“When your actions are inspired by love, you can do less and accomplish more because all of nature is held together by the nature of love.”
 -Deepak Chopra

What do you think? True or not?

I’m willing to give it a try.

I signed up for Deepak Chopra’s free 21-day meditation, along with several of my friends. Although I’m not new to meditation, I decided to take this challenge and journal about the changes I see in my life. I’m experimenting, approaching it like a scientist. Today was day 3,  and so far it feels great. I feel centered, calmer, and more at peace with everything that is swirling around me. This is a major bonus for me as I have to deliver a speech tomorrow at the Women’s Leadership Legacy Conference. I am told it’s sold out, and they are expecting 600 people. No pressure.

Let’s see how meditating gets me through this, and through the everyday pressures of a 3 and 8 year old, my job with Moms Demand Action, and my writing and singing gigs. I’ve got a lot to balance right now, so I’m hoping if I keep myself heart-centered I’ll glide through with less stress and struggle.

Most stress and struggle is in my head anyway- I do know that. I wrote about releasing struggle in “What I’m Giving Up.

If you want to try the meditation challenge, sign up for free. It’s not too late to start. And if you miss a day, no worries. Just do what you can.
Chopra Center Meditation

Here is an excerpt from the thought for today:
“The Spiritual Law of Least Effort tells us that we can do less and accomplish more, an idea that seems at odds with what many of us have been taught throughout our lives. We’ve been told that success is the result of hard work, struggle, and sacrifice. Today we will tap into the ever present flow of natural ease that is available within, as we plant the seeds to live our destiny each and every day.

The universe has infinite organizing power, and as conscious beings, we have ready access to this realm simply by spending time in stillness and silence. The same consciousness that orchestrates the myriad rhythms of the whole world dwells within each of us. As we cultivate present moment awareness and remain open to the many opportunities life offers, we open to the power within us to realize all our dreams with effortless ease.”

Wishing you all an effortless, love-centered day.

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