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Like Water Stirred by Wind

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Lauren Ziegler
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Barbie
I'm made up of mostly water
I'm made up of mostly water, and if I'm calm enough, I'll be able to see my muscles and bones. I think I'll keep my stress if that's the case. 😉. In all seriousness, I liked where this one was going until it started talking about my muscle and bone. I'm sure there was a point to that, but I felt we were going a different direction, and then they ended it with that part.
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Hannah
#4
This was a very calming meditation. Water usually does that for mr
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Yoli
A beautiful meditation
Thank you for reminding me of the calm current of peace and knowing that is ALWAYS underneath.
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Björn
Water
Like the sensation of a bristle breeze that unexpectedly gives your body goosebumps my mind felt as tho the water stirred by wind suddenly refreshed my mind, instantly like goosebumps to the reaction of the breeze my anxious thoughts were made steady and I am free.
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Sara
The short session seemed so long because my mind is usually racing and anxious ,so it was nice to have a few minutes of tranquility!
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Von
Feelings
I always feel better after mindfulness! Time well spent Making time is crucial and becomes easier with practice
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Sarah
calm
i learned that i can think about the ocean and water to help calm myself down when i am tense
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cate
chill as hell
this felt so much longer than it actually was. lot was just goin down and then did this, feel so much more relaxed.
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Patty
Swaying
This meditation brought back a memory from years ago when I visited a tide pool in S. California. Little sea creatures clinging to rocks, the ocean water gently washing over them. The little creatures just swayed back and forth with the current. That’s a vision I will use, along with the breath, when I need a little break. Very comforting and relaxing. This is a great meditation!!! Thanks. ❤️🌷🙏
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cisco
inner calm
i learned to give my mind a moment and reflect on activities that have become mundane because there is joy in those moments
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Maddie
Our bodies are like well-oiled machines
I realized that my whole life my body has never stopped working, and I’m amazed at that.
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David
Peace
I learned with this practice I can both visualize my discomfort and my calmness and a result reaching a calm state. It’s a good feeling to learn how to do this and I feel ready to move forward with my day and trying to maintain this calm feeling.
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Jordan
Tranquility
Our bodies currents are constantly disturbed by the outside factors. You have to be still and let everything settle. You have to let things go and relax
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Melynda
Session 1.
I need to still my body and feel my natural current. I found it hard to concentrate, but did feel moments of lightness. Like I was floating on the still waters of the Dead Sea- at least that's what I would think it feels like😊 I need to learn to focus my thoughts
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Angela
I learned that...
I’m restless but that I can handle that and that I know I can take care of myself.
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Kim
I like that.
I like that like wind over water 💦 relaxing yourself listening to the sounds of nature taking deep breaths and relax your mind and body helps keep me calm.
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JC
Like water stirred by the wind
A nice analogy of the thoughts move in many directions, appearing uncontrollable. The quieting our mind through breath. Nice
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Sherry
Current
What a wonderful visualization-a frantic tide pool. How lovely to see it/feel it calm into our own natural current.
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Sheri
Breathing
The control we have over our bodies is so important. I forget this and am Thankful for This app to remind me And help
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Allison
10/29/17
I learned that I can easily rest my mind. I can think clearly if focus on something calming. The slow calm tide pool...
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Crystal
Section
Calming some good words used to describe How problems come up! And the hope for them to Go back down!
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Katie
11-6
I️ feel best when imagining the sun on my face. I️ also like the concept of tranquil water, clear and blue, being close to me. It helps me feel calm. I️ cannot be and never will be perfect. I️ do my best everyday, and that is enough. No one is perfect so I️ need to stop expecting perfection. Bad things happen and I️ am strong enough to handle the small and large obstacles in my life.
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Jess
Quiet
Can’t run the washer while trying to have a quiet mind. I loved the imagery of the waves followed by the peaceful calming water.
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Amelia
This session
This session was great. I enjoyed the fact that it was like a story. That I was the tide . I learned how to relax my body and thinking of “moving like the tide “ as breathing in and out. It made me feel relaxed. The story was great as I imagined it as I closed my eyes. When I opened my eyes I felt like a new me more relaxed, less stressed and more happy.
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Stella
Everything’s ok
I learned that... Mistakes are okay and try to focus even on noisy situations and loud ones.
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Patty
A lesson reinforced
I’ve listened to this meditation before and it’s a very good one. Raging waves in the tide pool is a perfect analogy for ruminating about the past. I can imagine what these waves does to a body...they cause damage. I must continue to acknowledge and deal with and then let go of issues from my past. I’m anxious for calming waters.
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Christina
Stillness
Good meditation - reminds me to let the stillness and calm overcome me rather than my anxiety which can come on like a typhoon sometimes.
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Kristina
Calming waterz
I loved the visualization of stirring waters coming to a calm and resulting in a natural rhythm. I will use this meditation to bring me back to my own call and my own natural rhythm when my waters seem a little choppy.
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Cyndee
Visualizing calmness within
My visualization skills are getting better over time. I love this meditation session it took all the stress out of my body and left me feeling very calm. I did have difficulty blocking out all the street noise and sounds coming from the other apartments but I kept focused. I need some good wireless headphones! Thanks you Aura 🌻🌻🌻
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DorDor
The images of water upset me and causes my mind to
mind to try to escape. Why? I had to move from my small lakefront home because of environmental issue. I feel like a fish out of water. I miss it very much.
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Ram
Tidepool
Consciousness images as a tide pool is useful/ Good meditation.
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Justine
Pools in your mind
My pool was calm and deep in a raging sea and no matter what I did it stayed calm. I was able to dive in and explore, its liquid warmth enveloped me. I was suspended in love, no fear ever entered this domain. When I surfaced all around was gentled and I lay floating on the surface letting the suns rays dance on my skin and the gentle breeze caress me. I was home.
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Susie
Like Water Stirred by Wind
I like this imagery. It helped settle my “monkey mind” and central nervous system. Now I need to remind my “forgetful mind” to remember to use this meditation throughout the day. It is tough to teach a strong willed old dog new tricks!
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Diane
Calm
I loved this meditation. The imagery, the guide's voice really helped me deal with some anxiety this morning. Better start to my day.
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Everett
Used
I can be alone and real alone but can I be in love? I feel this love and i see only me, alone and still loving but now I’m lost, the new shore I sail to is not here or there and may not even be inside me.
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Michelle
Peaceful Feeling
This meditation helped me to relax and find a peaceful place to reflect and just be at ease doing so.
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Clare
Stillness
This was lovely imagery to see water moved my wind and then returning to a stillness
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Kaila
Day 5
Not every practice is going to be perfect. Some days meditation will not come easily and thoughts will still plague with mind. But hopefully, time will make the process of eliminating them easier.
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Christina
Water stirred by wind
Imagining the tide pool as rough and then calming down was good for me. It helped ease my mind
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Cela
Rushed Minded to Simple Minded
Everything around us is only for a moment. What feels like many years is only a minute. We see the world as a rushed, chaos filled mess. But, when we stop, breathe, and reflect, we open our mindset to a world unknown. A peaceful, calming world that is a once in a lifetime experience.
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Patty
Find calm
Sometimes it is not easy to find the stillness of water. Sometimes you are just a storm. And that’s fine.
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Alethea
1 st Time
I learned that when I’m still and concentrating I can feel the uncomfortableness in my body and the irregularities of my breathing. It inspired me to do more even tho it caused a little anxiety
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Kimberley
Day 2
The waves are like emotions they continue to grow or shrink sometimes stay still
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Annelise
Water
My stomach was grumbling during this session, and I️ pictured the tide pool described as being in my stomach.
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Tammy
Water stirred by wind
The importance of asking your body and mind for time to meditate and be still. The analogy of using your breath to quiet the wind and water was also very effective. Thank you.
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Sarah
a first
it is possible to turn down the volume of my strong-willed, helicopter mind...if only for a few minutes
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Ashila
Water
Such a calming session. During this session, all of the thoughts in my mind are lifted and I feel like floating.
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Steven
Great visualization!
I love the image of sediment falling to the bottom when the water calmed. I also like the imagery of coral. Good stuff! Thank you.
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Beth
Water Wind
I’m stressed tonight and today. Trying to do to much and move to quickly. I need to slow back down and let it go. I’ll get there. Don’t rush it
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Jade
Be present to my body
I learn to take time to notice my body. When in moments of high tides (stressful situations) I can spend a quick few minutes to take control of my energy, body, and mind to relax and be present.
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Christopher
Go with the flow
I learned that it’s better to just move with the changing flow. Don’t resist change because it’s better to move with it
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Hannah
beneath it all
under all of the stress and worries and nervousness lies your true self at peace. realizing bad understanding these things we stress over will not last forever is important and will help keep our waves inside us from being too chaotic.
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Mare
💚
I learned I am my own current and when I reach the center i feel more whole than before.
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Dr. Angela
Mindfulness
I learned that mindful moments relaxes me! I’m lesser stressed and more aware of my inner peace!
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Maria
Restlessness
Finding myself restless this morning, rushing to get everything done, in the hopes that I can relax later this afternoon. It was hard to let myself focus on this meditation, but I made it through the meditation, without pausing it or giving up altogether. Reminding myself that daily check-ins are important. That my to-do list will still be there 5, 10, 15 minutes from now. That breaks are needed, not optional.
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Mare
Love
I learned that I am happy and accept the things I’ve created. I want to expand!
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Erica
1st session
Tell myself what to do, so I can feel reassurance from self
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Hannah
Day 21
Visualization meditations are very helpful to me because it allows me to focus on, for example, my body as a tide pool. Using this method decreases my restlessness and mind-wandering.
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Lina
Pahoa/Nanawale
Still tidepools with vibrant colors...the imagery took me to a beautiful place on Hawaiʻi island that I visited in my youth. I will go there again.
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Alicia
Realidade e inspiração
Existe um fluxo subjacente a superficie tempestuosa para o qual sempre podemos retornar nos momentos de tensão. Respiração , presença , tranquilidade e clareza
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Chelsea
Mindfulness
I learned that visualization can really help when trying to calm the mind. My thoughts still wandered here but I will keep trying.
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Danielle
Metaphor
I love the idea of visualization during practice. This allows me to connect to the sensations of my body, and to feel able to influence them with intention.
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Tommy
Waves
I learned that I am able to visualize my internal waves calming down.
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Kathryn
Feeling
I feel very calm and collected. My body feels free, my mind feels empty and ready for knowledge, my soul feels uplifted and awake.
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Cyndee
Drifting
I learned that focusing on easy long breaths from the very beginning made me feel very relaxed right away. Continuing this easy deep slow breathing for the entire seven minutes was very helpful in reducing the pain in my head. Visualization was a pleasant addition to the breathing and I felt myself drifting in a very good place. Thanks 🙏 Aura. This is the second time I’ve had a good experience with this meditation!
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Carolyn
Tide pool visualization
Focusing on creating an image of a tide pool with swirling waters and adjusting my breath to calm the waters was a very peaceful way to stop my mind from racing with thoughts of my upcoming exam
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John
Good Analogy
it was nice to think that, although external events may disturb our pond we still have the ability to restore calm.
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Dereana
Pain eased
I love the visualization of the water being pulled by something that seemingly doesn’t touch it. My mind has been pulled into an array of directions these past weeks and as the waters stilled, I felt myself still and the physical pains ease. So relaxing and calming for my soul this evening.