This morning I got a notice that there will be a new 21 Day Meditation with Oprah and Deepak Chopra starting on July 17. It’s called “Desire and Destiny”. I have done all of their 21 day meditations, I think. They are free and you can register for them at this link: https://chopracentermeditation.com/experience.
You will receive a link to a new meditation every day for 21 days. They take you on a journey, a progression. I have never not gotten something out of it. The meditation is about 20 minutes of your day. They offer a journal feature on the site too, if you want to journal some private thoughts. They open with Oprah talking for a few minutes, and then Deepak guides you into a meditation. I find his voice very soothing for meditation.
Just thought I’d spread the word.
My sis and brother-in-law with my nephew and his wife will be here around noon to go to lunch, on the way to take my nephew and wife to the airport to go home. I am looking forward to hearing how the rest of their visit was over on the island. We’re going to one of our favorite places, Stella’s, in Gulfort down by the beach.
On a totally unrelated topic, I was thinking about how some people work so hard at getting others to feel sorry for them. Then they use that sympathy, to build their own egos, to play upon it as an excuse for bad behavior. For thoughtless words and deeds. They say “I’m sorry” but never clarify that. Sorry for what? Sorry you offended me? Or sorry for the actual deed? What good is sorry, when it doesnt specify? And what good is Sorry, when you just repeat it every time you are thoughtless and self-centered?
I remember when my ex accused my son of something horrendous, and kept us up all night, and caused me to finally file for divorce. I told him he owed us an apology. He said, “OK, I’m sorry I was tired last night.” (Read drunk and crazy.) I said, “Tired is not what you did wrong.”
I’m sorry should signify change. If you are truly sorry, then you acknowledge the wrong you’ve done to people, and change it. I know people who use their horrendous childhood as an excuse to keep behaving badly. “I’m sorry and you should forgive me I was abused as a child.” Well, as an adult, a grown-up, it’s a person’s responsibility to deal with whatever hand they were given, and learn to at least be decent to others.
I saw this happen recently, where what happened to someone 60 years ago was used as an excuse to cover up a thoughtless, inappropriate comment. It is one of my pet peeves, I suppose because I have heard it so many times from both men I was involved with before I found the wonderful man I’m with now. One of the many differences between this awesome man, Dan, and these guys? Dan does not want and would never make me pay for the things he’s lived through.
So just some random thoughts today. I hope some of my readers try the 21 day meditation.
Love and light.