I woke up this morning excited to start my day. You’d be too if you had a date with Deepak.
I was first introduced to Deepak Chopra 15 years ago in a dusty, used book shop in London. ‘The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success for Parents‘ seemed to jumped off the shelf and into my hands.
My first son was just a tiny baby and Deepak’s words had a profound effect on how I decided to raise my kids. I wanted them to learn from a young age that anything is possible with pure desire and intention. The book gave me a tool to help explain these concepts to my children – and to better understand them myself.
Every parent wants their child to achieve success in life, yet most are teaching them that in order to succeed they must persist against disappointments, obstacles and setbacks. They must compete to be the best, survive against inevitable struggles and behave in order to earn approval.
Success achieved by struggle may bring good things to us, but the inner fulfilment we seek from those things will be lacking.
I went on to read more of his books, starting with the original ‘Seven Spiritual Laws of Success’, then ‘Synchro Destiny’ and ‘Ageless Mind, Ageless Body’. When the scientific evidence got way too deep for me, I just skimmed those parts and took in the message behind the science. Deepak taught me to open my mind to unlimited potential.
For a few years we drifted apart. I never completely forgot him, but new teachers came into my life to reinforce and refine my views.
I’m back together with Deepak now. A friend reintroduced us two years ago.
She sent me a link to a free Deepak 21 Day Online Meditation Challenge. Initially, I resisted on the grounds that I’d tried meditation but always struggled to sit still and tame my monkey mind.
But the idea of getting back together with Deepak appealed. I signed up to the challenge.
For 21 days as soon as I woke, I listened to his 15 minute guided meditations. It was great to hear his voice. I realised how much I’d missed him.
Instead of fighting to keep a clear mind, I simply listened and soaked in his beautifully delivered words of wisdom. I felt more connected to myself, my husband, my kids and everyone I came into contact with.
By the end of the 21 days I was in love with him all over again. And in love with myself – and the Universe!
A day without him doesn’t feel right, so I bought his whole library of meditations.
I’ve yet to actually meet Deepak in the flesh, but during our morning dates, he’s a dear old friend.
The next free Deepak Chopra & Oprah Winfrey 21-day guided Meditation Experience kicks off on Monday November 2, 2015. I hope you’ll join me. You don’t need to sit cross legged on the floor first thing in the morning. Just try whatever works for you.
*Find more of my recommended Meditation Apps for Mothers here.
In the comments below, let me know what you think about raising kids to believe they have unlimited potential. Do you think it’s a parents job to protect our kids from setbacks and disappointments? Or to show them that anything is possible?
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