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Rise and Shine

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Happiness Insight
Clinical Psychologists Wellbeing Experts
So many of us wake up feeling exhausted, with a long list of things to do. This meditation is an invitation to pause, to sit in the sunshine and feel truly centred before the day begins. Rise and Shine. 
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Anna
I learned..
I learned that only I can make or break my day. I am always in control if I want to.
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Marianna
Sort of odd
It assumes that it is daylight out... I had to imagine the sun instead haha
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Catherine
Relax and take in the sunshine
The ability to relax with your breath and take in the sunshine is part of being at peace with the world.
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Dana
Outside
This meditation would really be good outside. As it is named rise and shine, 😃 it does make sense to complete it in the sunshine
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Catherine
I'll try this in the morning next time
:) I'll try this in the morning next time. It was still effective for pausing and taking in the present moment.
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Fernando
Sun
The suns warmth makes me feel alive. Although I was inside , I feel if I was outside I would of enjoyed it a lot more. 🤙🏻👌🏻👍🏻
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Adrianne
A tranquil meditation
I think you need a bright day for this to be a 'happiness' related meditation. On an overcast day I would say that it was more evocative of tranquility.
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Janine
No sun but still fun
There’s no better feeling than sun hitting your body. Even indoors on an overcast day I could picture myself lying on a beach somewhere being or in a beautiful park and I felt very relaxed.
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Jim
I've never tried this before
I was on some stairs and decided to use them as my seat. It works very well!
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Kellee
A Bright Cheerful Day 10-21-17
I learned that the sun is awesome and so is meditating. Smile everyone!
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Megan
Warmth
I just got back from visiting my boyfriend in California. I live in Canada where’s it’s very cold and snowy. I missed him terribly today but this mediation allowed me to open my heart to his warmth and let the sun shine in. I still miss him but I’m so happy for the beautiful experience we were able to share together.
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Karl
The son is shining
I love the feeling of the son It warms my heart to say I find solace in array 🙂
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David
Finding Energy Around You
There are so many sources around us where we can find energy to fill us and fill our day.
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Charlotte
Peaceful
I learned that if you look for the energy and light Around you it can be very peaceful to just sit and think
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Talon
Energy
Energy is all around us and we may borrow energy from the surrounding forces such as the sun, the earth, the water, and others.
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Shateca McGee
Sunshine
That the little things in life matters and we should enjoy them.
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Megan
Take it
I learned that taking in sunshine is an easy gift to give yourself in a day. It’s a good reminder to stop, reflect, and reset.
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Renee
I can create
My place has been been with out sun for days. I learned that I can create that feel and experience the sun, the feel, the warmth even when there are clouds.
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Ivan
Day 1
Enjoy you day and get the sun hit you every now and then. It’s good for the soul
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Tatiana
Sunshine
We are the ones who can allow the Mother Nature invade us with the energy and positivity.... God created all for us.... it is available.... we should be grateful for all of the beauty created by Him. Let’s not close His creation into our heart! LIFE is beautiful.... let’s live HAPPY!
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Joyce
Rise up
To awake with energy I need to first be totally relaxed, to allow myself to be rejuvenated. Namaste
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J.W.
name day cupcakes
down the mountain we rode wheels bouncing peddles pumping arms taught, shock absorbing up off our seats, gravel flying... later that afternoon back at the cabin exhausted dusty sipping a tall glass I gazed out across the valley below the sunset was magnificent she came out on the porch holding a plate with two cupcakes “We made it! What a wonderful day to be alive, don’t you think?” “Absolutely!”
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Sara
Finding the light.
The last few months have been very trying, and even on days where the sun was shining, I couldn’t find my light. Today was different. I sit where there is no sun, yet feel the warmth. Life truly is about finding your light, even when you are in darkness. What a beautiful way to start my day.
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Tammy
Rise and shine
The sun on my face feels so relaxing. A beautiful way to celebrate the beauty and warmth of the sun through our meditation. Wishing everyone a day filled with sunshine 🌞
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Debb
Good morning 🌞
Although it’s a little challenging to imagine the warmth of the sunshine ☀️ at 21 F, this was nonetheless a wonderful way to begin the morning! It is an incredibly relaxing meditation and an excellent way to begin the day. Admittedly my mind strayed a bit as I thought of how proud Matthew would be of me for making a musical connection, however I expect that he will have another because he is the master! 🤪😂 My session was made even better upon seeing a message that I had received during my meditation session: “Good morning, Sunshine!” Synchronicity?!?! I will definitely revisit this meditation at the beginning of another day. https://youtu.be/k9Gh6dn7hzQ
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Julie
☀️
I enjoyed this meditation sitting out front on the steps of my townhouse this morning. I could feel the warmth of the sun on my face which made me smile. I am ready to start to my day now. This is another good one to begin your day with.
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Cherish
Morning Sun 🌞
Having your body basking in the morning sun is a relaxing, but rejuvenating way to begin your day. The sun has a way of brightening up your day. So warming and soaking in all of the energy that the sun provides, I couldn’t help but begin to smile. I feel radiant and alive! I enjoyed this meditation a lot and will be coming back to this over and over. Have a sunshiny day! 🙏🏻❤️😊
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Rori
The sun is a natural healer
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Walter J
Warming...
It is morning but the sun is not yet over the hill beside my house. She said to face the sun so I lay down to take in as much light as possible. I imagine the sun rising above the hill and sharing its warmth with me... ahhh... the bright love of the sun! Always giving of itself. The gentle warmth of the early morning sun is my favorite time of the day. A stark contrast to the blasting heat of the afternoon sun. I breathe in the warm air of August and smile as I can almost feel your energy soaking into my skin. Imagination can be such a good thing when properly used... I may not see you right now, but your reflection is visible everywhere so I know you are there. And when I finally feel your warmth on my face this morning I will smile again and think of this peaceful warming moment and drink deeply of your radiant love. ❤️🌞🍀
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Cyndee 🌊
Happier! 🌞🌞🌞
It was overcast when I started this meditation and moments later the sun started peeking out through the clouds! My cold has returned and my mood was dampened by this but my mood is much better at the end of this mind, body and soul warming experience. I feel many degrees warmer and my mind has opened to positivity and my heart is beating calmly 💙 thanks Walter and I hope everyone has a beautiful day! Namaste 🙏
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Alyssa
sunshine
the sunshine on my face was warm. there was a type of peace in the air. my breathing was nice. I quite enjoyed this meditation.
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Cherish
Good Day Sunshine
Sitting in a chair on my patio, I positioned myself to receive the morning sunshine onto my body. With a slight breeze in the air, I began to soak up the sunshine. I welcomed the warmth of the sun penetrate all of the pores in my face. With each in breath, I welcomed the sun’s radiating energy into my body, leaving me feeling full of warmth and light. My heart is filled with compassion, kindness and gratitude. With this new positive energy radiating within me, I couldn’t help but have a gentle smile on my face, feeling thankful for this beautiful day! Indeed, it is going to be a great day! Wishing everyone a sunshiny day! 🌞❤️ Namaste...❤️☮️🙏🏻😊
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John
Nice, simple meditation to keep in my playlist
It’s still dark in the mornings, but I took this peaceful meditation and used it to transport myself through time and space to my front yard in the summer where I like to sit and feel the sun on my face. Adding this to my favorites so that this summer I can add the pleasant words and music to this practice.
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Joyce
I got sunshine...
Nice to imagine the feeling of basking in the sun even though it’s a few hours yet until sunrise. Namaste
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Haley
Sitting in the sunlighjt
I always found the natural light of the sun to be peaceful and relaxing. I love being out in nature
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dani
Not much sun today
If though not much sun was out today, I still found a patch to relax in, and it worked great.
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Ramona
The sunshine
I love the to feel the sun, it’s so relaxing, staring your day with the warm of the sun on your body and heart to feel happy and grateful for another beautiful day,
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Joyce
Sunshine
Always to be appreciated, in hot, warm or cold weather, when it shines down on us. Namaste
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Amanda
Warm sunshine
It’s always helpful, to me, to take a few minutes several times a day to just breathe.
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Haley
Sunlight On My Skin
Every time I’m out in the sun I automatically feel recharged and refreshed. Being outside is a great stress and sadness reliever
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Maggie
Imagining the sun was very helpful since I live in NEPA, it’s a rarity seeing the sun in the winter months.
You can imagine anything, and actually feel the affects of it physically and mentally.