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:
- Decreased stress
- Decreased blood pressure
- Increased deep sleep
- Increased sense of self
- Increased feeling of calmness
- Increased self-esteem
- 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.