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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!!