Day 12 of 31 Days of Summer Lovin’ 2016: Relax

Nothing much on the docket this week, except time to relax and be with people I care about. SUMMER and RELAX are synonyms for me, but even during the summer, I find it difficult sometimes to get the hamster off the wheel that’s in my brain. Since I have difficulty with relaxing, several friends recommended that I try meditating, so I did. And it worked!

If you are interested in trying meditation but don’t know where to start, you are in luck. Every couple of months the Chopra Center puts out a free 21-day Meditation Experience featuring Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey, and guess what? One started yesterday! Even though you missed the first day, you can still participate. It’s free and everything is available both online and through their app for 5 days after the set date. The theme for this challenge is “Getting Unstuck: Creating a Limitless Life.”

I completed Day One yesterday and found it to be a wonderful way to end my day.

You can access all of the links for the experience on the Chopra Center Homepage here, including Facebook page, Twitter, app stores, and more.

Sea My Tribute to Dr. Wayne Dyer

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Six months ago, if you had asked me who Dr. Wayne Dyer was, I wouldn’t have known.

Today, I am saddened to hear of his passing.

I haven’t read his books.  I haven’t listen to his talks or lectures.  And I do not follow him on social media.

However, as I have been learning more about myself this year, there are two quotes that have been very influential in how I perceive myself.  Both quotes are from Dr. Wayne Dyer.

The first is, “Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body, rather than a body with a soul.”  The day I read that was the day that I changed my thinking about how I saw myself.  I have never felt comfortable in my own skin, but looking at my body as the vessel for my soul really made me feel more at ease.  It’s my soul that matters, not my body, and finally I can look at myself with confidence and acceptance.  My soul finally feels at home.

The second quote is, “You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.”  While I have felt “stuck” for a long time, I have realized over the past few months that I am in continual process of learning who I am.  And it’s been a very rewarding and beneficial journey so far.

Thanks to Dr. Wayne Dyer and his words of inspiration, I sit here today sharing my thoughts and experiences with you.  SoulSEAker is a real entity, and I am navigating it’s journey.

For more words of wisdom by Dr. Wayne Dyer, please click this link.

My sincerest condolences to Dr. Wayne Dyer’s family and friends during this difficult time.

Until next time,

Jill