Affirmation on Meditation

The true self contains the light that no darkness can attack. Daily affirmations are steps out of pain toward a higher reality. We can become living memorials to tragedy by restoring the power of life. You are that life, you are that power. Let us see if we can find the spark that will make the spiritual flame spring up.

Meditation is the practice of going inward to access awareness that is deeper than thought. Meditation isn’t just a time for peace and quiet, although both are needed. You are returning to your source. Make it your habit to find time alone, preferably once in the morning and once in the evening, in which you can close your eyes and go inside.

There are many forms of meditation. A simple but effective one is meditation on the heart. Sit quietly for a moment, placing your attention on your heart, at the center of your chest under the breastbone. When you are settled, repeat the word “peace” silently, and see its influence radiating out from your body in all directions. Do this three times, and then say the word “happiness” the same way. Repeat three times, then go on to “harmony,” “laughter” and “love.”

For longer meditations, you can use these words for as long as you like. Start with five minutes a session and work up to half an hour. Sit quietly for a few minutes after each session with eyes closed and simply appreciate the simplicity of quiet awareness.

Adapted from The Deeper Wound: Recovering the Soul from Fear and Suffering by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2001).

37 comments

myra d.
myra d.4 years ago

Thank you Dr. Chopra. This is definitely easy to understand and to do. Remembering to breath makes it a multi task. :?)

Ji H.
Jean H.4 years ago

I prefer these words to the usual mantra people use, but I never could. You can't go wrong with peace, happiness, harmony, laughter and love

Parvez Zuberi
Parvez Zuberi4 years ago

Thanks for the post

Charles G.
Wilde Thange4 years ago

The focus on wars are always fought for peace which is why we have to keep fighting...

Lynn C.
Lynn C.4 years ago

I like the simplicity of this meditation. Even this race-car brain might slow down for something this easy.

Jane H.
Jane H.4 years ago

wonderful message

Kath R.
Kath P.4 years ago

It works...anyone can do it.

Gaby D.
Gaby D.4 years ago

Thank you Deepak! Although I know this mantra from your Spiritual Healing set, this is a new way to implement it. Will do!
Meditation really makes a difference....and as with any spiritual practice....there are many roads that lead to Rome they say. Not so sure if Rome is the 'right' word here though:-)...perhaps we should replace the word Rome with the word Bliss! Namaste!

Harsha Vardhana R
Harsha Vardhana4 years ago

Simple and great way to meditate. Thanks

Sue Ritchie
Sue Ritchie4 years ago

appreciate the post