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"Are You Up for a Challenge?"

Are you up for a challenge? How long can you stay in Peace, especially when challenged by relationships, traffic, government uncertainties, economy and your own unfulfilled desires?

Are you up for a Challenge?  By Sister Jenna, Spiritual Mentor & Director, Meditation Museum

How long can you stay in Peace, especially when challenged by relationships, traffic, government uncertainties, economy and your own unfulfilled desires? 

We are a few days away from “America Meditating, Pause for Peace, Make the Shift!” which will be held at the Montgomery College, Cultural Arts Center on Friday, August 24th, and here I am, blogging for the first time on the Patch!  Where do I begin to share with you the mysteries and secrets in returning to one’s real self?  Well, meditation has been practiced throughout the ages and has inspired prophets and great souls to usher in a shift of consciousness and has transformed human history.

In 1999, Dadi Prakashmani, my spiritual mentor and previous leader of the
Brahma Kumaris, visited Washington D.C. to address guests at the National Press Club regarding Reverence for Peace.  Her presence created such a positive stir, that 12 years later, initiatives and events have been organized every year to
honor Dadi Prakashmani Day. This inspiration brings about the largest and most
wonderful event to date – “America Meditating - Make the Shift!”  Facebook Us

To be quite frank, the intention is clear.  If residents of this incredible land can find comfort in daring to love and respect the self in the light of divinity, imagine how the story would spread around the world. Many times I ask myself, "What if everyone took care of themselves and maintained peace?"  No one would worry about anyone!  I still feel that if my life can continue to contribute towards reminding others that peace is a power that is INNATE.  It is my pure wish that through our efforts, we DO make a difference.  If “America Meditating” begins to create a new conversation in our nation, one of finding peace within, then it may just become a tool to send a message of hope and peace throughout the entire world.  It is possible!

The question is, are we up to the challenge?  The current stream of violence in Wisconsin, Colorado and Texas is signaling, something is off, very off!  Reflecting in silence will empower practitioners to regain a stronger sense of oneself. Shakespeare said, "What is the city but the people?"  What are we saying about our city? The challenge in “America Meditating” calls us to Pause and be at Peace with the self, our city, nation, and world.  Let's keep our hearts and minds open to learning. Let’s work together to create a life that is so much better, brighter and happier!  Keep reading :) and stop by to see us!

www.meditationmuseum.org

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Special Travelers August 22, 2012 at 08:59 AM
"What if everyone took care of themselves and maintained peace?'' SO powerful... what if everyone who read that reflected on it a bit longer, and passed it on to one person!?! Love the possibilities! Thank you Sr. Jenna for your wisdom and inspiration... we need it!
tatiana August 23, 2012 at 07:39 PM
I have been by the Museum and I love the space. The people are very natural and easy. The wisdom makes me have to work real hard on myself but it's good for me.
Allen August 26, 2012 at 09:04 PM
I attended the America Meditating event on Friday and it was outstanding! Thanks for bringing together so many people from diverse backgrounds for one common purpose - to create more peace within. Looking forward to more events like this.

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