Do Something New



The spiritual journey is the process of awakening to the precious mystery of life. When my meditation teacher Maharishi first came to the West, he was amused by how often people commented that their insomnia abated once they began meditating. The meditation message was intended to awaken people, but because so many were so fatigued, they were finally able to sleep.

The experience of presence is the essence of awakening. Right now, tune into your present moment, consciously attending to the sounds, sensations, sights, tastes, and smells in your environment. Close your eyes and bring awareness into your body, noticing where you are carrying resistance. Shift your awareness to your mind, becoming conscious of the thoughts that occupy your attention. Then, simply follow your breath, allowing a temporary quieting of the mind chatter that keeps you ruminating about the past or worrying about the future. It is this perpetual mind traffic that numbs you.

Make a commitment to do one thing different today that breaks the pattern – one thing that your mind cannot immediately disregard by saying “been there, done that.” Hike to a new place, go to a new restaurant, make love in a different position, wear a new color, take a different route to work. Awaken, even if for a moment, to the splendor of the Infinite and Eternal disguising itself as Form and Phenomena.

With love,
David Simon

The Chopra Center

Your Inspiration

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and your discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.”

Affirmations for Success

… Thanks to Hager Marketing Group. Be inspired and affirm your worth today, aknowledging the abundance and success you deserve.

1. I put my body into a peak state of absolute certainty knowing that I can create any

positive result that I am committed to.

2. I am living a life of design rather than a life of reaction.

3. I am absolutely clear about the specific results I want in every area of my life.

4. I step up with total power and passion to take whatever positive action is

necessary to achieve my desired results.

5. I make my future my present. My future is now.

6. I celebrate the achievement of my goals before they occur in the physical world.

7. Whenever I set a definite goal, I take immediate action towards its attainment to

create and sustain massive momentum.

8. I am now spending my time, energy, and emotion on the goals that are most

important to me rather than responding to the demands of other people. I am in


9. Urgency is not my friend. Through results-focused planning and delegating to

others, I minimize the amount of time I spend addressing the urgent demands of

other people.

10. I do only what I do best and get other people to do the rest.

11. I delegate tasks that do not require my direct attention and focus to other people.

12. My subconscious mind provides me with the specific massive action plans I need

to attain my desired results.

13. My subconscious mind is consistently presents me with updated plans to achieve

my goals even when I am playing, eating, or sleeping.

14. I carefully measure and manage my progress towards my desired results


15. I am highly flexible. I carefully monitor the results that I am getting and quickly

adjust my actions until I receive the specific results I desire.

16. I accelerate my progress towards my desired results by studying other people who

have been outstanding in that area.

17. I increase my hunger and desire to achieve my goals everyday.

18. Using tapes and books, I now create a controlled environment that keeps my mind

focused on my primary outcomes everyday.

19. I do not adapt to my environment. I persist in making my environment adapt to


20. All of my internal images dialog and feelings are pulling me towards the results I

desire. I am totally committed and congruent.

21. I am focused on the results I want, driven by a passionate purpose, and charted

with massive action plans.

22. I see things exactly the way they are, exactly the way I want them, and now take

massive action to close that gap.

23. I prepare a results-oriented daily plan every evening for the following day.

24. I feed my momentum monster everyday by consistently taking results-focused


25. When I reach a definite decision, I commit and resolve to the achievement of the

end result I desire.

26. I create magic moments for myself, my family and friends.

27. I celebrate my achievements in advance.