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A Joyful Mind

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Ryan Kenny, LCSW
Meditation Instructor & Resilience Coach
Take a moment to nurture a sense of joy in your day by savoring uplifting sensations and positive intentions. Photo by Julia Avamotive from Pexels
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I felt really happy relaxed and my mind calmed down. I am going to do this one again
Inviting in Joy
Being open and attentive to it, joy can be found in the simple moments of being, in a cup of morning joe, in a belly laugh and in the sweetness of a smile. In this meditation, we explore ways to increase our joy by feeling sensations and saying beautiful well wishes to others and ourselves. Getting comfortable in an upright position, I became aware of my body as a whole. Noticing where I was holding tension, I began telling myself soften on my out breath. After a few rounds of softening, I placed my awareness on my face. Forming a slight smile, I sensed how my eyes, cheeks, chin and lips changed to accommodate this smile. Sensing, I became grateful for the ability to smile. Scanning my body from my toes to my head, I noticed a sense of aliveness. Sensing this whole other world going on inside, I sensed an awakened joy fill my heart and because of that, I noticed that my smile was getting slightly bigger on my face. Changing from noticing sensations in my body to becoming aware of someone I love dearly, visions of my mom entered my mind. Thinking back on a time when I saw her smiling and laughing, I felt so much happiness and joy for her! It was so much fun to see her enjoying herself! Seeing her laughing and smiling, I wished her many more joyful moments like this in her life. By now, my smile had turned into an outright grin. To relish in these joyful moments, I looked around in my surroundings for a time after listening, watching birds and squirrels go about their business. Inviting in joy and sensing it all around me, I am reminded that life is truly what you make of it! Namaste 🙏🏻❤️☮️
Great quick meditation to start my morning!! Wishing those we love & care about, joy & happiness is a beautiful way to lift our vibration & energy levels up!!
Joyful mind
It was nice to send living kindness intentions to the people in our lives, as well as the people that are no longer in our journey with us. I send my love to a person that is cruel to me. I almost didn't, but isn't that part of it all? It felt good.
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