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Guided Meditation with Dr. Simon
Join Chopra Center co-founder and medical director, David Simon, M.D., for his Heart of Creation Meditation that will take you on a journey to find the love in your heart.
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What an amazing opportunity is life. Through the impulse of creativity, passion, and curiosity, the ancient intelligence of the universe weaves its genetic patterns to form a new human being. Prior to our incarnation we are in the unbounded infinite void and through the amazing synchronistic events of biology, we manifest as an individual. Although we did not have attachment, intention or desire that we are conscious of prior to becoming embodied, once we do, we begin to manifest the desires to maintain our boundaries, manifest our intentions, and experience the world of form and phenomenon. At times this engagement in the world of the material and emotional can be exhilarating, and at other times it can create distress. The challenge and the opportunity of living from a deep place is to enjoy the inevitable ride of life without ever losing our connection to the celebration that gave birth to this experience.
As I am moving through my process of expanding my sense of self from personal to collective to universal, I am recognizing how all the challenges that seemed important in the past and all the concerns that we can activate about the future are simply the play and display of the creative intelligence playing hide-and-seek with itself. As I share my journey with you, I hope that you, too, will take time on a daily basis to recognize, rejoice, and experience gratitude for this unlikely opportunity to have a human conscious incarnation. If there’s something in your life that you believe is not serving you – perhaps a relationship that is not nurturing, maybe a job that you feel stifled in, a pattern of behavior that is not creating emotional or physical wellbeing, I encourage you from the depths of my heart and being to know that you have the full capacity and the right to make the changes that will enliven your awareness, raise the succulent joy in your heart, and allow you to experience the vitality that comes from living in balance with your environment.
Beyond the Mind
The mind can always come up with good reasons based upon experiences in the past or worries about the future about why this is not the time to go through these evolutionary shifts. Living in this world of light and dark, we all have our challenges to face. Our hearts sink when we see the devastation of the Gulf oil spill, learn about the disparity of opportunities for children in war-torn areas, or watch the endless parade of tragedies on the evening news. And yet, when we expand our awareness of the infinite source within, we are in a better position to solve our problems. I want to remind you that the only restriction to living a life of fulfillment, joy, vitality, and love is misinformation that you may have accumulated during your lifetime. At a deeper level than I’ve ever appreciated it before, I can authentically say that all of the answers are within us, and the deeper we go, the more freedom, connection, and bliss is available to us.
Please take some time today to bring your awareness from the outer world of form and change into the inner space of expanded eternity so that when you reemerge into the relative plane of existence, you carry that open enthusiasm and peace with you throughout your day. Close your eyes, tune into your heart, and listen to the current dialogue between your mind and body. If it is not in celebration of your life, ask what changes you can make now to move you in the direction of greater joy, love, and wellbeing. Then, as we’re reminded in A Course in Miracles, make a commitment to embrace a miracle rather than a grievance. As you move through your day, make choices so that when you close your eyes at the end of the day, you will be able to say, “This was a day worth living.”