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Breathing and Settling the Mind

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Jiva Masheder
Mindfulness & Self-Compassion Teacher
The breath is our best friend in meditation, an always-available place to rest the attention and allow the mind to settle. We can't force the mind to be calm, but we can allow the awareness to settle on breathing and let the thoughts drift away.
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21 reflections
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Sherry
The Breath
Just by paying attention to the breath I felt more relaxed and rested. Over the last 69 years, I have breathed many breaths; I'm going to appreciate each one more now- This session was a"breath of fresh air".
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Steven
Heel, boy
I really like the metaphor of the mind being like a puppy that you can call to heel. Bring it back. I also like the fact that “heeling” the mind sounds like “healing” the mind. Nice!
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Harvey
Breathing and settling the mind
My observation of this meditation was that it is paced more like a quick jog in the park ....I much prefer a stroll . Please bring down the tempo. The message within is vital.
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Stephen
Peaceful
I learned how to calm my mind, by simply focusing on your breath seems too easy to work, but it works! Enlightening...
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Alex
Interesting
I liked that this exercise was built more around just the awareness of breathing then focusing on a particular breathing method. An easy quick centering exercise. Great for a quick moment during the work day.
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Robyn
Pay attention to my breath!
Just breath in when it all gets to much, then breath it all out and let it go! I need practice!
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Victor
It’s Okay To Lose Control
I was reminded that the mind will wander on its own and that’s okay. I can always bring attention back to my body breathing.
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Maggie
Breathing
Itsok to just breath. Enjoy the breathing. I need to remember the breath is always with me as an anchor.
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Adam
3/8 Reflection
Mind kept wandering towards planning things, what has been done and what still needs to be done
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Kuae
Breath
I was able to shut out any other thoughts and truly focus on my breath. It’s calming.
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dani
Not ever breath has to be perfect
I’m learning that even if my mind wanders every so often, that doesn’t mean I can’t have a great practice. It will take time before I can fully emerge myself and let all of the thoughts blowing around my mind to rest.
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Jeanisse
To breathe
With each deep breath, we are able to clear our minds. So breathe in, and breathe out.
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Sophie
Stresd
I learned that finding my breath helped me to calm. Breath is with me all day if I need to calm myself.
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Lisa
Back at work for level 2
Its not as bad out there as I'm building it up to be. I need to pull from my strengths and get on top if my imposter syndrome. No one I oit to get me. And I've got this!!!!!
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jess 🧡
automatic
whenever i do a meditation focusing on the breath, i always find myself breathing irregularly, sort of like breathing on manual. this is the first meditation that i felt calm enough that my breaths steadied and went to their normal pace :)
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William
Settle
Jiva, magical, supernatural! Found space for a breath or two or three! Snow settled! Thanks.
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Borealis
Bring back calmess
Jiva I am reminded by your meditation to just breath and let go the past difficulties in life. Move forward to what brings calming sounds that bring inner peace.
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Duncan
Calm
Felt calmer after this mindfulness session. Very relaxing. Nice thoughts on distractions of the mind.
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Dustin
Mindfulness & Brewthing
Yes feeling calm this morning thank you 🙏 was very relaxing and nice to get in touch with your breath
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Karen
Wandering Mind
Everyone has a wandering mind, always thinking and analyzing. It’s a universal thing. Bring yourself back to your breathing to settle your mind.
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Jeffrey
Me
I feel like it’s a never ending battle of feeling and doing well for 2 steps forward and then falling 10 steps back. Only to repeat the process day after day.
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