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Intent of the Day: Settle with Gratitude


Feeling anxious? It’s no surprise. According to Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 40 million adults in the US suffer from anxiety disorders, making it the most common mental illness. The likelihood that you or someone you know is battling with some form of it, especially as the holidays approach, is tremendous. If it is part of your life, perhaps the holidays have become a mixed blessing of happy memories and a struggle to keep your feelings at bay. Knowing that so much can contribute to anxiety, we want to start by developing a practice of combating it with the simple and beautiful act of gratitude.

You too? Here are 3 resources to help: Continue reading

Intent of the Day: Healing Words


Healing comes in many forms. In medication. In nature. With time and space. Today we explore the healing that comes from the words we receive and speak. As a culture, we’ve come to understand that words can harm. Telling a child that they’ll never grow up to be anything can have lasting implications and we can understand that correlation. But we don’t alway think about using our words with intention for positivity and healing. We don’t always consider how much we say that has no real nutritional value.

“I guess we’ll see…”
“I don’t know…”
“Who knows?…”

We absolve ourselves from taking a position of strength and health and wholeness. So, today, we choose to use our words with intention for healing.

Right there with us? Here are 3 resources to help: Continue reading

Mallika Chopra and 5 Leaders Living with Intent

You might be a mom, single person, grandparent, bank teller, or hermit and still have a hard time living with intent. We’re excited that Intent.com founder Mallika Chopra decided to share her journey in Living in Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace and Joy. Over the course of her preparation, she was able to sit down with 5 leaders setting the bar when it comes to living a life of intent. Continue reading

New Interview with Mallika Chopra and Living with Intent!

Intent.com founder Mallika Chopra has been teaching people the power of meditation and living with intent for some time now. As a mom, businesswoman, and individual, she faces so many of the constraints many of us face in balancing ourselves with our lives, our dreams with our reality and our opportunities with what makes sense right now.

Dallas Brown at the Chopra Center recently sat down with Mallika to interview her about the journey to living with intent and her upcoming new book with the same title. We’re excited to share that with you here: Continue reading

Oprah & Deepak Chopra’s Meditation Challenge Is Back!


Did you know you can create a life of true success in just 20 minutes each day? Our friends Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra have both experienced firsthand the transformative power of meditation, inspiring them to come together to bring the gift of meditation to the world with their breakthrough, one-of-a-kind 21-Day Meditation Experience Series. These online, interactive experiences are designed to make meditation easy, fun, and inspiring for people with busy schedules, and busy minds. So far, over three million people around the globe, including us here at Intent, have experienced incredible transformation, for FREE! Continue reading

Make It Through Thanksgiving and Black Friday With These Meditations

The holiday season is a great time to spend with family and relax – but all of those people can get you kind of tense. Anxiety can also rise if you are planning to battle the behemoth crowds fighting for the best deals come Friday morning (Or is it Thursday night now? Thanksgiving is being attacked by consumerism). In times like these it is best to keep calm (and carry on!). We at Intent want you to enjoy this holiday and to help you not sweat the small stuff. So start your day off right with a guided meditation to help you start off centered and prepared for whatever comes your way.

This one is lead by Mallika Chopra:

Or maybe Deepak is more your style:

Note: There’s still time to join the Deepak & Oprah’s 21 Day Meditation for November. It’s completely free to sign up and could definitely come in handy over the long weekend! And if you want more “The Meditator” videos you can check them out on YouTube here.

If you find yourself getting worked up in the moment and don’t have five minutes to calm yourself with a mediation video or today’s challenge guided meditation, try this tip from Gabby Bernstein. Press your thumbs on both hands to the pads of each of your other fingers as you repeat, “Peace begins with me.” Remember to breathe. Say it as many times as you need until you find yourself centered again.

As a last resort just remember that soon there are going to be so many left overs, and pie. Pie makes everything better. Happy holidays!

Deepak Chopra: Take a Journey Into Healing

The Chopra Center invites you to attend this rare opportunity to expand your understanding of mind-body healing, Ayurveda, and integrative health care. “Journey into Healing” features sessions with Chopra Center founder Deepak Chopra, M.D.; the Chopra Center’s expert integrative physicians and master educators; and world renowned guest speakers.

Each day of “Journey into Healing” combines daily sessions of experiential learning, interactive sessions, lectures, and group activities, offering unique opportunities to interact with like-minded individuals from around the world. In addition, Journey into Healing includes:

  • Instruction in Primordial Sound Meditation and daily group meditations
  • Morning and evening Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga classes (all levels)
  • The science of Ayurveda and a mind-body perspective on health and disease
  • The role of emotions and the mind in health and well-being
  • CME credits for physicians and other health care practitioners

Learn how to enhance your health, balance, and well-being at Journey into Healing, August 22-25, 2013!

Meditate with Deepak Chopra to Find Love!

Erg Chebbi, Morocco, 12:35No one could say it better than John Lennon: “All you need is love.”

Love is what we strive and search for, the treasure we place above almost any other goal. Much to our confusion, there are also a million tips and tricks out there that will supposedly bring love into our lives, and yet many of these fall short of their promises. What if, on the other hand, we stopped trying to find love, and instead started living wholly and mindfully? This is where meditation comes in.

If your intention is to draw love into your life, then it might be equally accurate to say you want to experience wholeness, happiness, fulfillment, and confidence. Don’t a happy life and a happy self make for a happy relationship, after all?

Start a mindfulness practice that will promote these aims, and, in particular, let meditation be your guiding tool. Join Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey in a 21-Day Meditation Challenge. This course will be a 3-week meditation journey to the heart of true love… Discover the wonder that exists within and then watch all of your relationships unfold effortlessly, easily, and miraculously.

To get your meditative juices flowing, start with this lushly calming guided meditation with Deepak Chopra:

Oprah & Deepak’s 21-Day Meditation Challenge makes meditation easy, fun, and inspiring, offering daily guided audio meditations via an online, interactive program. The all-new “Miraculous Relationships” challenge begins on August 5 with Deepak and Oprah guiding the 3-week experience. Participants will meditate and journal each day as they learn to embrace their true essence, expand their understanding of divine relationships, and experience an unparalleled connection to their world around. Participants can easily access the daily audio anytime, anywhere from their mobile phone, tablet or computer.

Visit The Chopra Center website to sign up and participate for free!

Deepak Chopra: The Power of Ayurveda for Perfect Health

Does Ayurvedic medicine really work, and if so, how?

In this episode of “Ask Deepak” on The Chopra Well, Deepak Chopra is joined by Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar, an renowned Ayurvedic doctor, to explore Ayurveda as a science of health, wellness, and wholeness. How can Ayurvedic practices be used to create balance and health? Dr. Kshirsagar explains that the purpose of Ayurveda is to connect to your spiritual self and remove the fear of death and disease — that health is a by-product of enlightenment. How do we move beyond a quantitative approach to healing to a more qualitative one?

Ayurveda is the holistic approach to healing that is greatly needed in an age filled with all manners of dis-ease. It is the mind-body-spirit approach to health and wellness that can provide a powerful alternate, or at least addition, to the medical practices we are more familiar with in the West. Unfortunately not everyone is quick to accept this ancient healing wisdom.

What do you think? Would you seek out Ayurvedic healing to address various health conditions and improve overall wellness? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below!

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Is There Any Truth to Astrology?

You may be surprised to hear that for many years Deepak Chopra did not believe in astrology. He has written so much on the wisdom and power of the Universe, but nonetheless saw little validity in the analyzing of horoscopes and the influences of planetary alignments. That all changed, though, when Deepak started researching Vedic astrology, a “profound and mathematically sophisticated form of astrology that originated in the ancient Vedic tradition of India.” (You can learn more about Vedic astrology, or Jyotish, on the Chopra Center website.)

The aspect of Vedic astrology that first inspired Deepak to change his views was the microcosm-macrocosm relationship. Vedic teachings, he says in the “Ask Deepak” episode on Astrology, start from the premise that the micro mirrors the macro, and vice versa. Essentially, the entire cosmos is a magnified version of the immediate and observable realities we witness. By that assumption, Deepak continues, it is possible to derive compelling insights about our lives from by analyzing planetary patterns, using mathematical principles.

“One can calculate the statistical likelihood of future space-time events based on the probabilities and the probability amplitudes that are dictated by the specific location and time of your birth.”Bracken House - London

Because Universal consciousness is non-local, and we are all expressions of this consciousness, “life is a story of probability events” played out both in the microcosm and the macrocosm.

What do you think? Have you ever had an astrological reading? Let us know in the comments section below!

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