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A Moment of Release

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Kristy Arbon
Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Teacher
Imagining your life without a current situation that is causing you stress and anxiety. What would your life be like without this stress?
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80 reflections
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Sam
Hope
When there are difficulties at the present it is often a good idea to look ahead. Hope always looks ahead. Thank you for reminding me of that.
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Chané
Imagining freedom
Freedom from anxiety is possible by imagining the weight of it lift and visualising life as it continues without that heaviness.
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Ashley
A Moment of Release
Some things in life are temporary and you can imagine what life will be like without them to relieve tension and stress
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Anna
A moment of release
It really helps me relax and release the stress of school I really like this app and all of its meditation but I love this one the most
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Selby
The possibility of life without anxiety is intoxicating. There is so much potential. Get there.
To focus on that possibility is useful. Is helpful. Is attainable.
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Sarah
Releasing Anxiety
I know emotions are normal and natural I just wish that I could control them better and not let them dominate me. This meditation was good practice toward achieving that goal
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Bailey
Loved it!
I loved how relaxing it was and how just escaping from my chaotic day for three minutes and listening to this allowed me to relax and reduce the amount of stress I had
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Kendall15
Impermanence
My struggles do not define me and will not always be apart of my life. For now, I have the power to temporarily escape them.
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McKay
Take a break
Taking a break is beneficial because if your just go, go, go you don’t stop and realize what’s really going on around you and you can see more clearly and make better choices.
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Emi
#1 release what is bothering you
i learned that if you take a minute to slow down and think of a better time then where you are at now, you suddenly feel apart of that time and no longer in the stress and worry of the present.
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Matthew
Cant let it go...it's a permanent change!
This session challenged me to let go of the stressful thing I'm facing today, but that's not possible! Today I lose my primary care physician and see a new doctor for the first time. It's an early morning appointment, and I have a ton to do prior to it. So I'm up super early, and didn't sleep well with the anxiety of it all. 😭
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Karl
Omit stress
What a beautiful thing, if but for a moment. For me it's was like being a wide eyed kid again. When I thought I could conquer the world. Then coming to the realization that...the world is over shooting. Let's just conquer our little patch of ground first.
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Emmalee
Getting rid of...
I learned a way to get rid of difficult emotions that just weigh me down, just to release them. I feel quite often, inadequate and therefore envious of others, maybe admittedly jealousy and it's not a good feeling. I find from today's session, I can deal with those things if I take a few moments to destress and release the negativity!
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Claire
Stressed at school
Taking a couple minutes to think and let your body calm down and relax
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Kimberly
Letting go
I don't need to be weighed down by emotions. Hard though when my stresses are connected to other people and my job is to support them and problem solve. I often take on these problems as I work to find solutions. Letting go of the weight of this is challenging.
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Scott
Didn’t help much
These are wonderful words but to be honest with you, I didn’t experience even a moment of freedom from anxiety and stress. I couldn’t even imagine or tune into what one moment would feel like without stress and anxiety. I can’t remember the last time I experienced a reprieve. Unfortunately, this meditation didn’t do anything for me. I tried forcing myself to imagine it came up empty.
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Micaela
stressed and overwhelmed!
I learned that, stress weighs you down! By taking a couple moments throughout each day to stay calm, relaxed and to release the negative energy that’s causing the stress. For example, imagining life without the problems that’s causing it. 😇😌
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Amy
Release
I really enjoyed this one! Thinking of what life would be like without anxiety is beautiful.
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Zak
Zak
I learned that I can let anxiety go and calm down..I feel more comfortable and I believe that I can do everything without stressing
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Diana
Problems aren't here to stay
This is a great lesson 😍 problems aren't here to stay, life is much more than that
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Sarah
Nothing is forever
We may be stressed out and left wondering how long will we be this way with these problems, but they will eventually go away and we need to think about that
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Seit
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I can see myself “no longer in this state” but... imagining not having it in the first place are two completely different concepts. If I didn’t have it, I wouldn’t be here today. I guess having said, I am grateful for this adversity I face. If I didn’t have it and the inner strength to say “I have had enough.” And finally surrendering my will over to a higher being. I wouldn’t be the man I am today. I appreciate the person I am that has come out of that suffering. The suffering I choose to put myself through. Today, I no longer choose to suffer and be a victim of my own mind or the other people who mean to do harm. If you have read this, thank you. :) may you have the unshakeable strength of the warrior to accept these harsh lessons and learn from them, not to be destroyed by them.
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Mark
Jud
Hi I’m sweetie Hey I am sorry if you didn’t call you last week sorry I’m busy I am just so happy I got you
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Daisy
Stress
My stress wont always be with me, if I can visualise my life without it then I can work towards losing this stress
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Jacob
This helped me relax
It's okay to recognize feelings without feeling too stressed
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Olivia
Imagination is a tool
Imagination is a powerful tool in letting go of anxieties moment to moment. Simply imagining my life without the stresses that I feel and pick up around me let’s me breathe and relax into each moment.
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Karen
Aura
I learned that sometimes I like Aura’s intro music more than the actual practice!!! Actually this one was quite hard for me - if I think about the stress facing me today it is that I have to give a presentation at work to senior leaders... but the nerves help me get in the zone.
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Kelly
Hm
I wasn’t a huge fan of meditating on the problems of the moment going away, because I think of that pretty regularly, but translating it for myself to think just imagine your life exactly how it is but you don’t feel anxious about it, that was pretty helpful. So maybe I’ll do that on my own in the future! Thanks Aura!
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Margot
I cant release the thing that is causing my anxiety
Because I don’t know what it is. This was a lovely meditation but I couldn’t visualize letting go of the cause because of don’t know what it is. It doesn’t even seem to be anything to do with my thoughts. I will be happily going about my day. Or I will be lying in bed watching my favorite tv programme. Or I will just be driving. My mind will be calm but suddenly these butterflies will start and my heart will start palpitating. It had stopped for a few weeks and I thought it was gone. But for the past three days it is back again. Frustrated
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John
Stress
It is temporary and I need to know that when it’s gone I’ll be happy. Let it go and feel grateful for things that are good in my life.
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Ram
Trust Curiosity Acceptance
Trust in the Spirit behind this dance of all things great and small Curiosity to seek the experience of It Acceptance of it all with love and gratitude
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Janet
Release negativity
Take a moment to think of what burdens you. Imagine how you would feel if this did not exist. Feel the weight leave your shoulders. Get that monkey off your back. Breathe in and feel how deeply you can now breathe without that emotional pain. Because it will pass. You will not have this problem forever.
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Penny
Wonderful
It’s been a tough month... coming into this channel and learning that these feelings of anger , anxiety and sadness do not define me . I am able to let go and have a little peace in the mist of all that is happening around me.
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Alyssa
Anxiety
My uncle just passed away and it really helped me to hit on my current emotions and to recognize they are temporary. Thank you.
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Te Mana
Emotional beings
We can control our emotions with the breathe. We can stop breathing then the mind starts to panic. If I slow my breathing down I can calm my mind. The mind is king of the body. The breathe is king of the mind.
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Everett
Ascend
Heaven in Moe is now a stool in flames glued to the roof amen sister
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Amanda
The anxiety I am feeling and the reason why, doesn’t define me. That I can let go. Look at a calmer
And happier time to reflect on and focus on. That instead of my anxiety
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Tammy
Moment of release
Thank you for providing a way to release myself from my problems for awhile. Imagining my life without this difficulty was freeing. I feel better and lighter of spirit.
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Carl
Stop & Listen!
I learned that I’ve got a good thing going about me with this meditation! Not only did it slow me down to idleness with someone who knows what to say, but I learned a lot that I always need this in my life! Thanks so much again!
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Release
Thinking about how I would feel without stress and anxiety and without the problems causing it makes me feel better.
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Hannah
Day Three
This was the perfect meditation to complete after having a little row with my significant other last evening. Helped me to forget about the disagreement and focus on all the great things about him and our relationship.
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Justine
Release
It made my mind peace for a second so peaceful and so relaxing it made me feel special💆‍♂️
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Dirk
Reflection
More of a reflection than a meditation, but still a good reminder that I can choose to obsess over worries and let them guide my behavior, reactions, and eat my time. Or not.
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Sheikh
i learned to imagine how it will be like without my anxiety and fear
i intend to get a checkup today just to reassure myself that nothing is wrong with me physically i think that will help me remove some ox the triggers
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DorDor
I have so much causing me anxiety that it is
difficult to choose one. I did try to concentrate on the Most recent. Thank you all for sharing real feelings. I just wish we could all use the same meditation at the same time so I could read yours and help with mine.
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DorDor
Where does my comments hide. I type and can’t
find them and I desperately want to. It’s only telling me my reflection is too short. What difference does length make?
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Rosey
Release
Reminding myself that I have options. Everything is momentary. Release.
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Trina
I can relax and enjoy in just 3 minutes.
You don’t need loads of time. You can meditate and get relaxed in a few minutes.
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Trina
That in 3 short minutes I can relax and be kind to myself.
That in 3 short minutes I can relax and be kind to myself. I deserve this.
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Christine
Full concentration is key
I learned that I should not allow negativity distract me during my 3 minutes of meditation. If I wasn’t so focused on the fact that the cause of my stress will still be there when meditation was up, it would have helped me so much more. Positivity should be my focus. I can do this.
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Rebecca
Cloud
Today I struggled to meditate as my head is a bit of a cloud, sometimes I get a cloudy mind which makes it hard for me to concentrate on things directly, which can it hard.
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Ben
Anxiety
Is a transient state that can be overcome and put in its place, managed and beaten.
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Maisy
Letting go of stress for a moment is awesome
Letting go of stress for a moment is awesome it really helps
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Octavia
Release
I learned that it’s ok to be affected by things throughout my day but it’s important to remember not to carry it with me or dwell on the bad stuff I encounter. Learn from it and move on
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Ell
Meanings of life
Release. How often do we stop and take a step back from our busy lives. Isn’t it wonderful to see life from a different angle- for what it IS. What we seek in life is to engage in a meaning that only we can find in our soul and in our energies. Past experiences, negativity, a bad day at work... they shape us and teach us to better ourselves. Be whoever you want to be. But most importantly, whatever you do, don’t AIM to do it well. But seek a new passion from a negative setback... and only THEN will you have the ability to flourish and be enlightened.
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Aleea
Medical
Most of my stress/anxiety is stemming from potential medical problems and the future. I felt this crazy feeling of release when I let them go for that little period of time. I almost cried because that’s how good it felt to let go and let God. I have never been able to fully let go and I forgot what it felt like not to worry.
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Clare
Release
Really enjoyed allowing myself to let go of stresses and worries
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Kaetlin
Meh
Didn’t help, I️ can’t just push away what is causing me this stress. Due to it is homework and quizzes that I️ need to make up for being gone from school.
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Jennifer
Releasing stress
I learned how to release stress. And think a lot about the positive. Not to let stress take over your mind and body.
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Clay
Smile
A nice little smile goes a long way. Once I started smiling at the thought of my stressed being Gina. Poof.
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Xiomara
Breathing
I need to breathe and let go❤️ and to relax my mind and body and to also close my eyes and see how I view the world
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Kristin
First
I feel much lighter after, was nice to let myself imagine life without anxiety and to have a reminder that anxiety is a temporary state and does not define my life
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Eric
1st Mindfulness Meditation
All emotions, good or bad, don’t last forever. Although they seem like they will in that particular moment, there will always be ups and downs. That’s the beauty of having emotions. It’s nice to have an outlet to help keep the negative emotions like stress, depression, etc under control.
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Brian
Release
The sensation of sadness didn’t ultimately go away, but their was a momentary feeling of calm.
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Valentinno
Realization
Really helped put things into perspective for me. I now realize the root causes of my unnecessary stress and now I must decide how to deal with them or to cut them out completely
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Emma
Difficulty
I have struggled with depression since I was seven years old. I’m now twenty one. This practice was a challenge for me; depression is the main difficulty in my life, and I don’t really remember how it feels not to deal with it. At first this made me sad, but then as I continued to imagine my life in a healthier headspace, I realized how worth it recovery is. This will be a motivator for me.
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Nix
A moment of actual release
This was fantastic! Absolutely amazing. Listening to this one and doing this excersise actually gave me a sense of happiness and pure joy that I haven't experienced in a long time! For the first time in months I was able to feel like myself again. 5/5, best one I've done so far, no doubt! Definitely recommend trying this one and being able to let go of your stress/anxiety for a short period! Will do you wonders :)
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Tara
Anxious emotions
Remember these emotions will pass and imagine how you will feel when they have passed. I like that suggestion. It’s helpful and a new approach. I saw our neighborhood skunk this morning as he waddled up the hill to eat the cat food my son leaves out for feral cats. I like having a skunk for a neighbor. Seeing him calmed and cheered me.
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Rich
Looking ahead
It is very difficult to imagine different circumstances. They say everything is temporary, although I am not sure I believe that. I will keep going.
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Walter J
Freeing...
What a great relief, releasing all my limiting obligations!! Wow! It felt so wonderful to not ‘have’ to do anything unless I wanted to. Saw myself smiling and humming along on a day where I stopped in for coffee at a small cafe and did some writing and talking with the owner, then went to a surf side place to eat with a few friends and lots of laughing. The afternoon was spent strolling along some cool shops and buying a few things I liked before heading up to my hillside house and into my shaded garden overlooking the coastline to take in a nap on my oversized hammock... ahhh this is the life I thought as I dozed off to even better dreams of ...traveling and Speaching to youth around the world explaining how good life can be when they find a way to be of service to the world doing what they love and are good at, instead of just schooling & training for a job for a paycheck!! Thanks HeartWorks for a vivid glimpse of a very possible future!! ❤️☮️🍀
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Joyce
Lay your burden down
Interesting- imagining my life without any of my burdens and I was surprised that none came to mind that I wanted to permanently give up. It gave me a new appreciation for what I carry on my journey and how fortunate I am. Namaste
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Walter J
Interesting ...
I had to listen to this one twice this morning to get it. It was not clear at first what she wanted me to do, so over halfway through it I went back to the beginning to listen more closely to see what I missed. I think it would be more effective if she could have led us to focus on a particular thing that causes anxiety first and then imagined a life without it. Apparently I did this a few weeks ago and had a great session! But the 2nd time thru this morning and I was able to focus on a particular person that makes my life difficult & tends to bring me more anxiety that I feel I deserve. By imagining them out of my life, I found myself actually smiling & feeling lighter! Less stress and more happiness seem to be the result by removing them from my life...interesting, if it could be that simple?! Could I do it mentally or would it have to be physically? Are they really there to teach me a lesson? If so have I learned it yet? Thoughts anyone...?!? 💚⁉️🍀
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Laura
Lack of focus
I felt that I lacked focus during this meditation. I may need to add something to my meditation practice to help with days when a guided meditation isn’t enough.
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Kylie
Gratitude
As I worked through this meditation I found that I didn’t want to imagine my life without the main thing causing my anxiety, because that thing also brings me such joy, and without it my life wouldn’t be as blessed and lovely. Brought to attention the light and the dark in all situations, and encouraged me to focus on the light.
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Susan
A Moment of Release
Be aware of what causes your worry and stress. Feel yourself letting it go. Rememeber that even though was have stress it does not mean that we have to hold on to it! Let it go.
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Wendy
Feel and release- easier said then done
I have many many layers of stress, blame and sadness to work through. Let my journey begin....
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Karla
A moment of release
This meditation really worked for me. What a gift it was to release this stressful situation I’m experiencing right now. I felt lighter and full of ease. What a difference. I knew this situation was impacting me, but it was having a much greater effect than I realized. I am grateful for the break and the new perspective. Thank you.
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Julie
Release
It is difficult to imagine life without the stress of the insane pace at work as it has been present for so long. But when I recall the occasional days when all went smoothly and on time it makes me relax and smile
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Dena
Release
I would be a different person, I didn't recognize myself, it scares me, who am I without my eating disorder?
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Susan
A Moment of Release
Remind yourself that difficult things are temporary. See your life without it
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