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Meditation on Heart

Meditation on Heart

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.

In order to remain in touch with your source, you must stay attuned. If you are aware, your soul can contact you anytime, not just while you are sitting with your eyes closed.

The soul’s awareness is clear and pure; its rightness is detached, almost impersonal. Your soul isn’t asking you to be cheerful, upbeat, and optimistic all the time. It is asking you to be as real as possible from the spiritual level, the basis of all reality.

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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10:12AM PST on Feb 26, 2013

Thanks

2:44AM PST on Mar 3, 2010

This lovely meditation brings to mind gratitude for the nicer things in life.

11:02AM PST on Feb 20, 2010

Thank You Deepark Chopra

8:31PM PST on Feb 19, 2010

I have had occasion when on a crowded bus, or other public place, that I can do this and become oblivious to what is going on around me. All efforts cease and one simple is connected. While silence is preferred, with regular practice as Deepak describes, one doesn't even need that.

Just make sure your destination doesn't come up too fast. And don't try it while driving or operating heavy machinery. ;-D

9:35AM PST on Feb 19, 2010

So simple, so beautiful and I am sure, so therapeutic. I shall begin rightaway. Thank you.

8:19AM PST on Feb 15, 2010

Thank you, Deepak.

1:04AM PST on Feb 15, 2010

Thanks

1:08AM PST on Feb 14, 2010

Loved reading this! Thanks. Sounds so sensible and I'm sure the result will be excellent. Shall start today!

12:19AM PST on Feb 14, 2010

Thanks

10:56PM PST on Feb 13, 2010

Good points to keep in mind. Nice and simple.

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