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Balance is My True Nature

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

That was the centering thought of the Day 2 Chopra meditation. I had not intended to sign up for this quarter's 21-day meditation challenge, but I realized that the sleepless periods resulting from severe jet lag created open times just right for meditation.

Something that struck me in this meditation was the need to be open to spontaneity and welcome surprise...things I am not normally good at. I make list after list and plan trips and events almost to the minute, so I wasn't sure spontaneity and surprise would make me feel less stressed. However, what happened at the end of my meditation clued me in to the fact that sponteneity and surprise don't have to result in tumultuous upheaval. When I opened my eyes, on the wall I was facing was a gecko scampering across. I was absolutely delighted by my little surprise! I've lived in the tropics twice before, and geckos are known for bringing good luck (in addition to eating yucky insects). The sight of that little creature brought back some great memories and helped drive home the message of the meditation.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BESSHAILE 3/18/2013 7:02AM

    Oh - a good luck omen! How perfect.

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CAMEOANDLACE 3/17/2013 12:57PM

    Celia I am a planner too. But, the best vacation I can remember was in Hawaii and planning nothing! I didn't want to come home. Sometimes we need to break away from our routines.

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 3/17/2013 10:58AM


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KATHIC2 3/17/2013 7:38AM

  You are so balanced!

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SHARON10002 3/14/2013 4:34PM

    When we were stationed in Hawaii, we had those in our house all the time. I didn't mind as long as they were little, but we had one that was about a foot long that lived somewhere in our bathroom. He would scare me as he scampered across the wall almost every time I'd go in and turn on the light. He must have been a great great granddaddy! I made my DH catch him and let him free outside.

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IAMWINNING 3/14/2013 1:57PM

    When I was between Jr-Sr years of high school, we moved to the Philippines (Dad was in the service). I well remember Mom taking a broom and chasing those little transluscent lizards around the house, until she finally was persuaded that they were harmless and to just leave them alone. emoticon I didn't realize they are supposed to be good luck. So good luck to you. : )

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PINKNFITCARLA 3/13/2013 10:35PM

    Loved hearing about seeing the gecko! I've never tried to meditate, something I might like to try...

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NONIE_C 3/13/2013 10:28PM

    I'm doing the 21-Day challenge too, and so loving it!!!
It's wonderful that the gecko was there to delight you and reinforce the message.

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1EMMA2011 3/13/2013 6:19PM

    Wow Great job!!!

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OMMAMA7 3/13/2013 2:25PM

    That is awesome :) (I am also doing that challenge - I did the abundance one last year and it was great!)

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INTHEGAP 3/13/2013 2:10PM

    Such a wonderful bit of synchronicity. :) I'm happy to hear things are going so well. Enjoy!

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SOPHIEDO13 3/13/2013 12:41PM

    Good for you, I used to be a big planner but now can go either way. emoticon

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CBSPECIAL 3/13/2013 12:10PM

    I use meditation to help with sleeping, glad it works for you!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 3/13/2013 12:03PM

    Fun! Have a wonderfully spontaneous time:)

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HELEN_BRU 3/13/2013 10:32AM

    A good thing about spontaneity and surprise is you are living in the moment and enjoying where you are.

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TORTISE110 3/13/2013 9:28AM

    Thank you for sharing your reflection with us! I'll be thinking of your gecko today and the good luck I hope it is bringing you.

We humans are such a trip. We like order AND surprises!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 3/13/2013 8:11AM

    What a serendipitous occurance! Did I spell that right? So geckos have another function than selling insurance. Good to know. I'm glad you can keep in touch during your trip. Your comment yesterday prompted my blog this morning.

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KANOE10 3/13/2013 8:09AM

    I grew up in the tropics with those cute tiny geckos. I think it is a sign of good luck for you.

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BETHGILLIGAN 3/13/2013 7:53AM

    What a great surprise for you!!! Sounds like a great trip so far!

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