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In Touch with Yourself

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Nitima Priya
Reduce stress & Anxiety and Sleep Well
This meditation will help you get in touch with yourself, be less critical and be gentle to exploring about the relationship you have with yourself. To get the full benefit, listen to the 7 minute meditation. 
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110 reflections
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Melisa
Flowing With Change
I liked the concept that our states of being are simply temporary experiences that can change. I liked the focus on being open to change and on what we want to cultivate more of.
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Alex
Control & anxiety
I had such a realisation during this meditation, as I learn to let go and relax, which is that when the mind is full and busy with anxious and negative thoughts, it will try to control physical situations and interactions. I can get controlling over really stupid things but I think quieting my mind will indirectly help because I never used to be like this.
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Amy
Relationship with myself
That last sentence struck a chord with me. I am so bad at putting myself first and just loving my entire self no matter what.
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Patty
Comfortable with myself
I like to think that I’m at ease in my relationship with myself, but the truth is that I’m really not. This meditation reminded me that change in myself is possible if I just realize it. The quote “be yourself, because everyone else is taken” was spot on! Thank you 🙏
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Sydney
Self awareness
I really needed that. I think we all need to check in and ask ourselves what our relationship is with our mind and body or how can we make it better.✨
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Cheryl
Grace
I give myself grace. Realizing to nurture my spirit and relax.
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Hadley
A break
It was so nice to take a few moments just for myself. To be grounded and breathe
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Everett
Zeroed
For the number looked at one a screen and because of the fact that we can’t hide
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Kristina
Relationship
Need to better improve my relationship with myself, and learn how to self love.
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Nadir
Ones true self love.
You will be who you are and love it. But people will even love you more because they are on the outside looking in while you are in the inside looking out. So you might miss how it feels to love your self every once in a while.
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Kevin
Breathe
I learned that there is amazing power in the way you conduct breathtaking.
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Amanda
I like the question about what kind of relationship do I have with myself
I need to explore that. I know it is better then it was 6 weeks ago. That my relationship with myself will be forever evolving and changing. But I need to stay in tune with myself to not lose that relationship
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Mia
What is the relationship to myself?
In India, people divide human existence in cycles of 7 years. At the end of my first cycle I felt betrayed and in the second started hating myself. At the end of the third, I decided to identify with my ego and fell pray to it. By the fourth, I was a slave of anxiety and fear. I had a meltdown, and now I know that my self is much more beautiful than my ego, that useful shield, and can be nourished inhabiting my whole body in the present moment. Thank you...
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Tammy
Getting in touch with myself
Accepting ourself as we are right now and determining what relationship you want with yourself going forward. I realized that I am at home and comfortable with my internal self but, very uncomfortable and self conscious of my exterior self. This hit a nerve because I need to accept all of me, even though I am imperfect. I need to practice self love . Perhaps this is what is holding me back from reaching my goals
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Tami
Change
I need to change in order to grow and evolve into my true self.
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Cara
Sad day
I learned that I constantly judge my self😩. I need to know me better.
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Pelli
Zero F’s
Did this after a morning breakfast with some of my best girlfriends and I feel so motivated to conquer the day. I have a big interview with a prospective company that I’m excited about...feeling a little bit nervous but also excited for the next chapter if it is with them!
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Mike
Session 7
I learned that my mind runs around crazy when it is supposed to be focusing on something.
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Ayrn
Myself.
I’ve learned after sitting and reflecting I actually love and admire myself. I forgive myself for all the mistakes I’ve made, I forgive myself for not loving me first. I value the relationship I have developed with myself over the last 5 years. I feel that I have not only grown, but I’ve learned to love and accept me at my natural levels and not only the adaptive ones. I look forward of taking over of myself in 2018, no more “airplane mode” or “DND”
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Kat
Myself
I felt really anxious and panicky and forced myself to meditate a little bit. Within the first 2 minutes i felt tears running down my cheeks, I couldn’t stop. And after my session finished I stayed with my eyes closed and felt like I needed to apologize to myself, to my body and mind. So I did. I’ve never felt so peaceful and calm.
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Livia
Be
I will go on my day now asking “what kind of relationship do I have with myself?” And trying to break out of expectations, mouldy of myself I display and just be.
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Madison
13/365
Today I learned that it is in our control when it comes to our minds and thoughts and how we allow for that to overall affect our day. I often times with my anxiety allow for myself to get easily distracted and upset by my thoughts of what is happening in my life, when I can simply turn off those negative emotions and focus on what is happening in this moment.
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Caroline
Confused
I wanted more closure from this meditation it ended so abruptly and didn’t bring me back to being to being aware of my surroundings. I feel better to have take a few minutes to breathe though!
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Rachel
Focusing on the here and now
I learned to focus on what is happening now at this very moment, instead of wishing to go back and change something from the past.
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Nicole
Progress?
I woke up feeling sad, but ready for the day. I got to work and it was busy enough to keep me distracted and i finally told my mom and Danielle about what happened. The distractions get me through the day, but i think about the little things. Like when he used to come home after work and gently kiss my forehead to let me know he was home. When we rode through Thailand on the motorbike or when we used to lay in bed and how he would tell me how beautiful i was. I miss him. I miss the old Jon. The one who used to care about coming home to me. The one who wanted to make sure dinner was ready for me. The Jon that used to pick me up from the train station. I miss all of him. Every little piece of him. Even the selfish parts. I love him and i know i should let him go, but i don’t want to. I want to hold onto every good memory that i can of him. I loved him, i still love him. I want to be his again, not because I’m lonely, but because he made me feel like i mattered.
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Eric
I learned that
I’ve not got the best relationship with myself, one of fear and doubt. I need to continue working on the discipline to build confidence, balance, and clarity.
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Leila
That livening in the moment helps you
That living in the moment is great and in fell great I love the sound and the way I fell
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elizabeth
Relaxation
I learned that I am capable of slowing down and feeling my feelings. I learned to breath and be calm. I deserve to relax and be at peace.
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Donna
In touch
Staying in touch with my inner self is more difficult than I thought it would be.
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Kali
“What type of relationship do you have with yourself
The voice in my head is negative, self destructive & isolating. I put on the mask that I love myself. But truly it’s that I’m learning to love myself. And some days I do. But I guess after 22 years of the latter relationship, It’s going to take more than 6 months To fully silence that voice
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Lauren
It’s okay
I learned that it’s okay to just sit and analyze my feelings without actually feeling them. It’s okay to just be.
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Teá
Finding myself
I’ve struggled for many years to constantly strive to make others around me happy, like my family and close friends. I still do this, and I also depend on others for my happiness. I’m in my first year of college and I’ve been through quite the emotional roller coast. I completely lost myself my first semester. I let others treat me poorly and it affected me in such negative ways. I noticed that it began to affect my mental health when I would stay up late at night and just cry. I began to go see a counselor and doing yoga in my living room. This app is amazing and is helping me every day. I look forward to my sessions on here. 2018 will be the year I find myself and love myself.
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Chloe
:/
I learned that I really need some sleep and a break from whatever is going on 😳
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Britt
What kind of relationship do I have with myself?
This was a surprising question to be asked. I don't often think of myself as a friend, or someone separate. But as whole and connected. I feel with myself that there are elements of my reflection that are skewed. I could stand to be more present. I have been having trouble staying present through uncomfortable emotions; like self-doubt and disappointment. I tend to shut down and eat emotionally or watch TV. Living in a loud and barren city makes me daydream of forests and I feel like if I could just get to a green space I'll feel much better. So maybe my relationship with myself is that of the blind leading the blind but I also feel like there's someone else deep inside me who is strong and unyielding to life's defeats, and she wants out.
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Maria
February 23, 2018
Today I learned that I have a terrible relationship with myself. I constantly put myself down, judge myself, & have no confidence in myself.
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Claudine
The Stranger is the Other
Which relationship do you have with yourself? - “ Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken”. Interesting question at first but the quote seems to be a witty response to an inaccesible outerworld. It’s all about identity, how to treat one’s Self, myself. And if there’s a link to how we get treated by others, to which extension it is expected - and needed- to wear a mask. Tricky meditation because being yourself is nothing more than an utopic common place. I am quite sure of being able to be truthful to myself, notwithstanding I have to ascertain that the stranger is the other; the big variable. And that’s pretty frustrating.
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Cyndee
Contentment, Contemplation & Change from within
This session is like taking a look at me from different perspectives. It makes me ask myself a lot of questions about who I am and what I can change. When thinking about whether I like myself that’s an easy one, I like a lot of things about myself but there’s always room for improvement. There’s a whole lot to contemplate and I think it’s good to do a self evaluation now and then as long as I keep it positive. I sometimes dwell on the negative things that I can’t work out. Thinking can go on and on but change can happen in an instant, it comes from within. 🙏💙
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Brendon
First day
Breathing is taken for granite in my life. And that a few moment really makes your mind wonder..
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Melissa
What relationship do I have with myself?
It’s not great and it’s difficult to reflect on. My job, our rescue pets, and my activism work often come before my own needs. I feel inauthentic at times because I give until I feel resentful, drained, or depleted rather than understanding myself my limits and my needs. It creates this dynamic in which I feel guilty for valuing or caring for myself.
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Liz
It’s okay
I learned that it’s okay to not be sure and that everything happens for a reason . And the I’m my biggest judge
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Tara
InTouch with myself
Getting in touch with myself is not easy. However, I find these meditations very supportive and helpful. When I hit resistance I focus on self love for who I am now in the moment.
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Aaron
Myself
I felt in touch with myself. Like I want nothing to be different than to just be myself and to be aware
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Dylan
Day 1
It works. I am a lot more calm and in the present than I was before.
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Kyara
Day 4
To focus on yourself is sometimes more important than anything else. It’s the key to happiness.
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Bethany
Wandering thoughts
I found with this exercise that it was easy for my mind to wander. But the gentle reminder to focus on this moment through the exercise was perfect for re-centering.
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Danielle
Self relationship
The relationship we focus least on- ourselves. I think that I would be better for others if I challenged myself to be kinder to *me*.
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Glenn
In touch with myself
I need to be kinder with myself...i need to stop thinking backwards in time so deeply
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Glenn
In touch with myself
I need to learn how to be kind to other people...by being aware of not only myself at the moment but also my surroundings
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Susan
In touch
I am working on strengthening the relationship with myself as over the years I have become lost, who am I and what are my likes, needs and desires.
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Susie
In Touch With Yourself
Questioning the relationship I have with myself is a new concept for me and will take some consideration. My initial response was surprising.
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Bree
Relationship w myself
My emotions are once again going crazy. I was feeling very angry and this meditation helped me to take a step back and relax. Tears began to flow down my cheeks during this and I felt a cleanse almost. I’m so small and my problems are so small. It is okay. Just let that shit go 🕉
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Aubrey
Self
It’s good to listen to your inner self. Don’t judge. Just open up and be aware.
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Carissa
My inner self
Since there is three weeks left of the semester and school year, I needed to check on my inner self. I wanted to see how she was handling all the stress I’ve been having lately.
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Maria
First time
I learned that i need to name my distractions and my problems in order to get rid of them while meditating
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Beth
In Touch With Myself
I am not as hard on myself as I used to be....I thought I was still, but it has gotten better. I do want more clarity and to be more in touch with myself. I want my relationship with myself to continue to get better to the point of being joyful with myself.
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Tara
Relationship with self
Sometimes I don’t give myself the attention that I need. I want to become better at self care. While I consistently meditate it is only 3-7 minutes if my day. I walk to set aside time to walk and think or do yoga daily.
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Anna
Acceptance
I feel that I can control and accept myself, that I can be mindful.
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Athena
It’s just so close.
I’m really wishing I had the ability to listen to the entire session.. I hope that I am not resistant to the benefits because I find it’s obvious the the speaker has more to say and there for it’s almost as if they get cut off and that alone makes me begin feeling a little bit bitter because I am trying to better my mind and I feel it working and things getting lighter. Easier
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Kim
In touch
I felt touched by the way that sitting on cushions or anywhere that comfortable taking some nice slow deep breaths and exhale out the window of heaven .
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Matthew
Me, myself and I
What kind of relationship do I have with myself? I'm constantly angry and disappointed with myself, frankly. Here, the day before my 47th birthday, I'm disabled, unemployed, broke, miserable. Not a good place to be at all! BUT, I remain positive and hopeful! I have SO much more than just myself to live for, perform well for!
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Liam
Yourself
I learned that you shouldn’t try to impress people and try to be someone your not. Because No-one can be a better you that you. And you can’t be a better someone that someone. Be yourself because it’s you. Don’t let people try to change who you are.
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Julia
Perservere
Coming into this mediation, i dwelled on the pain, dizziness, and overall anxiety that i was experiencing in the present moment and i let that fear affect my meditation. but, as i kept focusing on my breath, i began to feel better and notice more strength building inside.
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Kelli
How is your relationship to yourself?
I learned that: That question made me think hard... It ended with me truly wondering that again. I’m extremely self critical and am trying to stop that long term habit. I liked this meditation! If there is any issue with it? She talks a bit fast, but it isn’t bothersome to where I wouldn’t go back.
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Louis
A Relationship with Myself
Thought provoking question was asked at the end of this meditation re the kind of relationship I have with myself. Something to explore.
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Tammy
In touch with myself
I found myself too distracted to get into this meditation. It was too much talking for me.
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Christine
In touch
When she said, “...nobody wants you. Nobody needs you.” Huge stress reliever there! Loved it!
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Donna
Afternoon listen
This one spoke mostly about things around me and my breathing until the end it asked me to think about myself
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Angiela
Nobody wants you and nobody needs you
That phrase allowed me to let go of the day and just be , wherever or whoever , no more trying . I felt this meditation was perfect for a stressful day
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Zain
myself
That's a moment with your inner self really helps keeping the attention on me not the distractions
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Liane
In touch with yourself
I liked this session for it's simplicity and basic approach.
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Mary
In touch with yourself
I learned that I need to pay more attention to the relationship I have with my body and what I can do to serve it what it needs most.
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Michelle
In Touch With Myself
I learned that I need to keep in mind the relationship I have with myself. I'm always so busy focusing my relationship with other people that I never think of the one with myself. I need to be kinder to myself and more patient when I makes mistakes.
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Beatriz
Aight
i learned that meditation can be good. it helps reduce anxiety and i feel much relaxed.
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Darlene
What kind of relationship do I have with myself?
Not a positive one. I must put the same kind of support and kindness for others toward me. A good case for doing these meditations more often!
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Klaudia
My relationship
I noticed that my relationship with myself is this kind of relation where I'm my own coach - but instead of motivating myself I judge myself a lot. Definetly should stop that!
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Tiffany
Love thyself
As nobody will. When you love yourself others will love in return. Through self-love that we learn how to love others. The greatest of these is love.
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Alia
Me myself and i
I learned that I still have a lot of work to do on the relationship with myself. I am learning to trust the processing of lookin inward and diving deeper when I am shocked by the sudden chill. I know there is a lot of healing to be done, and I am capable of healing myself. It will take time, but I have plenty of it.
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Kathryn
Living in the now
My mind wanders. It’s truly a gift to have been working in returning it to the present moment. I love the idea of living in the now and how beneficial it can be.
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Ben
Calm
A long morning with a lot on my mind. This has helped clear space for me to relax.
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kaycee
loss
the loss of loved ones is hurts and its ok to cry, even if its been a yr since they left.
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Mike
Lessons learned
I feel that a relationship takes two to make it work. It’s important to recognize and work on our imperfections to improve ourselves and our relationships with others.
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Joyce
Here and now
Aware of where I am right now in time and space, I can work with, against, or in parallel to myself to do and be my best each day. I’m all for teamwork, so I’m going to consciously choose to work together. Namaste
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Marli
Present
I've learned that the present is just to be. It doesn't expect anything. It's just this moment as it is.
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Danny
Okay
I frequently misinterpret situations in my life due to my skewed self-perception.
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Kimette
Too distracted
I cannot judge the effectiveness of this session as I was distracted and having a difficult time focusing this morning. 😏
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Allison
Distractions
they help me afford the new day but they made an enormous hole between who I am and who I pretend to be.
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Destiny
Entry #14
I learned that I put the opportunity for career advancement over my needs. I want to transition the demanding nature of that relationship into a loving one.
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Dominique
I’ve learned
I’ve learned that I have no boundaries. I’m starting this journey and how to protect myself and be selfish with my time and energy
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Susan
In Touch With Yourself
Do not put demands even on yourself. Allow yourself to be in the here and now. Sorry and fret will not change anything exoect your peace. Be kind to yourself. Realize how you treat and talk to yourself. Yoi are important.
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Freddie
myself
I am very hard on my self and am content with my accomplishments. I do need clarity and understanding what is it all for
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christa
in touch with yourself
i’m extremely hard on myself and mean to myself. i need to be more loving and forgiving to myself
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Sam
2.25.19
I noticed that if I focus on my breathing and get in touch with it for those three minutes I feel much more calm and relaxed. Today I am proud of myself for apologizing to Thomas for being rude. Anxiety is not an excuse to be a bitch.
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Debb
Thoughts
Although my mind wandered a bit in the beginning, not the fault of the meditation, when I pulled my attention back to the meditation I regretted having missed some of it. The practitioner reminded listeners that the lens through which you see yourself is the way that you see the world around you. Thus, if the personal lens is re-focused, your perspective of the world and those in your orbit will change accordingly.
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Ayushman
Myself
I learnt that I make plans, make a schedule, and make decisions, I follow them wholeheartedly for a couple days, and then once the cycle breaks, I promise myself to not break it the next day, but this goes on and I lose track of my schedule. How do I improve this?
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Barb
I really liked this
I can be very hard on myself, and I don’t want to be. I can let that go. I can stop apologizing for anything and everything and just apologize for genuinely my mistakes. I liked the quote she mentioned in the meditation: Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. :)
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Victoria
Relaxing
I felt so relaxed during this meditation. It just doesn't last long enough.
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Ashley
In Touch with Yourself
I learned that it’s important for us to be kind and gentle with ourselves and be in touch with who we really are. If we aren’t true to ourselves and in touch with ourselves and love ourselves how can we expect for anyone else to love us. It all starts with “you” or “us”! We must give ourselves the the time and attention that we give everything else in this world. This mediation was very relaxing and soothing and a great way for me to start my day. I really enjoyed it and needed this reminder and mindful moment today. It really calmed and centered me and got my focus right where it needs to be. I will be doing this more throughout my day, sometimes I struggle with the thoughts in my head but I’m learning to push them out and make them positive whenever I get a negative thought toward myself. Practice makes perfect. Namaste 🧘🏼‍♀️
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Joyce
Gentle effort
Good intention for the day, to continue to strive with gentle effort. Namaste
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Heather
relaxing
its too hard to put in words but I feel very warm and relaxed i will try to remember the teachings and apply them to life
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Tyler
anxious mindfulness meditation
i learned to take deep slow breaths. in addition, tell myself that "its okay, its understandable to feel this way, its alright." these words has released somber thoughts in my mind and replaced then with relief.
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Susan
In Touch With Yourself
Do not allow your mind to be hijacked. Be present. Do not label yourself. Just be.
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Carissa
i noticed
I noticed that I am getting better at focusing on now and no letting my mind stray.
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Walter J
Befriending...
I feel like I need to become my own best friend & cheerleader. Since we all see things differently, we cannot expect someone else to say “good job” to us, on our path, when they are more worried about what’s not working for them. So if I treat myself as a friend, I will be nicer, more forgiving & encouraging to myself which will make me feel great, encouraged & wanting to do more. It will also reduce stress & anxiety because I am not dependent on someone else’s approval & I am appreciating myself independent of my surroundings. It’s a Win all the way around, ❤️☮️🍀
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Cherish
Acceptance
Wow! After listening to Nitima’s meditation, I began to ponder my relationship with myself. I found that I have been very hard on myself in the way of always trying to be ‘perfection’ in everything I do. It’s wonderful to try my best, but I do not need to be perfect. I realized that I need to be more kind to myself and to not put so much pressure on myself. I just need to be accepting of who I am. After all, as Nitima quotes in her meditation, “Be You. Everyone else is already taken”. Thank you Nitima for a powerful meditation! 🙏🏻❤️
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Matthew
Had to try this today
After friends Walter and Cherish said such nice things, I wanted to see what the hype was all about! Don't think I got nearly as much out of this session as they did though! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Mónica
parar un momento para respirar me hace sentir más tranquila
es necesario hacerlo todos los días para lograr un hábito y ser más positivo a la larga
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Rikki
Everyone else is taken
Take always: No one wants anything from me, even myself. Be myself, everyone else is taken. What do I want more of? -happiness -to feel better -to BE better
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Tiffani
Self awareness
I learn through this meditation. I can be hard on myself and push myself too much due to my competitive nature. If I don’t exceed my expectations that I feel that others have on me I get really down. After meditation today I realize I am enough.
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jess 🧡
inner self
every breath, i could feel myself focusing on the inside instead of the outside, allowing myself to connect with my inner being. it made me realise that i have to take care of what is within as well as the outside, and i have to maintain a good relationship with myself before i can open up to other relationships 🧡
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Kendall
Hijacked
Focus on our inner self. What relationship do we have with ourself. Take a step inward.