Reinventing the body, resurrecting the soul

Morning reflection

Spring brings the oppor­tun­ity for change, and shak­ing off the old, wel­com­ing new life, new growth… lit­er­ally and fig­ur­at­ively. With the grey winter days this year, I am so look­ing for­ward to the sun and bright­ness of green and spring and everything it brings!

The title for today’s post was bor­rowed from Deepak Chopra, the author of the book Reinventing the body, Resurrecting the soul: How to Create a New You. In my per­son­al lib­rary, it is a book I added to my self-growth rep­er­toire about 4 years ago. A valu­able addi­tion to any lib­rary for those of you inter­ested in the con­nec­tion between your body and mind.

I know that along the jour­ney of life, many of us are sick of the self-improve­ment, and the feel­ing that when you have finally accom­plished one “les­son” or “goal”, that some­thing new comes up to pay atten­tion to… It sounds simple to whip through a book to begin the seeds of change, under­stand the changes we want to make in ourselves, and then imple­ment the changes, isn’t it? Of course, if it was that easy, we would all be the people we want to be the minute we fin­ished read­ing the book. If we could all be like Johnny 5 :)

Today of all days is the first day of The Meditation Challenge, a free chal­lenge run quarterly with the Chopra Center, includ­ing Oprah this year who is also lend­ing her voice to the med­it­a­tions over 3 weeks. It is a prac­tice that Deepak Chopra has put his energy and time to pro­mo­tion as a part of the many things that can assist us on our jour­ney to being bet­ter people. The kind of changes that a prac­tice like med­it­a­tion can bring to your evolving self are fairly simple, but very pro­found:

  1. Decreased stress
  2. Decreased blood pres­sure
  3. Increased deep sleep
  4. Increased sense of self
  5. Increased feel­ing of calmness
  6. Increased self-esteem
  7. Increased immunity

Why can a technique like meditation help us on our journey of self-improvement?

When we know ourselves best, in a place where our minds are calm and free of clut­ter, we can do and be the kind of people we know we can be because the answers we seek we already know.

Change hap­pens and holds firm in this place, and becomes part of us.

The jour­ney of self-improve­ment is then a jour­ney, some­thing that we take interest in what we will exper­i­ence rather than what we must endure.

Please join me and mil­lions for the next few weeks in con­nect­ing with our-true-selves.

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