During this 21 Day Mediation Experience trust your journey and know that your meditations are unfolding just as they should be. Today, we are focusing on resilience to discover what great opportunities are in each and every moment, even the ones that seem like failures or challenges.
Deepak Chopra gives a wonderful analogy of the Sequoia trees and how forest fires clear everything that threaten their survival and overcrowding by other trees every year. With a shift of perception, you can see that what appears to be a setback is a beautiful rebirth. From the soul’s perspective, there is no such thing as success or failure, only infinite possibilities.
Day 6 – Resilient Me
“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” ― Abraham Lincoln
A gift resides in every moment.
Om Vardhanam Namah (I nourish the universe and the universe nourishes me)
Message of the Day
In life, it is fairly certain that we will each experience difficult and challenging passages. Within each of these moments we are given a special seed of opportunity, a gift. Many times, this point of view can be difficult to embrace in the midst of what appears to be a setback. Today, we spend our time together opening our minds and hearts to the blessings that come to us in disguise.
In the stillness of meditation, we begin to gently release ego thoughts connected with success and failure. We begin to trust the movement of life, knowing that the universe has much grander plans for us than we could ever fathom. Each step along the path of life – regardless of the destination – is an exciting part of the adventure. The moments themselves are the gift; the journey itself, the rich reward.
Reflect in Journal Questions:
- Think of a time you felt a dream went up in flames or felt the sting of failure. Take some time to reflect. After considering that experience, write about the things you learned about yourself and life from that challenge. Was there a treasure in disguise, a new opportunity, or new beginning within that experience?
- During meditation today, we were encouraged to release thoughts and feelings about our perceived challenges and adversities to fill that newly cleared space with infinite love and light. Take some time to fill your cup with possibility – describe your new vision for today. Open wide, tap into your resilience, positivity, and pure potential.
- What are you grateful for today?
- Reflect further on your experience today.