3D Breathing & “More Than Mind” Affirmation

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Lauren Ziegler
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Cam
Today
Was quite sick. It could still feel present and relaxed with a meditation Didn't take any mess in the morning
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Elizabeth
I am more than my mind
I loved Lauren's re-framing of "I am stressed" to I am experiencing stress... Great reminder! Thank you. ✨
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Jacob
Listening helps
Being guided in meditation is way better than meditating alone. :)
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Anne
I am more
I am more than my negative thoughts, along with my positive thoughts. I am more than my mind.
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Lea
More
I learned that there is more then negative thoughts and you need to take a moment to drop everything on the outside.
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Aimee
It is very human to feel consumed by what feelings are moving through me.
I am more than my negative thoughts. I am even more than my positive thoughts. I am more than my mind.
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Justine
Mind
I am more than this body. I am more than this mind. But mostly I am me and I love it.
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Susie
3D Breathing & More than Mind Affirmation
I am more than my thoughts and my feelings. The affirmation that “I am not stress but am only experiencing stress” is an important reminder to me that my emotions are not WHO I am but only WHAT I am feeling. I also like the image of 3D breathing. Thanks, Lauren.
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Carmen
I can do it.
I can do it. I can have time to myself. This is improving my brain and daily performance. I am blessing.
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Olivia
I need to step back
Too often, I judge everything about myself and my life based on my mind. I need to step back and remember: I'm alive, I'm healthy, my family is healthy, nothing that's stressing me out is going to change that unless I let it.
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Savannah
Mind
I learned that my negative thoughts don't control me. I am more than the thoughts in my head.
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Tina
First thoughts
I am me. I am not my job, employer. I will accept things that come and deal when they come. Not stress now.
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Beth
Spiritual Being
I am more than my thoughts (positive or negative) or my mind. I am a spiritual being separate from the confines of my body......
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Matthew
Too long...
I’ve allowed myself to be consumed with my situation for far too long! This session tells me that I can let go of the thoughts of pain, inadequacy, and sorrow caused by my ongoing situation. I NEED to move past these things, and get on with life! Unfortunately, much of moving beyond my ‘now’ relies on waiting for others to intervene, and waiting in their actions is causing great stress in my mind and life! I WANT to get back to my life...and I want it NOW!😱
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Sue
A good reminder
Of course it makes sense that we are more than we are currently feeling. Heavy thoughts and feelings weigh me down, but that's not me and they're not mine.
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Macey
Letting it go
Sometimes we have to let go of the feelings we have in order to realize we are not defined by what we feel. We are more.
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Shibahn
I am not stress
I like how she talked about that we tend to become whatever is negatively happening to us- I am stressed. We should, instead, say I am feeling stressed. That’s definitely a concept I never thought about. It’s not dismissing the negative, but acknowledging it’s there and not letting it take you over. I’m going to try this. I think it would greatly help my mindset and better process things overall.
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Jack
be more than what negativity you experience
i never thought about how we describe and define ourselves by what we are experiencing before now. i love the fact that i dont have to be stressed because i am temporarily experiencing stress. i also learned that breathing truly is the foundation and key element we can use to focus, relax and allow mindfulness to consume us.
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Tammy
More than the mind
It is hard to imagine yourself, who you truly are without all of your identities. All those different caps also make us who we are. Stripping them off one by one and I truly wonder what will be left......
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Vanessa
I am not my feelings
I am more than negativity or positivity. I am not defined by how I feel for a short period of time (e.g. stressed, frustrated, unhappy)
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Sherri
There is more to me.
It is liberating to realize that I am more than just my thoughts and feelings. I am learning to distinguish and observe instead of being controlled by them.
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Gem
Food for thought
It’s so true that we are often consumed by a negative feeling or moment, and this felt like it has enabled me to avoid that in my day and hopefully my future.
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Tore
Nov 22
My first meditation went by faster than I thought it would. I thought it would be a struggle to sit for three minutes but was pleasantly surprised to see how quickly the time passed.
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Kim
3 D Breathing
I️ almost can sense my 3 D Breathing in my mind focus on my breathing nice and slow in and out smoothly
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Sara
Divorce
Divorce is not the end of my life. I am doing okay. Divorce is the rebuilding of the self and independence.
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Mikayla
Self-confidence
This helped me to feel better about myself. School can be very stressful at times and this helped me to relax and think about myself. This made me feel more confident in who I am and what I am worth.
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Jess
I am more than...
I am more than my orbiting negative thoughts and feelings. I am more than my positive thoughts and feelings. I am more than my mind.
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Jess
What I feel doesn't define who I am
I have learnt that I don't have to be sad just because I am feeling elements of sadness, I don't have to have anxiety just because I am feeling spouts of anxiousness or I don't have to be angry or stressed because I am experiencing anger or stress
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Caitlin
Awareness
The simple reminder that the lungs exist in both the chest and back was very helpful for the breathing exercise - thanks!
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Everett
All
Smoke burns into Fire or ash or mild smoke from clouds not descending
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Darah
More Than Mind
This one really hit home for me because a lot of times when I’m journaling, I define myself by what I’m thinking and what I write. A lot of times it makes me feel trivial and I end up not wanting to write anymore. But I’m more than what comes out of my thoughts. I do have a deeper essence to myself apart from who I am to other people. I’m Darah. The human being. And I’m capable of so much more than my mind allows sometimes.
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Victoria
I like use it
I liked hearing “I am experiencing stress” vs “I am stressed “ I lan in using those words in the near future “ I am experiencing......”
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Dirk
Insight
This really resonated - “it’s easy to define ourselves by the struggle we are engaged in at the moment.”
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Andrea
Temporary
I learned that I actually do practice what I preach. As a nurse we tend to tell our patients “this is only temporary” but in our own lives we can feel as if the feeling is indefinite but it is “only temporary” and what we continue to allow is what will be. Make it a great day everyone ❤️ With gratitude to each and every one of you 🙏 Namaste
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Grace
W sister
Don’t focus on negativity, we are more than negativities AND positives
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Jenifer
More than my mind
Emotions do not define me. They are real, valid, and they matter, but they are not everything. I am more than just my mind, and I want to work on finding those other parts.
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AJ
More than thoughts
It is easy to forget that we are not our feelings, that they are only happening to us in that moment. We are not stress. We might be experiencing stress. I will work to remember that.
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Kelly
You are more
This too shall pass. You are feeling what you’re feeling now, but focus on it being temporary.
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Paige
Breathing
I learned that there’s more to ourselves than our labels, positive thoughts, and negative thoughts. We need to be able to focus on peeling back our layers and seeing what lies inside our hearts, and think about that ❤️
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JuJu
Stressful day
I learned how empowering and crippling my thoughts can be. I learned that I am more than just the thoughts that go on inside my head. Now all I need to do is control them.
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Jacqui
It's all in your head!
I like how this meditation focus on the fact that all sensations are not your forever reality. That sensations, good and bad, live in your mind and are temporary. It gives you the opportunity to cherish the good and know that the bad will pass
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Kristin
Needed to refocus on breath after lot of tears
It's interesting to refocus and reframe "I am anxious" to "I am experiencing anxiety that won't stay forever."
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Claire
What I leaned
I learned it’s really easy to get carried away with our feelings and let them consume us, but instead we should focus on the bigger picture
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Kimberley
1st day
I learned that I need to drop things once in a while to relax and focus on myself.
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Jorge
Más
El dia de hoy comprendí que no necesito perdonar algo que nunca pasó. No necesito dejar pasar algo que fue mal intencionado únicamente de la otra parte, ya que al llegar a mí nunca lo interpreté como negativo. En pocas palabras no soy un momento ni de perdón ni de redención, soy la suma de la aceptación de todo, tanto de lo bueno como de lo malo, de lo que me beneficia y me perjudica. Simplemente debo discernir que es lo que quiero y que es lo que no. Saber aceptar qué es aquello que deseo y estoy dispuesto a arriesgar más
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Jennifer
defining ourselves
I am not stressed, I am temporarily experiencing stress. We cannot let ourselves be defined by what is flowing through our mind.
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Rhonda
More than the mind
For me this was hard today. I slept 1 hour. Pain scale is hanging at s 7-8 with neuropathy. I just could not connect. Perhaps a bit too much psychobabble for me. My final thought was...Yet without the mind, I am nothing but a shell. I'm trying to use self care for my mind.
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Paige
Learned today
I am not the negative thoughts and feelings that surround me. I may feel stressed temporarily but i am not stressed.
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Sydney
Emotions
Just because we experience stress, doesn't mean we are stressed. Don't define yourself by temporary feelings.
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Kaitlynn
Your Thoughts
I learned that your thoughts don't dictate the person you are whether they're positive or negative
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Fedor
Beyond
I'm more than my negative thoughts even my possitive thoughts.
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Kiko
Emotions
Stress, sadness, or even happiness is a state of being, it is not what defines you.
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Brittany
Stop
Sometimes, you just need to breathe. Stop. Close your eyes. And just breathe.
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Bryana
3D breathing session
I learned that I am an individual that’s more then negatives and more then positives .
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Nicole
Today
That "I am not stressed I am experiencing temporary discomfort "
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Regan
Stress free
I’ve been in pain from playing soccer so this all relaxed all my pain. Also got rid of the stress from the pain not going away.
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Jason
Stress
I learned that when I’m stressed out I’m not really stressed out I’m just experiencing stress for the moment
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Alyssa
More than the mind
I learned that you are more than the emotion you are feeling. Instead of being stressed, I am feeling stressed. 2/20/18
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Keiko
More than my thoughts
This practice was very helpful, as it reminded me that I am more than my thoughts-both negative & positive. Also, instead of “I am stressed,” how about saying, “I am experiencing stress.” There is more to me than just thoughts, or the temporary situations I face.
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Sierra
Reflection
I am not stressed, as an identifier of my persona. I am a person experiencing stress.
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Anna
Getting out of the hamster wheel
“I am more than my negative thoughts... I am more than my positive thoughts...”
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Annelise
Negativity
You are more than your negative thoughts, feelings, and experiences. They are temporary.
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Carissa
Stress
I had to remind myself the difference between of saying “I feel stressed” and “I am stressed”. ♥️
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Sabrina
I am more
I am more than my feelings and my thoughts. Negative or positive ones.
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Nanda
First session
I learned that I am more than my thoughts. I also learned how to experience the feeling of 3D breathing.
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Evelin
Relaxed
I should do this more often and matter if I’m stressed I can get thru this
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Marisa
Day 92
I was able to focus on the breath at different parts of my body and this allowed me to feel calm
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Coral
More relaxed.
I am skeptical about perfect talk about how this is me. 7 minutes seemed a bit redundant. I got so stressed out going through the process of getting this app and all the hoops to find out it is only free for one week and I had to sign up for a year. If it delivers as promised it will be great. I can’t totally relax but doing better.
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Daniel
Deeper space
I was especially surprised at how long and steady my exhale was. There is a lot more air I can take in and empty out than I realized.
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Mery
More relaxed
Most of the time when I do something I get easily stressed because my siblings are around and I can't concentrate but! this time I keep on listening and doing what I was told...and I feel really good.
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Summer
Inward self
I felt so at ease and so relaxed with this meditation. Finding and focusing on my inner self rather than my outside surroundings really gave me the chance to find my calm moment for the day.
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Sondra
More than mind
I found that by focusing on 3D breathing I was able to be stay focused.
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Emma
Breathing
I learned that it’s ok to let it all go because you know that it will be ok.
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Matias
Relaxed and focused
I try to meditate when I wake up after having breakfast. Focusing on my breathing and thinking. Setting myself free from overthinking.
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Kristen 🧘🏻‍♀️
Always a pleasure
This is a nice reminder that we aren’t the roles that others identify us as - coworker, partner, daughter, etc.
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Cherish
Experiencing...
It can be quite easy to be consumed by what flows to and through us. We are human, after all. However, once we realize that we are not any one emotion or thought, that we are indeed, more than mind, we are able to recognize what remains: an awareness surrounded by a body that is able to breathe on its own. In this meditation, we focus on our breath to experience where we feel it in our body and then practice letting go of any labels we or others have given us, thus freeing ourself for a time to just be and experience the Being in us. Emptying my body of breath and taking in a new breath, I noticed my belly rise, like a balloon filling up with air. Taking smooth and steady breaths, I soon realized that I didn’t just feel my breath in my belly. I also felt my breath in my upper back as my upper torso rose, chest rise and the sides of my body expand as well. Lauren calls this 3-D breathing. Focused on 3-D breathing, I listened to Lauren explain that we are more than mind. To experience this, I began dropping any and all labels that I am, (i.e., daughter, sister, student, teacher, etc.) as well as any sensations I was feeling, (i.e., happy, excited, tired, sore, etc.). Free to just be, I experienced the part of me that is always running in the background, Being. In touch with Being, I felt pure light, I felt pure love. What a beautiful experience! Sitting for a time and becoming a witness to how our body breaths, we soon realize that there is quite a lot going on. Focused on 3-D breathing, we drop into our body and temporarily forget any labels we or others have placed on us. Soon realizing that we are more than mind, we can see that we are more than any negative thoughts and emotions we may experience. We are even more than any positive thoughts and emotions we may experience. Those thoughts and emotions come and pass through us from time to time. We are human beings. So, I have an idea. Let’s all spend a little less time in our human form and a little more time in our being form so we are free to experience lightness of Being. Namaste 🙏🏻❤️☮️