Many Breakthroughs, One Victory Danielle Rogers April 4, 2016 Enlightenment, Spirituality, Uncategorized, Visionary, Words of Wisdom “Shedding the Weight: Mind, Body and Spirit” is a 21-Day Guided Meditation created by Oprah Winfrey & Deepak Chopra, to learn more click here. “Breakthrough is guaranteed, if there is enough light.” ― Sunday Adelaja You make a breakthrough every time you break out of a habitual response. Habit may veil our awareness, but awareness has the real power. At any given moment, if you notice how you really feel and what you really want, old habits begin to dissolve. People can break as many habits as they want by giving themselves freedom of choice. Celebrate every breakthrough the minute it occurs, but know that in reality there is only one victory: the victory of awareness. “Shedding the Weight: Mind, Body and Spirit” is a 21-Day Guided Meditation created by Oprah Winfrey & Deepak Chopra, to learn more click here. CENTERING THOUGHT: I celebrate every breakthrough I make on the way to being free. SANSKRIT MANTRA: Moksha Hum (I am free). 1.) Pick one habit you’d like to break. Describe any instances in which you gave in to the habit over the past week. How did these moments make you feel? The habit I would like to most break is thinking too much. Granted I’ve grown when it comes to this but I know that I still have a ways to go. I’ve grown in a sense that although things do and have crossed my mind, I don’t internalize them and in turn create unnecessary issues. I more so wonder and this space of wondering can be a cause of wasted time and procrastination. At times I felt drained and other times I felt nothing. 2.) Now, write down the response you’d like to have instead. For example, if you ordered a rich dessert and felt guilty afterward, the response you’d like to have is to feel good about not ordering dessert and having no guilt later. When something crosses my mind, ideally I would like to acknowledge the thought or feeling and allow it to pass through. If it is something that needs to addressed or handled I would like to have the courage to do so. But if it is something that holds no merit to my life currently and the life I am building I would like for it to be non existent. If it can’t be non existent then my desire is for it to be a non factor. 3.) Identify actionable steps you can take to promote the response you want to have. For example, you might carry around a reminder in your wallet that says, “If I don’t indulge, I feel much better.” I know that I can for one acknowledge the thoughts or feelings and seek understanding on why they occur or reoccur. If I can’t seem to move past them, then I could possibly try talking with someone, praying, or meditating. Seeing as though I have tried all of the above and some things really don’t ever go away, I feel like I just need to pray for the strength and courage to remain solid in myself, let go of the past, and do the best that I can move forward with my life. 4.) Daily Reflection: Habits stem from the choices that we make. Day in and day out everything we do is based on a choice we have the freedom to make. None of us are obligated to anyone or anything outside of first and foremost ourselves and our families (if you have children). Make decisions isn’t easy, its something that I struggled with for most of my life. I would rather let others make decisions and go with the flow of said decision than to speak my mind and voice my opinions. As I’ve grown I’ve learned the importance of listening to my heart and following my gut. I’m not saying I always make the best decisions but I make the decisions that I want to make. In saying that I make the decisions that I want to make, I don’t mean I live my life with reckless abandonment. I consider others and their feelings, I consider how they have handled me and my feelings. I do not act or exist out of spite but I progress from a place of peace. Over time this has caused me to walk away from friendships, relationships, and business ventures. Sometimes I can wonder or over think on if I did the right thing, but as I continue to live and with the newness of each day, I am assured by the blessings that I receive that I am honoring myself and my path. I desire to live solely in today and work relentlessly to build a miraculous and world changing tomorrow. I want to make the right decisions that form the perfect habits that manifest the vision in my heart. I want to be free from the past and the pain that I have not only experienced but inflicted on others. “Shedding the Weight: Mind, Body and Spirit” is a 21-Day Guided Meditation created by Oprah Winfrey & Deepak Chopra, to learn more click here.