“In every moment, you have a choice about how you want to use two of your most precious resources – your attention and your intention. If you choose to focus your awareness on love, compassion, appreciation and peace, those qualities will expand in your experience. You will find yourself living in the flow of grace and ease, in alignment with the creative power of the universe.” Deepak Chopra in Desire and Destiny Meditation Challenge*
This is a powerful message that I have heard many times. It was reinforced in my meditation this morning and I felt the resonance throughout my body. My heart swelled with memories of the expansive feelings that arise when I have chosen kindness. Moments of compassion, when I join with others to relieve all of our suffering, deepen my love of life and its goodness. This morning I am washed in the glow of appreciation for my privilege in this world; the time, capacity and resources to access spiritual lessons, from others and from within.
I want to cling to this concept while knowing that the opposite is necessary. Instead, I must open up and live my intention to give my attention in these ways. This will create the true abundance, that of generosity and joy.
*You can find the written transcript of each meditation at Doin the Grateful Dance. What a gift!