Manifesting True Success is a 21-Day Guided Meditation created by Oprah Winfrey & Deepak Chopra, to learn more click here.


“I think true success is intrinsic… It’s love. It’s kindness. It’s community.”  -Tom Shadyac 

In the S-M-A-R-T acronym, the letter A stands for “agreement with your inner self and those around you.” Agreement means harmony, mutual support, and even love. For there to be agreement between the inner world of our values, goals, and beliefs and the outer world full of contentious individuals with conflicting ideas, we must find a deeper level of commonality. That agreement is based on your personal connection to universality. Steve Jobs expressed this agreement perfectly: “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”

CENTERING THOUGHT: My inner and outer worlds mesh perfectly.

SANSKRIT MANTRA: Om Houm Namah (I open my awareness to divine grace).

Manifesting True Success is a 21-Day Guided Meditation created by Oprah Winfrey & Deepak Chopra, to learn more click here.

1.) Meshing your inner world with the outer world requires you to find your center where the two meet. Write down any past experiences in which you have felt the calm, centering awareness that comes from your inner and outer worlds being in agreement.

I’ve actually been consistently feeling like that for quite some time now until recently when I made a conscious decision to change something that I normally do. It wasn’t the change that caused discourse within me but more so not adhering to the declaration of change that I made for myself.

When I decided to make that one small change it was accompanied by a few others. The others I have managed to stick with and feel so much better in doing so even if they are temporary. The thing is I’ve been so consistent with them that I no longer feel that I’m missing out on something. Yet the one thing that I blatantly and consciously continued to do has been one of the sources of my discourse recently. In all actuality it may have been the sole source of my discourse and trying to suppress that it caused it to trickle into other areas in my life.

2.) Take one of those experiences, in which you felt you were in the “zone” and everything flowed effortlessly. Describe that knowingness inside that you were doing precisely what was needed at exactly the right time. That is agreement of the inner and outer.

Sometimes we have spells where we may feel like we are in a zone and that can carry over for some time. There are also times when are really in a zone but this doesn’t by far mean there won’t be hiccups along the way. I would say that I have been in my zone, a solid confident impenetrable zone for almost well over a year now maybe even two. There have been moments of uncertainty and discourse along the way but I never strayed from my path.

It took some seemingly bad incidents to readjust my path and awaken me to a few things but when it all came together it was exactly how I envisioned things to be. Seeing my inner vision come to life outwardly showed me that there can always be blessings and redirection in the things we feel are setbacks. Over the past year to be more specific my life has abundantly been a reflection of my inner spirit and desires.

There have been hands aiding my journey and when there haven’t been, I have had the knowledge, awareness, and ability to orchestrate my life and vision cohesively just by knowing myself enough to trust myself when feeling discourse either internally or outwardly.

3.) Think of another time where you acted while you were feeling upset, anxious, or ill. Write about the difference in the outcome of those actions, compared to the time when you felt centered and calm.

I can name so many times I acted off of sheer impulse and raw emotion. More times than not it brought attention to myself, others, and situations that were highly unnecessary. I caused discourse not only in my life but others as well be they actively involved or not. I was actively and willingly dumping negativity and trash into the world because I was filled with pain. I’ve done this many times over many years with no regard. Sometimes we can act impulsively because we say we don’t care and when we don’t care then the repercussions do not apply to us. I’ve learned through direct experience the seeds we plant be they good or bad have no expiration date. The mess you make today when you have nothing to lose can cost you what little you have left when you need something to cling to the most.

Now on the contrary, even when I wasn’t spewing negativity any and every where I desired, I still had a problem with reacting. I would react to things that pertained to me, things that I thought pertained to me, and things that had nothing to do with me at all. When I simply stopped reacting and getting into things that had nothing to do with me even if I thought I was trying to help, I gained a tremendous sense of peace. Not only did I gain peace but I existed in peace. Discourse only lives where you let it fester. If you don’t feed it, it will starve. The ability to maintain your sense of peace comes with practice and concentrated effort that eventually becomes effortless.

4.) Daily Reflection: 

When the inner and outer are not aligned there will always be discourse. Some people take that discourse and project it onto others while some take it and introspectively process their emotions allowing the answer they seek to come to them. The bottomline is that it doesn’t matter what you portray outwardly if your heart isn’t aligned.

Discourse and being internally conflicted are part of the inner compass that houses our intuition. It is our direct tool to measure where we stand, what we preach, and how we actually live. Our walk and talk can be aligned but the environments we place ourselves in can be of bad choice. We can be in the proper environments and around the “right” people but if our core isn’t aligned discourse will eventually ensue.

You can’t preach what you don’t live; be you an encourager, a fitness nut, or a person that is anti-everything. The moment there is a discrepancy in who you claim to be and what you claim to be about, others will notice. That is why it is essential to find out who you truly are and build a life around that based on your true passions. When you are who you were meant to be everything is effortless. There may be a sense of being uncomfortable in shedding old ways and habits but thats okay, that’s called exceeding your comfort zones. You have to know the difference in that and feeling discourse because you’re trying to be something that you’re not.

Alignment starts from within and effortlessly carries outward. Don’t be what others want you to be. You are not bound by the persona or role you have come to play in so many lives be it privately or publicly. Discourse isn’t a bad thing. Discourse is a tool to get your attention aligned with the contradictions in your life or around you. Heed them.

Affirmed: My inner spirit and heart matches the energy I put out into the World and the words I speak into the lives of others. My walk takes me places and surrounds me with people that are aligned with my vision and goals as well as those who I can learn from and vice versa. 


Manifesting True Success is a 21-Day Guided Meditation created by Oprah Winfrey & Deepak Chopra, to learn more click here.

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