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Meditative Monkey - Miracles 1

DAY ONE of the Miraculous Relationships 21 Day Meditation Challenge with Deepak and Oprah

So…. as I blunder about the earth, looking for ways to grow into the human I desire to be… I often stumble upon teachers, programs, STUFF that might be helpful.

So it is that I’ve found another free 21 day Meditation Challenge offered up by Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey.  This one focuses on Miraculous Relationships and you can jump aboard over HERE.

I’ve jumped aboard again, because I really enjoyed the Challenge I did with D and O over the winter.  (Yeah…D+O= DO I so crack myself up!) It’s nice to have a guided meditation emailed to me each day, with a few bonus messages and some journal questions to consider and respond to.

This time, I have decided to add one more element.  A daily blog post.  I imagine they will be short and sweet.  It’s an experiment.  To see what happens.  As this whole BLOGTHING is.

So today’s meditation finds us easing in to this Miraculous Journey.

The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart. ~ Buddha

Chopra sees miracles everywhere.

The word miracle comes from the Latin root mīrāculum,  equivalent to mīrā ( rī ) to wonder at + -culum -cle.

To wonder at… to behold with rapt attention…

I like that idea.  I would very much like to practice this sort of attention in my everyday life.  And by paying attention, I honestly do think that I will begin to see what Chopra calls “the everyday acts of Grace” that guide us through this living thing.

We are encouraged to set one intention for this journey and to cultivate it daily.  To tend it lovingly and watch it blossom.

As y’all know, I’m a tad… um… INTENTION CHALLENGED.  Not that I don’t have most awesome intentions… I totally do.  Trouble is I can’t seem to hold or even remember an intention for more than thirty seconds after I consciously make one.

So this could well be the true challenge for me… to set an intention for this journey and to bring it to mind…daily… for 21 days.

THAT, my friend, would be a miracle.

As they say… nothing ventured – nothing gained.
Or as Maude says when Harold tells her he enjoys being “dead”:

Reach out.  Take a chance.  Get hurt even. But play as well as you can. Go team, go! Give me an L. Give me an I. Give me a V. Give me an E. L-I-V-E. LIVE!

Otherwise…. you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.

Here’s to 21 days of monkeying around!

Happy trails, all.

go easy ~p

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