DAY 16: Follow Your Bliss

Today is another day of meditation and enlightenment! And what better place to do this than at DISNEY WORLD?? That's right. I'm in Florida with my family for the next week tapping into my inner child. (Not that that's too hard. I'm pretty much a goofball all the time!)  So when I sat down to do day 16 of my meditation challenge Desire and Destiny it seemed perfect that the centering thought was, "Bliss be my guide." Uhhhh if I can't find bliss at Disney World then my problems are more serious than I thought.

DAY 15: The one when I got my Shine on

One of those new events I tried was The Shine Event at Wanderlust Yoga Saturday night. It's a really cool gathering that happens each month with food, meditation, music, and a key not speaker.  First things first, I went alone. Which is a little uncomfortable, even for me, who can talk the ear off of a rock. But I couldn't have been surrounded by more positive open people.

DAY 14: The one where I’m grateful

Today is Day 14 of my meditation challenge Desire and Destiny with Deepak Chopra and Oprah. And this one is all about gratitude! So first and foremost, to those who have read my blog, THANK YOU!!!! This process has been challenging, but mostly rewarding. It's given me a jump start back into following my joy and I'm so grateful for those of you who have encouraged me to keep going. (Don't be afraid to leave comments! While I'm fighting to override my ego, I DO still have one. )

DAY 13: “You gotta have faith, faith, faith”

"I believe. I trust. I let go." That's the centering thought in day 13 of the Desire and Destiny meditation series I'm currently doing. It's funny how the right message always comes to you exactly when you need it. Today centers around the fact that uncertainty is certain. I'm really glad to learn this because here I thought everyone else had it figured out except me. As a type A control freak I want to know exactly where I'm going, at what time, and for how long. (And if it comes with an itinerary all the better.)

DAY 12- “I am inspired. I’m unstoppable.”

Today is Day 12 of the 21 day meditation challenge Desire and Destiny with Deepak Chopra and Oprah. The centering thought is "I am inspired. I'm unstoppable." But today I felt anything but. I had a million things to do and not enough time to do it. Has this ever happened to you? You start thinking about all the things you have to accomplish and the next thing you know you're crying in the car on the way to the dry cleaners? No? Just me? Cool.

DAY 11: The one where I go to a really cool church

Today is Day 11 of my 21 day challenge. If you're new I'm doing Deepak Chopra and Oprah's meditation Desire and Destiny. (And go back and read the other posts to catch up!) Today's centering thought is, "I create my reality." Now before all you non-believers jump in and say, "Everything is random, look at Hurricane Irma, are you saying those people created their reality?" Or super religious peeps chime in with, "Blasphemy! God creates our reality. Do you think you're God?" I have to let you know that I agree with ALL of you.

DAY 8: The one where I almost quit

Today is Day 8 of Deepak Chopra and Oprah's 21 Day meditation challenge Destiny and Desire... and already I want to quit. Let me explain. I LOVE doing this blog. But I grossly underestimated the time it would take getting it up and running. It's one thing if I just have to write something witty and meaningful every day (which still takes me a good bit of time.) But I also really do these meditations, take notes, and research new classes and ways to explore the subject of enlightenment. So my schedule now includes getting up at 6am to do said meditations, go to work, get home, MAYBE do a work out or new class, write said blog, eat dinner, sleep, repeat. The two times I attempted something social (watching Bachelor in Paradise with friends and going out to dinner) I ended up being up 'til 1am finishing my blog post and STILL had to wake up at 6am. THEN I realized I had to advertise this thing somehow, and started posting on Instagram and researching social media. Which left me feeling one thing... achievement? No. EXHAUSTION.