In this meditation, Deepak Chopra explains the reality of abundance, and how we can begin to open our eyes to the abundance that is already before us. The centring thought for this meditation is: Today, I behold all of the abundance that surrounds me. As you work through the meditation, let go for your thoughts, and begin to observe the breath, noticing how you become more relaxed with each breath. You can use the so-hum mantra to deepen your relaxation and centre yourself into a feeling of peace. When you feel at peace, begin to think through the idea for the day: “Today, I behold all of the abundance that surrounds me.” The abundance meditations are made available through the Chopra Centre. Day 1 After you complete the task, please write: “Day 1 Done.” No more writing is necessary! You have 24 hours (plus a little leeway) to complete the task. I highly recommend doing the meditation and the task at the beginning of the day, if possible. It changes the course of the day! *Task* In your new notebook, make a list of 50 people that have influenced your life. They can be both living and already departed people, your relatives, friends, and celebrities, writers and personalities whom you do not necessarily know personally. Everyone who has influenced you, and contributed to your growth & development. The list must have at least 50 names. In the process of making a list, think about why you chose the person. What has changed in your life for the better? Move calmly and thoughtfully. Remember the best things about each person on the list and what they bring into your life. Trust in the process! I recommend putting the phone in airplane mode at this time so that no one will interfere with you (children and everyone around you too 🙂 – as much as is realistic of course ) Your list may be more than 50 people. But not less! PHRASE OF THE DAY: * Today I behold the abundance that surrounds me * This should also be written in your notebook and remembered during the day as often as possible. This meditation can be done before or after the task. It’s up to you! This is the Mantra you will repeat during meditation: So Hum So Hum DAY 1 RECAP: 1. Meditation: Listen to the audio. Repeat the mantra. 2. Write the phrase of the day in your notebook: “Today I behold all the abundance that surrounds me.” Remember it during the day. 3. Complete the assignment in a notebook – make a list of 50 people who have influenced your development. 4. I highly recommend staying on top of each daily task if possible. Have a great evening and an even better day!!