“Shedding the Weight: Mind, Body and Spirit” is a 21-Day Guided Meditation created by Oprah Winfrey & Deepak Chopra, to learn more click here.


“How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.” ― Coco Chanel

Every day, our lives are shaped by forces we may not even realize are part of us.

Some of the most prevalent themes that get reinforced in society are: winner and loser, lovable and unlovable, victim and perpetrator, beautiful and ugly, powerful and powerless. When you put yourself in one of these mental boxes, you lose the power to shape your own story.

Today’s meditation is about taking back the power to create your own life story, and to speak and act according to your own truth.

“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 define myself by choosing who I want to be.

SANSKRIT MANTRA: Vratam Ahum (I am the wisdom that embraces life).

1.) Focus on a burden you are carrying, either physical, mental, or emotional. Write down all the reasons you have been carrying this burden. For example, you might feel it is your duty or that someone else has imposed upon you.

  • Inherited
  • Thrust into position
  • Chose a position
  • Stepping out on faith
  • Expectations or lack thereof

2.) Next to each reason, describe how much you currently believe that each reason is valid, right this minute. Set aside your old beliefs. Speak to how you feel right now.

  • Inherited: Slightly valid
  • Thrust into position: Mildly valid
  • Chose a position: Highly valid
  • Stepping out on faith: Highly valid
  • Expectations or lack thereof: Varies from mildly to moderately valid

3.) Whenever we carry burdens, we’ve surrendered some of our personal power. Journal about how you can regain your power, focusing on practical steps that are doable. For example, you might stand up for yourself more or turn to a friend who has dealt successfully with the same problem or burden.

I can regain my power by speaking my mind. Not speaking my mind when I’ve held things in for an extended period of time, but by releasing things often and in the right ways.

4.) Daily Reflection:

I don’t deserved tone dumped on nor does anyone deserve for me to dump on them. It is my responsibility to take the time to self care and nature before I make irrational decisions. I want to break the cycles that surround me and often feel suffocating. I will stand up for myself when necessary and I will walk away when necessary. I will stand up for others when they cannot stand up for themselves. If at any time I become overwhelmed and lash out on others, I will apologize for my actions. I am thankful for the times when I am told that I am or have been wrong and I hope to always have the courage to rectify the things that weigh heavy on my heart. I release any and all burdens so that I can be free to create and not exist in agony.


“Shedding the Weight: Mind, Body and Spirit” is a 21-Day Guided Meditation created by Oprah Winfrey & Deepak Chopra, to learn more click here.

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