A few weeks ago, we were in an incredibly stressful time of our lives. I was up to my eyeballs in work and responsibilities, and in the midst of trying to keep my sanity in the face of a new job and new responsibilities. I wasn’t feeling confident about the future of my life. I was stressed out, uncertain, insecure, and in a constant state of anxiety.
We all go through periods of anxiety when we feel like we need to take a break and get some peace and quiet, but the truth is that we must find ways to relax and have some quiet time once in a while. It’s hard to do so while we are constantly in the spotlight.
There are many things we can do to calm us down and relax our minds. Meditation is one of the best ways to do this. It involves sitting quietly and focusing your thoughts, noticing your sensations, and breathing. It is a relaxing way to focus our minds and quiet our thoughts.
Meditation is a great way to start. But it can also become a destructive technique if it is used too frequently. We all know that a big part of meditation is being still, but too often we forget to notice our thoughts. This causes our mind to run on autopilot and we become distracted by all the things that have been bugging us. We also run from our bodies and mind.
This is exactly what Chopra is trying to avoid. He wants to focus his thoughts, his feelings, and his breathing on something specific, to feel deep, to be grounded. However, many people get so caught up in the little things that they forget what their bodies are doing. But he wants to be able to look at his thoughts and feelings clearly and deeply, to be in the present, and to understand that every thought and feeling that he has is a part of him.
Deepak Chopra is a Tibetan Buddhist monk, who’s also been called the “most famous and revered teacher in the world”. The depth of his meditation practice is unparalleled. Over the course of years he has studied the science of mindfulness under renowned teachers from around the world, including the late, great, guru/poet, Eckhart Tolle.
The goal of this course is to help you become more mindful and to be able to look at your own thoughts, feelings, and activities with a clear and direct mind. We will be following along with Chopra’s meditation, focusing on the present moment, and looking at the way our thoughts and feelings are affecting our life.
This course is the latest in a series of “mindfulness” courses we’ve been doing to help you be a better human being. This one involves a deep-dive into the science of mindfulness. The course will cover a lot of different topics, from meditation to philosophy, from how we view space to the effects of technology on our lives.
We’ve also had the good fortune to take a few class meetings with the team at Deepak Chopra Center, and he’s been a big part of our online community for the past few years. He regularly shares his research and perspectives on the world with our community, and we’ve seen him speak at events like TED and Mindful Meetups as well.
Deepak Chopra is a guru of mindfulness. He is, by his own description, a “life-long student of the human experience,” and is not shy about sharing what he is learning through his research. He recently spoke at TEDxNYC and spoke at TEDxCambridge, and has a new book out called “The Happiness Project: Uncovering the New Science of Well-being”.