“Getting Unstuck: Creating A Limitless Life” is a 21-Day Guided Meditation created by Oprah Winfrey & Deepak Chopra, to learn more click here.


“I can hardly wait for tomorrow, it means a new life for me each and every day.” – Stanley Kunitz

Today’s meditation teaches us that when we rely upon familiar repetition to guide us through life – instead of stepping into the ever-new possibilities of the present moment – we remain in a stale, stuck pattern of living. When we learn to fully embrace the limitless potential in the now, we are continuously renewed and liberated from the stuckness of powerlessness and blame. Living in a state of renewal then becomes easy and natural.

 

“Getting Unstuck: Creating A Limitless Life” is a 21-Day Guided Meditation created by Oprah Winfrey & Deepak Chopra, to learn more click here.

CENTERING THOUGHT: I embrace the newness of this day.

SANSKRIT MANTRA: Om Sarvatva Namah (The wholeness of the Universe is my true nature.)

1.) To make something new happen, you have to drop something old. Journal about three things you find yourself doing repeatedly, even though they never work. Some examples are stubbornly trying to be right, arguing against someone who is never going to change, or staying home even though it makes you feel lonely.

  1. I repeatedly find myself putting others needs, concerns, or desires before that of my own. Not saying that I always oblige, I just sometimes have a tendency to care too much about how people feel in regards to my response/reactions to things. I have to go with what I feel and honor that.
  2. I need to be less accommodating to the comfort zones of others.
  3. I have to start speaking my mind more and unapologetically.

2.) For each of these repeated responses that don’t work, decide to simply release your mental hold on them today. Jot down a handful of feelings you imagine you would experience in a life free from these stuck habits.

Happiness. Freedom. Focused. Peace. Productive. Progressive. Strong. Confident. Sure. Honorable. Accountable. Wise.

3.) Now write down how it worked out when you dropped an old behavior from your past that never worked in the first place. Look ahead to being better at this tomorrow and reflect on how what new creative opportunities you imagine could arise from this change.

Whenever I allow myself to get into a pattern of unproductive and unfulfilling behaviors, it’s usually a result of what’s going on outwardly in my world. These things can be my own issues or that of others but until said issues are resolved, I have a tendency to break out of my routines. Ironically this itself is cyclical behavior that I am working to get out of. When I come out of these periodic spaces, I always have the same thoughts wondering how I have once again allowed myself to get unorganized. This is a direct result of me worrying. Worrying daily while not being focused and moving with lack of purpose.

There’s a lot of old habits that I have let subside and although I may not have been aware of the effects immediately, over time they have become more than obvious. Small things with changing my eating habits I noticed make a difference when I slack in physical activity. Choosing to not hangout during the week contributes greatly to my peace and productivity. Chances are that if you end your night in chaos, the following day will begin the exact same way.

There’s things that I currently need to change and my hang up with disappointing people is a major one. However, over time I have found that the more that I have indirectly disappointed others, the more happy and fulfilled I felt in my own life. People will run you ragged if you allow them to. When it’s time for you to be replenished, many of those people will be no where to be found.

Saying “No” will contribute and enhance my creative abilities. Those creative abilities will in turn create opportunities for me. Those opportunities will then manifest more resources and with those resources I can enhance the quality of my life and the lives of others. Not just in my family and immediate circles but in my community and other communities as well.

4.) Daily Reflection:

I have to stop letting the lives of others infiltrate my peace. People will always want or need something but that does not mean that I am obligated. I cannot be concerned with the feelings and thoughts that may arise in others due to their feelings of disappointment. Although they may correlate their feelings of disappointment to me, I have to rest peacefully knowing that those feelings have nothing to do with me as a person. My life choices are what will make or break me fulfilling my vision in the long run. No one has to live with these choices but me, so I cannot make life altering choices based on the fleeting happiness of others. It is not my job to get to the root issues that others may have dwelling within them. The things that cause them to act and behave in the manners in which they do. I can only walk my path and continue to make the choices that best fuel my journey.

People fail to realize that their unhappiness comes from within, it also comes from the choices that they have made along the way. Running from life’s realities will not replenish the emptiness we can sometimes feel internally. I’m most content when I am moving purposefully. I am happiest when I make the decisions that are conducive to my vision. I am free from the burdens that others may directly or indirectly attempt to place on me. If ever I become too enthralled in the chaos that others may have going on in their lives, I have the ability and power to renew myself and my thoughts throughout the day, every day.

 


“Getting Unstuck: Creating A Limitless Life” is a 21-Day Guided Meditation created by Oprah Winfrey & Deepak Chopra, to learn more click here.

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