“You are your deepest driving desire – as is your desire, so is your will, as is your will, so is your deed, as is your deed, so is your destiny” – Upanishads
This is one of my favorite quotes from the ancient Vedic text entitled the Upanishads. As I focus my attention and intentions for the year on my deepest desires, I have narrowed them down to three. Okay, I have about twenty or more that I would really like to focus on, but I know that I will get lost if there are too many and I won’t end up focused on anything. So, my three for this year are Silence, Surrender and Highest Self and I came up with the acronym of SSH, so that if I ever catch myself spinning out of control I can quickly remember SSH.
Surrender – I want to go with the flow. I know that controlling or thinking I have any control, doesn’t work. There is a great book called the Surrender Experiment by Michael A. Singer that I highly recommend. Singer is a role model for going with the flow and surrendering to life. He will be the archetype that I call into my vision when I see myself struggling.
Silence – I was in silence for a week in 2015 and I was in a state of bliss because I was living in the present moment and aware. I want to remember to pause throughout the day and week and bring more silence into my life to create more peace and a life of bliss.
Highest Self – When I find myself reacting to life instead of responding from an sense of inner calm, I want to stop and ask “how could I respond to this person or situation from my highest self?” I want to make more decisions that will positively impact me and those affected by my actions.
What are your deepest driving desires?
What will be your SSH or short phrase that you will use to guide your life?
Peggy Steffens is an artist and Chopra Certified Meditation Instructor
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