“The world is a reflection of who we are and if we don’t like the reflection, it doesn’t really help to break the mirror.” -Deepak Chopra at Global Meditation for Peace August 8, 2014

Since the beginning of time humans have been gathering to honor and celebrate life, but not until now have we had the technology to do this in a globally synchronized manner. August 8 marked a world record with over 100,000 people simultaneously meditating for world peace. Produced by Chopra Center, 1 Giant Mind, and Unify, you can now watch the event hosted by Gabrielle Bernstein, featuring a guided meditation by Deepak Chopra and a musical performance by India Arie singing, I Am Light for free online.

“I am not the color of my eyes. I am not the skin on the outside. I am not my age, I am not my race, my soul inside is all light.” -India Arie, I am Light

Deepak shares some very practical wisdom and humor before the meditation reminding people not to be “angry peace activists” but rather to become the peace first and these feelings will become contagious for people around you. He speaks about the health benefits of meditation and answers questions tweeted by people from countries all over the planet. India Arie sings live with a depth of soul that will bring tears to your eyes.

You can’t give to the world what you don’t have. Peace can only be created by those who are peaceful, love can only by those who have loved or have received love. Whatever shift goes on within us will be reflected outside of us. -Deepak Chopra

Jacob Devaney

Jacob blogs for Huffington Post and others in addition to Culture Collective. He specializes in social media, and cross-platform (or trans-media) content and campaigns. Meditation, playing piano, exploring nature, seeing live music, and going to Hopi Dances are some of his passions. As a co-founder of unify.org, Jacob lives for community and believes that we are all interconnected with our own special gift to offer the world.

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