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S T O P Meditation

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Bill Scheinman
Wisdom & Compassion
The STOP meditation is a simple way to reconnect to yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally. You can do this practice throughout your day whenever you feel disconnected from yourself.
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86 reflections
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Cathie
People will deceive and it makes me question why I so willingly believe in people and their words
Accept people but have no expectation so if they don't have integrity it's not as devastating and it's not personal but who they are and they have to live with their choices
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Patty
Wisdom and Compassion
I learned that, with this STOP meditation, it's so much better to "invite" my body and my mind to do or change something rather than demand or make it change. Awareness and compassion for self are key.
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Ben
Stop meditation
If I just stop whatever I'm doing, and focus for a minute on my self, it helps ease some of the tension.
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Sam
Frantic mind
My stress right now stems mainly from fear. I'm constantly strategizing my next move and possible ways to manipulate the appearance of that move. This moves me further away from my trust in god and grit that I know I have. It's time to work on better self talk as well as reliance on God.
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Jeff
Slow down
What I thought I'd done, was in fact done - despite second guessing. I learned that I have the drive and power to do that which I know I committed to even when many other variables in the day all went incongruent with me likely achieving the preparedness. I learned that no one should try to stop me, simply because I'm not stoppable. In fact, I'm racing in the morning to accomplish that which I set out to.
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Katie
Vague
I got very distracted during this session unfortunately. But one part did stick with me. I must take time out of my day to just breathe. Whether it be a couple seconds, or minutes, it will help. Reflecting with yourself and understanding what's going on, will calm you down.
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Aaron
To stop and realize
With this meditation I stopped me realized what it was that was on my mind.
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David
Nothing vs Something
My desire to stop and do nothing is extreme. I’ve grown to feel guilty when I am doing nothing and it seems to be a source of anxiety. While I think my drive to do things is great I need to find balance in doing something and doing nothing. Today I feel I have started down that path. Now...time for breakfast!
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Christine
Thoughts
At the part where he instructed to focus on my thoughts, I learned just how many thoughts go through my head at the same time. Need to find the meditation that will help me control those. But this helped me to really be ok with having all those thoughts. As long as I remember to control the anxiety by saving time to "just be".
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Janice
STOP MED
I can stop and practice self care any time I am willing. That is all I wish to write.
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Chatty
Stress released
Taking a few minutes it all I need to relax and relieve some tension in my head.... x
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Camila
My learning
I learned that I should start calming my body down, by over anxiety, stress, and overwhelmed.
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Macey
Acknowledge
I learned that it is important to breathe deep and acknowledge the sensations in your body.
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Kathryn
Stop...
I learned that taking the time to stop and just breathe and get in touch with your body can really help make you feel more at ease.
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Kyrstin
Morning bath session.
Sometimes you're gonna fall asleep during a session. And that's okay, especially early in the morning lol! My anxiety did go away. Sometimes I need to just take a breather and just focus on me, on my body. Make sure I'm taken care of. Even with a plethora of things on my shoulders still left to do... sometimes it's okay to put the load down and pick it up once you've caught your breathe. It's not like you're retreating... just making sure the car doesn't over heat if you know what I mean.
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Kim
First day:
I learned I focus too much on things that don't matter in long term goals.
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Christine
Time out
I learned I can if I need to set aside a few minutes to stop and breathe and still my mind and relax any tension buildup in my body
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Brenda
Thankyou
Someone commented on something I wrote a week or 2 ago and it really touched me that someone actually wrote back. This morning I woke up to seeing a post that a girl made that was struggling and I wrote to her telling her that she could go through it and that I knew that bc I was going through worse. I’m soon going to a mental hospital tomorrow at 4 and not bc I’m mental but bc I’m so depressed that the medication the doctors give me don’t even help me and that not ok for a 13 year old like me. But I want to thank the person he wrote to me today and I want to thank the lord for helping my doctors choose that plan for me to go. Where I need to go so I can get better. As much as I hate it and am mad about it. My teachers made me realize it’s not such a bad thing. So thank you.
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Justine
Self care
We seldom put ourselves 1st. Stoping and being mindful for 3 minuets helps us and how we interact with others. The most unselfish self centred thing when can do.
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Dillon
Unexpected Reward
I Loved his choice of words: Invite. It’s OK. Congratulate yourself. Just be. Act of Self care. They were just what I needed to hear, although I didn’t know it. I’m so grateful I remembered to open this app today. Wow...HERE I am :-)
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Patty
I’m easily distracted.
I’ll keep trying. Three minutes doesn’t sound very like but I guess it can be. Why do my thoughts wander so easily?
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Angel
Take the time
When one is always surrounded by distraction must remember to just take a moment and reflect stop whatever it was you where doing and just live and embrace the good with each inhale and as you exhale forget and let go that was which distracted you to begin with thank you as always many blessings 💛🙏🏻
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Jasmin
THIS IS AN ACTION OF SELF CARE
I loved how this was the 1st & last sentence in the meditation. I learned that it's important to congratulate yourself after choosing meditation.
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Daija
To just stop
I learned that it was okay to just ‘think’ your thoughts and emotions, Whether good or bad. I’m not fully good yet but I’m learning.
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Anna
Thoughts and feelings
I learned that it is ok to have multiple thoughts and feelings running through your head. You don’t always have to empty everything out of your mind to have a peaceful and successful meditation. I enjoyed just letting my thoughts be and being aware of them.
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Paul
Body check
I learned that I can have multiple emotions running through my head at the same time and they are not necessarily in conflict with each other.
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Alexander
First Meditation
First time with Aura, had a great experience! Felt like this app is going to help me feel happier and in the moment. The STOP meditation was a a great start to my day!
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Gabrielle
I leaned...
More about myself by reflecting on my thoughts. I liked in this meditation i was able to acknowledge my thoughts that usually cause stress and just let them pass over. 😌
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Mark
Stop and be
I am beginning to understand the value of pausing periodically to stop and just be. The focus on breathing focuses me on the here and now. Here in the sense of my body, particularly my chest, where my heart is. And now, as in not concerns about previous actions or conversations, nor concerns about future plans, ideas or thoughts.
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Jaro
I am Thankful for
Sharing the Air with All of You 7.442 billion (2016) girls and guys. Happy Thanksgiving 2017.
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Marissa
Self Care
Self care is so important and being aware of everything around you is crucial as well
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Heather
Focus
It is important to focus or be aware of my own thoughts and feelings both mentally and physically.
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Denisa
Letting Go
I learned that even though my surroundings are hectic, iI don’t need to feel hectic. At least not while I’m consciously meditating. I can be an empty page. The book can be written later.
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Don
I need this STOP
Stopping what I’m doing and take a break to relax and understand my body just for a couple minutes during the day it’s so important for me; just a relaxing moment to calm my body down
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Janna
Stop meditation
I wish this was a little longer. I have many tense areas and didn’t have time to fully relax but I like the idea he shared and I need to make myself take some short moments throughout my busy day.
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Everett
Bending love
Honesty is how I got to this position but I have no doubts left that lies are able to speak for themselves
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Grace
Good practice
This was a great short meditation, although I wish it had been a little longer. It’s nice to stop and acknowledge how I feel.
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Kari
First session
It can just take 3 mins out of your day to sit back and check in with yourself
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Brittany
Meditation
I tried but my anxiety is so over powering and overwhelming.
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Molly
Lesson one
You have to acknowledge every thought and feeling you have and just let them be and breathe
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Sarah
Self-care
“This is an act of self-care.” It sure is! There’s no better way to show your body and soul some love!
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Mike
Overthinking.
Stop meditation helped me pause my thoughts as I was spiraling down a drain.
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Darah
Stop Meditation
I’ll have to revisit this meditation. When I first started I noticed that my breathing was off and my chest wise tight. After that I found it hard to concentrate.
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Christina
Just Breathe
Wow. I was so agitated when I started but this lessened the tension in my neck and my shoulders. I have some big decisions to make regarding my marriage and my work.
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Daniel
Mind as muscle
I learned that my mind is a muscle in my body that must loosen its grip to be blissful.
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Vicky
Stop worrying!!
It’s ok to think about certain things just don’t let it run your life.
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Lakeisha
I learned that my thoughts are okay to have.
It’s okay to be sad anxious happy feel looney because at the end of the day I’m still here and alive.
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Zakia
Stop
To stop and be is very essential and important to self realization
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Jorge
Detenerse
Justo antes de comenzar, mi mente dembulaba con pensamientos que ya no deberían de ser, con pensamientos que ya no tiene caso mencionar. Sin embargo, el tan sólo aceptar que están ahí, de alguna manera u otra sirve para paulatinamente dejar de considerarlos. Es complicado detenerse a olvidar, pero creo que no se trafa tanto de eso, sino más bien se trata de simplemente detenerse y estar presente a las sensaciones que se agolpan en mi ser. Sólo así se adquiere suficiente autocontrol.
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Julianna
First Day
I learned that taking just a few moments of time to stop and relax can really help the mind.
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Christina
Stop
I learned that just because you stop to relax doesn't mean your really relaxing every part of yourself.
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Pessa
Acceptance
I learned not to judge my thoughts and emotions.....just notice.
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Naomi
thoughts on sources of anxiety
I feel judged and this makes me feel defensive. I fee critical of myself and I project these feelngs onto others. I need to relax and find space in my mind to relese these thoughts and invite positive and pro active thinking
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Lola
Letting go
I learned that the most and family in my life are so much more fun to be with you and I will love to see your friends I know you’re not going anywhere you and you know I don’t
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Adriana
Taking the time to stop and be aware of my body will come along way in helping me achieve my bod goa
Taking the time to stop and be aware of my body and that I’m in it, will help me achieve my body goals.
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Alicia
Taking care of myself
I learned that I am who I am and my thoughts are just my thoughts. My thoughts do not become real. They are just thoughts. I have learned that my negative thoughts are temporary, they will always be temporary, and my positive thoughts will grow throughout my knowledge.
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Julie
Day one
3 minutes went by very quick. I’ve got the scaries from drinking today. I thought about my mom a lot. I’m going to text her and tell her I love her. Excited to do this again tomorrow.
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Jason
Habit
Mindfulness is a habit. Developed daily. That needs to be worked on daily.
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Kasia
Simplicity.
I love that it was just to stop and take a moment for yourself and just to breathe, be aware. So simple but so powerful!
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Jennifer
Awareness
I was clenching my teeth and I had not even noticed. Focusing on my breath helped me to become aware of how tightly I was holding myself.
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Mara
Stop
I learnt that sometimes instead of giving off bad energy, it’s good to just stop and feel the sensations of your body. It helps with my anxiety.
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Kate
Meditation 2
While it's hard to turn off my brain, redirection helps. It's easier to notice my breathing than to congratulate myself for noticing my breathing.
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Grant
Breathing
I learned to just check in on my breathing every now and then, and really listen to what my body is saying to me.
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Pamela
Day 1
I feel ridiculous & as if I have accomplished nothing. Being aware of the moment? Can’t quite figure how that’ll help me in any way. Bleh. Plus my left leg is driving me nuts! Damned restless legs!
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Isha
Self care.
I learnt how much I was missing out on before starting mindfulness as a daily practice.I was not looking after myself that is,now I’m on my way towards self care. 🌻
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Matthew
Missed my morning Aura
I learned that there are many More distractions in the house when I try to use Aura at night, instead of my usual morning, when I’m typically alone.
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riley
at peace with yourself
i learned how to be at peace with myself more & how it is ok to let the thoughts flow through your head through trying to be at peace, when i would always try to push them out.
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Vickie
Taking time for me
I learned that when I’m feeling anxious to stop and take time out for myself.
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Sami
Just be
It’s okay to stop and just be. Feeling is not a bad thing. Be you.
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Lydia
Great meditation
This is a great meditation that covers a lot of ground in such a short space of time.
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Sheila
Stop
It is ok to stop and get in touch with your inner self. Any tensions felt are ok. Taking a moment is an act of self care.
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David
Acknowledge your thoughts
Being able to acknowledge the endless thoughts and telling myself to let them be was very relaxing and lifted a huge weight from me
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Leslie
Ant act of Self-Care
Stopping for 3 minutes to become aware of myself is an act of self-care. 3 minutes goes pretty fast. Just being aware of how my breathing is is ok, not trying to fix it. Acknowledge how it feels. Invite relaxation into those areas that are feeling tense and know that it might not come.
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Samantha
This session...
It was good, but I felt that it was too broad and short. I appreciated the invitation to relax, the self awareness that it also invites you to do, the breathing even! But at the end he said we can proceed to our next activity, and I felt that I was rushed, and maybe even switched around too soon from relaxation to a “wake up!” Which I don’t feel I was prepared to do... In any case, it helped, and I am thankfuk for this meditation.
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Cobra
Yes
I learned that it is important to notice where the blockages are in your body and it’s Important to breathe through the tense hearts or minds
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Cobra
Thanks
I like that you focus on your breathing and how you can feel the anxiousness within yourself your heart your mind where ever it is in the body and that’s a blockage and to breathe through it I really like that he focused on what it feels like to breathe and focus on that as part of the meditation with your eyes closed
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Clare
Stop
This act of self care by stopping and meditating meant that I could carry on with my next task feeling less weighed down by thoughts and worries
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Al
I realized tenfold how stressed I was
I realized how strangled my breathing was and how tight my chest was and how much my mind was racing!
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Glenn
stop meditation
I was able to relax point of tension and my breathing initially increased then gradually decreased.
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Maria
Stop and be
This meditation was okay. It was nice to be reminded to breathe and checkin with my body this morning.
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Heidi
Struggle
I notice myself struggling with whether it is ok to take a few minutes for myself when my children need me. Is it really OK to go inwards so that I might better care for those who need me outwardly? I believe it to be so, but I have difficulty emotionally and notice a great deal of guilt and frustration making themselves known.
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Susie
S T O P
I like the suggestion that to STOP and BE is an act of self care. As I took this time after quite a busy day, I became aware of my body relaxing and “thanking” me.🙏
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Cyndee 🌊
Mental & Physical Brake
This meditation gave me a mental & physical break. My body gradually became relaxed, my mind became freed of thoughts that don’t serve me right now. A very healthy meditation experience, gentle and thorough way to unwind.
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Cherish
Checking In...
Self awareness gives us a time to align with our body and mind. In this meditation, Bill has us take a few moments to stop what we are doing and be with ourselves. I became self aware of my breathing. After a while of connecting to my breath, I became self aware of my body and noticed any sensations that were occurring. After a while of noticing any sensations in my body, I became self aware of my thoughts. As the meditation came to a close, I congratulated myself for taking the time to check in with myself. The keys to self awareness is noticing our breath, noticing our sensations and noticing our thoughts. Taking a little bit of time throughout our day to stop and be can give us some clarity and a reset. It also gives us a chance to get to know ourselves more. Namaste 🙏🏻❤️☮️
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Jordan
STOP meditation findings
I felt totally at easy with my body in the end, relaxed. I learned that I shouldn’t think of forcing or demanding my body to relax, instead asking it to. Knowing that it would truly be ok if my body didn’t relax or feel better, instead of getting antsy because I knew how mad I would be if it didn’t. I haven’t done many meditations, but this showed me it’s not quite just about controlling the mind, but letting it go and showing positivity towards the totality of good and bad thoughts/feelings. I may have gone too many years, realizing, to the minimalist extent, that we can never truly shut out all the bad things. Life is a gravitational pull of good and bad. One does not exist without the other, so instead of trying to shut it all out, let it happen, don’t fight the inevitable, let yourself come to peace with the bad and enjoy the good.
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Walter J
Inviting...
What a great meditation! Inviting your body to relax and accepting whatever it does. Great thing to take to many areas in our lives!! I want to thank Jordan for pointing me to this session and leaving such a good post I just had to try it out! Well worth it. I feel very calm now. I actually started this session with a headache but felt a white blanket of acceptance come over my face after I invited it to relax. I guess my headache chose to go into the blanket and it left my body. Very slick trick! 🙏🏼🤔🍀