I’ve spent the last 21 days with Oprah and Deepak Chopra.
We meet 5am daily, just after I have had a coffee, when the world is still fresh and my heart open. Our shared passion is HOPE IN UNCERTAIN TIMES.
Every day is the same. Oprah goes first. She tells a short story of times when she lost hope or how hope guided her back home. My goosebumps tells me that I’ve been there too. I mean, we all have. Hope is what got me through many a bloody and painful day. It still does. Just recently, in fact, I have had dig deep in my drawer of compassion in order to deal with difficult individuals who I can only describe as malicious and deceitful. HOPE is the muscle I used to frame a vision of them returning to the light one day.
Next, Deepak gets me ready to pray. The sun is usually beginning to make its way up. We begin with a “centering thought”. My favourite has been “being at peace is my greatest strength”. Deepak takes me through a preparation for meditation with a short lecture. We get comfy, accept a Sanskrit mantra, a bell goes off and we meditate together for about 20 minutes, after which the bell goes off again and we release the mantra.
It has been incredible! The expanded awareness is lovely. The deep sense of connection to Spirit so comforting.
It is said that HOPE is the word inscribed into the heart of every human being. Always a tomorrow. Always another day. Always!
Sometimes we just need a little reminding.
P.S. Here are the details of the mediation if you’re interested.