Day 19 - Hope Brings Simplicity
There are three simple principles that I live by. They all work together to form a foundation that fuels the truest part of me. Together these three things keep me grounded in hope. Welcome to Day 19 - Hope Brings Simplicity.
The first profoundly simple principle for me is to listen for the signals that are always there that are inside me and you and everybody else. The whispers in our lives lead us to the truest vision for ourself. They are there all the time, speaking to us, pointing us toward hope and happiness. What do you want your life to look like? That’s where it all begins.
One of my favorite Bible verses is, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” You can’t run a company or a family or a life without a vision. It’s the foundation of your future. It’s your light. It guides the way and truly is your hope.
The second principle that rules my life is intention. For me intention is one of the most powerful principles in life. It’s the simple rule that the intention you bring to any situation ultimately determines the outcome of that situation. Nothing I do personally or professionally is done without first getting clear on my intention. It is the key, I believe, to authentic power and, I believe, the surest path to a life filled with hope and heart.
Principle number three. Newton’s Third Law of Motion. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. If you put positive energy and hope into the world, that is what comes back to you. It’s that simple.
Since powerful truth can lead us to the greatest light of hope, let us listen as Deepak teaches us to go deep into our core truths.
At the deepest level hope is a spiritual quality that comes from our unified self. Living from your essence you have no problems because present-awareness is all inclusive, peaceful, stable, and harmonizing. When you align your consciousness to universal intelligence life flows easily, naturally and simply. It’s not that we experience less conflict, doubt or confusion because we have fewer people in our lives or less demands on us, but when you think and act from present-moment awareness all the pieces of your life move together with one another instead of independently. It’s the difference between an orchestra playing a Beethoven symphony together or each musician playing whatever they want.
When we ignore our simple core of awareness we fall into conflict and confusion. Simplicity goes out the window and so does hope. When we feel grounded in the core of our being we can join the dance of the universe, without losing our center, the simplicity or being.
Simplicity emerges in the heart, not the mind. It’s not something you must figure out; it’s something you feel as your true self. With simplicity we connect with others through our hearts overriding all differences and doubts.
In uncertain times conditions are right for unscrupulous leaders to play upon fear, the emotion that floats in the air when people don’t feel grounded. But fear never has a good outcome. Fear is dispelled only by seeing the truth and the light of truth is always available in our core self as the simplicity of hope.
To radiate the simplicity of love and hope you must be that simplicity of awareness. That is your truth. Make this a conscious goal. Don’t encourage complications. Try to clear up confusion. Be clear that you aren’t acting out of alterior motives. If you have mixed feelings or doubts, step away and say to yourself, “There is no use adding to the chaos…ever.”
Our meditation practice introduces us to the simplicity to existence, the unchanging, peaceful, untroubled level of pure consciousness. When you’re fully grounded in being bringing hope to someone else’s life is effortless.
I offer hope from the simplicity of my heart.
Namah Shee Va Ya
I invoke the infinite potentiality of the universe.
All the pieces of my “Dee puzzle”, my life, are finally starting to fit together and make sense! When I finally stopped living from my head and allowing my heart to guide me, my life changed dramatically. I found I had a purpose. And that purpose is to share my experience, strength and hope with those who enter my “Dee bubble”.
Yes, the simple, but not easy, act of switching from brain to heart made all the difference in the world. But that came with the other pieces of my puzzle started falling into place. The piece of my puzzle that contained my alcoholic self bottoming out in the depths of hell. The piece of my puzzle that was an alcohol treatment program. The piece of my puzzle that brought me into Alcoholics Anonymous. And the treasure of pieces that walked me through the 12 Steps of A.A., helped me to find a Higher Power, and be able to turn my will and my life over to the care of God as I understood that god. Life changing pieces to my “Dee puzzle”.
So “Keep It Simple”. Trust your gut, your intuition, and have faith in a Power Greater Than Yourself. Know that everything at this moment is perfect. Especially YOU! Know that the pieces of your puzzle are fitting together just as they should. Love the process. Love yourself!
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From Oprah and Deepak’s 21-Day Meditation Experience on HOPE.
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