Awareness Like the Sun

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Jiva Masheder
Mindfulness for Stress & Anxiety
Our awareness can be like the sun, shining on everything without discrimination.
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Tammy
Awareness like the sun
Nice morning practice on being aware of everything going on around you and inside you. Letting everything just be.
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Jorge
Silencio y cansancio
La mezcla de silencio y cansancio no ne hace para nada bien. O bueno, más bien me cambia un poco algunos patrones de comportamiento y energía. Sin embargo el poder usar se silencio para convertirlo en contrario del cansancio, de alguna manera u otra sirve
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Jorge
Duda
He aprendido a punta de errors y dolores, el siempre tratar de ver lo positivo o en caso de no existir algo positivo, tratar de optimizar la situación. El siempre ver el como a pesar de desconocer la manera. Desde hace tiempo que sé esto y honestamente me sigue causando duda si en verdad es útil o no. Pero bien, más que una duda en si, creo que simplemente es y ya
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Sam
Nice visualization
I was pretty angry about one of my friends beforehand. It was taking up all of my conscious space. I took some time to do this mediation and I feel little better afterwards. I loved the visualization or the sun representing our awareness, shining down on everything good and bad. The sun does not judge what it shines its light on.
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Joyce
What, me worry?
Release the stress and turn it into healthy, positive energy to fuel the day. Namaste
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kait
awareness like the sun
i became aware of all of the little noises that were going on around me. i imagines myself at the beach because that’s one place that helps me relax.
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Cynthia
Finals stress
This helped me take a nice deep breath. With finals my stress level are super high. It was nice meditation
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Steven
Things you like and don’t like...
Just as the phrase about being aware of things you like and don’t like was spoken, one of the things that I really don’t like, the sound of a Harley Davidson motorcycle blasting down my street, happened. I thought the timing was perfectly ironic, synchronistic if you will. This meditation made me think of a Bible verse that is similar to the idea that God causes the sun to shine on the righteous and the wicked. Comparing my awareness to that of sunlight which penetrates everything and shows no favoritism is quite an interesting metaphor. Thank you!
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Cheryl
Awareness like the sun
I LOVE this one! It was the most helpful visualization to heighten my awareness and to stay present. The illumination of the sun on everything- positive, negative, neutral- it shines on it all. Thanks, Jiva, for guiding us :)
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Anita
I felt calm and alert, aware and soothed.
I learned I can be in focus on my breathing and acknowledge my surroundings simultaneously and be relaxed. Being aware of the surrounding sounds and environment doesn’t take me out of my meditation, and that is soothing. I was also mindful of my whole body rather than just my breathing and that was calming and nurturing.
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Beth
Self Love
I have been hanging onto anger and sadness and have needed to release it in order to allow self love.
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Melis
Awareness like the sun
This one was just ok. I relaxed, but it didn’t talk as much about the sun as I had expected.
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Joyce
The big picture
It’s good to expand my awareness, outside my little microcosm to the universe that surrounds me. A good intention for today. Namaste
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Emma
Weird?
The meditation was more like a lazy extended metaphor than anything else. I didn't really like it.
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Nicole
I felt temporarily detached...
From my hunger and the spaghetti sitting right in front of me, but now I am quite content and happy to begin my meal.
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Kelly
Relaxed
I felt completely zoned out and not really aware at all. Simply at peace
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Lienke
Awareness of thoughts
It is not bad to have thoughts during meditation, be aware of them and let them drift away like clouds
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Heather
Focusing my awareness as the sun shining felt peaceful.
Being overstimulated isn’t always a negative experience. My feelings provoke thoughts and my thoughts can be changed.
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Melanie
Relaxing
I felt so relaxed and winded down. Truly a remarkable experience for my first time using this app
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Tina
awareness
i am aware. of my thoughts. my future. my past. my body. my surroundings. my awareness let’s me see things that others can’t.
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Tony
Awareness
Self awareness is an important part of the healing process. Being consciously self-aware is a skill that needs constant practice.
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Linda
Awareness like the sun
I noticed as I was doing this meditation on awareness I heard things I wouldn't have before, like the sound of my dogs breathing. When I first learned about mindfulness, it was very helpful to learn that part of the process is noticing when your mind wanders so you can gently bring it back.
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Jane
Tired
I was really too tired to focus on this meditation. It didn’t have as much instruction to keep me focused as I would have liked. I like the concept behind it though and I believe others will enjoy it! It’s very nature based if that’s your thing, which it usually is for me.
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Rena
Awareness like the sun for everything
While my mom is out of town for a few days, I’m left in charge to keep everything and everyone in order. It gets unkept and disorganized when she leaves and it stresses me out and I have to figure out when to do my artistic projects or plan an errand out. Yesterday evening and this morning, when the sun set and the sun rose, the sky and the light was pink. Like Rose Quartz. That has to mean something right? To be aware like the sun enlightened me and my mentality bc if I am aware like the sun, then everything will stay in line.
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Laura
Awareness like the sun
I was in and out of sleep honestly, but i remember awareness of breath. Funny enough I actually went back to sleep. Hehe but awake and aware now and still breathing. I’m thankful and happy.
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Louis
Your Awareness Shines on Everything
Not sure how the fact that my awareness shines on all my thoughts truly releases stress and anxiety. It’s like being aware of a stream I must cross without making a decision to enter the water. I’m just aware of the stream.
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Jeff
Awareness morning meditation
Sometimes I’ll start a meditation like this in before too long I realize that it would be far more appropriate in the morning instead of at night before I go to bed when I usually do my meditations. So my suggestion would be that you indicate the time of day for meditation would be best for her somewhere in the title where people like me who only get one free meditation per day could see. Anyhoo, I’d love to do this again in the morning.
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Gaia
Fifth (?) day
(I should stop counting them since I’m losing at it!). Nice meditation, it’s getting more and more useful to me to have these three minutes just to stop and relax! Love it!
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Rocío
my safe place
I learned that there is place to which I can go whenever I feel stressed. It felt so good that I didn't want it to end. Her voice was magical 💫
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Jessamine
sun
I felt bright and warm and in control of my self and safe in my surroundings
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Elaine
It's ok
considering all the stress and worry that has occurred it's ok to feel this way. It's slow going but I'm improving mentally.
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Cathi
Movement is ok
I learned that moving while meditating or being mindful is ok.
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ananya
I feel positive
all these years, even though I am a teenager I've got negative comments about me and they stressed me and made me lose faith in myself. aura is helping me getting rid of those thoughts and anxiety
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Martine
very refreshing!
Great meditation, I'll use this more often. Being allowed to be aware of everything at the same time.
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Kenira
Awareness
My mind was wandering the all time. But I was at peace and content.
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Susan
Awareness Like The Sun
Not only was it good to be reminded that I need to be aware but I really like the idea of Awareness as the sun. It is with you, it is in you, it is there even during the cloudy times when you cannot see it... However, the sun shines on everything just like our awareness should. Do not label good or bad because all is working for us.
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Walter
Filling Yourself
Tonight, I learned that confidence is the number one factor in raising one's self-esteem. No need to put yourself down, otherwise life will put what you express in reality, leading to your downfall. Don't put yourself down.
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Matthew
I'm really weird
This us what was happening in my mind through out this session!🤣😂😅 https://youtu.be/3JdWlSF195Y
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Debb
Awareness Like the Sun ☀️
Simply thinking about the sun, gives me the sensation of basking in the warmth. A great way to begin a meditation. Comparing our awareness to the sun, I loved the line about the sun ☀️ shining on everything - was the things it likes and the things it doesn’t like. What a freeing thought to remember that our awareness shines on everything just like the sun.❣️ Personally, it makes it so much easier to acknowledge and move along, rather than dwelling on the “not so positive” as I used. 🌹
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Amber
Awareness of the Sun
The thought is warming,.during this cold, dark time in life. The sun brings me happiness. I can be happy.
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Time
Brightness
Said to be bestowed by sunlight, but hence forth brung to fruition by kindness
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Joyce
Be like the sun, and shine in everyone...
God intention for the day, to be aware of everything I’m exposed to, not just what I want to experience or what forces itself upon me. Namaste
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Rachel
My thoughts
It can be difficult to name thoughts without giving too much of a descriptive, which then leads me to think more. It's practice. Sometimes I'll realize I've been thinking and not realize when it began. I will learn how to be free of demanding thoughts unless I allow them.
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Katie-Claire
sunshine
i have always felt like the kind of person who is powered by the sun, and i loved the added touches of significance relating to the sun in this practice.
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Tiffany
Shame
When I feel shame I ignore it. I stuff it. I pretend it doesn’t hurt. I turn to secrets. I am embarrassed beyond words. Today someone met my shame with kindness. A nun reminded be that Gods mercy is bigger than any judgement. My sun came out today. I basked in the warmth. Now I am trying to believe what the nun said.
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Joyce
Awareness like the sun
Awareness like the sun, Touching all that is In the present with me. Namaste
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Layla
I noticed that
I need to let go of a lot of things and learn that I control my actions and how I react
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Jonathan
Starting over
I’ve learned that I’ve let a lot of things bother me for no reason, and I let things in my day to day life control me. Instead of being fully aware I’ve been paranoid, and emotionally paralyzed. This has helped me understand more about calming down in situations and become aware of myself and everything around me.
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Jessica
Day 26
I’ve noticed that lately the constant stream of mental chatter that I had before (and frankly was suffering from) has not been as bad recently. I’m extremely thankful for this, as I’m able to go through my thoughts and emotions better without feeling bombarded by myself.
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Nevena
not a sleep meditation
i really liked the meditation, in fact I would love to start my day with some thoughts like that; but i just wanted to fall asleep, now I'm awake even more😔
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Katrina
Aware like the Sun
I learned that I can just notice the sounds around me from a distance like the sun. They don’t bother me, I am just aware.
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Jose
Aware
I learned how to be aware of not just my body and my flow but also my thoughts.
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Thea
cacaphony
I noticed a lot of thoughts, sounds, feelings. I felt captured in it, but the reminder that my awareness it's like the sun brought me back to a balance. I am not the noise. I amnot the noise.
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cai
first try
the woman's voice was soothing, but it was difficult to picture a place. However I was able to picture/imagine a feeling of the sun's warmth.
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Rebecca
I've noticed that when I combine
intense exercise and brief meditations that my anxiety and stress is greatly reduced.
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Joyce
Oh, to stay woke
I like being aware of thoughts on the same level as being aware of what the senses are experiencing. A great intention for the day. Namaste
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Susan
Awareness Like The Sun
The sun shines down on everything... the good and the bad. Just be aware without judgement.
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Jose
Awareness
The human body has to be aware of itself. We need these type of exercises.
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Cherish
Awareness
Our awareness is like the sun, shining on everything we see and in everything we do. Bring the light from the sun inside of you and let it brightly shine outwards. Be aware of everything that you do and with everything that you are. Have a beautiful day! ❤️🙏🏻😊
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Barbara
awarness 01
I learned that I can become aware of whispers, seemingly silent sounds and feel deeply if I pay enough attention to detail and become aware of my body, my soul amd spirit as well as all around me.
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Jason
I'll see her tomorrow. And I'm scared out of my mind. My wife is here
My wife is he e're next to me now. This is madness,but ivebeen, seen worse. You have no idea.
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Robin
Interesting for me
I started thinking about how my attention is like sunbeams and when I am with my class of 23 seven year olds each of them are wanting a little bit of sun to shine on them and that is my job
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Renn
Sun awareness
Realized that it really doesn’t take much, 3 min is nothing so just do it! And focusing on awareness for just 3min was actually beneficial.
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Hannah
☀️
Shining our awareness like the sun on everything around us gives a chance to take in everything, without judging, and just let it be. It allows us to accept and appreciate.
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Kat
Sun shines down
Our awareness is always with us and we just need to take three minutes to pause to reflect on everything around us and in us.
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Judith
WOW
What a way to start the day! I am the 🌞! And now I know I’ll be playing Abbey Road later today. This is about awareness like the sun shining down on everything, and never with judgement. I feel the radiation of that Creative Energy shining and flowing out of my heart center, ever so brightly. May we all be safe and happy.
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Julie
Warmth
Great meditation to start my day with on this chilly morning here. Shining our awareness like the sun gives us a chance to observe everything around us without judgement. Visualizing the sun shining down on me gave me a feeling of warmth and as well as helping me to get motivated to start my day. Wishing all of you a great day!☀️
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Laura
Awareness
I was a bit distracted with sleep. But I do need to get up. I realize I am a bit sleepy but a little anxious at the same time.
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Jenny
Awareness Like the Sun
The sun shines on everyone and everything, constant amidst change. So should awareness be steadfast, focused everywhere and on everything, be they unpleasant or beautiful.
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Lauren
Sunlight
The sun doesn’t discriminate 💛 Warm attention to myself on a day that feels hard and a body that needs healing is exactly what I needed!
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Jessica
Progress
The more consistent I am at meditating I have noticed that my outlook on the day is more positive.
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Jessica
I like the analogy of the sun being like awareness...
I can be aware of sounds like I can be aware of thoughts I will try and apply this to my negative thinking.
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William
Sun
Jiva, great! Warmth and light on comforts and discomforts, full and empty, and always aware. Thanks.
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Judith
Perfect start
To a beautiful day of quarantine, with compassion and the warmth of mindfulness, of awareness. Thank you. My creative juices are flowing!
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Haley
Awareness like the sun
This meditation session is a great start to my day. I’m more aware of my soundings and more focused on the task I have for the day
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Alyssa
Awareness
It’s true, awareness is like the sun. It gots the things you do and don’t like. What matters is what we direct our awareness towards and focus on.
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Alex
Awareness
I find I’m too aware of what’s going on around me and not being as aware what’s going on with me. This was a great exercise to help change that focus.
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Susie
Awareness
Sooo much is happening in the world it can be overwhelming. It sometimes makes me feel heavy and unsure. I found this image of the sun shining down on everyone...everything to comfort me. As always, thank you for your gentle guidance. 🙏🌞
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Joyce
Here and Now
It’s so easy to spend all my time reviewing the past or planning for the future, but this moment, right now, is the only chance I have to be in the present and I want to appreciate and fully experience it. Namaste
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Adam
Mindful
I realised that using the metaphor of the sun for awareness means that I can appreciate everything in a mindful manner, but also that even though I am aware of everything, i.e. intrusive thoughts, doesn’t mean that I have to pay attention to it.
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Haley
We are like weather
Our moods and mindsets are like the weather they can change at any moment. Sunny days are the happiness or joy we feel that day and rainy or cloudy days are the sadness or moodiness we feel another day. These positive or negative thoughts or feelings will come and go like the weather does
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Amanda
My thoughts
I learned that keeping my thoughts in check is very difficult at times.. My mind wonders off at times it's very hard to concentrate i have to work on that.. But meditation helped to increase my energy levels
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Penelope
Mindfulness
I have learned that I am very quick to react to things, and when something isn't right, it's easy for me to be negative and shutdown.
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Emma
The sun shines
When she compared sun shinning to awareness I was confused for a second. Until “The sun shines on everything, the things we like the things we don’t.” I love the metaphor and it...helped me understand awareness
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Rose
Feeling lazy
I am still processing Jorge and last Friday. He had a fight or flight reaction. I had a “if you don’t want me, I certainly don’t want you” reaction. In truth, I had come to the conclusion that we were not a good match the night before. Didn’t want to cancel the date because I wanted to have fun and yearned for some undivided attention and adoration. I’m grateful that the temptation was removed, even though there was a shock and trauma that came with it.
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Susan
Awareness Like The Sun
The sun shines warmly down on everything and it doesn't try to change things. That is how our awareness should be, not focusing on good or bad but just being.
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Johnny
Awareness of the Sun
I know I’ve said this before but this really is my favorite meditation session! The sun shines on everything! The young and old, the good and bad, you and me and everything else in between. Making your awareness like that of the sun to shine on everything, good and the bad, inside of you. A way of enlightenment! We are the light of the world so let us shine!!! Peace…
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