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Affirmation on Meditation

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).

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Deepak Chopra

Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over 49 books with 12 best sellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than 35 languages with more than 20 million copies in print.

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2:00PM PST on Nov 7, 2011

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

6:59AM PDT on Nov 1, 2011

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

9:34PM PDT on Oct 31, 2011

Thanks for the post

3:18PM PDT on Oct 31, 2011

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

3:13PM PDT on Oct 31, 2011

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

1:57PM PDT on Oct 31, 2011

wonderful message

3:10PM PDT on Oct 30, 2011

It works...anyone can do it.

12:18AM PDT on Oct 30, 2011

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!

10:07PM PDT on Oct 29, 2011

Simple and great way to meditate. Thanks

7:10PM PDT on Oct 29, 2011

appreciate the post

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