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Lauren Ziegler
IAYT Yoga Therapist & Mindfulness Coach
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950 reflections
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Francisco
Greatness
Meditating is awesome, people should do it more if they wish to be happy
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Cam
This app changed my life I'm constantly elated no longer deflated
If I breathe my racing thoughts part like clouds and everything becomes clear. Literally everything in my life is changjng
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Shannon
Travel and focus
This meditation was beautiful. I felt centered, relaxed and as my mind drifted to distant places the breathing exercise pulled me back. Giving me a sense of control I never had before. I loved my little mental vacation. Peace and blessings to all.
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Goitsemang
The Awakening
I learned that one needs to be more aware of the environment and situation they are in at a time in order to take control of themselves in those spheres and be in power by being mindful of what comes in and out not forgetting around them. Meditation is key.
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Jasmine
I liked this one!
This was a quick and easy meditation, got me ready for the day and I was able to set my intention for the day with ease
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Jenna
Nice
Thoughts that you get caught up in and start making a story around are just as beautiful as the moments where you can completely let go- noticing regardless is awareness
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Monique
I loved being in the moment and taking a step back to relax and breath.
I learned when you focus and breath your body can relax and feel much better while doing different breathing techniques.
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Kelsey
Releasing Thoughts
I liked the concept of pausing both after a breath had been taken, and after it was finished. I've never thought about doing breath work in this manner. The closest practice I've ever done to this was the 4-7-8 breath. With this format, I found it much easier to truly concentrate on the meditation, and releasing my thoughts, than a traditional pranayama exercise.
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Erin
Thoughts
It was nice to acknowledge thoughts that were passing by as clouds floating and still focusing on breathing and realizing throughout the day as thoughts creep in when trying to focus that leveraging breathing to refocus can be beneficial.
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Jungeun
Opening eyes after meditation
When i open my eyes after today's meditation, i felt free. Pausing after inhale and exhale was key.
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Hannah
Morning wake up
I learned that by simply doing meditation when I first wake up allows my mind and body to connect before my day starts
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Dana Elisa
Nose
I finally noticed the irritation in my nose that i have been dismissing for a while now
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Denise
Great way to start the day!
After a night of tossing and turning and thinking too much, I didn't know if I'd be able to slow down my thoughts long enough for this meditation. But the breathing with pauses and the visualization of the the clouds going by helped a lot.
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Anne
First Meditation
I need to find a better position. 3 minutes is not long, I should feel good about giving myself this short amount of time to meditate.
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Elizabeth
Opening my eyes
I never want to open my eyes when the meditation is over. It's such a wonderful place to be. I'm so grateful that I'm giving myself this gift. It's been out of my reach my entire life and now it's here. 🙏🏻💖 Thank you Lauren.
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Melissa
Free
Opening my eyes I feel like I've let go of the days worries
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Ross
Perfect
I don't think I could've asked for a better session. It discussed my exact thoughts and feelings when I meditated.
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Ella
Calm
This was a great meditation for just after I woke up. Calmed any worries I had and made me feel much more awake.
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Josh
Relax
Great meditation, really helped center my breathing. I liked the short pause after both the inhale and exhale.
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Aaron
Great stress and anxiety reduction
This breathing meditation will help you relax and release the stress and anxiety that has been inside you plus this meditation is great for when you need a few moments to breath and relax.
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Anna
I am the control center.
I observe the workings of my brain. I am the observer. I am.
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Brenda
In the Wonder
It's okay to not know, to be in a quiet, still space of wonder. It's okay to embrace and let go, to be in the flow. In this space I feel vulnerable without fear. I feel curious and alive. I'm starting to trust the peaceful, calm and still space inside me.
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'edward.
Patience
If you pause the session you don't get to restart it. So, no session for my into to this new App that would like me to spend money on it. ...... just seems like a bad into to an App. I'm super stressed and wanted to try this out to help me find calm. However, I guess it's teaching me patience, because I have to wait 5 hours for my next free session ......
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Darrel
Natural breathe pause in and out
Listening to the silence of nothingness neutralness unattachment no judgement. Thank you for the Meditation Of breathing.
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Molly
Beautiful moment
Being reminded that the awareness of thoughts is a beautiful moment was so poignant for me. My thoughts are highly critical so it is a new approach to treat my self with kindness and compassion. A reminder of something I know already but to really allow for my flaws with compassion is something I need to work on. I can have high standards without beating myself up.
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Dane
Awareness in Breath
Breath is so powerful and integral not only to our physical bodies but our minds and connecting with outer souls. This meditation teaches and guides you to bring further awareness to breath and manage your flowing thoughts, taping into your mind and soul awareness.
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Kylie
Clouded thoughts
I’ve always known of the term “clouded mind” or “cloudy thoughts.” Now when those moments come where I feel anxious and overwhelmed with thoughts, when my brain gets cloudy, I am going to let the wind come in and blow away the thoughts that are giving me stress. Im going to appreciate the good thoughts like I would a pretty cloud. Sometimes I might take a moment to breathe and see what “shapes” I can find in my cloudy thoughts.
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Karyn
Simple yet powerful
Our breath. So simple yet so powerful. It provides us with the oxygen our body needs to survive yet we often breath without giving it a thought. It's just there - we take it for granted. In stressful times, the simple act of slowing down and taking deep breaths can change our entire mindset.
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Kassidy
Awareness 🖖🏽🤓
This meditation brought light upon a shady morning#Thank u aura🙌🏽
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Wasay
I have stress I have to study for 2 quizzes and 2 test
But now after Taking a 3 minute session I feel very refreshed and relaxed
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Christine
Test
Feeling more relaxed to take on the study ahead in preparation for 2 tests now
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Nicole
Thoughts
Thoughts come and go, we can watch them, observe them, say goodbye to them as they float on by just like a cloud watching from the hillside in a grassy patch. That is very calming and empowering.
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Kim
Clouded thoughts ☁️
I learned how important focusing on the breath is. Ready to start the day
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Alexandra
Me
It’s okay to take a moment for yourself and to just breathe.
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Cyndee
Clouds
I started visualizing myself floating among soft billowing clouds years ago whenever I had trouble sleeping. I also remember lying on my back on my front lawn looking up at the cloud formations when I was child. I remember that while doing this I let go of everything and just focused on the images I saw in the cloud formations. This memory makes me happy as I will start my day.🌞
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Grace
Day 1
Taking a moment to breath is nice. To not have anything to specifically focus on is also quite nice
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Avery
Self fulfillment
Breathing in and out the right away is essential for reducing stress. Making time for yourself is important!!!
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Jenna
Day 1
I’m going to be okay. Just take a moment to stop and breathe. I will be okay soon.
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Riley
Day 1
I️ learned that i️ need to take time to myself and I️ am hoping meditation is the way.
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Veronica
No clouds
No clouds to look up at. Just focused on my breathing & am now ready for bed
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Kenzie
Thoughts come and go
I learned that our thoughts move like clouds in the sky and although you may pick out certain ones to focus on eventually they will pass like the rest.
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Abi
Take a minute
Taking a minute to just breathe and relax helps chill you out plenty.
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Abigail
I learned
I should not put attention to every thought in my head. Also that not to stress over everything and just stop and take a deep breath.
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Danielle
Day One
It was not a positive experience due to a continued challenge presented by my children making it a point to interrupt any practice of meditation and speak to me as loud and over and over. They are young and I am working very hard to get them to understand the importance of those few moments I ask for. I am also working very hard on being able to work through them and stay within the moment even while they are acting this way. B XL
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Sheran
Thoughts
I learned that thoughts come and go. Slowly gaining back it’s control.
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Danny
Take a moment
I learned that taking a moment, breathing and letting go for a few moments is helpful.
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Kimette
First session challenge
I’m struggling with the “spectator effect” keeping me from being in the moment. However, after my first session, I’m hopeful that Aura can help me!
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Erin Elise
I️ learned that I️ cared what others thought of me
I️ was so concerned about what was going on in the other room and if my significant other could hear my meditation. I️ couldn’t be present because I️ was worried about others.
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Monique
Reflection
I learned to let go of things and hold on to the memories that really matter to me
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Michael
Mediation in car to work
Great way to start the day. Calming despite being in the car. Helped organize thoughts and plan for the day ahead.
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Monika
1
I think about a lot of different things. Some are dumb, some aren't
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Reju
Peace
I need to be alone and in a quiet environment to be truly at peace.
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Thomas
During my deep breathing time, I️ was flooded with gratitude for the pause between!
Awareness! How can I️ be mindful and present to the pause? Isn’t that where my attitude can be captivated and nurtured to find the gifts of gratitude, of God’s provision and love? Also discovered a few muscle groups were tight and tense. Anxiety has to flee when you shine the light of gratitude on it.
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Daniyela
Thoughts
I learned that thought come and go like clouds. I shouldn't stress and focus on what needs to be done and let the negative or distracting thoughts go.
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Sharmel
Taking a moment to breathe, really breathe helped me to relax. Yay!
Taking a moment to breathe,really breathe helped me to relax. Yay!
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Vynateya
First Meditation
I learned that thoughts come and go like clouds and that to be truly mindful you have to sit back and let these things come and pass. Become a bystander to your own thoughts and choose which ones you want to stay.
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Ajin
Breathing
It takes just 3 minutes to come back. We often go about without pausing. And it’s the small pause that can sometimes bring us back from the slide back into the unconscious
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Andrea
1
I learned that there are lots of distractions, but being able to breathe and focus on the fact that I am a living being that is just existing brought me back to reality and made a lot of my problems seem a little less overwhelming than before.
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Laura
Amazing
After a day where my father did nothing but berate me, I really needed this. Watching the silence and acknowledging but not engaging with negative thoughts.
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Serena
Letting go
I learned that it is possible to let go. It is easy to start and I need to continue.
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Quentin
First meditation.
Make sure I’m in comfortable environment, somewhere peaceful where noise is subtracted. Dedicate the time to exactly one thing, meditation.
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Gillian
Beginning
I learned that it’s okay to get distracted while meditating, I’m still working toward a good thing
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Muntaha
Thoughts
Don’t think too hard of things. Let go of the thoughts like balloons in the sky.☺️
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Mia
11/13
Today I️ learned that it is important to stop and take a moment to let the rest of the world fall apart and focus on yourself
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Erick
I️ must always focus on my main needs and self improvement. Displaced myself from distractions
Disassociate with those unwilling to change and always remember thoughts and feelings are temporary
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Kurt
Day 1
Making sure my posture is right adds to sensation and feeling. Take always any back discomfort Feels good to breathe, I can do this :)
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Paige
Constant thoughts
My mind skips around a lot and I have lots of thoughts going through my head
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Kim
Breathe
You breathe slowly instead of fastly relaxation of muscles and dogs can get hair balls
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Gabriela
Awareness
Tengo que ser consciente de los temas a los que me le doy importancia en mi vida y en los cuales me enfoco, dejar ir mis pensamientos por un momento y darme cuenta en que me quiero concentrar: mi vida espiritual.
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bella
breathe
breathing really helps get away and can take your mind to other places
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Jody
1st meditation
I learned that 3 minutes is extremely quick. Laying down is a nice way to meditate, especially to start the day.
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Savi
sorry
it didn’t all that well for me today. I have severe anxiety right now and the breathing techniques aren’t working well. The only thing helping is walking and laying down occasionally. thank you for the help though.
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Angie
First go
I might quite enjoy learning about mindfulness, it might be a useful tool for me.
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Mercedesz
this is just a moment of LIFE time will solve everything
success doesnt come overnight work for what you want every second of your life and you will guaranted get what u wanted
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Jed
Nov 14th
I️ learned that I️ can float away if I️ let myself. Through relaxing my mind, memory, and muscles I️ am able to reach a place of stress free breathing and living.
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Kiara
I learned that...
I learned that I’m extremely tense and just going through the motions of the day. Needed this to help me slow down.
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Alyssa
Stop and be present
Stopping and just being present in your mind helped me to not drift to other negative thoughts.
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Carol-Anne
15 novembre 2017
I learned that to relaxe, my first step need to be “breathing”. In and out, then slower, then in with a pause and out with a pause.
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Alecia
Taking a step back.
I learned that taking a step back from life and not focusing on everything around you can be rewarding and relaxing. Focusing on God and this moment can really help calm me down.
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Ronni
The pause in between...
Learning to utilise that space before breath. In. Pause. Out. Pause. That was magic.
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Deonica
Thoughts
I️ learned that thoughts come and go, and I️ should Focus on the good thoughts and let the bed thoughts wash away...
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Mari
Stress
I stress out while driving, I'm very impatient. I want to get everywhere in a hurry.
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Balery
Vreathing
Breathing can really help with letting off mental stress. It kind of gives you back your balance so that when you open your eyes again you’re perspective is a bit different.
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Aurora
First Meditation
This was my first meditation with this all and I have to say first impressions were good. But I really wish there was background music played through. It didn't help me zone the children out at all and even though it was nice I still wanna punch something.
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Caitlin
Breathing
Thoughts come and go and I just need to let them pass instead of trying to dwell on them.
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Jessica
Clouds
Visualising thoughts as clouds helps to make me aware of how I can choose to not focus on negative thoughts and just let them pass.
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Travis
Doing this daily would be beneficial.
Doing this daily would be beneficial. It is telling me that my reflection is too short. How could that be possible?
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Liv
First day
I️ learned that it helps to take time to get the bad thoughts out of your head and just relax
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Niarra
Peaceful
the birds chirping around me wind blowing so my mind was empty and free of thoughts my body feel less stress
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Emma
Today
I need to find a quieter place to do my meditation. But overall I did enjoy the meditation, I felt it could have been a little bit longer and my distractions were less but all in all it was day 1 and everything on day 1 is the hardest. After a while it gets easier and you find what suits you.
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Bernadette
I can
I can relax and take a few minutes to meditate even in a busy world.
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Kristine
Day 1
I learned that when given attention to a thought that causes spiraling and stories is beautiful.
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Nicole
First meditation session
It’s good to take a moment to breath and relax. We need a moment of quiet and time to think about our thoughts in a calm manor😊
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Miranda
Foucus
I am a beginner for meditating and I have been focussing very well on my breathing and this works very well.
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Amit
Breathing
My natural breathing is only a fraction of the extreme ends of my breathing.
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Araya
Breathe. Lady breathe!
Take a moment, breathe. It helps. Sometimes you’re just handling too much girl. Go at your own pace. Don’t forget to breathe.
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Grace
Awareness
I learned that watching and interacting with your thoughts is awareness
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Louise
The breathing slows everything down and really feel
Sense of calmness thinking of clouds and vision the thoughts as if they are spreading across the clouds is a great technique it really worked for me thank you brought every thing into the moment and felt calmer to carry on my day
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Basia
Time
I learned that this will take some time. And having to reflect on a process that I’m just beginning, makes me question the entire process.
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Denise
Breath
I learned that I have tension in my shoulders. That being anxious is normal state for me and most of the time I don’t even know it.
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Gabriela
Its awesome to think
It’s great to think and develop a story with the thought, noticing that is awareness!
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McKenna
Daydreaming
My distractions are merely what I am aware of. Would they still be considered distractions or are these my focuses rather and whatever the subject I feel distracted from?
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Ella
My meditation
I need to slowly breathe. Thoughts come and go like the pattern in my breathing.
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Melissa
1st session
I learned that mindfulness can be practiced in just a few minutes...
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Tyler
Reaction
I learned that reactions can be controlled. Every obstacle that attempts to provoke a reaction can be avoided.
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Christopher
Beginning
All it takes is the first step forward. Once that first step is taken the next one follows naturally and your momentum carries you on
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Shannon
Practice
It was hard to keep the breathing pace but I think with more practice I'll get better. I would like to practice this meditation during the middle of the day because that's when I am most busty and have many thoughts coming into my mind
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James
Thoughts.
They come and go like clouds in the sky. Some you can choose to explore and others you can let drift by.
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A
First Timer
It was really nice to slow down my every day stay at home mom life.. I’m surprised at how well this worked when I wasn’t even confident when starting. I’m really excited to start using this each day.
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Emilia
Help
The relaxation is nice and giving me time to do what I feel.
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Angela
November 22, 2017
We all need a time to stop, close our eyes and let our mind wander. It is better to breathe and calm yourself first, during times of stress or dilemma. Ü
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Mpho
Awareness
Giving attention to my thoughts means I'm aware of them. I'm aware that it's something that requires my attention and time. These thoughts come and go like clouds gathering in the sky.
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Gabrielle
Breathing
Breathing is an anchor. Thoughts come and go, but the only thing consistent in life is breathing.
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Gian
Choose
I learned that i just need to take a simple break from everything for myself.
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Rachel
Thoughts
I learned that when you love someone it’s great to listen to your heart but also be mindful to what your mind if telling you about the relationship as well
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Nuotama
Sigh
I learned that I need to relax even if it’s for a few seconds a day.
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Kate
Day 1:
i like meditation. i think this app will help my relax. i’m not sure what i should be writing so i’m just writing this to fill up space.
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Samantha
What I felt
I felt different. I felt self awareness, but not so much. I let my thoughts pass me, and I learned about myself that I overthink.
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Casey Jane
Feeling
I’m feeling guided to realize what is stressing me out and note it’s a new session to move on from the stressor
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Mayelie
1st day
My breathing is very rapid and this meditation helped me calm down and relax
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Psalms neil
Refocus
I learned to refocus what i really want in my life. Investments, self-awareness, and be calm in the face of unpleasantness
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Katie
Day 1
Thoughts can come and go just as quick as breaths. Focusing on my breathing can help slow down my thoughts.
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Erin
Breathing
I learned that I find it hard to return my focus to my breathing, but I will try and work on it
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Katherine
Session 1
I learned that their are certain thoughts I need to focus on and thoughts that are irrelevant to my future.
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Max
Awareness
I learned that awareness isn’t a physical mind state but a feeling in ourselves like the clouds passing above our heads
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Erin
First time
Very relaxed, nearly fell asleep.. lots of breathing.. really good for a quick first time!
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Zander
My thoughts
My thoughts sometimes doesn't focus on one thing in particular, but instead keeps a wide and broad range of interest.
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Juliette
I learned
That it’s good To let go of the annoying things and focus on the happy
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Noel
Live
To live in the moment and enjoy the little aspects in life such as my day dreams or thoughts present in my head
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Ashton
Letting things go
I learned that it is okay to be angry and stressed. However, it is not okay to stay that way.
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Jacqueline
Mediation
I learned that breathing slowly helps keep my body calm. I focused on the clouds and the rhythm of my breathing and kept my mind empty.
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Kiomayra
First day
While doing this I was more centered in on my thoughts. Thoughts about family, school, relationships. They are all negative, I never focus on myself just want to make everyone else happy. Need to learn self love in order to improve my relationships around me. Whenever I feel stressed or overwhelmed, focus on my breathing.
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Megan
Breathing
Visualizing the sky and my thoughts as clouds helps clear my mind
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Tucker
Breathe
When I let go of the technique, breathing felt so light... or not present. It was relaxing
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Carly
Day 1
I learned that sometimes you just need to pause and breathe.
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Dick
Oxygen
Pausing after inhaling and exhaling drains more oxygen to the brains
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Taige
Breathing & Thoughts Come & Go
it is okay for your thoughts to come and go. only focus on the important thoughts that come.
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jess
11/22/17
i learned that in order to calm down, i need to focus on my breathing. inhale, pause. exhale, pause.
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Maria
It’s good to do nothing
I need to slow down. Learn how to be put. It’s ok to do nothing.
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Jai
Allowing thoughts to float in and out ,and focusing on breathing
on breathing helps you to focus more on fleeting thoughts
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Koli
1
Meditation isn’t about thinking nothing. It’s about realizing the thoughts you want to give attention to.
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Zazi
Càlma
I Learned That I Don’t Have To Be So Anxious, And That I Should Learn To Be More Chill 🤧.
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Gaby
Breathing
Breathing correctly puts things in perspective and thoughts in order
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Juli
Days
Letting go is key ! Taking day by day with patience and simplicity makes life better
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Gisele
It’s the little things
We don’t focus on the now, so often. Stay calm and lest things happen.
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Walter J
4 Part Breathing
This is my favorite session so far! I have actually learned to do 4 part breathing more and more in my daily living with excellent results. Her suggestions of bringing my attention to the pauses and defining “thoughts spiraling into stories” simply as awareness was most brilliant! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
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Perrin
Thoughts
Just close your eyes and imagine memories people happy things as clouds and drift back into those stories and the feelings in those moments
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Kaylyn
My first good meditation
I have less stress than I thought and I feel more calm but focused
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Sarah
Session One
I learned that I am able to clear my mind for a few minutes and be in the now.
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Marisa
Focus on Re
I learned that trying stay focused is hard. My mind begins to wonder. Next thing I know I’m dreaming and forgetting that I was even supposed to be meditating. Next thing I know I’m sleep.
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Hannah
Thoughts come & go
I learned that visualising thoughts as clouds make them seem not so bad
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Cheryl
New App
I am just new to this app. Not new to meditation. When you suffer from chronic pain healing meditation become a part of your life. So I am just checking out the new apps I down loaded.
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Devon
Let go
No matter what you do. Do it for your happiness. Do not worry about what others will think about you. Be willing to change, to adapt to your new mindset. Keep mediating to find an anchor point. The breath is an anchor point.
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Michael
#1
I like the quiet. I don’t like writing here. I don’t think I will want to write all the time.
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Shanti
First meditation
I noticed that even 3 mins of mindfulness can make a difference in the amount of stress I’m feeling. 😊
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Trinity
First
I focused on her talking more than what's going on. I didn't feel any emotion or outburst.
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Elizabeth
Breathing calmly
I need to take a moment and reflect on what is stressing me out and breathe
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Duke
First time
I learned that I’ve done this before and it feels good. Focusing on breathing and letting sounds not require too much attention is good.
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Oliver
Stress
I learned to let go of stress from the past, it doesn’t matter anymore.
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Lucero
Happy
I can let go of what’s around me. I’m capable of just focusing on my self, my spirit, and soul.
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Julia
Anxiety
I learned that only in acknowledging my anxiety will I be able to find the light that will lead me out of it. I have to commit to the journey rather than ignoring that my anxiety has completely surrounding me in darkness. Mindfulness will help me accept it eventually, hopefully.
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Charlie
1st Session
I learned that this helped me to focus on keeping the main thing the main thing as my thoughts came and went. I remembered that I need to print out and get copies of my spiritual emergency numbers for my students. Prior to this I was feeling overwhelmed.
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Reema
Breath
Breathing is healing I feel relieved and happy Try it out for the best
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Sara
This was wonderful
I was just following along and I lost notice of all time. By the time the three minutes was up it felt like 30 seconds. It was quite relaxing. Breathing techniques really help me.
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Sherrel
Day 1
I already knew about controlled breathing but never thought about the small pause that I always have in between inhaling and exhaling.
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Tыковка
First moment I held onto
I was seizing discovering myself and marching forward in light and joy
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Tыковка
In my first thought I held onto
I was seizing joy and light and the future. I was happy for self actualization and reflection.
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Goku
Chaos is an illusion
Chaos is an illusion. What’s chaos to one is normal to other.
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Jaz
Day one
Breathing is the key to release anxiety and worry. Lay your hands on your stomach to get a better feeling on your breathing.
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Igor
It's good
To focus on the breathing and the not breathing moment is very important and it feels amazing!
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Zorina
Day 2
With the breathing technique my mind really had no thoughts. I was just listening to the instructions on meditation
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Patterson
Thoughts coming and going
My thoughts come and go much faster than clouds in the wind. More like the leaves changing color in the fall.
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Nicki
Breath
I learned to just breathe- take a minute to do just that- breathe. Remember that health is first - other demands later.
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Sophia
First Session
I learned that i need to practice mindfulness in private, then test myself w Sandy and Matt 😂 in one month.
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Ally
States
If we focus on one game at a time and never skip reps we will win states being the underdogs
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Carolyn
Best Actress
Today i learned that i am an academy award winner (or at least nominee). I am thankful for my mom’s encouragement.
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Deborah
11/28/17
I learned to relax through the breathing technique. I enjoyed the feeling of relaxation of my muscles. It's a great way to escape the world around me.
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Blatney
Concentration
I learned that I need to let my thoughts come and go and concentrate on my breathing. I started to think about a co-worker and started to feel a little anxious and came out of the meditation.
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Lydia
Meditating with B
I feel more calm when he is with me. I love you B🦖💕💕💕💕💕💕💕
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Kendrea
Deep breath
I should take deep breath instead of getting mad🤢💯🤧💜💚💜🤜🏾
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Maddy
11/29/17
I learned that it’s okay to let our thoughts come and go, but we don’t always need to hold onto them. Watch them like clouds go by in the blue sky.
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Laura
Thoughts
Thoughts should come and go all the time the bad ones fly away
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Keeley
First meditation
I was slightly distracted as I received a phone call quarter of the way through. In order to receive the full experience I need to plan ahead to prevent this from happening again. Due to this I am feeling neutral.
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Douglas
Day 1
I learned that I have a lot to learn about letting go. I want to be better for myself my family and my community. I have to learn how to leave it up to the man upstairs.
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Jackie
Breathing
Just focusing on your breath can be helpful in clearing the mind
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Caitlin
First day
I can be calm with my mind and accepting thoughts without fighting them
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Paula
Lunch at the park
I learned that I can meditate anywhere. Just takes relaxing and trying to not feel insecure about my surroundings.
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Andrew
Coming down
Theres no meditating coming down from meth. Nothing can fix a comedown. I can accept it, or do something about it. I cant do anything until tomorrow, but i can try to remember the negativity to this drug
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Mary Elisabeth
Music
I learned that I would prefer some music under the voice. It was helpful though.
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Kourtnie
Day 1
I need to keep peace with myself, love myself, and be happy with who I am. I don’t need a man in my life. And i’m so motivated to work for a better me, for me.
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Alexis
Day 1
I learned that a lot of my stress is unnecessary and that breathing helps
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Cortney
I learned that
I learned that my body can be relaxed and my mind can be silent and focused
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Amit
Hi
Bajaj Bajaj he Neha hahahaha bdhdhdhfjjd. SJSU’s dbdjdjjdjdj. SJSU’s
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Kyla
Calm
I learned that just letting go of all the things are like clouds that just drift away in the blue sky.
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Astrid
Breathing
I learned that breathing is good for you and can help you relax
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Everett
Joke
My words are interrupted and interpreted in the wrong way but I cannot I love
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Kaylee
12/2/17
I️ learned to inhale positivity, and exhale negativity. I️ learned that disappearing in my mind for a few moments is very helpful and refreshing.
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Janys
24 hours
Today, i just accomplished my first mindful experience. It only took 3 minutes of my time to put my mind on pause, to empty all thoughts, to just breathe in the moments . I’ve just realized how 3 minutes off of a 24h day can really change your life, if you make the time !
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Ek Chen
Good
Have to overcome the negative mindset to stay healthy and stop suspecting any body parts got issue as this is the cause that leads to real health issue
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Jan
Me
I learned to just breathe and to relax. The session left me wanting more. Perhaps this will help when I try it every morning.
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Mary
I learned
How too control my breathing. How to focus on something else and relax.
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jisela
day 1
resonate: this is what you need we take it for granted the breathing in and out
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Amber
First one
It went so fast!!! It was over before I knew it. Not sure if that’s a good thing or bad thing but I enjoyed it
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Murray
Started to relax and forget. Opened my eyes ready to get up and get going.
I am ready to get up and get moving. I can get things done today as I have forgotten all about what the hell was keeping me in bed.
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Christina
Beauty
There is true beauty in the simplicity of breathing. I treasure this time every morning to set my intention for the day.
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Jodeci
Dec 3rd
You are blessed enjoy the sun. Today is a day of new beginnings, adventures and new opportunities go get them.
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Lola
Relaxing
This helps calm you and relax you I love it it helps yo to collect your thoughts
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John
First session.
I’m still very distracted during mediation. How do I focus more and clear my mind.
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Andrea
Stressed
I learned that my stressful thoughts come and go. So why should I be so worried about a single thought that is about to go anyway.
A
Alyssa
Pause
Pausing between inhale and exhale allow a moment of stillness. We can use this moment to decide what thoughts we want to put our energy and focus towards.
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Brianna
First Aura Mediation
Taking a second out of the day to be aware of the effort a single breath takes is good mindfulness. Once you realize how much work your body goes through for that single breath is a true blessing.
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Tammy
4 part breathing
Today I did not have a lot of thoughts but, when I do I want to catch them right away observe them and then let them go.
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Marissa
Day 1
I learned that this is very unnatural - all the more reason to commit to it for 2018!
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Heath
Breathing
I learned that breathing can help relax you and open up your mind to a place a could never be
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Sian
Myself
To think about my thoughts and concentrate on myself so I can be more happy! Take Time to mediate to get rid of upsetness
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Ben
Family and time with friends
It's important to enjoy every moment of life, especially when it comes to spending time with close family and friends.
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Andrea
Breathes
Breathing is calming. Taking just 3 minutes to breathe helped me relax.
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Ella
Thoughts
Thoughts come and go but it’s important to always come back to your breathing and being aware of your breathe.
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Leslie
Mental health day
It's okay to freak out.. get up and walk. Breath in, breath out.. watch the clouds go by.
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grace
thoughts are clouds
while maintaining a steady breath, it becomes easier to filter out thoughts by seeing them as clouds that either pass by or stay.
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Barry
Aura 1
To Be still and know that I am a spiritual being with an innate thirst for calmness
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Jessica
December 05, 2017
I am looking forward to getting the most out of this app. It says that my journal entry is too short, so I'm writing more.
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Ari
The moment where no breath is happening.
Breathing continues to help me and picturing my thoughts as physical things helps me organize them.
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Lupita
1
We shouldn’t focus so much on the little things, as our thoughts come and go too much to matter
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Claudia
First Meditation night
I like to be in silence before bed in order to stop my erratic thoughts. I has insomnia and anxiety due to my ADHD but this really helped me let go of those thoughts before bed.
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Kristi
Distractions
I learned that I must be away from common distractions if I’m planning on successful meditation!
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Jayda
My thoughts on today... (1)
"When given the choice between being right, or being kind, choose kind." - Dr Wayne W. Dyer
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Brittany
First meditation
I learned that i need to turn my clock off while meditating
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Leslie
Breathing is peaceful
It’s not all quiet when you’re breathing. It’s not a deafening silence
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Christel
Breathing is hard...
I must quit smoking. Life isn’t necessarily weighing me & my breath down, smoking is
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Guille
Feeling today
It felt good to stop thinking about everything and just feel my breath
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Talia
1st med
I learned it’s beautiful to let a thought turn into a story or memory.
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April
Day 1
Need a longer time meditating. The time was gone to quickly
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Ryan
First meditation back after some time
The stillness between breaths is like a cresting in the air. As you rest there, moving back and forth subtly, you can watch your thoughts as clouds. Watching them form and dissipate. Sometimes you will give them weight. Other times not. No matter, they always fade away.
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Linda
First meditation
I would like more silence after getting into the breath. Reflecting on Brian pulling back from the coop because we didn’t match his expectations for our direction. Feel his arrogance and the male response. Don’t think he feels he has anything to learn from us. Sad that what I thought was a mutual friendship was cast aside by him. Looking forward to the new board and folks with a willingness to learn from each other. Also looking forward to my new spirit group and hoping that turns into a Working on Excellence group.
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Samantha
breathing
after a while, the meditative breathing starts to come naturally
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Hugh
First use of meditation app
I learned to recognize my meditative state easier . It felt calm and peaceful .
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Ban
I learned that
I need to relax to be happy and to practice it to be in the best mood!! :)
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Orion
First time trying this app
Even just this three minute meditation made me feel better and more relaxed than before
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Jemma
Breathing
I learned how to control my breath and relax into my breathing.
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Massiel
First aura meditation
Hoy con esta meditación corta me vi dentro de mi, una Massiel más calmada, más motivada! Soy yo!
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Ashley
First day
Breathe, close your eyes, think of little things, you’ll be relaxed
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carly
Stress
The things in which i am stressed about now are coming and going in my thoughts. Which means they have little value except making me stress over things in which i do not need to stress about. Taking time to sink away from reality and relax makes you realize how minimal your problems are and that there is time to relax.
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Maggie
Breathing
I learned that i can control my breathing and when I’m feeling anxious I can slow my breath down and avoid shortness of breath.
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Heather
Breathing
Breathing in and out over and over with a pause in between helps slow things down around you.
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Shelby
Relax
Relaxing my muscles will ease my mind as well. Let go. Forget about what’s happening around you and focus on the words being spoken to you and the actions they compel you to do.
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Tara
breathing
i breath heavy and deep breaths so followin the breathing pattern was hard. need to let things go to be able to breath more softly and smoothly.
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emily
Breathing
taking deep breaths is important for everyday activity. If you’re stressed or no matter what just take life one day at a time. everything will work out. Everything will be fine. Just relax because half the stuff you worry about now will work itself out or no matter in 3 months
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Junwei
Freefall
At this point, when I was asked to figure a wonderful moment, I imagined taking a free fall dive... what does that mean? Hmmmm....Buddha knows...
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Shanice
Thoughts
I’m letting my thought come and go a bit easier. I’m learning the ability to focus on some of my thoughts but not dwell on them too long.
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Brandy
Breathing helps
The breathe in - pause - breathe out - pause helps l. Could vaguely picture my thoughts as clouds but couldn’t pick one and think of a tale.
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Anne
Breath!!
This was a wonderful way to breathe-I had to concentrate on the pauses-I am intensely claustrophobic, and holding the pause after the exhale kinda brings back those feelings-but I saved the meditation to do it again and again-I know it will help ease everything!! 😊😊 Thanx!!
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leah
your breath
breathing is a great way to calm down and forget about your surroundings. it really does make you calm down and realize that life isn’t all bad, and it gives you a moment to just think.
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Katelyn
i learned that
taking a minute to just focus on breathing is good and simple. it’s also weird coming back and opening your eyes again after focusing on the breathing and clouds as the recording instructs you cuz i felt more calm and appreciative in general
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Lily
The Beginning
I learned that I can get out of my head, if I try. I need to be willing to put time and energy into finding awareness and peace with myself
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Ariana
Blowing it away
Today I felt I had to blow everything away. I tried to blow away frustration on a cloud. I also did anger and pain. I tried to breath in joy coming in on my inhale. Maybe it’s weird but mentally I wanted to view positive coming in and the negative going out.
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Abby
Day 1
It was nice to take a few moments to just breathe. I'm having a very stressful week and had a migraine all night, this helped the day after feeling.
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Dominic
Oddech
Między wdechem a wydechem jest czas uniesienia. Czas który ma duży impact na nasze codziennie życie. Bo dzięki tym chwilą czujemy że żyjemy i potrzebujemy oddychania.
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Erik
Travel
I learned that out of all the thoughts I could have picked at the moment. I thought of traveling, I thought of kinos journey, I thought about how I’m gonna have some stories from my travels
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Ally
First mediation
This was my first mediation today. 3 minutes flew by. I already feel more at peace and calm.
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Lisa
Calm
I have to learn to be calm. It won’t just happen. With it will come contentment.
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Lacey
I am not the only that notices the pause between the changing of directions when breathing.
I learned that taking your focus away from breathing to think about something important to me is okay during mediation.
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Alyssa
Session 1
Breathing is the main focus. As one breath is inhaled, one thought comes across, and then once the breath is exhaled, the thought leaves. The thoughts come and go, but throughout the day I tend to get lost in my thoughts. This meditation will help me let go of thoughts and live in the now.
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Jamel
Day one
I learned that I control my own thoughts and have power of what thoughts I feed into.
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Chris
The pause
The pause between inhaling and exhaling has a clarifying effect bringing the moment to the fore.
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Aaron
Control
I learned that I can’t control how things happen, I can only control how I respond to it
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Omar
Reborn
Learning how to breathe correctly is like reborn. It refreshes your mind and draw a smile on your face as you noticing the better feeling you have got.
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Briana
My first thoughts
I feel that I shouldn’t be worried about what’s to come and stop trying to hope the best for the future but to live in the present and hope the best for the present.
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Sam
Day 1
I learned that thoughts are just as temporary as inhales or exhales
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Tara
I learned that...
After going through the drift of thoughts and letting go I feel soft calm and very comfortable in who and where I am
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Susan
Breathing
Breathing slowly relaxes you. Learning to breathe right requires technique.
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esme
Breathing
breathing means everything. each breath you take can lead your mind to a different thought
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Morgan
First Session!
I feel more relaxed and in a better mental state! Although stress is still present, it doesn’t feel as heavy on top of my shoulders.
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Ashley
12/13
Stress won’t disappear immediately but being in a better mental state helps to bring clarity and a more positive mindset to tackle the stress
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Amber
The moment of realization...
Many times I have did breathing exercises to calm myself. And many times I have focused on the pause between breaths. But this time I really did think about the fact that I can process one thought while subconsciously still following directions being given to me and still be aware that I am aware of all of this.... it was really beautiful. To realize from such a simple example how amazing my mind can be, even in the simplest ways.
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Gabriela
Respiracion
Aprendi que si saco unos minutos para simplemente respirar y concentrarme en eso, puedo relajarme.
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Karl
Day 1
Breathing in a slow steady manner relaxes me. Excited about this journey and hope that it brings some inter peace’s ad happiness
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Jacob
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Hisjxjwnsndowhfjwjd heje hajejer jejwjee iwjerjj uwkwkw isjejddj.
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Yg
ㅎㅎㅎㅇㅇㅁ 지난 시즌 초반 한화가 어려움을 겪을 수밖에 없는 상황이다 잘 하여야 할 것이다 이렇게 생각을 하고 있다
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Bea
Length
I learned that I may need more than a 3-minute guided meditation to completely relax my mind.
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Melanie
Day 1
I need to be in that state of nothingness more. I’m really stressed and taking three minutes to just sit in quiet and breathe, I feel so relaxed now.
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Krysten
First session
I learned that I need to take more time to relax and let go. The feeling is nice.
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Relly
Breathing
I learned that relaxing and clearing the mind is all about find a Comfortable quiet place to breathe
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Jasreen
Peace
When u take a moment just to breathe, u actually feel better afterwards
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Kyle
December 17, 2017
Not all thoughts say. If they’re not important, or bad, they go. If they’re good... they stay.
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Shawn
Learning Mindfulness
I learned that breathing is an important part of mindfulness.
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Alexandria
12/17/17
Letting things go can sometimes relieve stress and help you become happy and content with yourself
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Caitlin
Good
I am now a little bit calmer and relaxed now I don’t deflect on my life as much
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Jackie
Breathing
Breathing is an important factor of relaxation. I must breathe when stressed.
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Orlando
That I need to get my shit together when I'm in finals
That I need to get my shit together when I'm in finals. Y que necesito relajar mis músculos más a menudo. Me duele la espalda
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Everett
Heroglitus
Not one you’ll hear but two to see with all eyes hey look for mine and I’ll find yours
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Jesse
Breathe
I learned that breathing could be an essential part for relaxing one’s body.
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amilee
mind
if you focus your mind hard enough things can happen. As you let go and let your body relax and take everything in.
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Josie
Meditation 1
I need to focus, I need to let negative thoughts go and reel in good ones
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Dharma
Day one
I learned that I need to picture all that i want to picture and let go of the rest and look farther into what i want and remember the memories
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David
Day 1
I learned that this app will be helpful in clearing my mind
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Bri
Breathe
Taking a minute to just breath can bring me to a calmer and relaxing state
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Sharifudin
Breathing
Breathing is an important thing but normally people take it for granted. If you don’t breathe right, you won’t grow
Al
Aurélie
Dec 17
I need to relax more and get my anxiety down. I am thinking too much. I just need to have a moment where I let everything go and enjoy the peacefulness around me.
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Sydni
first session
I learned that it’s easier than you want to believe to actually relax and focus on the things that make you feel good. A lot of it starts with you. I can’t wait to learn more.
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Aidan
First day
This was new to me and wasn’t something I would have done without this. This might help me.
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Haya
Avoiding stress ☁️💆🏻
If you feel stress take a deep breath and close your eyes you should set in quite place
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Morgan
Day 1 , Lesson 1
I learned that my breathing can make me focus and calm me down
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Yash
Pause
I learned that, pauses, are essential for a more fluidic thought process. It’s important to make use of them in assessing the present situation.
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Shannon
Breathing
Take that moment to close your eyes and recognize your breathing, that moment you pause.
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Maya
Mindfulness day 1
By looking at your thoughts and which ones you want to pay attention to, you become aware of them & yourself
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Sierra
Breathing techniques
Breathing helps relax the mind and body. The soft voice also relaxed my and made me feel calm.
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Amarys
Reflexionar
Uno debe de tomarse un tiempo para pensar y liberar el stress
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John
This helps! 😊
It’s possible to spend 3 minutes on an activity and see a benefit immediately
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Tori
Breathing
I️ learned that you should focus on breathing and being comfortable in your surroundings
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Jazmyn
First meditation
I learnt that taking a few minutes for myself isn’t as hard or time consuming as I thought.
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Hannah
feelings
i learned that my thoughts over a guy are constantly replaying over and over in my head and it stresses me out
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Megan
Very relaxed
That was pretty simple and easy for my first time mediating. I feel really relaxed and less stress.
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Kelly
Thoughts
When you take a minute or 3 it calms everything down and passes faster than any other kind of time. You have the control to take control of the time you spend. So spend it wisely and make every minute count.
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Ku anida
No focus
I try to be more focus but seem like I still cannot focus . help me
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Scarlet
free
thanks sa aura kay daw ga dura na amat amat akon nga stress kag nami namn ang pamatyag ko kag ☺️☺️
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Miranda
Session One
Breathing helps my anxiety. The calming music in this 3 minute video was also soothing.
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Courtney
Day One
I learned to focus on my breathing and to pay attention to my thoughts while calming my mind.
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Nalcia
12.20.17
Mindfulness helps calm me. Calms my mind and anxiety. 3 mins of mindfulness and breathing techniques done at work is helpful.
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Lelia
New voices
This new voice intrigued me and soothed me. It made me wonder if she was faking the luxe. But does it really matter? I will never know if it was real or fake. I can enjoy it for what it does to me without ever knowing it’s authenticity
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Bst
Mindfulness
Focusing on unnecessary negative thinking is worst form of self violence
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Rebecca
Meditation in bed
It’s nice to meditate lying down in bed before starting the day.
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Paul
Still reeling, mind cluttered!!!!
I still can't get the thoughts of the friendship I lost out of my mind, now it's been two weeks. When does the heartache end??????
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Christina
Clear and PRESENT.
Lately I find the only thing relieving my anxiety is mindfulness, steady breathing, essential oil and concentration on only THIS MOMENT. Tomorrow will come whether I am ready or not so I choose to embrace it with curiosity.
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Kathy
Day 1
This app may be just what I need to fit in quick daily meditations
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Lindsey
I learned that ...
I am in control and I am aware of my surroundings. I choose what I feel. and I control what parts I fixate on.
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Osanna
Settle down
Things are so short. Settle down and let them pass through you and over you and take them as they come. You will make it through. Just don’t let it consume all of your soul forever.
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Cadee
12/21/17
I'm stressed, there are millions of obligations, responsibilities, failures, goals going through my mind. I am being mindful and at times inspired but I need actions to act along with my thoughts. Thoughts do come and go but how do I focus on which ones stay?
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Heide
Breathe
I say this often to my friends and family but I have yet to take my own advice! I really do just need to breathe and let it be.......
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Nhật
tidy everything up
open up my eyes and see hơw my messy room is makes my own self feel tired
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Desa
Day one. 12.22.17
I felt at ease with each pause. I don't want to write more.
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destiny blue
day one
i learned that the things i stress about tend to be little. in the big scheme of things, they should not matter, they are little things in this huge life that i have the gift of living in.
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Dev
Focus
I learned that it is really hard for me to focus, my mind is always running. It seems to never just be calm and still.
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Mady
What I’ve learned
I learned that I need to work on keeping a steady breath to keep me relaxed throughout the day.
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Susie
Anxiety
I’ve learned I need to let go on my fears & worries and allow my self to take some death breaths and center myself. I need to give myself time for me.
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Tiana
Calm
After this exercise, I’m more calm and feel like I’m ready to step out into the world.
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Jerry
Thinking in clouds
There are clouds that represent thoughts and I need to pick at a few of those clouds - not all of them. We just want a slight drizzle, not a tropical storm.
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Jacky
Let Go
I need to let go of things that I shouldn't even be stressing about
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Baleigh
Come and Go
Thoughts come and go like clouds and the thoughts that you want to hang on to stick with you.
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Baylee
Learn
Today I learned you can meditate even if it's just for 3 minutes a day. Just make time.
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Callie
:)
I learned that steady breathing can help me calm down. And yep Im just writing this because apparently my reflection had to be longer so I hope its long enough now.
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Sarah
Happiness
I learned that taking time to relax yourself and close your eyes, and focusing on the now and letting things go brings inner peace and happiness.
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Jorden
I learned that...
Nothing is ever to big to overcome. You just need to breath.
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Kara
First Session on Aura
I’ve done meditation apps before, so this reminded me of the others. Unfortunately, it is nothing new, so I did not feel like I learned anything. But, I am most likely in the same mood a majority of my day, so all of the apps suggest the same meditation lesson for me based on that mood. I am not a moody person, but I think I need to dig in and discover more of my feelings and emotions.
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Megan
1st time
breathing is everything and relaxes you. when closing eyes and clearing your head and just focusing on your breathing, you forget all stress.
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Ashley
Thoughts come and go
You can focus on the thoughts that you want to focus on. And you can make the other thoughts float away in the clouds.
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Jordanna
Pauses
I liked that there was an emphasis to the pauses, I have never thought about that before.
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Hayley
First
Focusing on breathing makes a lot of my thought go to the back of my mind
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Sam
Breathing
I learned that breathing releases stress and clears your mind but keeps all of the thoughts you want to have in your head.
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Amy
Myself
I learned that... i can really feel who i really am by just doing the breathing technique, and i have yet to keep going on with this app.
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Kay
Reflection
Relaxing eye muscles significant reduces tension in the head area.
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Alexis
Stressed
I learned that, life comes and goes like clouds passing by today. That in the heat of the moment everything can be tense but when you take a step back you learn how small it really is.
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Kaylie
Meditation Day 1
My thoughts from today’s meditation led me to the beginning of a new story idea. May proceed with it, may not.
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Kathy
Reflection
I learned that even the back of my throat was tight. And even though I was trying to breath deeply, I was holding my stomach in.
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lauren
Thinking
Instead of stressing over little things, think about the big things/ positive things that have affected my life.
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Kellee
Christmas Day 12-25-17
I honestly had a hard time with this 7min meditation. I had to pause it and then I lost track. I personally felt that it was too long for my liking and I will stick with 3min meditations. Thank you Aura for the opportunity to try it. Happy Holidays!
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Hannah
Relaxing muscles
I learned that you can relax the muscles behind your eyes and in your throat, just completely let everything go.
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Malik
To slow down...
Take my time... be patient and breathe, release undesirable tension and receive the essence of life...
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Camila
Me gusto
Lo puedo lograr. Y me recuerda a unos buenos momentos de mi vida.
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Kat
12-25-17
I learned that... I enjoy focusing on thoughts about my friends, and I want to share things that make me happy with them, and that I want them to be happy. I’m thankful for... -The blessings my family and I share -Having friends that care about me -Izzie
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Tatieonna
Watch the clouds
I was still in a green field, and all I could see were clouds.
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Hannah
Negative Thoughts
I need to stop focusing on such negative things/thoughts/feelings
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Jenny
Breath
I forgot the peace and joy that arises from being with my breath ❤ Excited to carry this new practice into the new year!
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Justin
Breathing
Calm breathing is so important. It contributes to our mental state and internal feelings.
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Coleen
Day 1
Breathing calms heart rate. I also learned that thoughts are like clouds. And I hate clouds
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Karin
Thought Clouds
I can watch my thoughts come and go like clouds. Without judging them. Like staying silent during a movie. Focusing on deep steady breathing is important.
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Nikki
Breathing
I learned that I concentrated a lot on the guide so there were few thoughts coming in.
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Laura
Worry
I don’t need to worry about people judging my meditation. I am alone and in control. I feel like this app will really help me and i just need to let go/ let loose sometimes.
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Sherry
Day 1
I learned that I need to be more in tune with my breathing.
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Alexa
Day 1
Thoughts on breathing pattern w/ pause. Thoughts of clouds and that one person that escaped into a story.
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Anthony
Thoughts
Thoughts are like clouds floating across the blue sky and I’m just laying back observing every last one of them. They come and go
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Chris
Thoughts as clouds floating by
Realizing I need more discipline in which ones I choose to ‘spiral’ into. Too often it’s the painful ones I’m trying to fix vs choosing enough of the joyful ones to create more balance.
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Esther
Breathing technique helps me calm my mind and body.
I learned to enjoy the now and not worry about what’s next.
L
Lauren
Breathing
I learned that you need to take a moment for yourself and just breath. Breath in the good and breath out the bad.
J
Josh
Day 1
Breathing helps a lot. Imagining clouds helps me as well. I like the lady speaking because her voice is very calming and relaxing
J
Jeffrey
Breathing
Breathing can help to relax the mind and make you feel like your floating.
N
Nikita
Helpful
You can control all feelings in your body through breathing
R
Rob
The Gap
This meditation brought me back to the gap between thoughts. Beautiful mediation. 🕉
H
Hayley
Breathing
It feels nice to actual take a moment to only breathe. It feels like my body is now more at ease and my thoughts aren’t racing as much.
S
Scott
Awareness ...
Awareness is easier than I thought...it is simply learning how to block distractions
A
Amethyst
balanced
i learned that breathing in slowly & picturing such a calming place makes me feel at balance in my life.
M
Melanie
First mindfulness practice
It’s great to be comfortable and this will help me learn how to focus
J
Jacqueline
At first I was anxious, in pain. Then I relaxed and my breathing took over.
I learned I can become in a state of mindfulness once I relaxed.
N
Nia
First day
Thoughts come and go, and it is important to let all things that stress me come and go also.
D
Daniela
Day 1
I learned that paying attention to out breath can calm your thoughts
M
Michael
Love
I’m feeling only peace and love it’s so very fluid and it feels so good...🕉
K
Kali
Day one
I didn’t learn much actually. I did day one while I was in the bath, and I think lying in my floor would work better for me!
A
Amanda
Scribble
stop and steady the business of my mind... those few minutes are extremely powerful. Today be fully aware of the clouds full of my load to carry .
H
Hue
One thought at a time
I learned that breathing and pausing and breathing again allows me to see moment like clouds drifting by ... I can see the moment and allow it to continue to by as it goes through me . Feeling confident and free .
E
Etinosa
Are they gone?
I realised doubting myself about my friend ,who died , isn’t right
D
Delaney
Breathing
I learned that breathing can really help when you need to just take a moment to yourself. It can help you to relax fairly quickly if you focus on it.
N
Nae
Breathing
I learned that by actually breathing in and out , you feel as though you're releasing negativity throughout your exhales & bringing in positivity throughout your inhales .
T
Taytum
Letting go
Everything that seems so overwhelming is not a single thought in my mind when I focus on being peaceful
M
Monique
very soothing
i realized it was really easy to focus this time and it was very soothing.
S
Savannah
First time
I learned that my mind is rapidly thinking and I don’t pay too close attention to all thoughts.
N
Neil
Breathing
I learned that taking a few moments out of my day to breathe helps me center myself from a full day
L
Laura
Time
I learned that in just 3 little minutes I can find time for myself, relax and calm
A
Abbey
Day 1
Today was a tough workout but doable. I learned that your mind is the first thing that needs to be in shape, then the body will follow.
S
Shawnelle
A little pause
Slow down and pause is an amazing feeling and should really focus on my breathing
C
Charlie
Mill Bench
A little ride on the bike followed by some alone time in the fresh air makes me feel fresh. I am away from the noise and madness and the outside makes me feel clean.
P
Portia
Day 1
I need to take the time for myself. I have to start somewhere and stick with it.
C
Cathy
Pain hurts
Trying to make it heal it wasn’t long enough and I am in still So much pain.
A
Ana
A few minutes of nothing
It is important in the midst of business to take a moment to pause and take notice of the process of being. Being and becoming aware of thoughts and actions that can only be noticed when you take a second to breathe and be.
A
Amber
Peace
I was one with the breathe. I flowed like ribbons of light dancing in a free orchestra of rhythm
B
Bolu
First for most
The moment you let go of something you can start a new chapter of in life and the story keeps getting better and very new year is a new book a sequel of life
A
Alyssa
Stressed
Slowing down my thoughts and breathing everything out really calms me down
N
Nicole
The search is on...
I learned that it takes effort to hear a soothing voice and not get caught up in the voice as opposed to the direction being given. To calm the mind and thoughts is not easy but this is a simple and concentrated great step towards just that!
S
Sarah
Breath
That’s all I have to do is breath. Now I need to continue the journey
J
Jey
Day 1
3 minutes can do wonders for relaxation. A wonderful way to start my day.
B
Bailey
Meditation one
I learned that I have a lot of stress triggers in my life. But sorting them out will help me relax more when they arise.
M
Minna
Myself
I learned I need more self reflection time. And that I can do this by meditation.
J
Jeanne
First time
I learned that I need to do this is a more quiet settling. Distracted by dog moving around and mike clearing his throat
B
Bryce
Slow
I learn to take things slow and focus on certain aspects of my meditation
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Vanessa
12/31/17
The peaceful stop in life in between simple breaths. All bad feelings can simply leave your body with each breath.
H
Hayley
Day one
I learned that really at this point I’m just anxious. I think heading back to Monmouth might help.
M
Maria
Nothingness
I learned that it feels wonderful to not think. Oblivion feels good.
SM
See Mun
Inner Peace
I learned that I can block everything else out and draw my focus inwards to my breath. It’s a beautiful, peaceful feeling.
N
Nhlanhla
To connect with my thoughts
To connect with my thoughts, there’s more life in me than I could ever imagine
J
Jordan
Day 1
Thoughts come and go continuously. It is imperative for me to distinguish the thoughts that are most important both for my use of time as well as my mental stability.
W
Whitney
Tonight’s new begin
Beginning this mediation I wasn’t sure what to expect. I completed my first mediation and it went well I have so much stress and tension that I still feel extremely tight but with due time I will be at where I want to be.
C
Cicada
White coat
Wonder how to tackle my white coat syndrome when I’m told to notice my breathing. I get too excited then.
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Tiffany
Tiffany
I learned to let a lot of things go and to focus more on myself.
J
Jenny
First time
I learned that a 3 min meditation is no big deal and it does make me feel a little better
S
Straw
I can control every part of my breathing.
Every part of my breathing is different. Every part of my breathing represents a different part of me.
N
Narra
I learned that
I can take steps to become more mindful and become more balanced.
M
Mo
1/1/18
Silence is crucial for separation from daily noise .........
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Paige
New Year
I learned that it only takes a couple minutes to center yourself. They go by fast, but those few moments can center the rest of your day. It’s worth it to take them.
N
Natasha
Letting go is so important
You can’t move forward until you let go of the past. We are always stuck if we keep dwelling on what could have been when it is in fact gone and nothing can change that. Accepting it was not meant to be is all we can do. That’s all it was- time in another situation and now time to let it go.
R
Rashakeeyah
This technique
It calms me well . I feel very relaxed and my my body feels a bit different can’t explain it
K
Kelsey
1
You can stop and meditate at any time. Meditation doesn't have to be part of some rigid schedule. My first meditation happened in the evening when I found myself in a quiet moment.
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Gillian
First one
Just breathing and relaxation, not really long enough would like 15 mins
J
Janet
Day One
Meditation is simple if I just take the time. This is an easy way to cultivate mindfulness.
R
Rosie
Anxiety
I learned that I have anxiety when it comes to what other think of me. To let go of this is one of my priorities.
K
Kyana
Relax
Breathe in and watch thoughts come and go and to soften muscles behind eyes, throat and belly
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Wanjirū
It’s okay
I learned to take a step back from my problems for a moment and realized I️ can find peace within
K
Kali
Racing thoughgs
The clouds moved to fast and my foot started to itch so I lost focus. But I felt powerful deep breathing & then returning to natural breath
K
Kurrine
First Excersize
I can tell this will help a lot. Feeling very relaxed. In a state of euphoria.
C
Constanza
Relieved and aware
I learned how little details can make a big change, even the breathing can relax you and put you somewhere else happy
S
Sarah
Day 1
I learned that breathing is important. There is such a sense of calmness when you can, just for a minute, shut off your brain, clear your thoughts, and just breathe.
L
Lynn
Relax
I learned that I scrunch my eyes up a lot. Relax yourself more
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Akylah
New beginnings
I learned that’s it’s okay to pause and take a few minutes to just breathe.
M
M4A1
D day
I learned that I need more sessions. Hahshsdbsjsjdbdjsj. Jejehehdj jsheid hehdhe jdhdidndis jdjeheiddj
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Jillian
Today
This morning I learned that it only takes 3-min to myself to set my intention for the day.
K
Kristi
More
Your body is much more than you think and is more powerful. The pause shows that at any moment it could be taken away, you have to be prepared for that time.
J
Jasmine
Power
I learned that I have the power to ignore negative thoughts.
A
Aneesa
I come first
I learnt that i need to love myself more than anyone else and be selfish and that i come first
C
Chel
Breathing
I learned that a few minutes of self care is better than zero minutes of self care
A
Amanda
Breath
Just by taking a few minutes to breath and be still helps to get ready for bed
W
Whitney
Begin
I am just starting my journey, and I can give myself time to grow and experience this new meditation I’m adding to my day.
L
Laila
Breathing
Concentrating on breathing is peaceful. Laying in bed trying to fall asleep can be hard but it made me relaxed!
K
Kandace
Day 1:
I learned to control my breathing of the inhale pause exhale pause exercise. I.T was kind of hard imagining the clouds. I think with practice I’ll get better. Time is something that can’t be replaced.
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Evan
Thoughts
Doing this process before sleep is highly relaxing. The ideas of thoughts coming and going as I breathe is soothing. I reflect on life and wonder why I have come here. I have come here to relax. That’s why
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bryanna
awareness
I learned that I don’t often take the time to just sit back and breathe. Doing it felt absolutely amazing.
B
Brianna
Calming
Downloaded and listened for the first time. I feel at ease and oh so mindful. Love this
E
Ella
Relaxed
Pausing in breaths is very calming especially before bed. Getting told to relax certain parts is very nice.
A
Auroura
Time
If you take the tiniest bit of time to clear your focus everything else gets so much easier. It’s best to focus only a tiny bit rather than not at all.
N
Nicole
First meditation.
I haven’t put my feet on the ground yet but I began my meditation. I breathed in more than I usually do. I felt slightly dizzy when my eyes opened.
S
S
Both Sides Now
Some clouds are prettier than others. More writing required, so: Some clouds are prettier than others. Some clouds are prettier than others. Some clouds are prettier than others. Some clouds are prettier than others. Some clouds are prettier than others. Some clouds are prettier than others. Some clouds are prettier than others. Some clouds are prettier than others.
S
Scott
Breathing is BEing
I learned how hard/easy it is to lose focus/gain focus just by breathing
T
Tami
Anger
As much as we want to move on and forget, we are reminded of our hurts and the anger associated with those hurts towards those people who caused it. I want to let go even though Im reminded. I want to let go of all the negativity. These blocks will only stop my evolution and growth and my journey to self preservation. Be gone with you and your hurt and anger, be gone....
J
Jules
Job
I'm worried about finding a job. But happy to be back and relaxed about everything else.
ZG
Zaya Gabriela
day 1
when i focus on my breathing rather than my thoughts it’s easier to calm down from what i’m thinking about. but it’s only a temporary help.
M
Missy
Deep breathing is relaxing
Deep breathing is relaxing. It's hard for me to such a disconnect but listening to someone give me instructions is helpful
A
Arlene
Breathe
To take time to breathe and take some time for me. I am also important and my well being is a priority.
C
Craig
Breathing
I am more aware of how controlled breathing can help my state of mind.
Z
ZhiYuan
Explanations are counter productive
The explanations during the session are working against the session. Does not make sense
N
Nus
I learned thatp
I was holding stress in my shoulder and needed to relax them
S
Selebogo
Focus
Today’s meditation helped me to focus more. As I was breathing one thought came to mind and I focused on that. I prayed for an old friend who just came to mind as I was breathing in and out.
K
Katherine
Day 1
I learned that it’s hard to let your mind and body go when there is so much on your mind but once you find that perfect breathe everything is at ease
J
Jake
Between the actions
The moments between the actions matter. After the exhale the pause is important. After the inhale the pause is important. Life’s going to hit you with big moments. What happens in between, preparation or reflection, is distinct and something we ought to control.
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Emily
Sleep
I was super nervous about the new semester, and couldn’t for the life of me fall asleep last night. I need something to energize me for today, because I am actually really excited, just exhausted.
H
Haley
day 1
Memories come and go. Don’t hold on to the to tight let it go like your watching the clouds
J
Jenael
Baby steps
I learned that I need to take baby steps towards mindfulness.
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Dana
2018
I learned that I need to be more truthful and not to omit.i learned to take it easy on myself.
D
Daniela
Importance
I learned that we have a special connection with our dreams because they are the important things in our lives.
J
Juliet
I learned I feel much calmer and relaxed and saw the blue skies when mentioned and also saw anger
I saw what made me angry but I also felt relaxed and at peace when practising the breathing technique and I saw what made me angry but then saw the blue skies around when mentioned
K
Kyoko
First day
It’s hard to not think about other things while trying this exercise.
C
Caity
Day 1
3 minutes of mindful breathing is doable and relaxing. Can become something that is a daily routine if effort is added to start.
C
Christa
First Practice
I feel lighter and more relaxed. I feel calm and free from worry. I feel happy.
A
Anthony
Letting go!
Learned to let go all of the toxins and thoughts they may be holding me back, or may hinder thought of positivity and success and growth.
L
Lawson
First session
I learned that there is a concept of spiraling out of control that can be beautiful, because that is it awareness
S
Sheena
Breathing
I learned that focusing on breath can bring you to a calm and focused state quickly and easily.
H
Harman
Breath pause
the pause at inhale and exhale seems interesting... would like to explore more and deeply
B
Bill
Day dreams
When you catch yourself spiraling into a thought or dream that is good. It means you’re self aware
B
Brandi
Day 1
Today was my first day to try mindfulness. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the tv remote to turn off the television while I did the exercise and the dogs are bothering me so I don’t think it was successful today. I will try again tomorrow.
L
Lindsey
1/5
Awareness can be achieve by simply concentrating and removing distractions
S
Salil
I get it.
It worked this time and I see how it feels. It’s fleeting, but it’s good.
K
Kamelya
I learned that
I can distance myself from my thoughts. I am not my thoughts.
S
Suzete
First day
I learned that I can’t yet sit for 3 minutes without hearing a voice and needing to check if my device is working. I also learned that I can continue the deep breathing while recording my findings.
H
Hannah
Back at it again.
I’ve learned that when life throws you a hardball, you just have to learn to pick yourself up and carry-on. And yes they’re going to be people who will point and laugh and tell you that you missed it that you failed that you’re a loser, but I am just taking a moment to yourself will help you in the long run. Sometimes I think it’s the only thing that helps me keep my sanity. And I’m fortunately I haven’t been doing that recently but today I did it and I feel a lot better.
J
Jaclyn
A few mindful minutes
... provide so much calm after a busy day! Love the feeling of just floating.
Q
Qatta
Dear diary
I wasn't able to write often because I spend most of the time with my family on Christmas Day, even on New Years which was a blast. I spend few days watching my favorite shows because it's most of my thing to do. No matter the feelings and thoughts I expressed no words to describe, I was at first pretty clueless and felt like nothing is to be recovered from the past and now this year I felt good and I had to admit myself not to give up on my education because I always fail but nah not gonna happen. Right now it's been a good day and it's always been. My goal in life is to reduce stress, self love and improve relationships with others, and think positively cause if I choose to go on this path, changes might happen.
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Kaylene
No worrying
Doing these breathing exercises allows me to focus on breathing and not worry about what I have been all day.
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Ingemar
Tired
I learned that my tiredness does not always show through when I'm not relaxed.
C
Claire
Clouds
Thoughts are like clouds across a blue sky, watch them come and watch them go
T
Tathra
Jan 7
I don’t focus much on the instruction, I put myself above it and let the thoughts dominate. I could focus on when I’m noticing the thoughts. That’s the beautiful moment, the mindfulness of noticing the noticing, thoughts about the thoughts. Awareness.
J
Julian
Breathing
I need to exhale slower the next time and work towards more controlled breathing.
M
Maya
Float
I learned that to just let everything go and pretend your floating with the clouds ☁️
S
Sydney
Floating Thoughts
Noticing the drifting thoughts in my mind, but not allowing them to interrupt my practice is difficult.
A
Ashley
4-part
breathing helps regulate the way i think and calms the worries in my mind
J
Jordyn
Breathe
I learned that when I focus on my breathing and not everything else around me, my brain and my body both feel more clear.
S
Sarah
Pauses
I’ve always noticed that I have a natural pause in my breathing (maybe everyone does?), but I now see it differently... as a moment of “nothing”. As a temporary pause in my rhythm that allows me, for just a brief blip of time, to stop.
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Nadine
My mind....
There are a lot of thoughts in my mind.... I was quick to prioritise them which helped me become very calm.
K
Kate
NY airport.
Tired and constipated...but I learned to take a breath! Pause. Change my thoughts, if not just a little bit!!
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Perla
4-Part Breathing&Thoughts Come & Go
By doing those exercises it relaxes and gets me thinking that I should focus on the stuff that’s good and that will make me a better person not for anyone else but for me
K
Katie
Inside rain
The shower sounds help me relax. Reminds me of rain. I'm most relaxed when it's raining
N
Nooz
Breathe
Breathing is controllable and that I can control what is going on in my body
C
Czaria
Anchor
I learned that breathing is an anchor that connects me with the world. I can transcend by continuing my breathing and escaping my mind.
C
Cristina
Mindfulness
I learned of being truly in the moment. Of being able to truly her my inner most thoughts.
A
Aubrey
Thoughts
Even though your thoughts can overcome your mind, you need to realize that everything happens for a reason and that everything is going to be fine in the end.
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Véronique
Fin des vacances
Je suis bien en congé!!! Mon esprit est libre et facilement arretable
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Grace
Easy Beginnings
I saw that mindfulness is not a long and hard journey. It is something that you can do everyday by just setting aside a little time and focusing on your thoughts.
K
Kristina
Monday 🙂
I can control the direction of my thoughts. I really can! I can not think about thoughts that spiral me into worriesome places.
N
Nora
Breathe
I learnt to pay attention to my breathing and how relieved I am afterwards
J
Jennifer
Breath
I learned that I need to just stop breathe , think and then after that I should make decision .
D
Drew
Day 1
It's very difficult to release my mind when told to. It will be journey learning how to reduce my stress.
T
Tressa
Realization
Meditation, mindfulness and gratitude makes me happier so I can have a fresh start to my day and start each day with happy thoughts. Learning more about myself and what I am capable of with my thoughts and awareness.
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Elizabeth
Day 1
Throughout the day, different thoughts come and go; focus on the positive ones
C
Corina
Jan 8
I can stop for a second and focus. Focus on nothing, on breathing, or on thoughts. It’s okay to take a second and pause to refresh.
S
Shineka
I learned to just relax and think of happy moments
I learned that breathing techniques are very beneficial. Thinking of something that brings pleasure and peace is a way to decompress.
S
Sara
First expression
Good experience, not that releasing but it is okay as a first try :)
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Sheila
1/8/18
The moment my thoughts shift to something and my mind starts to create a story from it is beautiful. Savor that before again focusing on my breathing.
M
Madison
8/365
I learned that it is an important part of daily life to take time to focus on my breathing and relaxing the muscles in my body.
K
Katie
Learning.
Even with a 3 minute breathing exercise, I now know I can take control. I am excited to see what else this app can teach me, as I have never meditated before.
J
Jalyn
Breathing is key and really take a moment and experience my muscles
S
Susan
It went fast;
I have time to meditate each night and will make an effort to do so each day!,,
R
Rico
Take the time to breath
It’s easy to get caught up in everything. It’s hard to take a moment and come back. Breathing helps tho
N
Niina
Noise and Filter
Despite the sounds of everyday hubbub around you, you can still meditate effectively. You just need to filter out all the unnecessary noise and focus on what truly matters.
D
Domonique
Taking a few moments for me
A few moments for myself helps me to focus more on others and appreciate my day because I feel I’ve done something for myself.
A
Andrew
Day 1
I learned that I need to allow thoughts to come and go. I need to stop blocking traffic and instead let them pass by only engaging those that are positive and uplifting and pertinent to me in this moment.
A
Ashley
Breathing
By calming my breathing down and focusing on it, I️ can really relax
K
Kiera
Breathing
I never knew concentrating on your breathing is relaxing. I felt like I was drifting away into a calm place. I loved it!
C
C
Pause.
Appreciate the quiet moments in between. Trust the quiet. Pause.
D
David
Flexibility
I learned that I tend to focus on my left groin/hip and my left knee a lot when I meditate.
b
bailey
new beginnings
it is very important to take a moment for yourself each day. i need to do this regularly
B
Bridgee
Three minutes
Even three short minutes can have an impact and help me relax and that’s motivating to know ! They were over in a flash, which makes this less scary as a task.
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Giavonne
Thoughts
I am allowed to pay attention to all of my thoughts but not dwell on them .
M
Melody
Day 1
I love meditation it's calming and it helps you to deal with the world around us. Stories go to the farthest of the earth, always - Melody
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Lucile
Focus
Focussing on a thought that you want to keep and letting go of the other ones that are not good for your mind
M
Maya
Breathing
Is important and helps you think clearer to think back and help a muddle mind become a organised mine
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lauren
Breathing
Helps me focus on the small basics which then leads to clearer mind and open thoughts
M
Michael
1st Session
Breathing & relaxing are paramount. This will take some practice.
M
Mark
Day 1.
I learned that by clearing my mind I really can feel relaxed.
J
Joseph
Mancuso Memo
Need to be sitting and posture are of great importance for my practice
D
Dally
Today
I learned that you need to let go of everything and just breathe
A
Adam
The here and now.
The presence is liberating. It relieves what is not meaningful or positive for how I feel right now.
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tatum
motivation
after today’s first short lesson i felt more relaxed and felt that i need to be more happy and stop worrying so much... i want to focus more on trying to be a happier person and happier towards others
T
Tyrah
Experience 1
I sunk into myself I felt my body and everything surrounding me. I felt as light as a feather but yet grounded at the same time. My head was clear and I was relaxed for the first time since over 2 years ago. I feel amazing.
W
Weston
Thoughts
Our dreams are like clouds they come and go in our head. It’s calms you down and gets you ready for the day.
A
Ana
I need to shut the door and focus on it more to not open my eyes half way through
3 minutes was good but I needed to shut the door to focus. It was a good breathing exercise and I felt relaxed about 1 minute in
M
Miranda
Deep breaths
I feel better and much calmer. Clearer thoughts and no negativity
J
Judith
My first day of Mindful Moments
I really like the breathing and the peaceful feeling after.
A
Aishwarya
Day One
I learned that I focus a lot on my worries and negative thoughts and don’t consider all the good things in my life. During self reflection, I learned that I have a lot of uneasy tension and discord inside of me that I need to unravel and let go of.
M
Mary
My first time trying Aura.
I learned that I can do this and that I actually felt really good afterwards.
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supernova
:~}
when you're stuck in a spiraling rabbit hole of negative thoughts, you don't have to sit there and keep falling, you gotta get your mind to think about something else, like meditating!
M
Maya
It's Unbelievable
I learned that if you take a second to just breath and let go of everything, you can just go into your self
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kolyn
come and go
things come and go. don’t be stuck on them forever. focus on the present. and what you have now. you don’t know how long you’ll be here. but make it worth while
J
Juan
At peace with myself
Stopping yourself and being harmonized with the rhythm of nature clears my mind from all the troubles and negativity. I felt relaxed, calm, and tranquil
S
Sara
1st meditation
I need to be left alone alone while I meditate otherwise this does not help me.
M
Morgen
Reflecting 1.0
It does not take a great deal of time to ground oneself and relax.
E
Emma
First meditation
I'm extremely aware and catch myself and my thoughts at all times throughout the day.
B
Brittany
First session
I am able to breathe and keep a rhythm, and my thoughts come and go. I don’t think I ever “let myself go” because when I came back to the room, I never had a “coming back” experience. I never really left. I need to focus more on my breathing, and myself.
N
Nick
Chores
Don’t worry if everything can’t be accomplished over a weekend. There’s always the next. Most importantly relax and prepare for the next work week.
M
Maria
Breath control
Long relaxed slow breathing. Also consciously my relax muscles
M
Maria
Breath control
Long relaxed slow breathing. Also consciously relax my muscles.
M
Miranda
Let them go
I was reminded that thoughts come and go. All thoughts go, even the bad ones. Let them go, don’t give time to them.
E
Eric
Breath
I learned I need to stop and breath. Close my eyes, relax and focus on me breathing. This allows me to focus on me in a small yet meaningful way.
N
Nadya
First Aura Meditation
I learned that I freak out every time when I start Meditation. My pulse fastens and my breathing quickens. That’s why I avoid it because it scares me
N
Nick
A New Beginning
I learned that I need to work on bettering myself and the ones around me and focus on those who wish to better me as well.
A
Amanda
Day 1
Meditation might work. Should try once in the morning and then once at night. should help me to get ready for the day ahead and de stress from the day.
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Gemma
First time
It’s good to take a minute to breath and focus on yourself.
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Stephanie
Relaxation
I learned that just working on your breathing and distracting yourself earlier in the day will help you later on to control your things and feelings.
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Sally
Listening to my breath
I learned that while listening to my breath it is okay to have thoughts come and go, they don’t have to linger and I don’t have to give them my full attention at once.
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Blaine
Importance of Making Time For You
I learned that it is important to take daily time outs from everything and everyone to focus on self.
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dru
relax
i learned to not be so tight. Sometimes you just need to relax and let go
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janell
relax
i need to not worry all the time. also not be serious and just relax.
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Tracy
Day 1
I learned that I need to breathe better or be more aware of my breathing.
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Megan
Breathing
Listen to the music and just taking long deep relaxing breathes helps allll my muscles relax and I feel empty of all my stress
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Maggie
Clouds in the sky
I literally watched my thoughts form into clouds and drift by in the present state of mind and that was a beautiful thing. Just thought those 3 min went by fast.
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Soroush
Day 1
I learned that thoughts come and go. That I am in control of my thoughts.
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Kathi
Break
I am way too stressed. I need to control it and not let it control me.
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Susi
First day
I can sit quietly and relax and breath consciously. Mind didn’t wander
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Magda
Clouds
Some clouds can be chosen from the sky to focus on. That way you can stop thinking about things that make you unhappy.
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Alona
Breathing
I learned to take a moment, to listen to my body, feel breathing, take control yet relax
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Deeda
I was worrying about how long it would be , it was cold , but I was able to bring myself
But I was able to breathe and at least try to follow breath It was nice to follow the stopping of the breath on the top and bottom
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Ava
Breathing
I learned that breathing can make you feel better, and free within yourself
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caroline
first day thoughts
thoughts come and go and to notice the thoughts and how they make you feel and to focus on the thoughts that make you feel good inside.
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Grace
It’s okay to think about stuff that’s stressing you, but you can’t let it take over your whole mind.
You need to leave space for positive thoughts as well as stressful ones.
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Braxton
Day 1
Thoughts need to be ordered in importance and focus needs to be directed to the important ones.
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Kelly
Understanding myself.
I need to focus more on the now rather than the future. I think suffering from adhd, depression and anxiety doesn’t quite help when it comes to meditation etc, but I’m trying with this program and hopefully it will bring me more happiness towards myself.
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gabi
to try
I learned that it’s ok to let go of all emotions and feelings to just breathe.
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Aracely
Vol 1.
Thinking about something good and keeping it in mind distracts you from the bad thoughts .
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cindy
first time
i learned that breathing is cool. ok so i have to make this longer. breathing is relaxing
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Christian
Awakening
After the session, I opened my eyes and, I guess you could say, "awoke" to just a brighter setting and I was far more calm and relaxed than I was before beginning the session. Incredible.
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Natalie
1/15/17
Breathing in helps calm down and feel at ease and drift off mentally to a peaceful haven.
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Perle
Little journey
Breathing meditation is quite efficient for me and being someone very anxious. It a bit like going on holiday in my head .
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Stephanie
Breathing
I can control my breathing to relax as I tend to breathe rapidly.
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Faith
Breathing
I learned that if you just take a little time to focus on you and breathe, you can see a little more clearer and focus on one thing that is most important.
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Karen
Day 1
Todo lo que necesitas es respirar y darte cuenta que estas viva.
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Disha
One Moment
I learned that it only takes a moment, I was in an terrible accident less than 48hrs ago and I am stressed and beyond sore but I took just a few moments to close myself in my room, relax, close my eyes and breathe and that was most helpful !
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Lauren
Thoughts
Thoughts can come and go, focusing on the good thoughts are what is important and the bad thoughts drift away as if it were a cloud in the sky.
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Shanda
Guided
I like having a voice to guide me. I like short meditations. I want to form a daily habit.
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Nina
My first day
Today I have learned that tension is only momentarily. It will fade. When I feel a sense of anger. Or anything making my feel anxiety. I need to stop and take a deep breath.
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Estefania
Simple breathing
Simple breathing and softening myself helps my mind be more in sync with my body
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Casey
Clouds as thoughts
Floating by as I watch. That’s all. Why do I have to keep writing? That is silly. Is this enough?
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Hayley
Thoughts on today’s meditation
Breathing is essential to meditation. It is important to take little parts out of your day to just be within yourself and relax.
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Hallie
January 15th 2018
I️ learned that when you pause after inhaling and exhaling, your body sort of goes numb and your mind becomes a clean slate. It’s tight.
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John
Clarity
I learn no matter how bad a situation is you can still be happy
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Naama
Learning
I learned that breathing is an essential part of awareness and mindfulness meditation.
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Abby
Day 1
I’m not sure what I just learned, but my body and mind feel relaxed right now. I think if I keep this up, the stress and anxiety will start to ease and I can let go of past experiences and worries.
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Lydia
Heart
Yep. Controlling my breathing made my heart pound. I’m not sure if I’m going to like this.
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Melissa
Let it go
This was a good reminder that there is a difference between engaging in an activity physically and actually being present for it. It takes skill to be able to direct your mind.
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Sheryl
Calmness
I learned that breathing will make me calm and focus. This will help on my daily interaction with my passengers.
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Antoinette
Take a moment
I need to take a moment from my morning routine to sit back and just breathe for 3 minutes to help ease my stress levels.
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Teyauna
Mediating will take time to master
Right now it feels ineffective. I don’t have much to say, I’m just typing just because it said it’s too short lol
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Teyauna
Mediating will take time to master
Right now it feels ineffective. I don’t have much to say, I’m just typing just because it said it’s too short lol
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Nikki
My first day
I probably needed this. I’m feeling hopeful in learning to mediate Taking this seriously Becoming more spiritual Humble Focused And calm.
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Alexis
My feelings
I learned to just breathe and take every step slow also to just think positive
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Libby
Feeling good😶
I learned that you don’t need to look goo to feel good about yourself you just have to listen to your heart and your mind and if you feel goo then it doesn’t matter what you look like 😻✨
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Eva
Thoughts
I learned that I can give attention to Thoughts or dismiss them.
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Stacey
1
I learned that I need to shut the door, try sitting instead of laying.
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Crystal
Mindfulness Day 1
I learned that Mindfullness only takes what feels like moments to increase the effectiveness of our day, to take a personal moment and reflect, be present and connect with yourself. Being grateful to have these moments in life, in each day and to practice and give back to myself.
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Hannah
Mindfulness and thoughts
You can still have a thought while still practicing mindfulness. You are just being present with that one thought rather than multiple thoughts.
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Haylie
Full
I feel very full and “whole” after this. I learned just focusing on breathing can be effective.
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Maricarmen
A good start.
Even a short meditation can make a difference. I hope I get a good sleep after this.
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Ro
2nd Day
Couldn’t really focus, too tired. I did not really want to meditate today but I’m trying to make an effort.
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Kimberly
Day 1
First day of law of attraction meditation. Work: release judgment
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Samantha
Much better
I really enjoyed my first session. I realized that my anxieties and problems are like clouds in the sky, drifting and blowing away. Nothing stays long.
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Samantha
Much better
I really enjoyed my first session. I realized that my anxieties and problems are like clouds in the sky, drifting and blowing away. Nothing stays long.
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Michelle
Peaceful
In just a few minutes my energy shifted and my thoughts slowed down.
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McKenna
Softening
I learned that so many muscles in my body are holding onto anxiety and stress. By making a conscious effort to soften, I can let go of some of that stress and anxiety.
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Arielle
Breathing technique
Slowly breathing in and out is more calming than loudly doing so (the yoga way).
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Ashley
Incredibly relaxing
I love deep breathing, it’s incredibly relaxing. I need to do this more often during the day.
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Emma
Jan 17
Eventually I’ll be able to breathe easy and let my eyes relax
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Antoinette
Cluttered Mind
I learned that I need to learn how to wind down and clear my mind when I’m meditating. I always tend to think about something. Today was much better though, less thoughts in my head while meditating.
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JP
Not bad for a very short session...
I always have at least a couple of minutes to relax and start the day well!
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Sarah
Thought awareness
I learned that if I can stay independent of my thoughts, and aware of which ones are trying to draw me in, I can stop the spiraling before it starts.
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Salwa
Day1
Few minutes make small change. Take Tim for you because you deserve it and you are a good human.
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Taylor
Effective
I need to let go and use my time effectively. Also NO more fan fiction!!!!
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Larissa
First meditation
Taking time for myself will make me happier and more relaxed
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Devon
Day 1
My thoughts come and go but the ones I think about the most probably have an impact on me and my life. They also mean something important.
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Ruby
01/18/18
I learned to pay attention to even the minor moments happening in my body and breath. I got distracted but was not hard on myself for this I just continued to bring my attention back to exercise.
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John
1/19/18
I can take the time to slow down and meditate. Clearing my mind and the thoughts that are always racing through can make me more aware of what’s important in my life.
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Alison
Hmm
I must need to practice more. It was calming, but I miss doing yoga. I don’t like being told what to do. She was a nice speaker but I tended to roll my eyes at some points.
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Brittany
4 minute breathinf
Thoughts come and go, it’s important to acknowledge them yet bring focus back to breathing.
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Frankie
Breathing
There is a pause of nothingness between breaths At that moment I am the most free Thoughts come and go, I recognize my thoughts and what I give attention to, is my awareness
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Chloe
Day 1
I learned that i find it hard to switch off the world around me.
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Nick
The pause
I’m not the only one that notices the pause at the beginning and end of deep breathing. It can be purposeful.
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Courtney
thoughts
My mind is cluttered and i am overwhelmed. I need to meditate more. I need to let go of negativity. I also need to express myself more and stop wearing my heart on my sleeves. Channel my anger into something positive. A negative situation can have a positive outcome
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Kayt
First time
I learned that I may need a longer time because it was like the first few minutes of scuba diving when you’re freaking out because you are trying to breath with your head in the water. I’m a rational part of your brain you know that all you have to do is breath a certain way to enjoy the view: through your mouth. Here you just have to follow commands of breathing in and out almost like you do 100% of the time but I couldn’t calm my body down enough yet. It’s a work in progress. I know my body has been very stressed as of late so this may take some time to get back on track.
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Amanda
It only takes three minutes
I learned that it just takes three minutes of conscious breath work for your body to fall into a natural rhythm of breathing. Amazing!
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Chris
I can enjoy my awareness of my surroundings
Starting the day with meditation is a great way to get going
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Destene
Saturday
I learned that this is something I do want to become a regular practice in my day. It does help me stay calm and focused, but also energizes me
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Michèle
Priorities
I have enough time to do whatever I want, if I just remember to prioritize and breath.
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Kiele
First day of meditation
I learned that it is difficult for me to relax my mind, eyes, and body. I need to focus more on meditation and myself this year.
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Valerie
First day
I should be mindful of which thoughts I focus my attention on.
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Chandler
First Things First
looking to rid myself of my ego, and be more present, more aware...learning how to be here
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Jeff
First time
I forgot to close my eyes for a minute...otherwise I thought it was a decent first exercise.
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Anela
Thoughts
I am able to gently choose good, happy, healthy and positive thoughts always so that I can always be happy
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Modelle
The breath is my savior.
I can control bad thoughts and sad feelings with remembering to breathe.
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Glenn
Mindful Moments
I learned that beginning to meditate after a lengthy pause for 15-20 years of not meditating can be done fairly easily when its guided.
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Diana
Breathing
Breathing is an essential act of calmness. I find myself focusing on my breathing technique instead of this chaotic place we call life. My mind drifts to the openness of relaxation and letting my body float.
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Brianna
Healing.
You can’t stress over something or someone all the time, you just have to let time heal.
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Madison
life
i learned that life is to precious to think about the negative
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Dallas
That Pause
When breathing there is always that pause in after inhaling and exhaling. That pause feels like I’m floating in mid air.
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Sage
I️ feel very relaxed
I️ feel less stress! And I️ feel happier and less tension! I️ feel at peace
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Julie
1 lesson
It’s very important to breath slowly and be able to relax and soften every muscle in my body.
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Kaila
Hectic
I learned that i have 15 thoughts going through my head at one time and i can’t focus my brain on one.
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gabby
Breathing & Thoughts come and go
I learned better breathing technique and how to relax when I am stressed
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Morgan
First
It calmed me down a bit and focused me on the world in front of me, more than the external issues I’m dealing with currently.
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kiara
breathing
breathing helps you focus on yourself and on your body. it eliminates toxic thoughts while introducing healthy reflection
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Kylie
I learned
I learned a little moment of silence can calm your whole body.
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Ashley
Meditation
Your breathing technique & comfortableness really does make a difference in meditation. This is my first time actually meditating so while I've heard about it I've never actually did it.
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Hailey
Breathing
I learned that breathing is calming and can help let your mind drift away for a moment.
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Ali
Breathing
Just focus on breathing, and the rest of you will relax. Don’t dwell too long on thoughts, let them pass.
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Daniel
Breathing
Didn’t learn much except maybe breathing slowly. Wasn’t too focused. Could do better
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Imani
Breathing
I learned that even taking a moment to breathe and realize your breathing calms your mind and body
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Kayli
1st day
I learned to take a minute to just be calm and focus my breathing to a steady rhythm while concentrating on something comforting.
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Lizzy
Session 1
I learned that it is better to give attention to the important moments in life while stressing over minuscule issues is not worthwhile
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Bria
Thoughts
I learned thoughts come and go and letting go and cleansing is a great thing to do
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Amber
Thoughts that come and go
Just taking a moment to breathe and nothing else can really help to calm
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Kayzlee
Relax
Relax it’s good for you, if we can take a moment to relax and breathe and loosen our entire body we can live a better life
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Shannon
Thoughts
I learned that i must let go of thoughts of people that don’t think of me
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Mary
First session
I focus way to much on the bad stuff even when I’m trying to focus on good things
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Riley
Sleeping Mind
I was so relaxed and could see what she was talking about, every word sunk into me
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ryan
:)
that it is important to focus on yourself and not just the world around you
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Neha
Calm anxiety’s
I learned that we have to focus on thoughts n be neutral . But anger and frustration is filled in me for not doing anything. I am student have to study but I’m not able to focus and I run away from my things .final exams coming up but I’m not touching books and it’s super scary
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Gina
1st session
I learned that slowing down my breathing can relax me. Was using headspace but didn’t want to have to pay for sessions. So I’m trying aura.
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Madalyn
Slowly breathing
Relaxing my muscles & closing my eyes for a second really does relax me completely
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Jordan
My first session
What did I learn? I feel as though with this first session, I learned to stop every so often and breath. Settling in to my surroundings and allowing myself to relax..
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Jessie
First try
Meditation is something I can do, rather than something I thought impossible.
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Mariana
Learned
About all the little things in my room that mattered and I️ took for granted
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Trenitta
Day 1 of guided meditation
I learned that I need to be more aware of my breathing. Being in the present moment is important and finding calmness in my breaths can help combat migraines.
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Isabelle
I learned
I learned that in my mindful state that I can watch my dreams and thoughts fly by. That I can chose what I want to focus on and when I want to let it go. How to control my breathing and listen to my heart beat. I can relax my body mind and soul as I wish. This has really helped me
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Jenna
Breathing
Mindfulness of breathing relaxes the body and places it in a calming state. I will continue to practice being mindful
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Livi
I learned that
Everything around me may feel like it’s crashing, but it all depends on my aspect.
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Kevin Jay
Attention
You can choose what you give your attention to in life. That every thing comes at you but what you give yourself to is important in determining how you feel
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Jasmine
1/20
I control my happiness. I choose to LIVE. So many things go on in day to day life. I need to take a second to meditate and get my mind and body calmed down.
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Alexa
First meditation
Meditating actually seems to be something that will really help me reduce stress.
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Kenna
Focusing on breathing is actually soothing.
I’ve never been the one to acctually take time to breathe but now I do because of this. Can’t wait for my next session!!!!!
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Whitney
1st day
What we say is tied to what will manifest. Believe and we shall receive. Self care is important before we start the day. This mediation was calming. Helps me to be centered and feel good to accomplish today’s tasks.
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Nancy
Day 1
I learned that, even just 3 minutes of calm focused breathing, can make an impact on my mental health and start my day off with positivity.
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Aliza
Day One
Results are probably best if you really close your eyes and separate yourself from the world around you
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Aiyana
Breathe
Breathing can and will help you at any time. Focusing on your breathing slows the mind down & concentrates on what YOU ask for
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Suzette
Day one
Deep breathing is very relaxing and helpful. It helps let go of the negative feelings to allow me to feel less stressed.
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Victoria
Day one
That taking a few minutes of silence for yourself wakes you up more
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Dana
First time
Just a few minutes of mindful breathing can shed some anxiety.
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Kaelyn
Day 1
Everything comes and goes and that I shouldn’t put so much energy on you. You aren’t helping me
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Julia
First step
I learned that when someone ask you to think about something, you will always think about what’s giving you the anxiety or what’s most important to you
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Rita
First lesson
By using the Breathing technique I found that it helped to clear away any negativity or thoughts. I found it to be very cleansing.
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Ali
Breathing
I learned that I need to stop tensing up. The more tense I get, the more annoyed I get. Therefore, I just need to breathe all of the bad energy out at once.
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Kinah
Breathing
I learned that it is easy to breathe in and out and forget what is around you.
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Susan
In an imperfect world
I just didn’t get much out of it. My fiancé was trying to talk to me the whole time and I finally had to gesture to him that I was meditating. I ended up more annoyed than peaceful. It’s time to make my meditation room a reality.
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Ava
The pause between breaths
The pause between breaths is something that I️ never noticed before and I️ really enjoyed imagining the clouds floating by in my mind. This session was extremely relaxing and it made me feel way less stressed. 😌
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madison
breathing
i learned that deep breaths help me relax and focus on my thoughts
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Brian
My first session
I learned that I can easily focus on my breathing and notice the short breaks in between my breathes. I also learned that Aura’s voice soothes me and makes me feel comfortable and better.
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Bonnie
1st meditation
I learned that I am comfortable doing meditation. I realize what I’m missing by not slowing down more. I can just sit out side and take deep breaths and feel meditation
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Jordyn
Breathe
it makes me calm and just take a second to realize what’s going on.
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Anaid
First day
I started with a very fast and strong heartbeat, but it became very slow and gentle, by the end I was feeling very relaxed.
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Sydney
Thoughts
I learned that it's good to let yourself explore your thoughts.
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Caroline
I am the blue sky
Thoughts come and go. To clear any thoughts, focusing on the pause in between breaths will also pause the thought pattern...peace exists in that pause. That pause is present, mindful, quiet purity.
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Clara
First day
I learned that I am probably too stressed because I couldn’t completely relax during the session due to the fact that I was paying attention to the noises in the house, but tomorrow I will improve
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Karolina
Breathing
It’s easy to control my breathe and slow down a bit, relax muscles that I’m focusing on and let me mind be free of worries just for a 3 minutes.
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Hans
Thoughts are like Clouds
Thoughts come and go like clouds and you can choose which ones to focus on, and which ones to ignore. This moment was a little bit awkward for me, since it’s my first mindfulness exercise but it felt oddly relaxing and I was kind of smiling towards the end of the exercise.
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Audrey
Thoughts
I learned that thoughts will drift in and that’s okay. I’m still practicing awareness as long as I mindfully return to my breathing.
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Bailey
First Day
I learned that I need to take time to relax myself and realize what’s going on in my setting. I often react to things in an excessive manner because i don’t take time to just breath and realize what’s going on around me. Nothing is that bad.
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Susan
Breathing techniques really worked
The only part of the meditation that I didn’t understand, yet made me feel in control… Was the part where the voice brought me back to my anger and, even though my muscles didn’t tighten and my breathing continued, my eyes wanted to release tears but didn’t. I didn’t come out of the meditation with anger, but I was still mindful of it and I think that makes a huge difference between being angry and having anger that you can control and do something about… And that kind of anger does not bring about stress. Anger is something we must all face in our daily lives, it just depends on what we decide to do with it.
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Kassandra
Breath
I learned that breathing feels good, and awareness brings attention to the stories we create
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Ren
Awesome!
This completely relaxed me and helped me let go of all of the stress in my life. Would definitely recommend!
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Sarah
Breathing
Breathing, calming myself, allowing myself to slow down, gives me the chance to pick up on details that i normally wouldn’t notice
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Heather
I need to take deeper breaths
Time to pause Time for me is important It’s likely for ones mind to wander
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Natalie
Not yet mindful
It was hard for me to pinpoint my thoughts as she was speaking. I was so focused on my breathing and her voice that I didn’t have many other thoughts. So I was thrown off when I was asked to pinpoint each thought as it comes.
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Lizz
Happy vs. Positvie
I learned that being overly happy and excited for the day isn’t the same as a general feeling of positivity coming into the day. But both are beautiful and both should be celebrated and acknowledged.
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John
Feedback
I thought this was Mindfulness meditation—you simply notice the breath as it naturally is. However, I was coached instead to control my breathing in a certain way. What gives? Will not be recommending the app.
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Mike
Breathing
After only 3 minutes I am much calmer! My head is clear and ready to get back to work with more focus.
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Bianca
Day 1
I learned that I can’t have distractions. Even the slightest sound does not allow me to continue only a 3 min meditation.
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Roger
First day
I need to take time to meditate on my own. I need to learn to forgive and relax.
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Talia Grace
Day one
This actually was helpful. I feel as though I’ll sleep better now.
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Irene
First session
I’m tired I tend to not pay attention to if I’m tired. Maybe I should sleep more.
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Jessi
All I needed to do
All I needed to do was sit back and breathe and focus on what really matters. Not finals, not drama, not mean girls, but what truly matters. And calming down and focusing on myself. My breathing. It was so relaxing. I need to do this more often.
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Brittany
Drifting away
Time can drift me away in a positive manner without noticing it
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Olga
First meditation
I learned that I need to relax This is all I want to write
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Lauren
learned...
I learned that you have to let everything just come into your mind and let it go right back out
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Tosha
It’s okay for your mind to wander
It’s nice to be able to take a moment and concentrate on yourself. 💜
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Ashley
First meditation.
I did this to reduce stress about a specific situation. It’s strange that I became terrified and unsafe. Makes me wonder why that’s the first emotion I felt. I think it’s hard for me to let go of fear. I have a way bigger wall than expected. Hopefully I can break this.
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Gabby
Feeling stressed or overwhelmed
Feeling stressed or overwhelmed at times can be quiet exhausting. School work and other obligations take a use tole in my life and I often find myself stressing over small things. This "stress" session allowed me to take time for myself to realize that breathing is important and small stories in my head are incredible.
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Nidjha
First Session 01/26/2018
It felt good to stop and focus on my breathing. It felt good to pause and feel that moment when i couldn’t exhale or inhale any further. I like it.
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Michele
Tonight
Eating while breathing is difficult ... why did I begin while I was still chewing a pretzel??
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Meg
Meditation 1
Thoughts are like clouds, they come and go. Honor them while they are here, but do not become attached to the fleeting moment
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Lincoln
taking time for myself
i love doing this in the morning after i get ready for the day, it helps me get motivated for school and have a positive outlook.
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JC
Day one - at office
It is difficult to focus on the breathing while shutting out the other sounds and people around me.
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Liz
Mindfull
Staying mindful and taking time for myself is essential leading up to my recital and that I can be mindful and aware rather than stressed
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Sofia
Random
I learned that sometimes things only seem impossible because you never tried to make them possible.
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Alex
First Meditating Exercise
I learned that it’s better to recognize your thoughts instead of trying to force them away — less stress.
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Apryl
What I learned
I learned that if I focus on my breathing I can calm down about the things that I am very stressed and worried about!
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Veronica
Breathing
I learned that when I have a negative thought, I need to concentrate on my breathing, close my eyes and watch my thoughts floats by like clouds. Then, decide which thoughts I want to focus on and which ones I want to keep floating by.
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Humberto
Saturday
I learned that my breathing helps a lot on how you feel and concentrating on that can clear out your mind
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Sydney
Thoughts
I should focus on what's really important. Sometimes I need to let thoughts pass and calm my buzzing mind. Also, change things up once in a while and see how I feel (hopefully better).
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Kim
Restarting
I need to acknowledge thought and let it drift. Let distractions fall away
R
Ruvi
Thoughts
Thoughts are like clouds, you focus on the most important ones and that is awareness.
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Geoff
I learned that you can switch off as when I opened my eyes I had forgotten which e
Eyes I had forgotten which room I was in. I also felt very calm and my breathing was easier.
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Heidi
Day 1
I had trouble visualizing but my deep breathing felt amazing and my muscles loosened up
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Rebecca
First day of mindfulness.
I learned that I can be truly present. To Be Here in the moment. Focusing on my breathing relaxes me. I Cleared out my mind and I'm happy to have achieved that. I learned I can do it. It's possible for me.
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Acha
Calm
I just need to calm down sometimes, and learn how to not hustle too often.
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diletta 🌼
jan. 28
i am so sad today and this short meditation felt like a soft hug
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Jonathan
Mindfulness
I took appreciation for the rhythm of breaking as I noticed my breaths hum between inhales and exhales. I also feel calmer, with a drive to create; which led to writing this entry.
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Micaela
Breathe
I have to take a minute to breathe and relax, trying to take out the stress and unconfortable feelings and sensations
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Judy
Breathing
I learned that I like pausing after exhaling. I love the space it creates. No pressure, no direction, just space.
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Charlotte
There are bigger things to be worrying about than my little problems
Calmness comes from within and without taking the time out of your day to relax, you carry the stress into the night and find it hard to sleep.
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Alicia
Day 1
Slowing down my breathing helps me focus on the main topic that comes to mind right before they wash away
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Madison
Day 1
You need to focus on the moment and not worry about what’s ahead
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India
January 28
Wondering thoughts are something beautiful and admirable. And to take a deep breath and look at what surrounds you
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Mila
thoughts
Thoughts come and go but you only choose the ones you want to
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Charlotte
Breathe
I learned that sometimes you need to just take a couple minutes to sit down and breathe
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Alexandra
Appreciation
I need to appreciate the pauses in life, and focus on small parts of the nothingness
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Arben
1st meditation
My mind can go blank. My body can relax. It was effortless, I feel good.
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Jonathan
10:56 pm night 1
Hard to keep my breathing in a steady pattern. When focusing on thoughts I couldn’t exactly stick to one they kept flying by.
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Madison
breathe
i need to concentrate more on my breathing. i feel so much better once i relax and acknowledge my breath!
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Andrea
First Day
I learned that I’m not willing to focus. That is it. Looking for something!
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ava
1/29/18
becoming aware of the topics that i want to focus more on is a milestone and shows how important that matter should be to me
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Ryan
Breathing
I learned that taking in life's every day thoughts through breathing helps
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Victoria
1 Day
I learned that 3 minutes can be so relaxing and sweet. Thank you !!!!
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Pretty
I enjoy before sleep meditations🌜
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Lily
Breathing
Controlled breathing helped me to really relax and clear my mind completely.
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Lindsy
Day 1
Today I learned to just breathe and focus on the relaxing.
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Brandy
Awareness
When thoughts float in and they are pondered then Let go that is true awareness
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Lucas
Learnig
I learned that I need some preparation before I start a session. Finding a quiet place and a comfortable position are very important pre-session steps.
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Breanna
Yikes
It’s hard to focus on breathing when you’re too sick I feel like a straw is the only way air is getting through to my lungs I swear if this is pneumonia.... LORD please help me
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Valerie
Take deep breathes helps calm me down.
Taking deep breaths helps calm me down. I learned to focus on the little things, like breathing slow.
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april
mmmm
it's ok all the events will go, like the past gone. i hope to have good morning when i wake and good future . i belive i will sucess 💫
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Maria
Breath is life helps to remove internal energy
I learned that breathing is magical. It help us to leave, to move energy, to relax...control your breathing and you have the half way done.
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Germaine
Unwind
I learned that I should unwind at the end of the day. Relax my muscles and treasure the beauty of my day!
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Kerina
Day 1
I can tune things out. But my blood pressure is way high still
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Jelena
Life is Beautiful
Life is beautiful and may come hard times but just look at the outlook and take a deep breath!! Every moment counts...
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Natasha
Day one
Taking a few minutes to breathe everyday is important. It exercises the brain and allows thoughts to move freely.
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Jeni
Focus
I learned that in just 3 minutes I can really change my focus on things.
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Jaclyn
Chaos
I learned that I need to pause for a bit and breathe. My mind is my prison and I just need to stop sometimes...
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Maria
Pause
I learned that if you pause when you inhale and exhale there is a moment of calm, equivalent to feeling nothing. I learned that visualising the clouds moving can be relaxing
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Suzila
First session
I learned that it is important to control our breathing.. it relates much to our mind..
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Liz
Little things
I learned that the little things matter, every talk, every eye contact, every laugh, they add up, just like the small bad things add up just the same. I have to take time and live in the moment, each moment, and find the little details and appreciate them.
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Anna
Freaked out
I wanna curl up in a ball on my bed and avoid, avoid, avoid. But I want to be able to move freely again and dance again and you can’t dance when you are curled up in a ball under the covers.
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Shan
Thoughts
You can choose which thoughts you wish to pay attention to, and which thoughts you wish to let pass “like clouds in the sky”
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Peter-Ann
First meditation in a long time
I have been avoiding meditation for quite some time. It feels good to sit down and try to calm my mind. I hope to continue.
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Abby
The sky
I learned that the sky is beautiful. I have also realized to let things go that have harmed me.
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Yasmeen
First Day
I learned that not every thought needs your abrupt attention. Focus on one thought deal with it and move on to the next .
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Gretchen
A few minutes a day?
Maybe I can do this. It was relaxing and good to focus just on my mental clarity and well-being for just a moment.
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Brooke
sleep
did this before going to sleep, cloud visual was very relaxing
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Kaitlyn
Breathing
Focusing on breathing slowly and quietly can calm your nerves
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Markela
Breathing seems to change things around me made my body a lot more relaxed!
I should’ve learn how to do this years ago, I know I would have been a lot calmer if I knew how to relaxed and breath through stressful situations😍
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Brooke
Meditating
This was very relaxing and calm it made me feel good and comfortable
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Haleigh
Day 1
Moments and thoughts can pass through the mind like clouds in the sky, but you choose which one(s) to pay attention to.
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Carlos
Breathing
I learn how to let slow breaths in and out.These techniques show me a relaxing experience.
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Ashlynn
Day 1
Breathing and allowing your mind to focus will make you feel very optimistic and happy 😊
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Danielle
Day 1
Breathing is harder than I thought...to be able to breathe an listen an do what is being asked is a lot for beginners
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Wj
Pauses
Focusing on the moment when breathing pauses and knowing nothingness
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Sundee
Control
I am not in control of anyone but myself. I need to be more patient and less judgmental.
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Erin
Day 1 - Taipei
I learned that I carry a lot of tension behind my eyes and that being outside makes it easier to let go of distractions.
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Kate
Day 1
Meditation is a good way to bring myself down at night before bed
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Cat
Thinking
Focusing on something else can make you forget about your surroundings for a while
S
Sammi
Breathe
In, pause; out, pause. Stay in the space of the pause, feel the nothingness.
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Kimberly
Day One
I need to look deep into my breathing and understand it. I need to be away of myself first before my surroundings.
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Jada
Mindfulness
Taking time to be mindful of your mind will show you what you really want.
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Stu
Steadily enlightened
I found this easy and relaxing. It was basic, which is welcome at midnight, and very easy to follow. I feel that I may sleep better following this experience.
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Eddie
First time
I’m not really having any thoughts at the moment... but I am noticing sounds and smells and the thoughts that happen are about them... such as that low, steady rumbling sound I’d never noticed before... ohhh! It’s the sound of the underground subway construction!
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Patrick
Day 1
I learned that breathing and relaxing can calm my mind and bring focus back to the present.
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Sam
Day 1
It’s ok to wander—noticing that I am following a “story” is a beautiful moment. Then I can bring my attention back.
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Adrianna
That feeling
That feeling between the breathing that moment of pause, feels like a treadmill that goes In motion with rhythm but it feels so free and expressive. That’s how I want to live my life.
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Johanna
Morning thoughts
It’s easier to wake up after reconnecting to the body and breath
A
Ashton
Med day 1
I learned to help release some of the thoughts that I didn’t need to be holding on to. Also the pausing with the breathing was a cool technique.
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Kiran
Thoughts
Thoughts control your mood... so its good to control them. Thereby, the mood improves... I feel so calm right now! As calm as the ocean perhaps
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Hannah
Day 1
I noticed more than anything that I'm struggling with posture and that my upper back and shoulders really hurt especially when breathing. Also that when i breath the right side of my neck hurts feels like a vein or artery . Very weird . Apart from the physical pain I do feel very slightly calmer.
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Christy
Breathing
Focusing on breathing during a certain moment is relaxing. If I find myself to be stressed or anxious, I will practice breathing techniques.
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Kelsey
Recognize stillness.
It is calming. The Soave between breaths. It makes things open up. Grateful for my day to get things done, Be by myself and socialize. Fun night with the boys watching too chef jr.
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Rikki
First time...
I learned that the breathing technique helped me to let go of the stresses of my life. If just for a brief moment. I felt peace in the now.
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Sam
Let go
I don’t have to hold on to everything or everyone. I am not defined by them. I am my own person. I have to let go of things that are draining me, damaging me and choose the good things. I have the power of choice.
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Joe
Not bad...
This was a pleasant break from the immediate. It would be good to start the day with this everyday.
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Marilee
First meditation
I learned that 3 minutes is a perfect refreshment break time
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Akarui
Me
I can be whatever i want even if it means me chasing something that isn’t all real i love everyone i don’t want to lose anyone i just want to be happy and live like i want to without criticism i am me❤️
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Raechel
Compassion:
Centering my thoughts on breathing can lead to drifting thoughts. W Bracing the drift, rather than feeling guilty about I️t, allows me to refocus on my breathing. I can apply this compassion in my life.
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Hayley
Take time
Taking a few moments to yourself can change your perspective
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bea
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its difficult for me at the start of my own learning to separate myself from my thoughts, although for a few glimmering moments i was able to bring myself a little peace
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Jennie
Morning journey. . .
Day 1 😔 Now it's time to shower. Reflect on today. Exercise was 3 minutes consisting of breathing and thoughts as clouds floating by.
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Imogen
Day1
It’s hard to stay focussed on yourself and not drift into other thoughts
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Makayla
First Session
It was kind of difficult for me to sit peacefully still. Hopefully it becomes easier.
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Sarah
What I learned
I learned today to stop thinking about everything in negative way
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Briana
Mindfulness
I can take myself somewhere else and learn how to free myself of the world around me
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Nancy
Breathing come and go
I’m getting close to letting go of things that have hurt me in the past. I’m beginning to tune into myself and really taking the time to understand who I am and what I want.
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Rachael
Breathing & Thoughts Come & Go
In our daily life thoughts pop in our head and we wonder what if this happened or if that went differently. Our mind has this unique, interesting power that makes us think about anonymously an infinite number of thoughts. We see two sides of how things could go, either coming from a good point of view or a bad point of view and in the end, picking the one you chose leads to an unknown new path. People think that once something terrible happens you can’t change it but having the right mindset and seeing things in another perspective, can change that. Life will get better, it takes time as long as you try to make that change for yourself:)
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Kangsik
Breathing
I breathe carelessly everyday without consciousness. But, in this moment, I feel my breathing.
M
Mia
The pause..
I was fascinated by the nothingness of the pause. Complete silence. Calm. No breath yet no fear of pain
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Kelly
Even if it’s just 3 minutes of meditation, I can use that time to relax.
It feels good to relax a few minutes. I was able to relax my breathing, be still and listen to the guided meditation without interruption. It felt nice being in the moment.
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Cynie
First Time
This was Was my first time Was great Was peaceful May we meet again
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Xavier
My boyfriend
I realized how much I appreciate my boyfriend. And how my life has been good to me and relaxing
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Gori
Night 1
The nothingness in the pauses between breathing can be beautiful
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Tiffany
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Taking the time to focus and breathe can calm your nerves and give you clarity
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Elizabeth
In any environment I can take just three minutes to relax and become refreshed again,thank you Aura
It helped me do something in such little time with so much emotion
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Ashlynn
Quiet time
Quiet time is the best time the more you engulfed your mind and body with quiet time and good health the happier your life will start to go
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Jane
Mood
I am much calmer after this session - the increased oxygen, the thought suggestion and the calm voice gently work their magic.
K
Kristine
Shape
The shape of my body on inhale and exhale felt different with my eyes closed than I imaged it would
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Irina
Fear
The biggest fear is actually fear itself as not the issue at hand
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Julian
Cat herding
Controlling thoughts is like herding cats. They scamper off in all sorts of directions.
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Jazmine
First time .
I learned that control your breathing is the first step , before anything .
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Brittany
It was short
It was kind of too short for me to be able to relax. I wasn't able to calm down in the length of time given for the meditation. Also her voice was not very soothing
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Theresa
What did I learn
I learned that I hold on to feelings too tight. They mess with my day. It’s can take away my happiness, I’ll end up taking my frustration out on my loved ones.
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Michael
Step 1
I have issues seeing thoughts as clouds passing through my mind. They appear sharp and jagged, consuming my focus until I can wrench myself away from them.
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Rikki
Breath
I need to breath and regoinize my thoughts. But seriously, i was occupied withbreathinh, there wasnt much thinking.
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Shannen
Breathe
I need to take a moment to stop and breathe. That I feel better when I take a moment.
M
Molly
Breathing
Breathing is relaxing.
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Catalina
Day 1
I learned that this really helps and sometimes I just need to let go and observe things from afar. Thoughts come and go the same as people and occurrences.
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Kyra
Day 1
I learned that taking a moment to relax helps a lot. It can help with my mood in just a very short time and clears my mind. It is very peaceful and very relaxing too me.
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Mattie
Breathing
while focusing on breathing your mind eventually drifts off into moments you forgot
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Carol
Day 1
I learned that you can find calm and peace in a small pondering of your surroundings
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Katelynn
Breathing and thoughts
I learned that if you close your eyes and control and focus on your breathing it makes thoughts float away like clouds and you relax.
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zionna
school is a big stress for me
i️ need to focus on school and make sure to keep up. i️ learned a breathing exercise that helps me to not feel so stressed
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Meredith
Thoughts
Certain thoughts are calming while breathing in and out and you use those thoughts to make a story in your mind to take your mind off of other stressful things.
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Jessica
Breathing connected to my thoughts
Breathing with a rythme helps me only focus on my breaths and not what is going on in my life or what is going on around me.
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Abbey
Thoughts and breathing
When you’re having a hard time with breathing in a stressful moment it helps to calm and push through until you can level out. Thoughts will still be there but hey it’s your first time :)
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Dylan
:)
Slow breathing and visualization can help release a lot of stress and worries
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Sydney
Alone
Why do I feel like the world evolves around one person? The person I can’t have. I put myself into a deeper hole by caring how they make me feel. I don’t know what to do, I need to let go. I’m alone.
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Jessia
First meditation
I learned that sometimes I need to focus on myself instead of thinking about him, or about whats coming next, or what I need to do or how I need to live my lige, just give you a break
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Emily
Relaxation is Real
I learned that simply breathing and letting myself go for a couple of minutes helped a lot more than i thought it would. Those 3 minutes went by way faster than i thought, and I wish it had been longer.
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Teagan
day 1
Thoughts come and go so let them go rather than hold on to them
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Stephanie
Breathing
I learned that focusing on my breathing helps me not get distracted from anything else.
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Julian
Day kne
I learned that the three thoughts I try to hold onto if nothing else are of wrestling matches that I lost, soccer practice, and homework assignments.
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B
breathing
just by slowing down your breathing it relaxes parts of my body thats tense
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Ashley
Negativity
I learned that my mind is constantly clouded with stress and negative energy, it's almost like I have a heavy burden on my shoulders bringing me down
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Selina
Too fast
I learned that 3 Minutes of thinking about Little, simple Things are rushing by so quickly
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Shianne
Breathe
Inhale, exhale, and pause when you feel stress coming on. It helps to relax your muscles and your body to feel at ease.
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Raelin
I focus a lot on breathing being perfect I need to let go 👌🏽
Let it go, be of the essence right now do not wait for your peace
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Jess
Day 1
Hardest part is getting started. 3 min isn’t enough. It’s annoying that they make you write more and I am likely not to write bc of that.
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Kaylee
Meditation
I need to be more comfortable to do this meditation. I also need to appreciate everything around me more.
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Courtney
Day 1
I learned an easy breathing technique and it was ok if my mind wandered.
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Shaz
Ez pz
Doesn’t have to be long which is great cuz I don’t have much time before work
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Asia
Okay
I learned that it’s okay to take time to your self even if it’s just three minutes
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Michael
Day one.
No matter when I try to relax, something interrupts me. My life is so busy. Watching the baby every day is taxing on an old man.
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Angel
Just a step
I learned that just taking a short break to breathe, can go a long way.
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kiersten
first session
simple things that just are relaxing after a long day give peace to mind
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Gracie
Focus on you
Be aware of your emotions rather than focusing on everyone and everything else.
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Emily
1st
To pause after deep inhales and exhales so that you can feel yourself not breathe for s moment
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Hannah
awareness
awareness is a beautiful thing. being able to be simply AWARE is an amazing process.
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Zoë
I️ learned that
When I’m stressed, take a few seconds to breathe in and out
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Emma
Clouds
I learned that it’s easier to let go of thoughts if you imagine them as clouds.
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Daniel
First Day
it is very calming, it feels natural, i am aware that i am in meditation but i am dreaming, i feel alive. aware
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Gabby
Day 1
Thoughts come and go and it’s important to decide which ones to focus on and which go just let go (:
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abi
thoughts
thoughts come and go like clouds some linger for longer and twist into a story. a beautiful moment breath is an anchor
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Flora
Breathe
I learned by breathing I can calm myself. It was a calm way to calm me down and relax my body.
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Gabby
Calmness
I learned that sometimes you just need to take a couple minutes from your day to be connected to yourself and focus on how you can improve your mental state by imagining beautiful moments in life.
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Melena
lovely
i learned that focusing on your breathing can become very peaceful
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Alina
Stress-free life
I shouldn’t get so stressed about little things and take it out on the people I love.
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Jordan
Me
I try to be to perfect. It makes me have anxiety and stresses me out.
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Abby
Meditation
Focusing on my breathing really helps me destress. Meditating makes me miss yoga. Hopefully I’ll be able to start going again with in the next couple of weeks.
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Lukas
Yoooo this shit wild
this worked so well i feel really good and i’m goin to bed now
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Lee
Day 1
I started at Not the normal time - tomorrow starts post morning shower (B=MAT trigger) The mediation was guided and breathing
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Jason
Day One Session One
Brooke is my happy place. Thoughts come and go like passing clouds, but she always remained, lingering on and capturing my attention.
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Caylee
i learned tht
i learned that if i take time to meditate i can become calmer
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Katherine
Beginning
I learned that I can still do this. Yay.... looking forward to more sessions and feeling tranquil.
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Diana
Stress
I just need to relax to let go of my stress. Because of all these tests, I haven’t had a moment to just relax and take everything in.
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Alisha
Just breathe
Taking a moment to yourself can be all the difference in the outcome of each situation.
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Brooke
Reflection
I learned that successful people struggle more often than comes to the eye.
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Frida
Awareness
Beeing aware of my thoughts, and beeing aware of what thoughts I want to give attention to, and whom not.
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Dalya
I learned that
This helped me realize that things will always come and go stressing about it doesn't help it just makes it worse so all you need to do is take deep breathes everyday
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Glenn
Probably my favorite meditation I’ve encountered thus far.
I really like the added layer of noting the pauses in between breaths.
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Samantha
Thought clouds ⛅️
Thoughts really can come and go if you refocus your breath and energy to deflect them.
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Aniyah
no negative thoughts
focus on the good things. breath. remain calm, think happy thoughts.
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Mandi
First time
I liked how easy it was. I have never tried to meditate before. Listening to the voice made it easier to not pay attention anything else.
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Clare
:-(
I learned that it’s okay to feel sad and stressed when meditating. Especially with adhd, it’s easy to let thoughts wander, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing.
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Christine
“The thoughts that you want to spend more time thinking about”
Paying attention to the thoughts I have, and which ones I favor.
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Ife
Control
It is okay to take a moment out of the things I have planned for today and enter myself that no matter what happens today , I should take it as easy as a cloud that comes and goes because ultimately I don't have full control .
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Topaz
Technology can hwlp
The problem is the solution. My fear of losing time, comes both from feeling out of control of my time due to my life constrains. But those constrains also give me freedom of security & assurance of certain time slots in my life and days that I can always count on. Make a schedule. Be flexible if it needs to change. Hold to it if I’m simply scared of it.
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Megan
Pausing
I never take time to focus on the pauses in life. The moments before something happens. It can be big or small but I don’t take the time to shift and be aware. This was a good reminder.
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Ema
First lesson
I need to be alone when I want to meditate. Everyone around me was noisy and rather distracting. I wasn’t able to tune it out.
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Grace
Breathing
Relaxing the muscles and focusing on breathing can release tension in the body
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Breanna
Stressed
I learned that when u are stressed out or have problems here and then, take a moment to breath In and out slowly and relax, and that helps u a lot!
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Megan
Favorite
This is probably my favorite meditation to listen to. It’s so reassuring and comforting. I love the nothingness in the pauses.
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Caroline
Helpful
I learned that taking a second to breathe helps one understand their thoughts and hopes as a person. I am thankful for this breathing session and am also thankful that I feel less stressed because of it.
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Katariina
1. Meditation
It was nice to just stop for a second. It is a good start for a day
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Marisa
Day 71
Focusing on having the natural pause after the breath is something that i really enjoy and calms me
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Hannah
Picking your battles
It’s important for one to choose the less stressful and the positive thoughts to flow through our hearts, bodies, and minds. It is a waste of our time to focus on things that will soon pass and just bring us temporary discomfort.
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Sierra
Awareness
I can escape my heavy thoughts by simply breathing and listening to my body.
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Alex
Good vibes
This is such good mediation practice to start your day. It's bare far my favorite one.
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Kerehi
Day 1
Re-learning how to control and let my thoughts flow by instead of getting so caught up in my head.
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Susie
4 Part Breathing
I liked the suggestion that when my mind wanders to thoughts/stories is a wonderful moment of awareness and does not need to be perceived in a negative way. Returning to the anchor of my breath with out a sense of failure or guilt...just awareness is a good thing!
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Robert
My mind wanders
I can not stop the flow of my thoughts. It doesn't matter how mindful or aware I am, my thoughts will drift sometimes I find myself thinking about not thinking. Breath can refocus me.
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Jessica
Puppy in the Grass
Ziegler’s voice is always soft, lively, and playful, and she brings a simple joy to meditation. She inspires me to approach meditation like a puppy bouncing through tall grass, bounding through a sea of thoughts. Some are good, some are bad, but in the end, they are all grass the puppy must bound through.
JK
John/Kate
Calm
I felt calm as I watched the clouds in my mind last by
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Laura
Foundational
I felt grounded in my emotions and a sense of balance. It gave me a reflection of my emotions, the possibility of changing my natural state of anxiety to an inward calm.
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Patuxa
I feel very sad. My heart is broken and I very very low energie
Life happens and you cannot controle other people We must only depend on ourselves
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Karen
Feeling physically unwell due to something I ate
I know I must be careful with what I eat. Also, some concerns with my relationship with Stephen. I know there will be decision to make when I go up there. Is that the life I am going to desire? Or is the life I have now the one I want. I want him in my life but I will have to adapt to his life and his ways, not the opposite. Is wanting to spend this part of my life with someone so strong that I can adapt?