Sunday, October 17, 2010

Chopra Center 21-Day Meditation Challenge | Day 7 | Tapping into Happiness

Random things that make me happy:

cozy rainy days in a cafe or Ramen house with my best friend
(did that today)
We went to a yummy Ramen house
in the
Silicon Valley

a nice latte and pumpkin spice muffin with my partner
(did that yesterday)

I need to watch my sugar intake,
so I shared
the muffin and had
a plain latte. This pic is from
a while back. :)

visiting a spiritual place

This is part of a really neat
spiritual bookstore and meditation center.

using the new vegan soap I discovered at Trader             Joe's(oatmeal and honey - pure sensory bliss!)

I cannot even tell you how delicious
this smells and what a mood elevator
experience it was to use this
in the shower this evening!

remembering that we are all part of a grander purpose

engaging in my new commitment to meditate

Meditation teacher, davidji

Tonight was night 7 of the Chopra Center's 21-Day meditation challenge - a free online program that is positively affecting tens of thousands of souls on this planet, including mine.

The guiding voice, David G., whose name is actually davidji as I learned today, led us through an experience that expands self-acceptance and awareness.  There was some discussion on releasing expectations, the need to be "doing" or achieving something, and releasing judgment, knowing that the path of meditation has very different "rules" than does the demanding success-driven world we often see and experience on a day-to-day basis around us. It was refreshing.

We were also encouraged to start a journal in which we log what changes we are noticing in our lives, both within and outside of our meditation practice.  For me, this blog is a part of that journaling process.

May you find peace in even just a millisecond of your meditation experience.  May you feel relief as you release any expectations on what SHOULD be happening and as you start enjoying what IS happening.

Debbie aka Sulilo

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