Desire and Destiny


This morning I started the latest of the free meditation series offered by Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra.  It is a 21-day program of free daily meditations, this time on the theme of Desire and Destiny.  Deepak explains that while many people think our desires detract from our spiritual pursuits, he believes just the opposite; it is our deepest desires that tell us who we truly are and what we came to Earth to do.  He quotes from this passage in the ancient Hindu text, the Upanishads:

You are what your deep, driving desire is
As your desire is, so is your will
As your will is, so is your deed
As your deed is, so is your destiny

Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, 4.4.5

One of the stated goals of the program is to help participants live more blissful lives, so it aligns perfectly with the goal of this blog.

If you want to join me, you can sign up here.

Here is a not-very-substantive video introducing the program.

Let us know if you achieve any breakthroughs after doing some of these meditations!

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