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Thoughts are Like the waves

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Nitima Priya
Holistic Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist
Our minds are like ocean, busy on the surface with waves but if we train and tame our mind can be like bottle of the ocean still and spacious.
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Mind like Ocean
I can let the waves/triggers of my anxiety come and go, notice and let go. Not getting caught up in them as tasks, just waves that don’t last.
Bottom of the ocean
I used to feel like I was always drowning in my anxiety. This gave a very different perceptive at looking at it! That it’s actually calm at the bottom of the sea and it’s when we try to fight and struggle at the surface it can be too much to handle all the time, so it’s okay to just let go and peacefully sink into the calm and stillness in the deep ocean.
Kinsley B.
Mind like an Ocean
I loved the session so much! It really helped me to calm down and let go of all my thoughts.
I really liked the idea that, just like in nature, there’s a balance for everything.
Following the example of the waves. Regardless of how small or big they are, they come and go. They never stay. Something similar happens to our emotions. No matter if that’s a one big wave or a lot of small ones. We have to let them go.
Walter J
I allowed Nitima to transport me back to a beautiful sandy beach in Florida where we rented a house for a week, right on the beach for my sons wedding. Great memories of the fun we had on the sand and in the waves. This session reminded me of when we were body surfing... Standing offshore in waist to chest high water waiting for the perfect wave to come so you could ride it into shore. There was always another wave coming so you could be picky as to which one you wanted. Some crested too soon and would not take you far but would pound you as it broke, so you wanted to go under water and let them roll past you. Others were just swells and did not crest until too close to the shore, so you just bobbed up & down on them as they passed because it was too early to really ride them at all. Then there were those perfect waves... you saw it, timed it and jumped in front of it and rode it in toward the shore... Yessss!!! Good one! As fun as that was, if you did not get up quick enough, another wave was coming to crash on top of you! So Nitima is right on saying thoughts are like waves. It is impossible to ride each one, there are too many. So maybe we should observe them all and adjust accordingly. We may need to duck under some and let them pass by. We may need to just bob up & down with some as they pass since they are not the right one at this time. But if you are patient and vigilant you will spot a good one and choose to become one with it and have a nice ride! This is similar to life and I kinda hesitate to say it, but you are going to get some water up your nose and probably some uncomfortable sand in your bathing suit. There are always negatives to every positive. I say it is a small price to pay for having a blast and ... it is only temporary. So make it worth it by having the best time possible. Why not Choose your best thoughts (of Love, Peace, Joy & Happiness) and ride them for for all your worth. Cowabunga!! ❤️🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🏄🏻‍♂️🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🍀
Thoughts like waves
Y mind races and I make up many extravagant stories in my head. Highly imaginative!
i feel relized its like my bodys floting im relaxed ,comfortable better thank you♡︎
I felt peaceful sitting on the sandy ocean floor and letting my stress be far above me.
I learned that you can float and ride through the swells of your feelings.
My body and mind are much more relaxed and grounded. I was able to breathe more deeply and more fully. I oftentimes do not breathe as deeply as I should, and I wonder if it is because of the trauma I endured at birth. However, I know that needs to change. I feel much more at ease now. I underestimate the power of short meditations.
Thoughts are like the waves
I am much calmer and more peaceful. It’s important to let go of your thoughts and emotions if only for a short time.
My thoughts are like waves.
I noticed that this seems very true to my view of my emotional life, and similar to the leaves on a stream exercise, this helped me objectively look at my emotions as things that are a part of me, but I can view objectively as I passing ephemera. Even when the waves are huge. We must be at the same time wholly immersed yet non attached to our emotions. The yin and the yang, I suppose
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