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Circle of Awareness

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Christina & Darrin
Meditation Expert & Therapist
In this meditation, you will practice the art of deep noticing. You will first bring your focus to your body breathing, and stay anchored in those sensations until you sense your mind wandering. When that happens, there is no judgment – only noticing. It's all okay. You're still in the circle of awareness.
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Margot
Circle of awareness
I'm afraid I didn't do very well. I realised that my mind was wandering way more than I was focussing. My mind kept racing with things I have to do today. When the voice said come back to the breathing, I did. But almost straight away I was back to planning my day in my head. Story of my life really.
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Matt
Refocus
Pulling the mind back from its wanderings works!
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Stormy
Quiting the monkey mind
It is nice to use meditation to get away from the distractions of daily life. I feel relaxed and at peace after my first 3 minute meditation, I look forward to making it a daily habit. Im excited to start a new journey in becoming mindful.
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Sienna
Wondering Mind
My mind kept wondering off into other thoughts and I kept having to slowly bring my awareness back to my breathing. This really taught me how to focus more.
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Christine
With my mind on breath
Stills my mind somewhat After 3 mins. Finding a nice spot Focusing on the breath Will still the mind yes very nicely
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Taylor
Heart Awakening
It's okay for your mind to wonder, however; focusing on where your mind wonders and when is important.
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Susie
Circle of Awreness
The image if a circle helped me keep the focus on my breathing in it’s center. As my mind wandered, I knew the center was never too far away. I am thankful for this great imagery! 🙏🏻
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Jada
Focusing
This really helped me learn how to focus more/better; whether it be studying or paying attention to my thoughts.
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Anita
What’s missing
I learned that for only minutes of meditation renews your whole being and through this inabling things that I enjoy doing that I have put on a shelf and feeling unhappy
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Kellee
Where Am I Today? 10-30-17
I picked this mediation because I am a little lost today and I am a little lost today because I am exhausted. I worked my limit yesterday. I was supposed to meet up with a friend today and couldn’t get out of bed. I running late doing my mediation, my chores, my everything. I haven’t been this tired in a long, long time. But, the things I got accomplished are done and needed to be done and am glad, but next time I’ll use TIME as a better tool..thank you, Aura! Good morning, Everyone!
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Emily
I learned that I am in control of everything I want to do and have done.
I learned that I need to put myself first and be selfless and not everyone is the world will like you but that’s okay but we’re all different and all growing and learning.
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Linda
Circle of awareness
I love when I learned you don’t have to feel terrible when your mind wanders because that’s what minds do. Realizing that, it helps me bring my focus back.
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Danielle
Yay!!
I did it! I was able to stay calm and focused on my breath and the practice with kids running around in the background! That's a huge WIN 😊
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Justine
Calm
Ok well I stayed calm but my focus wandered between the phone ringing, the husband grabbing my feet, the dogs snuggling up on the bed and our son asking if his friend could come and play. I understand now why I meditate 1st thing in the morning when everyone is still asleep. Oh well good practise for meditating at work.
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Krushangi
Awarenss
Something I wanted to do since very long. It was relaxing and indeed calming
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Babs
Focus Sharpens
I learned that focus is sharpened - kindly guide attention of the mind back to the breath when aware that the mind has wandered. Wandering is what the mind does, as I guide it back to the breath I sharpen my focus with each attempt.
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Everett
Good
So I was drowning in my feelings that I would feeling for too long but I am so free
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Beth
Focus
It is normal for the mind to wander. The key is awareness and bringing the mind back to the breath to enhance our focus.
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Sìmone
Learning
I learned that you really notice when you begin to lose focus and how easy it is to regain it.
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Jorge
Enfoque
Dicen que recordar es vivir. Antes, durante y después de la meditación tuve flashbacks de una época compleja y difícil para mi, que de alguna manera forjó mucho de mi personalidad. Ahora, con el paso de los años y con la maduración que ellos me han dado, puedo disfrutar mejor esos recuerdos, ya que sólo era cuestión de enfoque el interpretarlos de una mejor manera. Y eso me permite percibir mejor mi presente.
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Nancy
Thoughts wander
I learned that my thoughts keep wandering. I am in control of my own breathing. Just stay focussed and inhale and exhale.
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Sarah
1/24/18
Sharpening my focus in this meditation. It feels great and I love her voice :)
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Kristen
Refocus
Your mind is OK to wander. It’s how you affectively bring it back that encourages and facilitates Growth
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Lina
Permission
In my actions, behavior and thoughts I am hard on myself. I feel guilt, shame, fear, trepidation, inadequacy. With this I was able to give myself permission to wander then come back to focus without those negative thoughts. It felt good.
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Tammy
Circle of awareness
To recognize when the mind wanders and then consciously make the choice to gently return to the breath. I still struggle with this. When I notice my mind wanders I try to drop the thought like a hot potato. I need to work on letting the thought go gently and then return to breathing.
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Thomas
Just Take Time to Refocus
Thanks C+D for sharing this. It was a wonderful session and I loved how easy it was, just to recenter the mind. Keep up the great work!