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WITHIN Meditation
(Guided by WITHIN teacher Devon Pipars) Your power to stay positive doesn't lie in stopping negative thoughts, just recognizing you have the choice not to entertain them when they come knocking.
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Al
Excellent
Very informative and educational. I learned that I cannot control what thoughts come into my Conciousness but I can choose whether or not to follow it.
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Al
Repetition
Been listening to this one for a few days now and I have started to recognize when my thoughts are about to take me in a negative direction. I am so grateful to you WITHIN. Allison D
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Jessie Garcia
Sleep
I have noticed that it has been easier for me to fall in to a deep sleep quickly compared to before using the app
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Steph
Positivity within meditation
I have found it a lot easier to fall asleep after listening to this. It helped me relax and calm down.
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Walter J
Defining...
This session does an exceptional job defining what meditation is and how to best go about doing it. Would have been great to hear as a beginner and was reassuring to hear as a novice. Maybe someday I will grow up to become an expert! Really liked the idea she mentions that ‘Thoughts have no power until we Choose to pay attention to them.’ We cannot stop a negative thought from coming in but simply choose to allow it to pass through and leave ... similar to the putting it on a leaf floating downstream technique. Several useful nuggets in this one & want to listen again to get them. Namaste 💚☮️🍀
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Cherish
Embrace Positivity
This is a very powerful meditation! We all have thoughts that enter our mind. Learning that we have control over those thoughts is empowering. Thoughts are just that...thoughts. We are not defined by our thoughts. By training our mind, we can learn to embrace only positive thoughts and let go of any negative thoughts. The more we practice this, the less negative thoughts will enter our mind. Embrace Positivity! Have a wonderful day! ❤️🙏🏻😊
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Erin
Great for an over analyzer like myself
This is a great meditation to remind me to let thoughts come and go and this helps me to practice equanimity. I over think and obsess over some thoughts over and over when they enter my mind and this mediation is a great reminder that I have the power to let them go. ❤️
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Elisabeth
Building positivity
Negative thoughts are bound to occur and the outcome relies on the way I process the thoughts. I like how she mentioned that we are merely observers, acknowledging our thoughts. We have the power to choose to let the thoughts in or not. I feel better than before
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Absera
Negativity
We control what we believe. We only comes across what is thought, not believe it on the spot. We control what we think and accept.
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Laura
Positivity
You can let a thought enter but you don’t have to follow it.
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Laura
Positivity
Just be positive and don’t think bad everyone loves you that’s a true and positive though
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Laura
Positive
Just be positive and not negative and ignore the negative ones because they are just trying to get you to be negative
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Sarahi
Feel relaxed. Also feel quite piece full
I learned that thought will no remain thought.!
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Carina
Insecurity
I learned that within my insecurity, I need to learn how to cope with my feelings if I’m not able to accept myself for who I am. My insecurity is my sensitivity, I get very over emotional, I get sensitive quite fast and I cry so much for anything that I’m convinced hurts me. I have a bad habit of overthinking all the time and overwhelming myself to the point where I cry, sometimes crying helps me release my feelings but most of the times it makes me feel weak because of how frequent it is. It’s something I have been struggling with for as long as I can remember and I don’t really know how to manage it.
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Katie
Racing Thoughts
We can often feel powerless over our thoughts or even feel as though we are falling victim to persistent negative/obsessive thinking. In the end, it is accepting the thoughts and emotions that come to you- even the ones you don't like- that causes that cycle to stop. There is a difference between accepting a thought and giving a thought power to stay. The answer is to first accept it is there, and then to recognize that you have the power to let it go.
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Cam
Day 71
This was a great one. Thoughts really do manifest themselves slowly and surely into reality, and it’s our choice to choose how are reality is
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Kai
Ok
I learned that my thoughts don’t shut up and I subconsciously expand on them. I hope I can stop that soon.
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Drew
Day 1
Decided to give this a try. Not entertaining the negative and the stressful and letting all of that just roll off. Focusing on the positive and the relaxing.
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Fi
Negative thoughts
I learned that you don’t have to take any interest in certain thoughts. Kind of like they aren’t part of you but things that enter your head. It’s like having a conveyer belt and picking the things you actually want and leaving / disguarding the unwanted ones.
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Alexis
Positivity
All along I thought that there was a way to prevent negative thoughts from entering your mind. That maybe meditation or practicing self-confidence can erase the thoughts. But I learned from this meditation that both negative and positive thoughts will always be in our minds. We just need to choose which thoughts to pay attention to. Like guests that arrive at a party, some are welcome, others are not. Some thoughts are positive ones that need to be paid attention to. Others are negative and should be disregarded. So instead of trying not to let in the negative thoughts, I will instead choose which ones to regard. And by disregarding the negative thoughts, I can live a happier and more carefree life.👍
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Kaitlyn
Positive is best
I learned that being positive is OK and start listening to the good thoughts not the bad thought
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Megan
Think positive
As I hear the music I process a lot of thoughts but I don’t think about them because if I give my attention I will get distracted so I let them pass by
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Michaela
Eye opening
Made me realise how easy it can be to just not give a thought your attention. This meditation has given me hope that I can learn how to do this and achieve this more in my daily life and especially in meditation
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Kristen 🧘🏻‍♀️
A beautiful glimpse into positivity. 🌸
Thank you for sharing this seven minute meditation on positivity. Our brains are wired to be negative and learning that positivity is a choice and how to think that way is the key to a happier life. ✨
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Escher
Let go
Even having bad thoughts can teach you a lot about yourself. You just gotta learn yourself...not change, but stay in a position to recognize what you can choose.
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Charlie
Short, but helpful
I appreciate the introduction to this mediation, she takes the time to explain your goal and how to remain a neutral observer of your thoughts before actually beginning the meditation itself. I found this a useful exercise to help recognize you don’t need to give every thought attention when it comes to you. Thank you.
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Brandee
Meditation
I learned that meditating can bring calmness and peace into my body and mind.
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JOELY
Back in the driver’s seat ♥️
Reminded that I’m the thought behind the thought. The quiet awareness.
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Renn
Thoughts
I can choose how I manage my thoughts by observing them from a birds eye view perspective... like scrolling through a Netflix menu and only engaging in the ones I want, the ones that are the most beneficial, or none at all.
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João
Positive Thinking
Thoughts may come and go and the attention we give them depend mainly on our will.
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Karen
Positivity / Rocks in a jar
I noticed it’s hard to stay focused on the breath and not the overwhelming to do list in my head. The negative emotions around that, feeling tired even before getting started. Then focusing on letting those thought go, at least for a minute. Training my brain to be an observer. I loved the story I listened to about the rocks in a jar last night. It made such sense. Your family, friends, and heath are the most important. That should fill your jar first. Then the pebbles are work, and other things of importance. Last is the sand. The small stuff. Only in that order can you fill a jar. Do it the opposite and it won’t get filled. You won’t be fulfilled.
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Vicki
Balloons 🎈🎈🎈
As I relaxed my mind, I let my thoughts go like balloons. Floating up, up and away. So many at first, but gradually there were fewer. My mind is calmer. So freeing.
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Amanda
Ignore negative thoughts
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Zak
you can actually just ignore bad thoughts.
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Zak
you can actually just ignore bad thoughts.
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Block negative thoughts
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Cindy
I am in control of my thoughts. Observe and choose.
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Hanna
positivity - morning of 23-7-2019
I didn't quite enjoy this session this much because it felt more like a lesson and I really needed to let go.
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Julie
Attention to thoughts
This should be in the life lesson section. She talks about how thoughts are like a house guest that you can decide if you want to let them in or not. You have the choice to give those thoughts your attention. The last minute is when the meditation starts at least in the 3 minute version.
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Thoughts and feelings
Do not feel that you are required to follow the thread behind every thought. Do not give power to negative thoughts and feelings. It is within your purview to choose which thoughts and feelings to entertain and which to ignore. Do what is best, and right, for YOU.
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Yaser
Relaxing
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Rachaelle
Blocking out bad thoughts and moving on to better positive thoughts
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Kathleen
Power for thoughts
I liked that no thought has power unless we give it power. Staying positive is hard for me. I always think of what’s wrong or what could go wrong. Trying to stay present and remember that only the thoughts I follow will have power will help to keep my thoughts positive
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Jacqueline
Letting unnecessary thoughts pass.
During my meditation I payed close attention to her words and I agreed with a lot that she said and thought to myself you’re correct. Im learning to not give attention to all thoughts.
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Antonia
I love this and want to always remind myself of this
I have the power to choose which thoughts I give energy too. Always focus on the positive 😊
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Hey I’m shanze
Yea it’s all about choice
I have learned how to think .......it’s like when thought comes it’s our choice to think or get rid of it n started thinking about good stuff ❤️
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Elaine
Letting go
Don’t let the negative thoughts and they have no power if you don’t let them in
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Will
Playing with thoughts is fun
There’s something about a thought that wants to be engaged with. It’s almost like wanting to play a game so much you don’t really care if you like the game or the people you’re playing with. There’s something awesome in engaging for the sake of engaging, but when it’s not filtered consciously, one can end up playing a lot of bad games. It’s awesome to engage with thoughts, but having the sensitivity to realize some aren’t helpful, and the mental muscle to act on what I perceive is important to be happier and more in control of my own life.
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Jenny
Positivity
Doing by not doing. Staying centered and neutral. Zero point. This is where creative energy lies, devoid of thoughts, emotions and judgment. I like placing negative thoughts on leaves on a stream, flowing away from me. From this neutral place, I find manifesting positive goals most effective. 😊
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Bernadette
Relieved.
I learned that being stress on yourself isn’t the way to succeed, it’s positivity that helps you succeed. Love this.
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Walter J
Non-Choosing...
“Choiceless Awareness” came to mind as I was practicing observing my thoughts but trying not to attach to any of them. When I did attach, I became aware and did her slick technique of going to my 3rd eye region and focusing on a cleansing breathe and it seemed to interrupt my attachment to the thought and brought me back to being the observer. Definitely need to develop this technique further as it seemed effective this morning. Thanks for this teaching! 💚👁🍀
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Risto
Focused awareness
I really enjoyed this session. My meditation is primarily while running, walking and biking. During this session my mind drew a great analogy to my biking sessions because my focus is strong and my awareness exceptional because there are so many safety issues on the road. Even though these safety issues surround you, you don’t follow them and embrace them but continue to navigate around them as though you are just an observer!
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Sybil
The Observer
We need to observe our thoughts and let the ones that don't serve us pass. We don't need to actively think every thought. We must let the negative ones go.
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Annette
Eye opener
“A thought has no power unless you give it the attention” Loved this.
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Mahaara
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Very relaxing. I felt very calm after listening to this and it really helped me.
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Avery
I fell amazing
I learned that when there is a thought that I do not want to think about just do not give that thought any attention.
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Molly
I can do hard things
Practicing positivity and mindful breathing helped me return to center. I feel like I can manage all things coming my way. It’s one step at a time and one day at a time
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Catherine zhao
Positive energy
Some meditation can lead to happy thoughts you never think you had.
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Marissa
Positivity
I learned that my mind can be at ease from my negative thoughts.
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Juli
Amazing
I learned I can calm my mind, relax and float away in the moment
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Amber
Positivity
I don’t have to follow my negative thoughts, I can be a neutral observer.
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Meghan
Thoughts
I don’t have to give every thought that enters my mind power. I can choose what I focus on and invest in. That’s freeing.
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Madelynn
I learned
I learned that I can choose to follow thought or not to follow thoughts and eventually negative thoughts will show up less.
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Hope
I noticed
I noticed that I was able to look at my thoughts in a more neutral light during this. It felt freeing.
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Lisa
Thought
I am free from the bondage of thought. I am the neutral observer.
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Gia
I Felt That
I felt that I agreed with what was said. It’s different to shift into positivity for me because I take on so much all the time when those around me are passive and dismissive.
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Virgil
I felt that I obtained the peace and the feelings enscribed in the message but didn’t grasp happines
I didn’t feel any happiness come out of this I don’t have anymore to write
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Jill
Positivity and negative thoughts observed.
I learned that it’s ok to have thoughts. They are visitors and we should observe them, but not let them take over. Positivity to me is the color yellow = HAPPY! ♥️🙏🏻☀️⭐️🌼
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Kalie
I felt positive
I learned that it’s okay to let go and destress and take my mind off things
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Rachel
Calm
I learned that we should give attention to the positive side because you can find hapiness from within and enjoy all the good things in life. We should not allow the negative thoughts to dwell in us. Good vibes only
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Ulysses Argueta
I feel some what little more calmer. I just need to breath more
Anxiety is only in the mind, stop being so negative and think positively.
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Julie
Observer
Thoughts are like an unexpected houseguest showing up at your front door. We can choose whether or not we want to welcome them in. By practicing being an observer with our meditation practice, we can become a neutral participant when thoughts arise choosing which ones we want to entertain. The more we decide to choose to entertain the positive thoughts, over time this will help the negative thoughts to become less. Sitting outside inhaling the fresh crisp air this morning, my focus is on the center in between my eyes. As I continue to focus on this area as well as my breathing, it gives me a grounded feeling. My intention for the day will be to practice being an observer to my thoughts. Any negative thoughts that enter my mind I will choose not to follow them by refocusing my attention on my breath as well as reciting a positive mantra.
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Jessica
Some Good Advice
There was some good advice in this meditation. Although it was mostly guided, there were some bits of silence.
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James
Stronger
Thoughts have no power, but it’s my choice whether or not to give them power over me and my mindset. At times I felt thoughts appear but I allowed the voice to guide me past them. I will try and carry this experience forward in daily life.
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Amara
Clarity
I cleared my mind of the persistent thought that keeps hurting me each time it pops up. I am able to become an observer I.e remaining in neutral state.
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Leah
Letting go
To not hold on to the bad thoughts that burden my mind sometimes.
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Hydiyah
Eternal Company
I agree: Thoughts are like guest that show up uninvited. You have the choice to open the door once you see who is at the door. I have been struggling with this for a long time, and it feels like my thoughts always win. Talk about a snap of reality or a blast from the past. I try not to remember. Even when I act like I don’t. Not about everything, just some things. And for a long time I acted like certain things didn’t happen. Prisoner of your own thoughts, fuck reality. Tupac said: what doesn’t kill you, fucks you up mentally. He was right.
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Lauren
House guests
I really liked this metaphor - it really made sense to me. I will try to focus more on the positive thoughts that enter my conscious mind
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Smurph
I liked the part that talked about how when u give a thought attention, you're giving it power. Tru
Positive and negative thoughts will continue to arrive in my head. I'll give more attention to the positive ones.
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Damo
Thoughts
I learned that its ok to have negative thoughts enter my head, but I can recognise and let them go just as quickly as they enter.
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Shaima
Day 1
I like this was really calming and I am starting to compose my breathing a lot more...
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Angel
Strong Mindset
I’ve learned that even though negative thoughts enter your mind you have the power to ignore them or let them go
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Kendall
Observer vs Thinker
We cannot control what thoughts enter our mind. Sometimes I have bad thoughts and wonder how I got there or where they come from. It’s nice to know that, that is okay. We can only control what thoughts we chose to give attention to. What we give focus to. Like a house guest who is uninvited; we can welcome them or not. You can follow your thoughts and invest wisely. What doors are you going to open? What are you going to let in? Don’t resist thoughts but don’t grasp on to them. Be a neutral observer. Be the observer rather then the thinker. The less you give negative thoughts your attention, the less they will appear. Give no participation to these. Let them pass without attention, without power. Let all thoughts enter, observe and follow nothing.
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Renee
Journal
I learned that thoughts have no control over me unless I give them power.
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Adrea
Positivity
I choose how I respond to situations and stressors. The experience is much better if I respond positively.
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Mahya
I feel that when anytime i woke up earlyi feel a live
that when anytime i woke up early feel a live, I great full for my life and for everything I learn from my self that I just need to put it a little bit of extra effort
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Gary
Neutrality
I learned about becoming thought neutral for a moment. Going to try this unguided for a few mins and see...
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Marty
Learning something new.
I learned that I don’t have to follow or entertain every thought that comes to mind.
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Kim
thoughts
I like the guidance that we don’t have to follow every thought. To stay centered and aware but not latch on to every passing thought or idea or distraction.
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Erica
Don’t follow the thiughts
It’s difficult to remain the neutral observer and to not chase each thought that enters your head. This helped me on my mindfulness journey and helped me keep that focus
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Tamika
Shift Happens
I noticed that I immediately shifted from the negative focus. I am in control of my response. This reminder was perfect maybe I should set them up throughout the day
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Chris
Morning meditation
I learned that I need more movement, and longer meditation times
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Ruth
Felt
Learned that that uninvited thoughts don’t have to be followed!
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Paul
Thoughts
Positivity isn’t only having positive thoughts, it is deciding not to follow the negative ones
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Dee
Positivity
Thoughts come into our minds both positive and negative and I can choose what thoughts I participate in. I choose positive thoughts.
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Michelle
Letting us recognize thoughts without engaging with them
I can see thoughts coming in but I don't have keep thinking about them. I have go back to thinking of peace clearing my mind
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Shebah
I control my thoughts
I don’t have to entertain thoughts that are not healthy. It is okay to have a thought but not give it life by allowing into my mind.