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Pasha Lyndi
Nature-Based Mindfulness & Sleep Stories
Want to unwind? Refresh yourself? This is an ideal practice for relaxing the mind into spacious, open awareness. A great antidote to screen time.
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126 reflections
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Erinn
Awareness
To be aware, but not to get caught up in any of it. To let those things come and go pass by you.
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Patches
Simply being
When the mind gets troubled with what's happening now, it's so hard to let everything go. It all feels like a bad dream . Reality of this moment only is hard to grasp this morning
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Graley
Aware
i learned to be aware of all things around me, but not let these things stress me out or distract me or overwhelm me. just to simply be aware.
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Oona
First meditation
I learned that I need to take a moment out of my very busy schedule to put down my book or calculator and to lay down and relax even if it's just for 3 1/2 minutes.
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Jordan
Day 1
I’m easily distracted by people I know. It may be easier to meditate in private
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Sophia
time
i need to take time for myself and to become mindful of myself and what is around me
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Kelsey
Do Not Get Caught Up
I don’t need to get so caught up in my physical sensations, thoughts, and feelings. After all, thoughts can only hurt me if I allow them to. Meaning, if I allow the thoughts to change my behavior. By taking the time to simply be, the rest of my day (and thoughts) will have a less interrupted flow.
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Aashi
10-12
I learned to let bad things go. Today I didn't get to be treasurer,my video didn't come through the email,or have my BFF vote for me. But they will just stay as bumps you can't find a way through.
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Amazing Face
Awareness
This session was different than others I’ve done in that the point is simply to be aware. For me, I don’t have as hard of a time with that, but it was still a good reminder to pay attention to what’s going on around you without getting caught up in the noise.
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Hannah
10.13
I like the sound of rain The sounds of the raindrops by the windows The neutral sound of the fan The conversations across the rooms
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Lama
Stress
Trying to ignore is hard ,but with relaxation everything seems easy
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Seit
Lack of thoughts
My mind has slowed down tremendously over the past few weeks and I am grateful for it. With out my resentments things just pass over me (most of the time.) as if I am Teflon, the opinions and actions of others have less and less of an affect on me. And I’m just so happy to feel untouchable.
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Kellee
10-14-17
When men meditating, praying or just taking a few moments to breathe, I learned it’s really important to focus on your just your breathing so the what’s on the outside doesn’t get all tangled within you.
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Kassidy
Running late
I was very anxious this am because I almost missed class but by taking a step back an distressing my self I came back to reality #Likeclockwork🤸🏼‍♀️
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Denise
Simply Wonderful
When I feel rushed or overwhelmed, it feels so good to do this meditation. It calmed me right down. Lindsey’s voice is very soothing and calming.
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Everett
Break up
I don’t think I went through a break up but hey my feelings are telling me things i can’t hear
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Olivia
Think
I need to stop sometimes and just take a moment to look around and think and feel things without getting caught up in them.
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Morgan
Distracted
Making sure all quite is important to do. Find a more quiet spot or go outside.
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Beth
Connected
It’s interesting that I use to be able to connect with myself, I lost it somewhere along the way of being mom and wifey and working. It’s so nice and grounding to get back to concentrating on me a little bit at a time thru out my day. ☺️
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Mia
Simply being
Is enough. Simply to let go, to flow, to trust in myself and the rest, to be confident in what is, what has been, and what will be.
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Linda
Day 1
I learned that focusing on my breath brings back concentration.
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Alyssa
Day 1
I get distracted easy. Will work on that. I like her voice. It makes me feel comfortable.
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Ali
Grateful
I’m so happy and thankful that life has more amazing surprises for me that I can ever imagine. I’m am so happy so grateful of my awareness of them. I am happy and grateful my intuition is more stronger today. I am so happy my intuition is guiding me and am allowing myself to be led through my awareness, towards those amazing experiences. Thank you!!
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Elena
Believe in Life Path
This is the way I see Life Path. You go through many paths to get to where you are today. Your Past is your Past don't try to relive in the Past. In order to make the Present work you have to live for Today like it would be the Last day that you are alive. Look and work toward your Future but remember the Future may never Come. Live your Life for you don't try to live somebody else's life from them or trying to be somebody you're not for somebody else. Believe in yourself. Love yourself Be proud of yourself. In other words Remember Past move Forward Onward Upward and Believe Future.
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Susie
Simply Being
It is good to take a moment or as many as you can just to stop, breathe deeply and simply be. Namaste 🙏🏻 Lyndi.
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Angel
Just be aware
As the days progress it’s easy to lose focus on what you want for each path leads to either good or bad but we must always be aware and accept its destination for it is our greatest journey thank you 💛🙏🏻
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Christine
Simply being
Just what I needed to decompress after an evening out and now settling in to sleep. Thanks.
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Kimberly
Wondering
My mind is often full. Letting things just go can be challenging.
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Karlee
Taking the time to breathe
Today is my first day of my journey to find myself again. I hung out with an old friend yesterday who once helped me to be open and mindful. We thought me how to find my peace and for sometime I have lost that. This meditation this morning made be realize that it is okay to stop and just breathe. A reminded to slow things down and be aware of the present.
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Marian
Reminding myself
When stress arises remember - I always have my breath with me.
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Tammy
Simply being
Struggling tonight to sit still and concentrate. Will need to try again another night. Feeling restless and out of sorts.
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Laura
First meditation
I get caught up in my emotions and allow them to steer my thoughts and actions.
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Sherry
Letting Go
There are thoughts that do consume my time and energy-so frustrating. This practice validates that many among us most likely have such issues... Coming back to the breath is a simple yet powerful way of getting a grip, letting go, and moving on. I need to breathe more...much more.
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Rikki-Ann
🙏
I️ don’t get so caught up and consumed in my thoughts now and I’ve noticed a major difference.
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Erin Elise
I️ was anxious and distracted. My mind now feels less heavy after my session.
I’m not getting as caught up in any thoughts after my session
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Mark
Day 2
I learned to feel calm amidst the busy-ness of the activities around me. My focus on breathing and stillness allowed me to separate the background sounds from my mind.
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Mike
Breath as anchor
When I notice my thoughts wandering, I can come back to the breath as my anchor, rest in the space I occupy, my being, and look out, without getting caught up in anything
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Marissa
Reconnect
Sometimes you just need to sit back and reconnect with yourself and your surroundings. To appreciate all that is occurring around you because the world never stops and you can't either, need to embrace it and make it the best it possibly can be
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Melissa
Take a Break
I learned that letting thoughts come and go is soothing and is especially helpful after a morning of running around.
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Joshua
Wandering
I learned that sometimes it is necessary to let our minds wander a bit, but bringing our awareness to the present moment is a valuable tool
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Terri
First session
It was okay. Hard to focus and concentrate by relaxing and releasing
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Kayla
Meh
I did end up feeling groundless, and distracted to what was going on around me. But it didn’t really help me once I got back into reality.
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Carl
Relaxing!
I learned that I needed to take time to relax with a mentor!
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Aubrey
Awareness
I learned to be aware of what’s going around me instead of getting caught in it
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Dana
Simply being
When thoughts come in, try not to get caught up in them, but to refocus on my breath.
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mimi
simply being
Made time to quiet my mind, focused in this meditation gave me a pause from a stressful time
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KayDee
Take in and let go
What ever comes just let it be Take what comes and just let it go don’t get caught up in it
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Denis
Day 1.
I learned that my mind is full of stressful thoughts and I can’t concentrate.
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Saarah
Deep Breathing Really Helps Once you remember to use it in any stressful moment
You do not have to get caught up in anyone else’s drama. Care about yourself
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Helen
Stress
My stress and anxiety is far to big to acknowledge and let go
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Helen
It works...but
I know it works as it is part of what I did during two natural childbirths (one was an 11pounder). But now, it seems harder.
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linda
Simply Being Me
Mindfulness is so important! Letting all in you can come to your mind and Breathing for the day to feel all the 5 sense around us! Understanding we can let it out! Live for the day Be happy be grateful! Love your self!! And Joy will come, a new Day, open up and we will all feel and see😍!
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Ryan
Before an early bedtime
I can refocus by returning to my breath. I am nearly 24 hours in my 36 hour fast and will sleep soon.
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Cyndee
💤 😴
Very relaxing calming feel throughout this session.💤 Good night Everyone 😴
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Kevin
Take time...
To reconnect...it’s a habit. Must be done daily. Building habits isn’t easy, but it’s essential.
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Jeffrey
Being
Allowing yourself to be present in a moment is more important than focusing on what may or may not happen.
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Onelys
Day 1
I learned that I’m not very good at letting thoughts come and go. I latch and spiral. Though I did enjoy working on breathing and thinking, or well, not thinking. And for a few moments I managed to drift. If I was left here I probably would’ve fallen asleep.
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Ronni
Simply being
There are many things to return to to help create a state of just being. The breath I find the strongest at holding my attention, yet I love to widen my awareness to sounds and sensations, feelings and thoughts. All combined it makes for an insightful experience.
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Laura
Learned
Letting things happen and go with the things that happen throughout the day. Don’t stress or worry let them happen and roll with it
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Anne
Day 8 of 365
Simply being is a reminder to remain present in the moment and, by doing so, it is possible to enjoy the moment more deeply and fully than you might otherwise.
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Paulina
Primer día
No estaba tan concentrada. Necesito estar más enfocada y ponerle menos atención a lo que no me ayuda en ese momento.
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Aishah
A wish
I wish I can have a moment where I don't think of anything. A moment to realise my existence. To be in the present.
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Megan
Just Be
It’s nice to be aware of your surrounding and be still and calm. To feel, think, head, smell, see freely but to remain still and not hold onto too much is really an amazing feeling. We often go from one thing to next, whatever it is that we notice next. Taking a moment to relax while being aware of it all is calming
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Nicole
Let feelings come and go
Feel whatever you are feeling and let it go. Let it come and let it go as it pleases, do not hold on to it
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Time
Presence
Always a pleasure in taking time to acknowledge the simple surroundings and thoughts of life
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Melike
Mindfulness Journey
I think I may be getting ready for longer practices. Getting the focus off of the breath and still being able to remin focused was great.
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Melike
Mindfulness Journey
I think I may be getting ready for longer practices. Getting the focus off of the breath and still being able to remin focused was great.
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Melike
Mindfulness Journey
I think I may be getting ready for longer practices. Getting the focus off of the breath and still being able to remin focused was great.
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Madi
Simply being
I️ learned that everything I️ am to experience today is out of my hands and I️ should take i️t as I️ go and not let i️t get to me
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Tara
Awareness Without Involvement
I did this one when I was not actively feeling anxious and stressed which I think allowed me to get a sense of how simple it is, yet effective. I downloaded this for the times when I am feeling overwhelmed and it won’t be so easy. Perhaps the memory of calmness will encourage me to practice this meditation without giving up and succumbing to the anxiety and panic.
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Bridgett
simply being
i learned that i can’t let myself continue to get caught up in the things in life i can’t control and the ones i can control, i shouldn’t worry about them as much as i do.
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Marta
The bus can be an amazing meditation place and moment
By doing this on the bus, I make my journey more pleasant and easy
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Arana
Ignore Thoughts
I learned to just think but not to allow the thoughts to consume me. I have to be aware of the thoughts but then ignore them at the same time.
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Zach
Ignore thoughts
Thinking too much can cause anxiety and I should dismiss these thoughts and relax.
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Melissa
Swept easily away.
I am much more aware of how easily I got caught up in sounds around me. They lead to memories which I follow easily enough, which then lead to thoughts and emotions. Bringing things back to my breath helps immensely. I did have a pretty nice visual insight into meditation. Sitting in the middle of a windstorm and not getting swept away. Just feeling every aspect. Being present for every aspect without going along for the ride.
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Katie
Simply Being
It’s okay to take a few moments when meditating to just let thoughts come & go. Your breath isn’t the only thing your mind has to focus on. You can also let things come and go from your mind.
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Reid
Feeling the Root
I stumbled across a feeling of being connected, or "rooted," to the Earth, via the physical sensation of sitting in my chair. Sometimes I get caught up in my thoughts and this concept helped me to visualize myself as a pillar around which thoughts can swirl.
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Lezma R Cobham
Awesome!
To the most high thank you for cleansing my soul and keeping me in beautiful spirits.
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James
I have resistance to these meditations
As soon as I hear “Lindy here” I go into resistance. Yet this in itself shows me how I latch on to thoughts and preconceived ideas when actually every situation is an opportunity to learn.
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Olivia
Let it be
This track made it very simple to let go of any negative feelings that had come to me, I often find it difficult to let one little inconvenience go
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Charlie
Just be
I don’t have to analyze everything and label them good or bad. Today i will just be and experience this precious life!
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Aisha
Gift
I really do have some facilities with meditation . Is so easy to me to let go of everything so I think this kind of tunes are so easy and short for me. I don’t like that I have to pay for it. Everybody should enjoy and know itself .
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Maya
It was an amazing experience
I learned that you should always take a deep breath and relax when you're feeling stressed
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Sydney
Feb 11
I learned to let things be. let what happens happen. make best of sitch.
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Geneva
I learned...
That I need to let some of the things stressing me go and I need to just be alright
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nelly
Day 2
I learned that everything comes and goes and to not get caught up with it all.
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Dina
Sometimes
I am way too serious and need to learn how to lighten up. This morning, I sneezed for the full 3 minutes I tried to meditate. I should have laughed- not gotten frustrated.
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Bella Strix
Practice, practice, practice
I’m beginning something amazing by getting a habit of just a few short minutes each and every morning. My daddy would always say, “Practice, practice, practice!” Here I am, celebrating a 27-day streak.💖🎉
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Erica
Off the Path
Reflective of how my day was- not caught up in distractions really. But slightly pulled off the path. Tomorrow is a new day.
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Jorge
Ser
Justamente reflexionaba sobre temas de alineaciones y sincronicidades y tal cual sucedió. Eso nuevamente confirma las posibilidades del universo.
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Love
Being, Human
Before anything else I'm a human being. It's so easy to get caught up in everything going on around me. Sometimes it's important to just be. Everything else is just everything else.
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Marisa
Day 63
I enjoyed this mediation as it allowed me to have my mind wander when needed
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Heather
Aware
To listen or feel is ok. Just don’t get wrapped up in one thing. Let it go.
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makala
wow
i felt very relaxed and aware of my life and it was great. i had a very nice time feeling that sense of freedom and floating. 10/10 would recommend
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Evelyn
Refreshing.
I finally started paying attention to the rain outside and how sometimes seconds go fast and sometimes slow
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Clare
Simply being
Fostering a sense of open awareness to everything around but not getting caught up in it was incredibly grounding this morning
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Jeffrey
Relaxing
It is nice to just stop and take a break from all of life's struggles.
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Andrea
Telaxed
I found myself focusing on my breathing and that helped my mind calm down
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Jaz
Awareness
I learned to live in the moment and focus on all the senses and take in what is around you without getting caught up in the middle of everything.
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Lindsey
Hard to focus
I had trouble focusing. There was no background music so I got distracted by morning traffic and my cat meowing at something.
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Lindsey
Hard to focus
I had trouble focusing. There was no background music so I got distracted by morning traffic and my cat meowing at something.
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Reemam
I felt nothing it’s end shortly
Couldn’t sleep yet don’t won’t to write. Oooooooooooooooooh Ooooo my good
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Brennen
3-30
When my work day has been hectic, if not chaotic, I have a hard time calming my mind to transition into my life at home. Meditations like this help with that transition, help with being present.
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Joyce
Take a break
Nice to be still, be quiet, and just be for a few minutes. Namaste.
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Avery
Taking control
I learned theatre sometimes you just need to close your eyes and take full control of your body and space around you. Sometimes instead even letting go.
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Marlin
The Butterfly Effect
Over the last several months, I’ve been aware of a glacial shift in my personal course relative to the route of The Eightfold Path that I had anticipated and with which I felt aligned. In this case, I’ve semi-consciously allowed a slow, but increasingly evident, level of distraction to grab at my attention, stealing the focus I usually bring to bear upon “the forest”, and effectively training that focus upon individual trees” that I refer to as“areas i could improve upon”, draining time, energy and resources necessary to stay the course that I know to be true.
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Maria
BEING
Arising early this morning and meditating made such a difference as I began my day... Peace & love to the world 🌎❤️
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Helen
Focus
I really enjoyed this one. Just being. Peaceful, relaxed, lovely.
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Ava
Caitlin said...
I don’t know what I learned. Um uhhhhm tehehehe hahahah hah gasp very funny. Tehehe I learned it’s good to relax hmm.
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Cherish
Simply Being
Sit and get in tune with your senses in your surroundings. Listen to the sounds and smell the air. Being in this open awareness brings you to the present moment. Your body and mind are calm and at peace. You are grounded to begin your day. Take some time today to simply be! Have a fantastic day! ❤️🙏🏻😊
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Pranith
What was and still is now
Feels so good to be aware of all what you had and are. Having insecurities about people who mean a lot for me leaving my life is something I've struggled with. During this session I was reminded how of much in the present I am because of what was offered to me by those in my past. it was such a peaceful emotion of drifting through feelings and memories and being overcome with such love!
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Rori
Reflections on ‘simply being’
I noticed that since I did not have the chance to meditate this morning before work, I felt light-headed and dizzy at one point. I realize with an intense cardio routine in the morning and minute-to-minute activities, I need to incorporate breathing techniques and meditation to keep me feeling balanced.
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William
Being
Lyndi, wonderful! Simply being in sound and silence through open awareness! Works! Thanks.
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Heather
Simply being
Being open led me to some wonderful, happy places. The WB Park and an open field. Both places with the sun shining down on me and a sense of peace.
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dani
My thoughts were racing today but...
I noticed today that a lot of thoughts were whirling through my mind, but some deep breathes helped me to fix that. Thank you for the great practice!
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Julie
Simply Being
This session made me think of the quote- “It’s the moments that I stop just to be, rather than do, that have given me true happiness.”- Richard Branson I feel there is a lot of truth to that statement. Sitting outside in my backyard which surprisingly the weather is actually quite pleasant. The humidity is down. A nice breeze is blowing. I take in several deep breaths. I can feel the tension my body has been holding onto all day starting to release itself to the earth. The earlier events of the day are floating away like clouds in the sky. My mind is once again a blank canvas. As I continue to focus on letting my breath flow naturally, I feel at peace. Content in this moment to just simply be. Namaste!🙏
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Amber
Finding peace
This was the first time in the almost 50 days I’ve been able to bring myself back. It was beautiful. I pushed through the feeling of meditation isn’t for me. It is.
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Jamie
Just being
This was relaxing for me. Just being aware of my breath really helped calm my mind.
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duda
just existing
the peace that this moment brings can’t be explained in words. just being your truly self.
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Karla
Simply breathing
I learned that focusing on my breath, then simply being while observing my thoughts without judgement and releasing them, was incredible self care for me. I accepted myself while being kind and compassionate with myself, which felt really good. I’m learning to treat myself as well as I treat others, and this meditation helped me do that. I am grateful for this gift. Thank you.
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Joyce
Untangle
I like the image of letting the thoughts come and go without getting caught up in them. Namaste
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Jessica
Simple but Good
This meditation expands your awareness to feelings, thoughts, and surroundings. Nothing special; Smith’s meditations are always simple goodies.
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Haley
Simply Being
In today’s lesson we all can learn something; we can learn to be simply better each and every day, we can help people who need want or need help, and all around treat people with kindness
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Laura
Being open with you were things
Today I was very tired. I did not feel sharp. It was like I can book us on anything. In hindsight I think it’s because when I wake up at night I run away with my thoughts and consequently don’t sleep very well. I learned through this meditation how do you except the entrance your butt into your mind come through with Lindsey Smith called in an awareness without latching on to any of my thoughts and getting carried away with them. I felt that I could probably use this technique to keep myself from getting distracted at night and get a better nights sleep . I am grateful for the folks at O’Hara ataura who put this together. Thank you so much this is the most clearheaded I have felt all day. I hope everyone is OK. Thank you to all the members of the yard community fee or a community of the aura community who have read this post.
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Laura
Meditation
I had a hard time meditating this morning. It’s Ok though there is always tomorrow
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Susan
Simply Being
Thank you for the reminder to just be, to be aware but not get caught up in the thoughts or what is going on.