Thank you to everyone who joined us on Monday for our live Google + Hangout. And thank you to the thousands who have tuned in to our channel, since, to watch the recorded conversation. This landmark, virtual event brought together Deepak Chopra, Gotham and Mallika Chopra, author Paulo Coelho, journalist Lisa Ling, former president of Mexico Vicente Fox, actress Fran Drescher, social media guru Eric Handler, Ashtanga yogi Eddie Stern, and Life Camp founder Erica Ford with a group of New York City teenagers in a conversation on meditation, personal growth, and world challenges.
It is a rare treat to find great minds from such diverse fields together in one venue. Leave it to the Chopras and their extraordinary community of influencers, leaders, and thinkers to bring such a unique discussion to the homes and computer screens of thousands around the world.
As Deepak says, technology is benign. It’s what we do with it that counts. With their new premium YouTube channel, The Chopra Well, Deepak, Mallika, and Gotham are making the most of the technological resources available to them. For many longtime Deepak fans and wellness seekers, YouTube may seem an unlikely forum in which to explore personal transformation and global change. But The Chopra Well defies all concerns in this vein – starting with Monday’s live event.
Witness a rich, hour-long conversation between brilliant thinkers, leaders, and artists. Witness a frank and casual discussion on the challenges of social media and the necessity of personal growth for global transformation. Experience a guided meditation, led by Deepak, and begin to imagine the world you want to live in. And continue doing all this and more as you tune in to The Chopra Well for the latest shows, humor, and thought-provoking wisdom.
It is no secret that one of Deepak’s greatest passions is meditation, which was the inspiration for one of the channel’s first daily shows, The Meditator. Viewers are encouraged to join the meditators as they sit, breath, and visualize their life purposes. Locations change every day to add flair and lightheartedness to a practice that daunts many. To dive deeper into meditation, The Chopra Center offers a 21-Day Meditation Challenge – participation is free, and the rewards are priceless.
You have options. If personal growth and self-care are on your agenda, resources abound. If meditation is on your list, then look no further. Below we have transcribed the meditation Deepak led during Monday’s hangout. Read through the meditation, do it once, do it twice, then sign up for the 21-Day Meditation Challenge and visit The Chopra Well every day for a slice of peace.
Here is Fran Drescher meditating alongside Deepak, Mallika, Lisa Ling, Eric Handler, Eddie Stern, Erica Ford, and a group of New York City teenagers.
Do the meditation yourself!
Guided Meditation by Deepak Chopra
You can keep your eyes open or close them.
Put your awareness in the area of your heart.
Ask yourself one question: What kind of world do I want to live in? See what comes up.
What kind of world do I want to live in?
Ask yourself: How can I make that happen? What is my role in helping create that world?
And now, keeping your awareness in your heart, experience gratitude for all the wonderful things that you have in your life right now that would make you feel grateful.
The experience of gratitude opens us to what can only be called “abundance consciousness,” the source of our own being. The fact that we exist, what a wonderful mystery. What are we going to do with that mystery?
Now for a moment close your eyes. Whisper to your heart: peace, harmony, laughter, love.
Peace… harmony… laughter… love.