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Cass Carlopio
Sleep Expert, Psychologist & Meditation guide
This story is a powerful reminder about belonging, transformation and transition.
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Bianca
Inevitable
I learned that everyting is inevitable and i should always look for the full part of the glass and enjoy every moment
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Chyntia
I cant sleep for like a days.
Still cant sleep, but its okay, i feel relaxed and the story was awesome
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Yoel
You’re not just a wave, but a part of an entire ocean
That’s powerful inspirational and insightful. You are not just one thing and when you die you are gone, you are part of a whole, and you go back to the source of the whole. Wow!!
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Taylor
Ok experience
This story did make me feel less stressed, but I feel it didn’t elaborate on the full value of the troubled wave.
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Haley
Wow..☺️
I learned that I am a part of this world for a reason, all my life I felt I was too unimportant and useless ,but my dad told me I do have a purpose and so did this story..
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Matthew
Like the little wave...
I KNOW I’m part of things bigger than myself, and am proud and happy to be so! But with life still so upside-down for me, I’m constantly filled with anxiety and trepidation. HOW will I care for myself? My wife? My children? Without the means to do so, I find myself unmotivated to do all of the extra things I used to fill my days with, beyond working! My volunteer work time has been reduced to a minimum. My sideline bakery business is gone, seemingly for good. My social circle is mostly gone as well. I’m sad, worried and quite lonely all of the time now! I’ve received little-to-no help from the public quarter through these last few years since suffering my massive stroke. My state has constantly refused, with one lame excuse after another, to pay out the unemployment insurance benefits myself and my family have paid into constantly throughout the years! I’ve now been in a couple of years’ holding pattern of waiting for the federal Social Security Department to take any action on my permanent disability claim...the lawyer I have hired to assist me with this onerous task assured me that this is simply a VERY slow process, working with SS, but I’m desperate and anxious constantly...I’ve met folks who have waited upwards of 10 years for resolution to their disability claims! I cannot wait that long! I don’t even WANT to be considered “disabled”! I WANT, NEED to work! It’s one of the things which defines me! The need to return to the job I was eventually laid off from was one of the motivating factors which got me out of the hospital! I’ve been terribly depressed, so much so that I have sought out mental health services, and therapy, to help me better cope and deal with things! About a year ago, I was having suicidal thoughts (VERY unlike me!), and through my iPhone’s health app; discovered mindfulness, and downloaded, installed, and began my journey with Aura!
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Mary
Waves
The sound of the crashing waves made me embrace the Aura connection of the ocean smaller waves that were floating. This gave me a sense of belonging to something more powerful than the rocks. It's always nice to be a part of something inspiring!?!
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Tracy
Connectedness
It is so important to remember we are not alone. We are all connected to something greater than ourselves. In times of despair, we can draw on strength from outside ourselves—from nature, friends, or the well of spirituality. This story reminds me of David Whyte’s poem, “Everything Is Waiting for You,” posted below. Your great mistake is to act the drama as if you were alone. As if life were a progressive and cunning crime with no witness to the tiny hidden transgressions. To feel abandoned is to deny the intimacy of your surroundings. Surely, even you, at times, have felt the grand array; the swelling presence, and the chorus, crowding out your solo voice. You must note the way the soap dish enables you, or the window latch grants you freedom. Alertness is the hidden discipline of familiarity. The stairs are your mentor of things to come, the doors have always been there to frighten you and invite you, and the tiny speaker in the phone is your dream-ladder to divinity. Put down the weight of your aloneness and ease into the conversation. The kettle is singing even as it pours you a drink, the cooking pots have left their arrogant aloofness and seen the good in you at last. All the birds and creatures of the world are unutterably themselves. Everything is waiting for you.
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Hannah
The Little Wave
This story was truly quite reassuring. You're never alone, and you're never really gone. The sounds were very relaxing as well. I just dont see why this will calm you down.
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Katey
Meh..&?,’
This was the 1st time that I listened to a story and didn’t really feel much appreciation for it. After reading others responses about this app story it’s clear to me now that the story’s moral is that were never truly alone . It’s just my heart the metaphor of the waves is
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Keng Wan
I like the little wave
We are part or the entire universe, and everyone in this world is together as one💪🏻
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pamela
The wave
I learned that I’m more than just a wave , I’m part of everything
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Lilly
Meh
That felt really short and didnt make me feel anything. 🤷🏽‍♀️
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Andréa
Mm
I appreciate this message. It felt like a reminder. Sometimes we forget that we are apart of greater.
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Trever
Death
We will all die, but it will be okay.Heaven will be waiting in what ever you believe in.
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Walter J
Living...
At first I felt like the story was not done, maybe on purpose it leaves you hanging like the wave...?! But, I personally liked the story because it shows how The Law of Transmutation works. Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only change form. The wave crashes to the shore giving up some of its energy in the form of noise and some energy to moving sand on the beach and the rest back into the ocean to become part of another wave. It does not die, but just changes form. Being Energy forms I believe the same will happen to us humans too. Our soul will not die, but it will go back into the collective soul (some call it heaven)! Our bodies will certainly change form, but they have been changing since birth anyway. So why not stop all the worrying and anxiety & sweating the small stuff & ride the waves ... LIVE for Gods sake!! Let’s have some fun! Cowabunga!!🌊🏄🏻‍♂️
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Tricia
A part of the bigger picture
We are all a part of the big picture but in different pieces.
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Tiffany
Waves
Come and go in our life. Each takes on a unique flow. When we learn to ride a wave life is peaceful. When we fight a wave we become exhausted. The ocean of waves is beautiful because they shape us into who we are to become.
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Tom
The Wave
Perspective, seeing the big picture. That’s what it meant to me. It easy to get snowed in and bogged down by what’s going on in the moment, but if you take a step back it becomes a lot more trivial and manageable
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Michael
The ocean breathes salty
Won't you carry it in? In your head, in your mouth, in your soul. And maybe we'll get lucky and we'll both grow old. Well I don't know, I hope so.
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Beth
The Wave
Stop and think what your real purpose is, what are you a part of?
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Matthew
Rerun. Bummer, dude
Feeling sad today, and was served this story again. Looking back on my previous reaction from a month ago, I find that nothing has gotten any better for me. Quite the opposite actually. Everything I had been working toward has been smashed on the rocks of the shore like so many waves. My plans to attend refresher technology courses at the local community college have all gone to pot. The state department of rehabilitation which had insisted I take those classes reneged on their promise of help anyway...changed what they had promised to do for me if I did so. So now I’m depressed all over again, and sitting awaiting my next step of an adjudication with the federal Social Security department to try and get my permanent disability classification instead. But that hearing doesn’t happen until December (some seven months since I began that journey), and even if they decide to award me the benefits, it’ll be another six months past that before I get any benefit anyway (and the lawyer I’ve had to hire to help my through the case will take a large chunk of any back-due benefit in pay for their services anyway!) So that’s another whole year of spinning my wheels, getting nowhere, getting no help at all for my wife and children...California TOTALLY SUCKS!
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Quisha
Learning
I learned that it’s not just about yourself there is a bigger picture. When you feel like everything is falling apart and you are ready to give up remember it’s bigger then just you. If you don’t want to live for yourself live for the ones who love you.
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Julietta
Part of the whole
I learned that I am not alone, I am part of this whole universe and all human beings around me is my brothers ans sisters. To not think of I but think of we as a union.
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Taylor
Part of life
i learned that no matter what happens, i am still a part of the world and that i’m not an outcast just because i don’t fit in.
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Alyssa
Ummm
I feel empty and not that much better to be honest this story made me kinda sad
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Liz
latenight thoughts
we all think and feel so much. Isn't it weird to imagine how other people feel and think JUST AS MUCH as you? human have this irrational need to make themselves the main character of a story. my favourite book has a very fitting line, "you think you're the painter, but you're the canvas" and i think I've never read anything more true before.
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Chiara
The Wave
As it turns out I am much like the wave. I fo not understand.
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Mary
The wave
I understand that it's supposed to be comforting to know that i'm apart of something greater but this analogy was not fleshed out and left me annoyed
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Inès
the wave
this sounded to me like the justification of a cult’s mass suicide somehow... i don’t think i got the message right... haha
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Ansleigh
Part of... what?
I am a part of the world and I have friends who will be there to explain things along the way.
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Corey
Do I matter?
On the one hand, I suppose that it is comforting to know that however insignificant we may feel, we are all part of a greater purpose. On the other hand, if my life and death are only measured as part of an ambiguous greater whole, do either matter? Honestly, I would recommend this story be removed entirely because it raises a lot of really harmful questions without any real purpose
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Laura
The wave story
I thought it was too short, however what i took from it was that we are all part of something bigger. We should fear anything, not even death.
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Cyndy
I felt comforted
You are part of the ocean, little wave, you’re not alone. No need to stress or worry
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Debb
The Wave 🌊
I was reminded that I am part of something bigger and more vast, and no matter what I face I will be supported. I am never alone.
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Kim
The Wave 🌊
I felted relaxed 😌 when I feel the wave 🌊 coming towards me like that time I was on beach vacation with family I just forgot whatever was on my mind and just feel totally relaxed and comfortable not a thing to worry about. I like water rushes into my feet
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Lydia
the wave
Her voice was calming but it was too short of a story, I still can’t sleep
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christian
wave
it's really nice but couldn't sleep but otherwise great got me relaxed
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Greg
the wave.
The message was a good one, but too short; it should have included a more dramatic pause between the breaking waves and have been a bit longer.
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Raihan
simple
Short and sweet story, the message to not dread the inevitable and recognize our roles in the bigger picture is a nice one
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Blu
makeup
I felt kinda weird cuz I was doing my makeup but it's cool. Also I was almost late for school because I wanted to finish it.
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Susan
The Wave
We are all one. We are all part of something big and vast. Do not be afraid. Move forward. Crash upon the shore. Fulfill your destiny.
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Adeline
Um..?
I feel like it didn't help at all and was way to short. also the way they left it doesn't really hold meaning except that its ok to die
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Tammy
no wave
I don't get it. I still same as before. why do my comments have to be do long I. order for them to count?
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Peter
waves
nice story. no matter how bad the situation may seem, there is a bigger picture
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Michelle
bleh
this was not useful. I thought I'd learn more and it needs to be longer.
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Caroline
The Wave
That was so lacking in every sense Totally empty in content & very disappointing!!!! :(
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Anum
my first session
i learned how to focuss inside you when around you you have noise
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Anum
my first session
i learned how to make focuss inside you when around you you have noise
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Maja
Life
I learned that im part of the word. No like i thought before. If something goes wrong im done im going feel bad. But i learned by this story that we all ar part of world. Even if something goes wrong its going to be okay.🖤
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Mina
Mistakes
Every person in this world makes mistakes every day. It’s all about how we deal with it. Either way it kills us or we learn from it. It is important to realise that making mistakes is just a normal thing. We all should learn from it and make it better the next time. We should not let ourselves down because of one stupid mistake wie have done.
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Jesse
The End and The Beginning
I felt that the story was about the end of an experience but not the end of the world. That there are vast more opportunities out that the world can offer.
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Elisabeth
The whole picture
I can see how everyone is a part of something bigger and better. Just like puzzle pieces We’re meant to fit together and create an awesome, beautiful life with good purpose.
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Aamisha
little wave
i learnt that im not alone and i have an important role here and i am wanted
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Hannah
Wave
I just think that it was short and could get stuff added, but over not to bad
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Nathan
Life Again?
Can anyone please give me some tips on how to fight my depression it has been going on for 3 yrs now and I’m 12 but my thoughts sometimes don’t seem right where I think will I grow up to be a teen or an adult or will my “mother” ruin it like she did 3 years ago please anyone give me some advice.
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Zephania
I Am
I am part of a large family and a part of the entire universe. Whatever happens to me now on will not just be a scratch on me, it will be a Dent on the universe!!
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Shivani
04.23.2019/22h36
I don't think I understand it completely. We're all gonna die as individuals but as a community or species we live on? (Maybe I am just so tired that I am confused)
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Naomi
The Wave
I learned that being part of a greater thing gives our lives purpose and meaning. Also, don’t get focused on your small part of it but instead embrace the bigger picture.
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Cherish
Belonging
When we feel that we are alone, the world can be a big and scary place. But, that is just what our thoughts are telling us to keep us in a state of fear. When we adjust our thinking, we realize that we are all more similar than different from one another and as this cute story depicts, are all a part of something much more bigger, much more grand, than ourselves.
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Susan
The Wave
Do not be afraid to live your purpose! Also remember that you are just one part of a whole. Be strong. Be brave. Crash into the shore!
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Elisabeth
Part of one another
I remembered that even though COVID 19 may have us all on edge that we are a larger part of something bigger and with God’s grace, we are all going to get through this as one. Regardless of Nation or State or race or decree, we will all walk as one to overcome.
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Susan
The Wave
Remember that you are a part of the whole! We all effect each other so let's work together for good