13 Quotes for Living an Intentional Life by Deepak Chopra

1) “Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” 

2) “If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another”

3) “The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience”

4) “You will be transformed by what you read.” 
5) “If you’re really spiritual, then you should be totally independent of the good and the bad opinions of the world…you should have faith in yourself.” 
6) “Don’t try to steer the river.” 
7) “The worst curse to befall anyone is stagnation, a banal existence, the quiet desperation that comes out of a need for conformity. ” 

8) “To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions.” 

9) “I was very afraid at the beginning, until Master told me that pain isn’t the truth; it’s what you have to get through in order to find the truth.” 

10)”If we are creating ourselves all the time, then it is never too late to begin creating the bodies we want instead of the ones we mistakenly assume we are stuck with.”

 11) “The secret of attraction is to love yourself. Attractive people judge neither themselves nor others. They are open to gestures of love. They think about love, and express their love in every action. They know that love is not a mere sentiment, but the ultimate truth at the heart of the universe.” 
12) “You alone are the judge of your worth and your goal is to discover infinite worth in yourself, no matter what anyone else thinks.” 

13) “The Universe contains three things that cannot be destroyed; Being, Awareness and LOVE” 
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Deepak, he is a leader of healing, relationships, and oneness. I became a fan of his when I started following his free meditations with Oprah.’

Award Winning Mixologist For A Day

Today, I got paid $200 for about 3 1/2 hours worth of “work”…Also known in my world as “play”.

We are greeted by a man with a fun patterned shirt and a London accent. He greets each of us enthusiastically knowing that even though we just think we’ve come for a work day, a traditional focus group he’s about to awaken us into an experience of senses.

A national renown mixologist and local bartendar comes in to share with us the basics of what goes into drink making. Her professionalism, passion, and vocabulary set her world’s apart from the experience I had in Bartending School. I realized I wasn’t simply here to memorize recipes and throw them together. I was learning the SCIENCE and ART, the TOOLS to fly off the handle and be my own creater.

 We are teamed up into pairs to create. 

We create a drink called Mellow Morning and Black Walnut Raspberry Cola. We get third place and as a prize we get a brand new recipe book probably worth about $50. Lunch is treated to us–a powerfoods salad that includes a delicious well cooked and locally grown steak, and we leave with thank you gifts–really nice cocktail shakers, so that we can go into the world, and create! We are treated with respect and gratitude, and their team treats us not like we are smaller but as people who are helping them find out whatever they need to find out for their client.

 This gig goes along with my values: to have fun, to work with people who treat each other like a team, and inspire you not from an ego of “I’m bigger than you, I’m the boss of you” but from the idea that leaders create leaders, and also with my value of being a creator every single day. Decide what values are important to you to bring into your experience, and you can find work that really inspires you, or atleast keeps you from snoring. 😉