The Chopra Center Newsletter     Oct 2012 Edition

March 14-17, 2013
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The Power of Intent

Dear Chopra Center Community,

Intention has been a powerful tool in my life. I learned how to meditate when I was nine years-old – and after meditation, my father would ask my brother, Gotham, and me to repeat the following phrase:

I am responsible for what I see
I choose the feelings I experience
And set the goals I will achieve.
Everything that seems to happen to me
I ask for and receive as I have asked.

He would then ask what we wanted. Of course, we would say things like tickets to a Celtics game or a trip to Hawaii. He would listen patiently, and then he would ask us if we wanted love, connection, inspiration, hope, happiness, and purpose.  We were thus taught, at a very young age, to ask for both the qualities and the things we wanted in our life every day. I truly believe that this practice helped me find happiness and fulfillment in my life, and I am grateful to my father for sharing this practice with us.  

Throughout my life, I have set intents to create the life I want. My book 100 Promises to My Baby shared my intentions to serve as a mother. And my work with my social media venture, Intent, has been another manifestation of sharing the power of intention.

So, it is with great excitement that I invite you, the Chopra Center community, to join us on the new Intent.com.  Some of you may have visited our website over the years, but we have redesigned and re-launched the entire site, making it easier to use and adding many useful features.  I am very proud of the new site, and can’t wait to get your feedback.

Our intent is to create a platform for people to share their intents, support one another, and realize their dreams for personal, social, global, and spiritual wellbeing.  On the site, you will meet wonderful, inspired people from all over the world who are sharing their aspirations to improve their lives and the lives of those around them, and to help protect Mother Earth. 

On the new site, you can share and update your stories around intents, and upload multimedia to inspire others.  You can also reaffirm your intents every day to truly make them a part of your consciousness.  (You may enjoy supporting this intent of my father here >>)

My father refers to a Gallup study that says that real social networks (i.e. the people around you) can affect your happiness.  For example, if you have a friend who is happy, you are 15 percent more likely to be happy.  I truly believe that virtual social networks – like intent.com – also affect our state of wellbeing.  By supporting one another and sharing our deepest aspirations, our community helps people realize and celebrate positive change in their life.  Our blog, intentblog.com, also features amazing writers and experts giving people practical tools for better living.

30 Days of Intent
I am also excited to announce the launch of our YouTube show, 30 Days of Intent, on The Chopra Well.  Each episode of this show will feature two people exploring their intentions while meeting experts who give them tools for self-exploration, happiness, and fulfillment. 

Watch a preview of the show:

Please make sure you are subscribed to The Chopra Well (you can learn how here) so you don’t miss any episodes of 30 Days of Intent or our other great programming.

It is an honor for me to have the opportunity to reach out to all of you to share the new Intent.com and our show, 30 Days of Intent, on The Chopra Well

I look forward to welcoming you to the site, supporting your intents, and continuing our journey together.

Much love,
Mallika

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