I have been an emotional mess this weekend. In a good way! I had the opportunity to reinstate meditation in my life with the help of all the lovely people at The Chopra Center in Carlsbad, California. My comadre, Vanessa, and I wanted a little weekend getaway and because she remembered my experience working for The Chopra Center years ago, she threw the idea my way. Of course, after several big moves and 3 little boys later, I thought, “Brilliant!” I was ready to read some of Deepak’s books again and to try meditation in my life as well.
Because we live in a non-stop, always connected, and very stressful environments, Weekend Within was such a great reminder for us to dig deep and ask ourselves hard questions in order to connect with ourselves again. It’s important to become more aware and well balanced. The program served as a refresher course for my meditation and yoga practice. We had the honor to listen to Deepak Chopra and Bhava Ram speak about amazing examples of the power of meditation. We learned to let go, we were encouraged to live in the present, and most importantly–we learned that when we are connected to ourselves, there is no burden.
So why so emotional when it sounds like we had a fantastic time? Because when I stop to see what I have, what I am so grateful for…it fills me with so much joy…I burst! When someone tells me that there is still room for improvement, that I have potential, that I can change situations around me by personally changing ME…it makes me want to be more patient, more nurturing, more loving. It just moves me. Kindness moves me. Gentle, self-less, spiritual people just move me. It was an unforgettable experience. So worth it.
If you have dabbled with a little mediation but can’t seem to get the hang of it, I truly recommend a Weekend Within course. People (including Vanessa) said that the way that The Chopra Center teaches meditation, makes so much sense. I completely agree. And there are so many other programs you can try! Check it out!
Here are your weekend links! Please notice that the links were picked especially for this post. 😉
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Have a great week!