Manifesting True Success Day 16: Synchronizing Body and Mind Danielle Rogers March 31, 2015 Enlightenment, Spirituality, Uncategorized, Words of Wisdom Manifesting True Success is a 21-Day Guided Meditation created by Oprah Winfrey & Deepak Chopra, to learn more click here. To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” -Buddha Today’s meditation is about synchronizing the body and mind. When the body is fully interconnected with the mind through the brain, it can serve as a reliable foundation for every aspect of our success. To do this, the body has two basic needs: balance and biorhythms. The body maintains balance, or homeostasis, through feedback mechanisms – physical, mental, and emotional. The other requirement for the body is setting its functioning in harmony with its natural biorhythms. Irregular eating and sleeping habits, for example, can throw off our hormones and affect our moods and mental acuity. Our meditation today will strengthen this mind-body connection to create balance and help our bodies sync with the biorhythms of Nature. CENTERING THOUGHT: I let body and mind act in harmony. SANSKRIT MANTRA: Om Ram Ramaya (Perfect balance energizes my body). Manifesting True Success is a 21-Day Guided Meditation created by Oprah Winfrey & Deepak Chopra, to learn more click here. 1.) For your mind and body to work together to create balance, the mind must be responsive and the body must be adaptable enough to return to a resting state. Recall a time when you had to respond to a stressful situation, and your mind and body worked together to quickly bring you back into balance. I remember when I was working the only real job I’ve ever had and I was taking my exit exam to finish the course so I could return to my job site. I was working in radiological and contamination controls monitoring the safety of naval ships due to them being powered by nuclear reactors. As part of our exit exam we had to orchestrate via virtual simulation how to contain, clean up, and ensure the safety of any and all workers in the area. So here I am a 20 or 21 year old young woman in a room full of middle aged men trying to verbally walk them through this virtual catastrophe. I had been in school for well over six months and actually did well in my written assignments and my smaller practical exams. But for some reason in this room full of experienced people, instructors, and decorated officers I became extremely nervous. I simply told myself to breathe and replayed the scenario in my mind in what seemed like slow motion but by seeing it in my mind after practicing and studying for so long, I was able to verbally give directions effortlessly. I ended up finishing second in my class, securing a really good job with great pay that I ultimately quit in order to figure out who I was and the road led me here to The LAME Way. 2.) Biorhythms are Nature’s patterns of motion that keep the body functioning smoothly. Since disruption of our biorhythms is typically due to the mind, not the body, what mental choices can you make that will support your body’s biorhythms? Mental choices that I have made and possibly still need to work on that support my body’s biorhythms are: Being mindful of the time in which I spend on my phone/social media. My phone is not the last thing I see before I fall asleep nor is it the first thing I see when I arise. Going to bed at certain time or around a certain time daily. Fixing myself breakfast every morning. Choosing to complete my work before I engage with others for the day. Just simply adhering to a schedule even if it’s not a rigid one, the slightest amount of organization helps tremendously. 3.) Since sleep is our most important biorhythm, what three things can you do to ensure you get a full and deep sleep every night? I don’t sleep with a TV on, I actually rarely have a TV on unless I’m in the company of others. I keep my phone on silent through the night. Fulfilling my tasks and goals for the day. 4.) Daily Reflection: The things we do on a daily basis are forming small habits when often times we don’t even realize it. It’s just like a book I read called Outwitting The Devil that speaks on “drifters” and “non drifters”. Drifters are those who go through their days with no specific purpose or goals in mind. Often times they are going through the motions and those motions unconsciously turn into a lifestyle for them. Non-drifters have a specific aim and focus for their lives and their day. They aren’t easily distracted by peer pressure or activities that waste time when they could have been working on or doing something that enhances who they are or helps them reach their goals. Biorhythms are just a fancy way of saying behavioral patterns. Our behavioral patterns are formed by the actions or lack thereof that we take daily. Its like having a schedule built into your DNA that directly coincides with nature. It’s your natural ebb and flow of life based on the life you have created. Some peoples biorhythms cause them to be unorganized and always rushing which then leads to other mishaps. Other peoples biorhythms allow them to see and feel when something isn’t aligned or cohesive with their journey because the ebb and flow of their life has a calm and fluid feel. Changing your mind will most definitely change your life or at least start the process but creating a more productive biorhythm or schedule for yourself will allow you to find a rhythm that is efficient and works best for you naturally because it’s an extension of your true self. The day will flow with and work for you as opposed to it seemingly like time is working against you. When you have a nice biorhythm going in your life, even in the beginning stages you’ll be able to not only feel when something isn’t cohesive with that but you’ll grow the confidence and courage to say no when you need to and not taken in things that cause your flow to be disturbed. Affirmed: My mind is strong enough to change my life and the flow of my life by simply making choices that are best for me. My mind is fluid enough to make those changes and have that reflect outwardly through my action or lack thereof creating a cohesive and efficient biorhythm (schedule) for myself. My mind and body flow with the freeness of nature and guide my along the path that best feeds and fuels my dreams and fulfills my purpose. I have the power of discernment to know when something is causing resistance in my biorhythm as opposed to when it is aiding me to push past my comfort zone. Manifesting True Success is a 21-Day Guided Meditation created by Oprah Winfrey & Deepak Chopra, to learn more click here.