I wanted to share with you that this past week I had the thrill of meeting in person someone who I consider to be a Spiritual Mentor of mine: Deepak Chopra!
For decades I’ve been learning about quantum physics, holistic health, Eastern medicine, healing and spirituality from Deepak Chopra. This past week, I was in a select group of about 75 people in a private reception area lined up to meet him at a book signing before he went on stage to speak at a conference.
As I waited in line and got closer to him something weird started to happen…
There are not adequate words to explain exactly what I started to feel, but as I got closer in proximity to him, I actually felt a palatable “energy” around him which I can only describe as a thick and all-encompassing sense of peace and of deep, deep calm. I’m sure you too are familiar with what it’s like to feel the energy of someone: you know, you get near someone who “feels” light, upbeat and open whereas sometimes you are near someone who feels tense or is distracted, agitated or even angry, but the feeling I had as I was moving closer to Deepak was like nothing I have ever felt before. It was like he had this energy “bubble” of serene calm around him and as soon as someone entered his field, like about 3-5 feet from him, you couldn’t help but feel that way too!
Then the moment came...
It was my turn and I was shaking with excitement. I felt like a little girl again. I actually got to look him in the eyes and THANK HIM for all I’ve learned from him over my lifetime and how he’s helped me both personally and professionally and how I now use Guided Mediation and Mantras in my life to help feel more how I want to feel. I also told him how I’ve incorporated so much of his teaching in my work and at my club, Miami Fitness & Lifestyle! He leaned in, looked me in the eyes, was very, very present and listened attentively as I babbled on. He was extremely humble and accepted my complements with grace. It was all wonderful and THEN I think I sputtered out something about how he looks even younger in person!!! haha…yup, I did! OMG…I don’t know where it came from but it was true! He just chuckled and said “Thank You.”
So I hope my sharing this with you inspires you to stay connected to the things and people who GIVE YOU ENERGY and INSPIRE YOU. Because to me, that’s what life is about: feeling ALIVE, ENTHUSIASTIC, clear, grounded, authentic and peaceful. I know I am internally grateful and forever changed.