If we learn to simply be, to sit with our essence, our life will unfold with natural ease and joy. In this video, Deepak Chopra joins a cohort of students affiliated with the Sonima Foundation, to think deeply and meditate on the essence of being. While this meditation is deeply resonant for young kids working through issues of identity and purpose, the particular technique of wading through the layers of the self, which Chopra employs in this video, are applicable to all people regardless of age. Sit down, come to the breath, and climb through the barriers around the essential self to arrive at a steady and easy sense of being.

Lead Photo by Hailey Wist; Pictured: Sharmila Desai