I just returned from a month’s stay in Italy. While there I began Deepak Chopra’s latest 21-Day Meditation Challenge.
Since I have re-established meditation as a ritual in my mornings, my life has changed for the better. So, although I would continue daily meditation without his challenge, it is good for me to hear the homily each day. It helps me focus on aspects of my life that I might ignore.
Day 17 is about loving change. It reiterated what I have always said, “I like change as long as it is my idea.”
Change is especially difficult for me in my own environment. It seems that if I do something twice, it is a habit. And even harmful habits quickly become a way of life.
In a flicker of a thought in this meditation I realized why I travel alone for periods of time. It is to pick myself up and place myself in a situation where change is inevitable. I must examine who I am and what I do on a minute-by-minute basis. There is no one else on which to foist off the truth.
I follow the life lessons of Oprah and step out of my own box. I change.
And I try to bring the changes home with me.