When our body doesn’t feel very well, our mood can be negatively affected. But, if we can improve our mood, we can improve how our body feels. In this beautiful meditation, Jiva has us intentionally smile to ourselves as we breath in.
When I woke up in the middle of the night, this meditation came to my mind for some reason. As I was going through meditations to listen to this morning, this one appeared and I am so thankful it did!
When I woke up this morning, I felt sensations of aches and pains in my body. Settling in my chair and repeating Jiva’s words, I began to say, Breathing in, I smile to myself. As I began to smile to myself with each new inhale, the aches and pains seemed to subside a little, my body seemed to become a little lighter and even my mood was improving. By the end of this meditation, my heart center was filled with warmth and I noticed that I was grinning from ear to ear. I know that I will make it a great day despite feeling aches and pains in my body!
As we go about our day, remember to periodically intentionally smile to ourself. Doing so will not only relieve some tension in our body, but also will greatly improve our mood and thus, our overall well-being.