You Are the Author of Your Own Story

So are you the author of your own story? Does life come easy to you or does it feel like a struggle?  If any part still has struggle attached, then you totally have to check out my take aways from week one of Oprah and Deepak’s 21-Day Meditation Experience, Getting Unstuck:  Creating a Limitless Life. I am the author of every moment in my life - yoursassyself.com

I’m utterly grateful that meditation experiences like this have helped me let go of struggle and embrace the ease of life.  But of course there’s always more work to be done, and this particular experience is definitely helping me achieve a struggle free life in all aspects of my life.  I hope it helps you too.  Enjoy!

@oprah & @deepakchopra ‘s 21-Day Meditation Experience, Getting Unstuck: Creating a Limitless Life started today! And if you feel frustrated or stuck in your job, finances, health, relationship, etc.; or if feel like life is filled with limited choices, that don’t offer any forward progress to who or where you want to be, you definitely have to follow along to see how to fill the gap between who you want to be and what is actually happening in you life. And who doesn’t want that? ? In day one Deepak says getting unstuck from this way of life is as easy as allowing expanded awareness in, which is what allows you to see that you can accomplish anything. Meditation is key in allowing that awareness in and getting you closer to who you want to be – fulfilled in all aspects of your life ☺ Now that is the place I’ve been working toward and totally see for my future – How about you? So let’s meditate together for the next 21-Days and see where we end up! #oprah #deepakchopra #meditation #experience #gettingunstuck #creating #limitless #life #expandedawareness #awareness #changinghabits #letgo #instagood #instavibes #instameditation

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Day 2 of Getting Unstuck asks – Why do we get stuck? The answer is… that we are stuck when we return to our habits, formed in the unconscious mind, where we find ourselves repeating words, opinions, likes/dislikes, emotional reactions, etc. over and over again. If you ever find yourself saying I’ll never: find a job; lose weight; be organized; be rich, be worthy; etc. – you’re stuck. And @deepakchopra says that when you’re stuck, you’re generally distracted by past hurts or future worries, unable to see solutions available in the present. This distraction from living in the moment is what’s keeping us from tuning into our creative energy, filled with possibility, joy, growth and goodness. It’s during these times that Deepak suggests we take a moment to sit quietly, and take deep breaths until we feel settled, connected with the creative energy inside. Once settled, solutions tend to come more clearly and thus move us closer to becoming who we want to be, doing what we want to do. And who doesn’t want to live life doing and being what they want to be. I know I do. ? #oprah #deepakchopra #gettingunstuck #selfimprovement #meditation #awareness #liveinthemoment #instagood #instameditation

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Yes y’all, day 3 of @oprah & @deepakchopra’s Creating a Limitless Life walks us through these 3 ways for getting unstuck. Oprah begins by reminding is that our bodies, from the cellular level on up, were created to flow. Since birth it’s followed the natural rhythm of life, creatively shifting and changing, ensuring our survival through everything from hunger, hot, cold, trauma, you name it. And Deepak says that by accessing that creativity, we can tap into “…a field of infinite possibilities…” and expose life’s potential, thus getting unstuck. To help, Deepak says we have to: First, “stop comparing today to yesterday” – everyday, every moment is a new opportunity for change. Second, “don’t refer to your old self as if it’s real – only today’s self is real.” Basically here he’s trying to help us realize that we’re not who we were. He says that “…even yesterday’s self is an illusion.” Sit with this one for a minute. ? Third, don’t automatically act on old thoughts and reactions. Those are tied to your old self, which we’re trying to let go of remember. ? Instead, if you begin to notice that you continue to say the same words, or have the same thoughts, “…pause and say to yourself – I’m not that person anymore.” Simple, but it totally works! Then take a deep breath, center yourself, and a new response will come to you. Deepak says that when you allow this awareness in, that’s when you’ll get unstuck and no longer allow limitations to define who you are. And who doesn’t want that! ?Great stuff from today’s meditation! #oprah #deepakchopra #gettingunstuck #selfimprovement #limitless #life #expandedawareness #meditation #letgo #liveinthemoment #liveinthepresent

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Change your perspective, and you change your situation. Seems simple enough right, but as @deepakchopra notes in today’s meditation, most of us hold on to the same thoughts day in and day out. Today we have the same thoughts about ourselves and everything and everyone around us, that we had yesterday. So if you’re not currently living a happy, fulfilled life, it may be a good time examine those old thoughts and let go. I know some, especially those that you have about yourself or people in your life, may feel like you’re giving in to them because THEY aren’t letting go and instead are just continuing to push your buttons. But by releasing those mental blocks, you’re able to separate your thoughts from the true situation at hand so that you can clearly deal with why the perceived flaws, limitations, or challenges are causing a negative reaction in you. I’m not that person anymore. Deepak says reminds us that flaws and limitations are universal. It’s how we react to them that either pushes us to bigger and better things, or limits us. This is the edge that differentiates people with similar backgrounds. If you’re able to use every moment as a new opportunity to create a deeper understanding of who you are and the possibilities available to you, you no longer allow your thoughts and your mind to hold you back from leading a happy and fulfilled life. So we need to start getting out of our own way. #oprah #deepakchopra #gettingunstuck #limitless #life #expandedawareness #selfimprovement #meditation #letgo #behappy #fulfilled #lifeisachoice #instagood #instameditation

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Have you ever found yourself saying “that wasn’t me, that’s not how I want to be, act, etc.” after a blow up or a bad decision? Deepak Chopra in today’s Getting Unstuck meditation says that’s right, that reaction wasn’t tied to your true self. Rather it was tied to a default response in your brain controlled by old wounds, memories, or habits. It’s during these times that “…you’re being controlled by your brain instead of the other way around.” However when you begin to become self aware, you’re able to clearly see every situation, without the clutter of old thoughts, wounds, etc. mucking up your reaction. It’s here that Deepak says “…you can do what you really want to do, instead of allowing the brain to do what its been trained to do.” And who doesn’t want to be in control of their own destiny? I know I do ☺ #oprah #deepakchopra #breakfree #letgo #habits #gettingunstuck #selfimprovement #meditation #limitless #life #expandedawareness #selfawareness #instagood #instameditation

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When you’re the author of everything in your life, you’re unstuck, free to start living first hand experiences filled with love for everyone and everything in it because you’ve created the life you want, exactly as you want it. However, if you feel like you’re not quite yet living the life as you truly want it to be, then @deepakchopra says you’re probably living a life filled with second hand experiences. Experiences based on someone else’s script, like your parents or someone you want to emulate. You could also be being held back by past hurts, beliefs, experiences. So today’s Getting Unstuck meditation encourages us to stop living our lives based on the past, based on others wants, needs, and experiences. Instead we need to find and embrace who we are, our true selves, to create the life we truly want. Powerful stuff. Are you the author of your own story? #oprah #deepakchopra #gettingunstuck #meditation #letgo #limitless #life #expandedawareness #selfimprovement #selfawareness #liveyourlife #selfhelp #instagood #instameditation #instamotivation

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@oprah’s words from today’s Getting Unstuck meditation are so right! Our greatest power is the power to shift our perceptions. While we all bring our own history, beliefs, and attitudes to every moment, they can either keep us stuck or help to set us free. However, if we allow awareness in to how we perceive things, then we can truly change our reality and rewrite our story, by changing our perceptions. So if you’re life isn’t in a positive place, or you feel like you’re not yet living the life you dreamt for yourself, then consider changing your perception. Consider viewing your life and everything in it with love, compassion, and gratitude and see how you easily regain power over your own life again. #oprah #deepakchopra #gettingunstuck #meditation #letgo #changeyourperception #changeyourlife #selfawareness #awareness #liveinthemoment #selfimprovement #selfhelp

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I'm a Mexican-American, Sassy, Bilingual, Professional Woman with a passion for life long learning, sharing, and living my best life. I'm the founder and digital content creator for Your Sassy Self and work full time as a Multimedia Designer. Let's connect and see how we can change the world...or at least change our perspective of it. ;)
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