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Shifting from "Doing" to "Being"

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Are you firmly in "doing" mode today? Find some stress relief by giving yourself three minutes to sink into "being." After you rejuvenate yourself, the action that you take today will be much more effective. Enjoy!
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68 reflections
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Kelsey
Human Beings versus Human Doings
This meditation encouraged me to allow my thoughts to just be, and reminded me not to continuously label them but rather, to notice them and let go. It also helped me recall that I am a human BEING, not a human DOING. Sometimes, we need to realize that we are going at too fast of a pace. We aren't being mindful at all. By taking, "I am a human being, and not a human doing" to heart, we learn to just sit with our thoughts, which ultimately slows them down.
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Anj
When you have a LOT of stuff coming up...
This is a nice visual ... and it was a needed moment for me before a big week.
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Michelle
From doing to BEING
Thank you I learned that it's OK not to have to be doing or thinking ALL THE TIME 🎉 I'm a homemaker and always feel guilty when I'm not busy serving or cleaning or gardening or Or or or ... just finished managing a years renovation project from beginning to end . Materials ... workers... you name it... I've so earned my being time over the last 30 years of being a wife and mother and employee... yet I still feel guilty when I'm tired and when I take me time🤦🏼‍♀️... hard for me but I'm getting there Day by day. Thank you 😘🙌🏻🙌🏻👌🏻
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Jaime
Shifting from "Doing" to "Being" reflection
I discovered that I need to give myself permission to "BE." The way I schedule events or "check off my to-do list," it is vital to have regular, daily "being time."
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Chanithia
Doing to being
I learned that you cannot life stressful situations stop you from being the great person you are destined to become
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Irushi
Shifting from doing to being...
I learned that releasing the sense of fear of the work load to be done enables an ease of mind and lightness that really helps me to start to work and to work well :)
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Razan
Feel what you do
We get so in grossed in our life problem and everything we need to do that we forget to be present to feel what we are doing !! We are just doing doing doing without feeling
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Catherine
Challenging day
Meditating every day provides a great measuring stick for my stress level. It was hard to stay present. Answer: more meditation!
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Grace
Thinking all the time
It is ok not to think all of the time. Thinking too much does not solve the problems on hand but actually make them worse.
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Brooke
Be
You can return to being mode. Anchor down and release worries.
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Hazel
Doing to being
Most of the time I am in “Doing” mode and it felt nice to just be
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Jessica
Great 👌🏻
It felt great to just lay here and take 5 minutes to myself 😊
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Adam
Let the thought go like balloons...
...is a great visualization for letting go and just being. Very effective and soothing.
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Sharon
Letting go
This meditation was the best one I've done the subject was really relevant to me at the moment, I hope to return to it in times of stress
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Carmen
From doing to being
I don't have to do, I can just be... the blob I feel like this morning🙁. It's a good thing I learned that I am not my thoughts I'm the observer of my thoughts😳
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Ginny
I learned that I can release my worrying thoughts
I can release my worrying thoughts if I don’t hold onto them too tightly it’s okay and will be okay.
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Ana
We don’t have to think all the time
I learned that there are times were we can just be, let things flow and let ourselves flow naturally. We don’t always have to think for everything, not take all the weight, simple let things be and observe.
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Vicki
Relaxing
I learned that taking just a few minutes to not worry or think is refreshing
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Liberty
Feeling relieved
It's okay to be stress but now I have a coping method to help relieve it.
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Lynn
Power of breath
I am reminded of the power of the breath to bring us back to the present moment and how calming that is.
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Danielle
Being is ok!
It is ok to stop doing 24/7 and allow myself to just be! Taking a break and allowing myself not to be in constant stress mode is ok!!
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Kristi
Be
Allowing myself to just be and stop doing. It was the best meditation session yet. It really spoke to me.
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Gem
Being
The more I meditate the more I see the bigger picture in life and I’m finding I’m much more grateful for my being. I put a lot of pressure on myself to even go out of the house and do daily chores but as soon as these pressures are released from myself I actually do a lot more. I’m glad I’m becoming more self aware 🤗❤️
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Scott
Being vs. Doing
This is an excellent reminder for me Since I’m someone that is performance/acceptance driven. I can easily look at myself and accept myself only when I’m doing something or being productive. Just “being” is a non at stressful practice and strategy that I’d like to incorporate into my daily routine.
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Jaida
Watch my stress drift away
I really enjoy the ballon visual and it helped. It fell good to just watch my stress just drift away into the sky, like a ballon.
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Everett
Dig hip in
Grind and doubts never again no not a knife not anything to touch
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Liz
Liz
Didn’t realise that I was worrying about so much until I did this excersise brilliant way to chill out
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Kristine
Take a moment.
I’m reminded that I must take a step back and realize the importance of being from doing something constantly or trying to achieve something. All this is to please myself or trying to prove something to others but what is the purpose of this if my being isn’t at peace. Lately I’m finding myself to seek God’s wisdom more as I am up against some hardships and I find the sense of healing and comfort through the Words of God.
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Walter J
Human Be-ing
I was reminded that as a human, I often feel I have many roles to fill to be accepted by others. But when I can truly accept myself for who I am (regardless of what others think) I can just ‘be’. Thus, I am truly living up to my name as a human be-ing. I loved the balloon analogy! It helped me to release (negative) thoughts and feelings (of having to do) and shift my attention to Being an observer & start to observe myself in the situation without judgement. Very relaxing and empowering at the same time!
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Ari
Waves of Breath
Breathing is like the ocean, my breath comes in like the tide, and releases back.
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Tal
Time
In our age of constant input where time is as valuable as money relaxation can be hard. Allowing yourself these three minutes just improves the rest of the day and lets you let go and be for a little while
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Bruce
Stillness
This practice reminded me to slow back down and stop living in the future. Great practice!
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Samantha
Being
Mindfully being is simple yet so refreshing. What a great rest for my mind.
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Ari
Stress
I need to acknowledge and let go of my stress to live a happier and healthier lifestyle.
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Maddie
Doing to being
It’s always gonna be hard to stop thinking about something that just worries you constantly. But just being, and sitting, or lying down without thinking or doing anything, I learned is the best way to let go of your worry’s. Just imagine it’s a helium balloon that you’re waving goodbye to. It may not be gone forever, but it will feel so good to let go of. And it did.
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Ben
Being and Doing
Are two different states of mind that can be switched between at any given moment to help relax and focus on simply being.
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Harvey
Doing to being
A simple yet beautiful lesson that refocused my mission in my small yet meaningful world to be able to cope with all that surrounds me
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anna
Being
I learned to breathe and to try and let my stresses free, release them from my mind and to just be, exist independent of the stresses.
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Blair
Balloons
I love the analogy of filling all my worries up in the helium balloons and watching them float away. I felt like for a moment I did reach a state of just being. It was freeing. I felt so much falling off of my shoulders. But I slowly fell back into thinking about each little thing that stresses me throughout the day and I had a lot of helium balloons flying away...
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Alexis
Doing-> Being
“You don’t have to think all the time. It is enough to simply be.” What a wonderful gift to hear these words. I don’t need to stress, it does not benefit the end goal or me.
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Savannah
Health
It’s important to stay healthy and stay in contact with your body and how it feels
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Kellee
Feeling Good Friday 2-16-18
😀It was really nice to take a few minutes in this meditation and breath and collect my thoughts and let my stressors kind of drift for awhile. I have a lot to accomplish before my trip but it’s all good. Thank you, Aura! Have a nice evening, Everyone!
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Patty
I’m so proud...
Of myself! New TV, DVD player, cable box. Set-up a piece of cake per salesman (liar). Six hours trying to get the “no signal” to go away to no avail. Missed Red Wing hockey game. I let my hubby try to do set-up with a little input from me. I just sat there, read some stuff, practiced my breathing multiple times and found that detaching myself was quite easy. See, I am learning something! Now I’m ready for a good nights sleep. ❤️💤💤💤
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Bex
Doing vs Being
Shift your mind from doing to being. Let go of any worries by releasing them from your thoughts like helium balloons into the sky. Repeat one by one until you are no longer thinking about all the things you need to do, and can just be. Be in the moment. Be with your breath. Be with your body. Simply be.
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Michaela
Doing to Being
I am now aware of what it feels like to just be; to let go of all of the worries and stresses that are a part of my daily life and simply enjoy my own presence. It’s hard to remember that stresses will go away, but they will and we can actually momentarily make them subside ourselves.
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Brittany
Breath
My breath is my anchor. Using my breath as my anchor during the day to re-centre myself would be a great tool to use when I’m feeling stressed during the day.
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Erin
Relaxing night
I feel really relax in my bath & on my couch & relax in bed feeling tired
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Illse
Sleeplessness causes to let you be inert and sad and stoic very tight this morning.
I am trying to take flight and let go my turn about came from one of my children putting her sorrow over the passing of her father and I became the catcher and stopped in my tracks of a good place and could not let go. With this exercise and back to breathing practice I now have loosed I will let go of all of the balloons
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Tammy
Shift from doing to being
Nice way to let go of stress. Acknowledge those things that worry you, visualize them and then let them go like a balloon 🎈 then relax, breathe and just be!
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Dori
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I noticed that although my brain was still going I was able to let a few things go for a short while
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Kathy
Being
I noticed that each time I released a thought into the air that several more instantly filled the vacated space. It is obvious to me that I really need to do this meditation frequently until I gain better control of my mind and thoughts.
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Sofia
Don’t beat yourself uo
Tried to finish a 7 task todo list and didn’t get much done after working out and cooking. I simply just have to be and forgive myself for beating myself up over it.
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Maureen
Letting go of what I cannot control
I cannot sell my house it has to happen on its own so I need to breathe out the control over it and let it happen naturally as it should.
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Linda
Shifting from doing to being
This was a perfect meditation for tonight. I had several worries on my mind and it felt great to imagine them as helium balloons floating up and away.
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KeAndria
Don’t worry!
I have a few worries on my mind and this meditation really helped me relax and not to worry so much! :)
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Jack
Parking the Mind
I learned that asking the 'why's question can lead to more and more questions without getting anywhere regarding an answer.
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Jeff
Just what I needed
This is exactly what I needed to hear. It’s as if the whole thing was written just for me. I am constantly beating myself up for all the things I’ve got to get it done and worse yet ruminating over all the things I didn’t get done. This reminds me that I should not do that and I will think of this the next time I do.
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Jessica
Great reminder to focus on “being” and not “doing”
I was amazed at how spot on this was in the first 30 seconds. Have marked this as a favorite and need to listen to it weekly, if not daily. Another reminder to focus more on enjoying the present instead of on everything on my to do list.
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Chloe
“Helium Balloons”
This is a great reminder that although “helium balloons”, or stress, can seem light at the start, but more and more of those helium balloons add up, and sometimes if you don’t let them go, they can end up weighing a lot.
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Sean
Room mates
Today I’ve been really stressed out because my roommate who happens to be my stepsister hasn’t been doing anything that I have asked her to do. I told her repeatedly to put her laundry away so I can use the hamper (we share it) and she hasn’t it’s not my responsibility to tell her to cleanup after herself and I don’t care what she does and doesn’t do outside of our shared room. I want my room to be and stay clean. If I have to I will make her use her own hamper so that her laziness doesn’t effects my cleanliness. Those will be her balloons.
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Ashley
Relieved
Just taking a soothing moment to let my imagination run is the best feeling
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Susan
Shifting From Doing To Being
I need to return to the place of just being. All the Doing and Worry is making me so tired. I will remember to release my worry. Worrying never helps.
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Mackenzie
Wed: May 8,2019
I don't need to let stress get the best of me. I just need to sit down and take time to figure my problems out.
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Ana
So today..
Today was a very tuff day at school and everywhere I went,But Arua helped me so much I forgot why I was so stressed today. Thx Arua!!!
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Ana
So today..
Today was a very tuff day at school and everywhere I went,But Arua helped me so much I forgot why I was so stressed today. Thx Arua!!!
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Minette
The music is so calming
I feel so relieved. ❤️💜💗❤️💜💗 I like this app so much❤️❤️❤️❤️ I should be doing my homework 😅 But I’ll ask my mom to help me😅 Feels weird saying that
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Cara
Releasing
It's so freeing to use the imagery of letting your thoughts and worries go.
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Michael
Felt Release
I felt a release when doing this quick meditation. I felt as if all the weight was being lifted off of me.