Currently, all calories burned are converted into dollars going to The Chopra Foundation, who in turn sends it to the Red Cross. At this time, the money goes towards victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Perhaps we need to raise the bar on what we think is brutal. Humiliating lies, embarrassing stories and someone printing ugly pictures of you shouldn't quite make the list. Brutal is being stoned to death for adultery.
Kris Carr has always been a role model for me as I have dealt with health issues. Her battle with cancer and ability to take her health lessons and teach others is something I admire. Not only that, but she has truly built a global brand out of an illness, which is beyond inspiring.
I am incredibly lucky. I have had a close personal relationship with three of the highest octane, world class gurus -- spiritual teachers who still walk the planet: Ram Dass, Zen Master Bernie Glassman and Deepak Chopra.
My husband would make the world's greatest father. But that alone isn't reason enough for me to become the mother I've never wanted to be, take on crushing financial burden or add more to my already too-full plate.
If we can bring our awareness to the present moment, we will awaken to the truth of who we are: our essential nature as pure consciousness. And it is from pure consciousness that love, joy, and inner peace, spring forth.