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The Art of Stillness

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Dorothy Ratusny
Psychotherapist & Meditation Teacher
Experience the art and beauty of stillness in your mind and body so that you may experience a deeper calm that exists within you.  *This is so simple and so soothing :)) xo dorothy
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76 reflections
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Tiffany
Relaxation
Tension in my mind, body & spirit evaporated. Stillness is beautiful, calming, and peaceful. Knowing that I can do this for myself with some tools and time is the best part though. Choice brings freedom.
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Jack
Stilness
I learned how to hold stillness in myself - simply focus on the breath
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Dane
Be Still
Using my breath I can still my ,ins and still my body completely focusing on my body being still and only using ,y breath I clear my mind and return my thoughts and focus to the present which will help me in any stressful situation.
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Malin
Breatinh
I learned to focus on my breathing and shut out all the daily white noise
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Elisabeth C
Stillness
You can embody stillness to encourage stillness of mind. Something to consider in future meditations.
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Alex
Breathing out
I have been working on belly breathing to be able to breathe in deeply however I am realizing now that on out breaths I'm not fully letting all the air out of my lungs. I feel like I stop and almost hold my breath instead of fully relaxing and letting my belly drop, as if I'm trying to hold myself up - why can't I fully relax?
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Melisa
Breath
Breath is an anchor to peace. Mindful breathing allows space for calm and tranquility.
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David
Stillness
Concentrating on breathing brings stillness to the mind through focus on the physical task.
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Guillermo
Focus
Focusing on your breathing clears all thoughts form your mind and calms you down.
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Denise
1st
I always feel better when I meditate and that making time is imperative to my health
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Amy
Great
I'm feeling great because it's the weekend yippee ha ha ha xxx 💜💜💜
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Justine
Being still
When you are still your mind follows. Many people forget or are afraid to stop and be still. In this fast past world the ability to be still is an asset that rejuvenates and centres the mind and body.
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Hailey
Meh
I learned that even though my meditation isn’t always great because of my own distractions or discomfort or whatever, it’s still important and it’s still practice.
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Jaia
Focus is the key
To be still concentrating and focus is the key. My mind wanted to wander but I concentrated on breathing which help me focus and create a sense of stillness.
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Matt
Stillness
I suffer from Bipolar and PTSD. Aura's meditations have the potential to change me for the better.
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Harvey
The art of stillness
Simply perfect ! A much needed reflective exercise on inner peace.
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Mark
Stillness
I struggle to remain still for more than just a little bit. My mind wanders and I have to catch myself. I acknowledge my mind’s thought, then return to focusing on my breathing. I continue to work on being still.
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Arlene
Stillness
Being still, just breathing in and out. Being in the moment of being still. Peace
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Susie
The Art of Stillness
There is sooo much noise everywhere that it is challenging to find stillness. Now I just need to remember that my breath is my secret weapon when I am feeling overwhelmed by the inner and outer noise.🙏🏻
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Everett
As a burden
Loving and holding the being being held by the holder who loves all love and lovers
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Marcela
Focus
Breath - focus - present = awareness formula to flow through the day and emotions.
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Aimy
Couldn’t concentrate
She kept pausing a lot and i was like “is she done?? Or?” Regardless, it was a good one.
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Mike
Stillness
Inviting stillness in the body creates stillness in the mind. What one does the other does. Focusing on my breath can kind of give my mind a task to keep it occupied
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Patty
Weird Focus
Wonderful meditation, Dorothy. By focusing on the breath, the relaxation and peace just falls into place. A great one to do just before sleep. The weird part was that I felt like I do when I get nitrous oxide at the dentist (love that). That’s a good thing!!!
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Cho
Focus
Being able to focus on one thing at a time and to live away from distraction is awesome
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Joey
Sleep
One can’t last Even a three minute meditation when one is tired
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Valerie
Stillness
I learned that when my body and breathing is still l can still my mind.
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Krysten
Day 5
Waking up earlier and having a calm, slow morning really helps to relieve my stress and put me in a good mood. Morning mindfulness only adds to that peace.
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Sara
An art
Something I’m excited to practice more and eventually master. Being still
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Christine
Be the stillness
The perfect meditation for me, for this day, thank you! On this winter Solstice night, being in the stillness is just the thing.
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Livia
Stillness
As someone who fidgets a lot, this really helps to recentre. I think it will also help with falling asleep.
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Everett
Fast
Never choose me, I will only ever choose you, move on from me, i only ever want to move closer to you
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Bea
The Art of Stillness
Best one so far! Will be my go-to session in the mornings. I feel so at peace.
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Margaret
Stillness
I tend to get stuck in negative feedback loops, so I will use this technique to de-clutter my mind and regain focus.
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Derek
Stillness amongst activity
I learned that I can be still, one with breath and mind at ease in one space and time no matter the small noises around me... a peaceful process for proper practice every day.
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Madi
Stillness
Staying still with your mind, helps to keep me in focus of being in the present moment 🌞
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Nige
Stillness
Breathing is not just about moving oxygen into our lungs but is receiving life giving energy into our entire body, to our lungs into our blood and into all our organs and muscles. With this in mind it is easy to breath into your whole body or any part of your body where you need to focus that life giving energy 🙏 x
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Lily
Stillness
Stillness is nothing to fear but to accept with open arms and embrace it and enjoy its company
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Megan
Being one
Focusing on breath is important to still your body and mind to become one
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Brenden
Breath reflections
breath as wind in pines, as waves on the shore, breath expanding cage like spores of a mushroom, space opening with each breath like a valley opening to the sea. The stilllness inside just breath, thank the stillness
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Sophia
Staying focused
I had a difficult time staying focused today. I have not meditated in a couple of weeks and that short period of time was enough to get my brain rusty at staying still! Like physical exercise, we need to train our brain for stillness!
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Sophia
Staying focused
I had a difficult time staying focused today. I have not meditated in a couple of weeks and that short period of time was enough to get my brain rusty at staying still! Like physical exercise, we need to train our brain for stillness!
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LeChelle
Keeping Calm Is A Superpower:
In order to have a healthy balanced life, one must have a healthy balanced mind. My mind is filled with anxiety, dark thoughts, and I find myself struggling with overwhelming stress over trivial things/actions. I know meditating helps with all three of these things because it helps you find the peace within. And the first thing I needed to learn was how to quiet the chaos. How to focus on nothing, and staying calm about it. Allowing my mind to take on a new trait in due time...
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Clarissa
Wandering,busy mind
A quiet mind....The Art of Stillness is indeed an art. Stillness of mind requires practice and patience. The reward is bliss,peace and harmony.
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Nancy
Stillness
Today I am allowing myself to be in complete stillness. I am going to allow my mind to rest even as I am going to be busy throughout the day.
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Xiomara
Anxious
I can get my mind to follow my body if I practice stillness.
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Khloe
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I have a very hard time turning my mind off. Focusing only on one thing is difficult and my mind wanders very easily
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Bella
Stillness
I have a very hard time with staying still and not always doing something
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Lana Meyon
Slowing dowm
I learned that I can hold on to the stillness despite of what going on around me.
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Annika
Stillness
Be still and know. So easy to say, but so challenging for me to put into practice. I feel like my mind wanders 100 miles a minute, even when I give it a task to focus on, such an “breathe in, breathe out.” Being still does not come naturally to me. Even in moments when I allow myself to literally sit still, I fidget, I pick up my phone, I allow my mind to wander. Stillness is scary to me. Because it requires me to sit with things that are uncomfortable. This is a meditation I need to do more than once, that’s for sure.
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Marissa
Focus
Our mind is the most powerful tool that we own. But it can partner with so many areas in our body that if we really focus on telling it to breathe while allowing everything else to be still and to breathe - we can really push out all of the chaos the world has to offer. And find ourselves
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Jorge
Quietud
La sesión de hoy no me sirvió para nada. No pude concentrarme y cuando lo hice lo único que podía percibir de mi mente era que queria esforzarse por mostrar cosas buenas, siendo que no todo es bueno y menos al momento de estar haciendo esto
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Marisa
Day 49
The feeling of stillness provides me with comfort and calmness.
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Hazel
Slow Down
I learned that if I just stop and slow down even just for three minutes, you will be able to let go of your anxieties and just breathe.
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Keith
Moment
The absence of sound opens one’s channel to hear. The breath flows - rises and retreats. We hear with our hearts and we mindfully mend in meditation.
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Maggie
Still
I forget how much I like to be still and just focus on my body and listen to it
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Kennedy
I feel...
I feel more relaxed and I feel less worried on the littlest things ☺️
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Matthew
Distracted tonight
My ten year old daughter is learning to play the recorder in school, she commandeered my maple wood recorder to play at home, and keeps practicing “Hot Cross Buns”...even with my earbuds in, I couldn’t block her out!🤣
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Sarah
Simple stillness
This was great. A very simple meditation about clearing the mind using the breath.
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Jodi
Listening to silence
In the world we live in, it seems as though we are in a constant state of distraction. Traffic, family, and with the age of electronics, unable to truly disconnect and be still. In identifying this, we are able to make the conscious decision to take a few moments to enjoy the silence and calm our mind in the process. I’m finding that for me these few minutes are like a reset button, and allow me to fully enjoy living in the present 💕
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Bethany
Stillness
I felt very relaxed, she helped me focus on just one thing, my breathing!
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Paula
The Art of Stillness
Taking the time out to rest and meditate is so rewarding, even when you feel you don’t have time, do it! For your own benefit you should take the time.
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Emma
Stillness
This helps me learn more than I learn because I learn a little bit every day
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Yoel
The loudness of stillness
In this meditation you learn how stillness is actually a very loud active element of our being. It just has one thing: you need to pause to listen to it; for that’s when you get aware that we all have this wonderful blessing of stillness in our selves.
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Debb
Just What I Needed
A distracted mind serves you well said no one ever. After a busy past few days where time for mindfulness and meditation were catch as catch can and I wasn’t taking appropriate time for myself this meditation was just what I needed. It’s amazing how a few short minutes can help you refocus and get centered once again. I think I will revisit this a few more times today.
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Mary
Day 8
It’s actually day ten of post relationship and day 8 of a new night time ritual. Feeling okay today.
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Mari
Relax and enjoying it
To be more helpful and not to be mad all the time.This really helped me thank you for everything and I really want you to keep teaching me more about finding myself....
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BumbleBrie
This was really nice
I got up early this morning (I had no reason to be up, I just WAS....), and this came onto my screen. It was nice! Now, I just think that I’ll just meditate in my Coffee Meditation.....
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Bri
Looking fwd to practicing stillness
Once i gave in, i felt absolutely calm & extremely peaceful.
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Tina
stillness
it sounds redundant, but to feel your body do nothing is so calming. even if it’s just for a minute, it’s totally worthwhile.
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Jeanisse
Feel the oneness
Be still and quiet, and your mind will follow. Instead of having the body and the mind work separately, understand that its better when they work in unison. Take deep breath and release long exhales to calm both and bring them together.
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Nick
Still but alive
I learned that to be still, is really acknowledging that I am allowed to breathe and live in the world as one among many others. I am enough. Staying alive has a purpose.
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Kendall
Simply Breath
By breathing and focusing on breath, we bring stillness to our mind. Stillness helps us reach a higher level of calmness. It distracts our mind from whatever thoughts and slows things down. Lately, I have felt like life is going too fast; I will try to take a step back when feeling overwhelmed.
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Johnny
Still Waters Run Deep
Stillness in body and mind and soul... If we can simply focus on our breathing, we can find a still, silent spot, inside, that cannot be disturbed.
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LADY
STILL
BEING STILL AND ONE WITH THE INSIDE WHILE MY BODY SIT FIRM AS I FEEL MY BREATH MOVE MY CENTER....THE MIND IS AMAZING
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Laura
The art of stillness
I have learned but by focusing on the movement of my breath call math and allowing it to become the only movement in my body, I can experience stillness in my body and mind. I also learned that this practice will help me to A deeper sense of calm. I believe engaging in with practice well significantly benefit me because I have a physical disability, which makes it difficult to keep my body still. Similarly when my mind is unfocused it becomes challenging to move my body in the way I want and need it to move . I think using the technique of focusing on my breath found in this meditation will allow me two more effectively connect my mind and body. I am grateful for the folks who work for Poor putting this track together. And for allowing me The potential opportunity to coordinate my mind and body and move more actively I am also very grateful for the community on the south on this app for taking the time to read this post I hope everyone is OK and happy and well.
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