Meditation Time

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 A few years ago while living in DC, I decided I wanted to try yoga for my birthday. I had always heard good things from folks who did yoga on a regular basis. Most said that although it could be complicated depending on the style, it was good for the body, relaxing, a great way to stay fit, and promotes control of the mind and body. I figured that while I work out on a regular basis and am pretty flexible, I really wanted to gain more control of my mind, so I signed up for a class on my birthday. I went to the class with a great attitude but shortly realized this was much harder than I expected. I spent most of the time looking at the instructor trying to do the positions correctly. I finished the class but needless to say, I never got the connection with my mind/soul that I was hoping for.

Now years later, I am still looking for that connection with my mind/soul. So when I heard about the Oprah/Deepak Chopra 21 Day Meditation Challenge, I knew I had to sign up.  All the folks I know have never tried meditation so I had to do some research on my own. Deepak Chopra defines meditation as the widening of the mind till it reaches the source of the spirit – which is the soul of the spirit.  He says we should do it because it is the most effective way to manage stress (improve mental and physical health), and opens the door to your spirit, soul and creativity.

So, starting Monday, August 5, 2013, I will be taking part in the 21-day challenge.  My goal is still the same as it was a few years ago in DC: to have a better connection with my mind/soul and spirit.I have two things to ask of you. One, let me know if you have tried meditation and share your feelings/outcomes and two post pics of you in your favorite meditation pose to my blog, facebook or twitter page!

I am so excited to be doing this and most importantly to be sharing it with you! Let’s GO!!

 

9 thoughts on “Meditation Time

  1. Hi Shawn For years I have tried to impress upon you to broaden your horizons through your writing. Writing comes the from the heart, feelings and mental attitude. Today I am very happy to see that you have taken that step forward to a greater you. May God bless you and remember he is always at your side and so am I. Lovingly Your Mother

    1. Thanks Mother for your support and words of encouragement!! You have always been my number one fan!! Love Your Son.

  2. Is this challenge something we can try together? You know, now that you’re officially my Sac town #bloggerboo???? Just thought I’d throw it out there. Yeah but yoga is no type of joke whatsoever. When I tried it I was shaking sweating and praying that God would deliver me. So I totally feel you!

    1. I am pretty sure we can do together. It also will depend on what time of day you meditate. I am a morning person so I will mots likely do mine in the morning but we can definitely share our thoughts via FB, disqus or twitter.You are the one that helped me create this and I am so thankful. I am just letting the spirit guide me!!! #bloggerboo

  3. Day #1 – Deepak/Oprah 21 Meditation Challenge

    This was my first time meditating and taking time the to be with myself with no distractions from anything in my environment, be it radio, television, person, pet, etc. Although i’ve never meditated and taken to the time to really listen as I inhale and exhale and try to be one with the universe, though difficult at first, it is a very soothing and peaceful feeling once i’m able to reach that space. In this space I began to see a little clarity in my thoughts in the present time. I am really looking forward to the next 20 days of this meditation challenge to see how i’ve matured in my mind, body and soul.

  4. I love it! Thanks for the motivation Shawn. I’ve been increasingly trying to make meditation a part of my daily life over the last couple months (especially after a week-long meditation retreat in Guatemala in May that solidified my belief in its power and the power of positive thinking) and will use these next 21 days to make it a concrete part of my day. Life is absolutely full of miracles if you are prepared to receive them and I believe meditation is putting in time to make get yourself prepared.

    Good luck!!!

    1. Thanks Craig. I am sure the week long meditation retreat was awesome! This is my first time and I am pumped to see/feel the results of my work.Yes, life is full of so many positive thongs, all we have to do is be open to receive!! Take care and stay in touch!!

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