only count your real friends on one hand, you are still doing so, so well (Serena, Nereida)
4.) A woman in the room next to mine heard me crying and didn't want me to be alone. She came in the room and prayed with me. It was so touching.
5.) People showed up - on Facebook (so many of you) and by phone (thank you Cathy & Mary). It made me feel so much less alone and helped ease the anxiety I was experiencing.

Tonight when I got home, as exhausted as I felt, I wanted to stay as much in my routine as possible, so I continued on with the Chopra Center's 21-Day Meditation Challenge, Day 4 and my related blog. 

Tonight it was about Mantras.  David G. discussed the meaning of the word and then had us focus on a specific manifestation mantra using the breath as a vehicle. He did a lot more talking than usual, but it felt nice to lay back and receive a spiritual lesson. His voice is so gentle, soothing, and almost hypnotic. My cat enjoyed it too. :)

While googling "mantra," this Feng Shui Mantra Bed
came up. I thought the image was too beautiful not to share.

May you know that you are never alone. May we all remember this, and may we all remember that in one way or another, we are all connected. 

We all seek happiness, and we deserve it too. If something is holding you back... If you have been feeling down, PLEASE reach out to someone - a friend, family member, clergy, even your doctor. Get the support you need to get you feeling TRUE happiness again. YOU DESERVE IT!

In love, light, hope, and peace...

Debbie aka Sulilo

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