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Manifesting Grace Through Gratitude: A Free Online Meditation Program by Deepak Chopra & Oprah

"Manifesting Grace Through Gratitude" by Deepak Chopra & Oprah Winfrey is a free online 21-day meditation program that's easy to sign up from their main web page: chopracentermeditation.com.

“Manifesting Grace Through Gratitude” by Deepak Chopra & Oprah Winfrey is a free online 21-day meditation program that’s easy to sign up from their main web page: chopracentermeditation.com.

Did you know that being “present” and recognizing each moment has something to offer can help you on your path to health and happiness? That was the message of Day 6 of Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey’s latest free 21-day meditation program, “Manifesting Grace through Gratitude.”

And, I’ve got to say, I rather liked it. When you think about it, we really only have the present moment. So, getting the most out of it and recognizing that you are alive and able to experience life and see the beauty in the world around you, is really an important idea I think. Appreciating something as small and simple as a ray of glistening sunlight beaming through the window or a bird chirping outside are some good examples.

Chopra takes it a little further, though. He talks about how gratitude really “makes the present moment fully alive.” When you are grateful, you notice how things are much more vibrant according to Chopra. Colors appear crisper. Sounds more defined. It seems as though you may be experiencing something as you did as a child for the very first time.

I had this experience the other day as I was driving back from the grocery store. It’s been raining here in Southern California quite a bit this past week. We’ve had thunder, lighting, pounding rain — the works. Which is quite unbelievable, really. You see, I can’t really recall one single day it’s rained really hard in the summer here for several years. And as the song, “It never rains in Southern California,” attests, it never really rains here (except for maybe a couple of months in the winter). So, as I was driving, I noticed it was a clear day without any rain clouds in the sky. I was struck by the shear beauty of everything around me. Somehow, everything seemed so crisp. After several days of gloomy skies, everything appeared to be revealing itself in a new way. It was as if someone turned up the technicolor in the world around me. I was struck with an overwhelming appreciation and gratitude for the beauty all around me. It felt great.

How about you? Have you had such experiences lately? Are you able to be in the present moment and find gratitude? And if you’ve tried meditation, have you found it helpful?

Note: The current meditation program is half-way through, but it’s not to late to sign up. You can simply register online and listen to the mediations at your convenience on your tablet, computer, or mobile phone. By the way, once they are available, you have five days to listen to them before they are removed. Also, an online, personal journal is available to take notes once you log into your account. Take advantage of it so that you can reflect back on what you learned and how your feelings and thoughts may have changed throughout your meditation experience. Also, be aware, that research has proven meditation is great at relieving stress and helping with several other issues, so I highly recommend giving it a try!

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15 thoughts on “Manifesting Grace Through Gratitude: A Free Online Meditation Program by Deepak Chopra & Oprah

  1. freewso

    I seriously need to begin meditating. It’s one of those things that I KNOW works, but I still don’t do it, to my detriment. Thanks for pointing out the free

  2. Simran Killawala

    I really think that i need to start meditating. With the amount of stress levels at work, and also the fact that they are ever increasing, I think it should be made mandatory at all work places. Well, nevertheless, if not from work then at least on a personal level I would look forward to meditate.

  3. Mark

    Mighty good stuff Karen!

    And you’ve got to be kidding, about it actually raining
    in southern California, right?LOL!

    I simply won’t hear of it!LOL! Deepak is the best and what more can you
    say about Oprah!LOL!

    That sounds like their messages are pretty inspiring!And well worth the time!

    Thanks for sharing their series, because i wasn’t previously aware of it!
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  4. Chery Schmidt

    Good Morning Karen, The attitude of gratitude is the only way to live HUH? I loved this post my friend.

    I do know the importance of meditation yet just dont take the time to do it. Perhaps this is something I just need to add to my to do list and do..

    Great way to start my day,
    Thanks for sharing!
    Chery :))
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  5. William Earl Amis Jr III

    Yes, this is what you can and may desire to choose, living a life of gratitude. Everything around me changed. My thoughts and visual. I really mean, each day was like looking at anything and everything as what it really is, a gift. Just given to each of us, for asking.

    No base on your efforts and accomplishments. Looking around you and being in awe. I never thought I would reach such a mental level, yet thanks be to God, all things are possible.

    Thanks for confirming, I was not imagining this feeling of awareness. All by changing my thoughts to feel grateful for each and every moment.
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  6. Willena Flewelling

    Oh yeah, I’m great at living in the past or the future, but in the present moment? Not so much. I’m an introvert, so a lot of my life is lived inside my head. But living in the moment is so important for all of us. It reminds me of the scripture verse that says, “Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10) It’s a great antidote for worry.
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