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Breathing Space with Kindness

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Carla-Jo Geraghty
Mindfulness for Wellbeing
Take a moment out of your busy day to breathe and cultivate kindness. Kindness is so important to help melt away daily stressors and yet it can often be overlooked. Take 3 or 7 minutes out and bathe in kindness. Please note: If you are struggling with your mental health it's really important to seek professional help. These meditations are not a substitute for that but can be used along side therapy to help to support you. For more on Carla-Jo and her work please see www.carlajo-mindfulness.com
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69 reflections
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J.W.
morning has broken
kindness melting the cold harsh selfishness arise bright orb bathe me in your warmth wrap me in laughter
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Kate
Loving Kindess
I really like this meditation and find it quite comforting.
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Arana
Breathing with Kindness
Upon each breath, I spoke the positive changes I want in my life, it was awesome!! Oh how focus I was and I felt a calming sense of peace and assurance with each breath.
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Madison
12/365
This morning I woke up with anxiety and have carried it with me throughout my day. This causes me to have bodily pains internally and externally as well as not feeling emotionally stable. This meditation allowed for me to be in touch with the phrases and words that take away my anxiety and speak truth into my day. This is a session that I will not forget 💗
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Madi
Love
I learnt that to come back into a mindful and loving head space, being kind and understanding towards yourself is powerful ❤️
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Alexis
To breathe
To breathe with the intention of being well, being at ease and being happy. Let the breathe move with the words. Place your hand on your heart.
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Alexa
Loving myself
I want to be able to treat myself with kindness and love, no judgment and no harsh words from myself...only love.
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Maura
Only a moment to focus
I learned that sometimes it takes only a moment to focus and feel quieter
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Matt
Purpose
I need to go into the meditation with a purpose. Otherwise, my mind wanders
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Sharmine
It starts with you
Being kindness comes from yourself first before others. Treat yourself well, be kind to your body, and you are on the way to resonating kindness.
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Ashley
First meditation
I learned that you should try and be positive and think about the good things in life
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Melissa
Confidence
I need to be kinder to myself to allow my confidence to get stronger. Humans have a way of cutting people's confidence, especially in work spaces. I need to focus on my own path and not let others shift my confidence and skill.
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Heather
Kindness
I’m way too critical of myself and look at myself in a harsh light. Instead, I can learn to look at myself with the kindness and empathy I feel towards others.
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Ronda
May I be happy
I have done this meditation before and it is one that coming back to makes me feel good all over. The phrases “may I be happy”, “may I be well”, and “may I live with ease” are reminders to concentrate on the positives and not the stresses and frustrations of life.
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Sara
Kindness
To remember to take the time to breath and think about positive goals while working toward my greater happiness. Making progress everyday towards becoming more aware of my feelings and thoughts
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Summer
Happy
I can be happy and healthy in my mind and can trust this app
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Cheryl
Happiness
I was thankful to be able to choose phrases for myself to support both happiness and engagement. I’m glad I’ve set these up at the start of my day so I can set these intentions and bring them into each activity.
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Werner
Breathing meditation
A few minutes of Aura can calm me down and prepare better for my upcoming day.
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Maycie
Day 1
I have to tell myself I can. I felt okay today. I will have a great day tomorrow and I will do good at shows.
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Aaron
Aware
I felt aware of everything around me. Like nothing can go wrong at this moment
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Shateca McGee
Mindfulness for Wellbeing
I learned that I can control what happens to me and how I feel about that. That the space around me can be filled with calm.
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Pearl
Happiness
Mindfulness is correlated with Happiness which is an awesome state of well-being - ease, comfort and freedom of inner soul
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Charlie
Melancholy/indifference
Its one of those days where the tiny grains of annoyance have collected into a weight of sadness. So thankful that i have found the practice of meditation and mindfulness. A year ago, these thoughts would left me asleep for days. My optimism is challenged the same but now it only bends but doesn’t break. Stay the course anyone who is hurting. Notice but don’t attach to negative thoughts. Life is good. It is always good, it faithfully waits for me to come back.
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Mimi
Kindness
Kindness is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves. It helps my calmness and peace within to allow the kindness I would give to others to be turned inward.
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Maria
May I live with ease
Incredibly anxious this morning, but this loving kindness meditation helped me feel more grounded.
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Time
Kindness
Acknowledge one’s own faults, in order to truly progress and obtain the desired result
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Kaylynn
May I be well...
A mantra I’d like to continue to use. It’s the one thing I think of the most
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Liz
may i live with ease
I felt calm after this session. breathing deeply felt a bit difficult.
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Susie
Breathing Space with Kindness
It is nourishing to breathe in self kindness and compassion. Now I just need to remember to stop throughout my day, breathe and be gentle with myself. Thank you, Carla-Jo for this lovely meditation. 🙏🏻
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Matt
Breathing
Breathing deep and just taking a second to let everything go relaxes me.
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Bryan
Today is a good one, a good wave
I have off work today so I decided to get productive and go into Manhattan for a lovely walk. I did take a few GABA supplements to help my anxiety but I'm now by the west side waters edge in Chelsea.. feeling the Sun, smelling the ocean waters and feeling free.
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Kimberly
Compassion
Sometimes letting ourselves accept how we feel and know it is okay is powerful.
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Joyce
Oh, what I want to know, is am I kind?
It’s good to be at rest, aware, and bring forth kind intentions. Namaste
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Erin
Ease
I learned that a one syllable mantra is much easier to use than a two syllable word.
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Linda
Breathing space with kindness
I noticed how often my thoughts include judgement. It’s so automatic to rate each thought as good or bad or pleasant or unsettling, etc. I look forward to learning to simply have a thought. Now, I find myself wondering how difficult that will be for me! Challenging, right?
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Joyce
May I be...
The possibilities to end that phrase positively are infinite. May I be able to understand what is out before me, and have confidence in what I have learned. Namaste
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Cyndee
Gentle & Kind
I can take this gentle and kind awareness with me while I’m feeling calm as I am feeling now. I find it difficult in certain situations, but at some point I try to bring my thoughts back to center. Affirmations are a wonderful thing 🌺
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Stacey
Healing
This is exactly the meditation i needed. I’m healing from neck surgery and I’m getting better every day.
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Erin
Frist day of summer
It is summer I can’t wait to go the a lake get a suntan & relax & swim 🏊‍♂️ in the lake in nice cool lake nice summer day
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Kat
Focus phrase
Pairing an intentional phrase along with the breath focuses the mind and is an opportunity to shape the mind bringing about a perspective shift.
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Annie
I am me
I’m what I’ve always been. I’m am peaceful and content. Nothing has changed.
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Tammy
Breathing space with kindness
May I be happy. May I be healthy. May I be at peace. May we all enjoy our lives and be happy, healthy and at peace. Happy Friday!
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Rosie
May I be happy
Such a simple statement which is so incredible hard to achieve. Maybe with repetition while focusing on breathing, it can happen.
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Auna
l felt kind to myself
I learned to resonate what I wish. Giving myself time to breathe and breathing with intent was good for me.
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Annemarie
I feel Happy
I learned That We Have a Peaceful Mind And Just Being Happy
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reynaldo
Day 2
I felt less awkward and more confortable with my self. I could really listen and feel my body and how it was working. maybe I’m just tripping lmao
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Arayeh
What I learned
I learned that ahen I have time I could go in a quiet room and just take a few deep breaths and pnly think about breathing and not all the other stuff around me
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Lauren
third meditation
When I started the after sensation wasn't very powerful and my mood had not changed very much, however today the woman asked to think about a wish which lead me down a different path than just breathing. So far this is my favorite!
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Rachel
session 5 on 9/16
I did not feel much of a change, but I did become slightly more relaxed than before.
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Jean
Stress and anxiety
I felt my anxiety throughout my body this morning and since falling asleep last night. Tensions in my belly, left shoulder, left lower back... This meditation helped me scanning down my body and diffuse a certain serenity through it.
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Walter J
Calming...
The picture of the Heart in the sand set the scene and pace for me. The tranquil waves in the background put me on the sunny beach as I felt the heat from the sun’s rays warm & relax my body... She had me thinking “I want to be Happy” ...on my in breathe and “in all I do” on the out breathe. A phrase that did make me smile a bit. And hopefully I can carry it with me throughout the day as I stay calm! Thanks again Aura & tribe for being there! ❤️☮️🍀
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Susan
Breathing Space With Kindness
I really enjoy doing the kindness meditations. Today I was reminded that these meditations begin with yourself. I must remember to be kind to myself before I can be truly kind to others.
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Caroline
Meditation 4
I feel mindful. I was struggling with self-love and confidence today and this made me feel alright about it. It didn’t try and change it, it just allowed me to hope for improvement
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Joyce
Be good to myself
May I treat my body with respect and give only what it needs to thrive. A good intention for the day. Namaste
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Kimette
Supporting Happiness
I’m feeling good right now and this was a nice session to bolster that feeling. Very nice!❤️
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Brittany
1
I felt anxious and scared but keeping my hand on my heart and on my stomach helps.
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Kady
Day Nine pt.2
I learned that I can be kind with myself. Sometimes it can be hard for me not to critique myself. I am always tempted to tell myself I am so stupid, or dumb, or not good enough, not pretty enough, I don’t have as many opportunities as others. I learned that I can also tell myself kind words. I can tell myself that I can do this. I can tell myself that I. Am. Bough. Say it with me, I am enough. I can do anything. I can get an A in this chemistry class. I am pretty, I am intelligent, I am smart enough to get an A in chemistry class. It can be hard as a college student who has never had to study or take notes in her life. I must learn to study and take notes. I must teach myself this in order to get better grades. I can be kind to myself. I must be kinder to my grandma, fore she is more delicate than I; I must‘nt hurt her. I must be here for her, as she is always and will always be by my side.
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Kelsey
mindfulness
i learned that sometimes reminding yourself you deserve to be happy is important and impactful
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Ashley
Breathing Space with Kindness
I learned that throughout our day and or at the end of our day it is so important and beneficial to breath and just calm the mind and focus on positive self talk with ourselves. We are what we think so a positive mind with lead to a positive life. We need to be kind with ourselves first in order to be kind to others. I am very hard on myself and I’m working on being better about my inner talk with myself and being more positive, practicing what I preach. This was a great reminder for me and I really enjoyed this mediation 🙏🏼
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Debb
I am
This meditation incorporates one of my favorite affirmations: “May I be well, may I live with ease, may I be happy.” I heeded Walter’s suggestion from a bit ago and changed the affirmation to: “I am well, I am living with ease, I am happy.” It worked well and felt right. Thank you, Walter! 💫🙏💫
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Angel
To resonate with kindness
Saying kind things being grateful and breath in kindness our bad things unnecessary things
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Joyce
Kindness
Heading to a family baby shower for some scared new young parents to be, and wishing them well with all the trimmings. Namaste
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Joyce
Kindness
Heading to a family baby shower for some scared new young parents to be, and wishing them well with all the trimmings. Namaste
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Katrina
Speaking out loud
I found that just saying the words, “May I be well,” during the meditation filled me with comfort immediately and a smile came to my face. Affirmations are powerful.
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Jasmin
Breathing space
I recognized that I need to be more kind to myself. Repeating the affirmations reminded me of that.
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Alex
2/18/19 12:39PM
Wishing myself small kindnesses feels very rewarding, very uplifting and supportive, but still light enough to carry in breath
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Leslie
Kindness
Wishing myself kindness and happiness really helps me start off my day with a good mindset. When I get stressed throughout my day, I can just remember the kindness that I wanted myself to have.
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Susan
Breathing Space With Kindness
Kindness meditations are always one of many favorites but I love how this one was inward focused. You must be full and well in order to help others. Self care is important.
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Joe
content
I have seen myself more content with where I am in life and in the present moment.
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