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Balancing Being & Doing

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Lou Redmond
Coach & Meditation Guide
This meditation will help you stay emotionally centered and present as you let go of the need to constantly be 'doing'. This is a calming practice that will fill you with gratitude as well as ease any anxiety you feel about your day. Lou will discuss his own struggles with the topic, and then guide you into a relaxed state so that you can bring more mindful awareness into all aspects of your life.
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11 reflections
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Mark
Today’s commitment
Gratitude is important as our positive affirmations. Take the time to learn a new mindfulness skill/technique each day.
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Jkt
Soothing caring stopping
Nourishment comes in many ways. Stoping pausing listening to my body and noticing the GOOD PARTS what is working pain free - there is much more of me and the world that is wise and welcoming and whole. I want to sit and dwell there! Thanks
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Bruna
Stop, breathe and go
I can manage my day step by step. Listening to my body and take a breathe will help to go through it.
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Ryan
Balancing Being and doing
Dissolving the anxiety with a visualisation of getting things done helped alot. Doing things mindfully with the quality of mind of balancing in being with doing is a better approach to take with me.
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Kim
Meditation being in the moment
Practice being in the midst of doing. Wow! That’s significant because to pull the two together will create a space where I can give myself a break or some grace.
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Federico
Doing something is not as critical as you think
While it is important to feel useful, one has to remember that self care is above everything.
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Natacha
Being Instead of Doing
We get so caught up in DOING that we often forget on just BEING. After all, we are HUMAN BEINGS NOT HUMAN DOINGS. Being is the foundation of inner connectedness. Through being we are able to be present with what is right in front of us. We are no longer trapped by our egoic self. The egoic self pulls us away from truly Being in the present moment. Namaste!
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Michelle
All will get done
My worth is not tied to “doing”. I often feel like a failure at the end of the day because I didn’t accomplish enough or finish tasks that I have started.
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Lucinda
Being
Take time out for me to be present. Also to find a way to ‘be’ even when in the ‘do’.
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Flower
Balance
Balance is so important. This session reminded me of a quote I love…. We are all human beings, not human doings. 😌
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Cheryl
I’m not just about what I need to do. It’s also important to be.
I appreciate it focusing on what actually is causing me anxiety for the coming day and then visualizing how to accomplish the to do tasks actually accomplishing them. It helps to realize that yes I can get through this day. Also thinking about what if you don’t accomplish it, and will that be OK. And realizing for many of these things that yes it doesn’t get done today. It’s OK. It was nice to just stop and recognize that I’m not just about what I need to do. It’s also important to be.
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