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Melissa
Water
It’s not about empty or full.. it’s letting go. It does more damage to hold on to something, anything for more than a moment.
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Mackenzie
How heavy is your glass
I learned that in life holding onto something that stresses you will cause it to become heavy and hurt you more than it should.
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Myles
Bread
Life is much like bread. It will eventually go stale and start to rot, and it is your duty to throw that bread in the bin when the time comes. Not continue to eat it just cuz it’s there.
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Faith
“The Weight of Water”
learn to let the stress, negativity, and anxiousness go at the end of the day.
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Jeymmy
Heavy glass
I learned that you let things bring you down you have to let them go before they become to heavy
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Riley
Weight of Stress
When you let go of your ties that are holding you down from enjoying life, you realize you have so much to be grateful for. And you shouldn’t let your stress or worries take that away.
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Dylan
WEIGHT OF WATER
I learned that even though my anxieties may only seem light at the moment as they continue to grow and spread they are getting heavier and heavier
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Katrina
Stress
I heard a new way to tangibly illustrate the effects of stress on us. This perspective gave me another way to understand and relate to just how heavy holding on to our burdens can become. Forgive, let go and renew. All part of remembering who you really are and what you are here to do. Every moment of every day is a chance to choose differently.
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Keiko
Weight of water
This story is a great illustration of how stressful thoughts can weigh us down-I know for me I have done exactly what she was saying-carrying the stressful thoughts with me on & on-& it does weigh me down. Put down the stressful thoughts like you put down a glass of water. I am definitely saving this story as a reminder for myself to let go of thoughts that are not helpful.
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Bella
Weight of Water
I learned that if you hold a grudge for too long, it will soon stress you out. You should never hold on to grudges for they can destroy you.
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Anthony
Water story
Why should I keep thinking about the bad situations and keep stressing over the little things when I can just “drop it” and let it all go and enjoy that moment.
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Caiden
Mind set
I learned that life is like holding a glass of water. It may be easy or light, but over time it gets heavier or harder to hold on to. You have to learn to deal or to manage the weight of your problems and deal with them.
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Riley
Stress
I learned to push away my stress as early in the day as I can and as much as I can throughout my day, to have an overall better and happier day.
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Maryam
That was very amazing
I learned that if you have a bad day don’t let it distrubt the other days What happened yesterday happened, don’t carry it dor the next day You have to be optimistic, especially about up coming days
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Shanna
Reflection
I learned that it is important to let go of things that trouble me. It’s not the weight of what happens to burdens my thoughts but rather the weight from carrying around the thing/things that troubled me.
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hayden
Weight of Water
I learned that life is like a glass of water. That holding on to stress, sadness, pain, problems, etc for a short time isn’t that bad. Now if you hold it for a long time you get tired and wore out and even feel numb. You need to “drop” your weight and move on. It’s not worth the pain.
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Matthew
Subjective
Yes, the weight and pressure of my burdens may be but a trifling to another, but I’ve been carrying them for a VERY long time. They weigh a TON!
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T
This actually made me feel great. Drop that glass of stress you’ve been holding onto
I feel good. I need to drop this glass of stress I’m holding
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Justine
Burdens
May your burdens be easily discarded, your joys ever lasting and your purpose be true. Live your days with the knowledge that we are not born with troubles but we accumulate them. Do not let them weigh you down, learn from their lessons they offer and freely release them as they are no longer needed for your growth.
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Tori
Letting it go..
I feel so much better and learned that holding on to your issues does nothing but cause you more pain. So instead of holding onto problems either solve them or if there’s no solution let it go. This story actually helped a lot with my anxiety right now because it made my mind realize that everything going in all of my small issues I feel matter don’t. In ten years from now I won’t even remember them because it wasn’t an issue I needed to care about so remember just let it go!
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Stefania
New point of view
I never thought about my problems that make me anxious for long like I do now. This story made me think differently of how I should handle my hard times.
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Steve
Reminder to take it easy
An advice for everyone that constant stress could do much harm. Take it easy and leave everything unnecessary!
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Kloey
Stress
I learned that it doesn’t matter what makes you stressed it’s how you deal with it because if you don’t deal with them soon it they will all take a toll on your body and mind.
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Tammy
Weight of water
Let go of your stress and your worry. Your quality of life depends on it. The stress will increase over time if you let it. Instead put it down, get on your mat and just breathe it away while meditating. Instead focus on yourself. You are worth the effort. There is only one of you on this earth. Do not squander your life away by letting the stress rule you!
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Gayle
Stress
Great analogy, made me think twice about how I handle things.
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Chloe
Calm. Relaxed
The glass of water was a great analogy for stress management. I can look at stress in a different light
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Jenna
Glass story
This story made me realize that stressed and worries shouldnt be carried on for days. I need to let it go and shouldnt let things burden me for days or even hours.
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Torince
Understood
I learned that holding a grudge can affect my whole day if I don’t forgive.
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Paige
Day one
I started crying a little bit when it started talking about letting go of your worries. That’s all I want to do. I tired to let go and it was extremely difficult but I think I let some go. I still have a constant fear that my anxiety will come back and never leave but I’m trying to think of something else
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hope
I liked that story because the speaker had a nice, calming tone of voice and the story was happy.
It had a good message to it and I think it was saying to me that I need to let go of my stress because soon it will take over me and I do believe that can happen so this was a nice, calming reminder. :)
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Olivia
4/4/18
I felt calm with the speakers voice and felt sleepy. I learned a great metaphor when it comes to stress too. I learned that I need to let go and not hold onto situations
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Jenni
Simple
With this simple story and example my brain started to think of all the things I hold on to. They are not heavy but I make them so. If I just let go, also the weight lifts off.
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Lindsay
Stress Management
I realized that although I may make mistakes and poor decisions, dwelling and self loathing isn’t going to serve me in anyway. Rather to let go of the past and move forward. Always moving forward and learning from your experiences whether they’re bad or good.
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Hope
I do that.
I hold on to things until they push me over the edge. Makes me cramp up and my chest hurt. I didn’t know I needed to hear that.
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Macy
Calm
I actually am calm enough to fall asleep. I had doubts but this actually worked.
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Georgia
Knowledge
I learned that if you hold onto your thoughts it will create a weight, just like when you are holding your arms up for a while. If you pay attention and feed into your demons then they will not shrink, but grow, it’s like muscle growth, if you keep exercising those thoughts. Then they will grow stronger, larger in quantity and bigger in size. Overall, if you neglect those thoughts they will shrink, if you pay attention to those thoughts they will grow worse and worse, the prime example being a glass of water and it’s weight.
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Guadalupe
It was great
I loved the metaphor about the glass, I am now thinking in a different perspective than I was four minutes ago. How you can control and let go worries to feel better and full. The problems are the weight of the glass, but it doesn’t matter if it is 5 ounces more or less, if you carry them on your back for long, it will end up hurting.
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Haley
Weight of water
If you continue to hold on to the glass it will become heavy = let go of your stress
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Simone
I couldn’t go to sleeep because I had so much things to do and I was always streeed until I found th
If you have any weight on your shoulder jest let to go and think about it anther time
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Mikayla
4/9/18
I felt really stressed and then I listened and was a little bit less stressed than before.
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Shakaya
Let go ..
Let the glass go. Let go of the stress and worries of yesterday. And make the most out of your new day.
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Richard
Truth
Stress comes In many forms. How we deal with it is all that matters in the end, life brings out the best and even the worst in us, it’s human nature to worry and try to change things we know we have no control over. At one point in this path we call life, we must let go , and realize that all the worrying and things we have no control over only serve to weigh us down. Let go, and take each minute as Thoe it was our last. Enjoy the path it’s not a race after all.
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Amelia
Weight of worries
I need to just take a break from everything every day and take time to myself and time to spend with God. I need to gain perspective that my worries aren’t very heavy, but the more and longer I think abt them and try to deal with them, the heavier and worse they feel to me.
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Alexis
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We have to notice and acknowledge the stresses in order to let them go.
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Adrienne
Let go
We all have things that we hold on to that we don’t even realize that we are holding on to the. Once we let them go we find that we feel a little lighter. That we are a little happier.
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Riley
Weight of Water
I learned that you might feel like you can’t do anything when you think about your worries
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Cole
Vocalize
I learned that vocalizing your problems is important and you should clear your mind of stress
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Bianca
Letting Go
I really needed to hear this & it gave me a sense of calm after i realized that the professor was right; its time to let go of the negativity.
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Kathryn
I loved this
Listening to this I feel the weight of the glass being taken away from me. This was a great tool for me because I tend to hold onto all of my stresses and worries until eventually I finally just break into a deep sadness or deep anger.
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Bonnita
Weight of water and stress
The longer we hold onto stress the more wear and tear it has taken on us. Our bodies don’t enjoy holding onto something so ugly
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Nathan
Stress
Something I need to let go but it’s is very very hard for my age
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Mackenzie
Glass Down Now
Being a high school student in college has not been easy. I pray that summer will allow me to put my glass down for a while. 11 more days. 🤞🏻
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Rebecca
Thank you
I learned that I have to start working harder to get my work done so I don’t have to carry the weight of knowing I’m neglecting responsibilities around with me all day.
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James
Weight of the Glass
I learned that I shouldn’t carry yesterday’s stress into my current environment. “Put the glass down.”
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April
I thought about teaching my students this.
I learned that analogies are powerful teaching tools. I want to focus on setting my stress aside before bedtime
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Jada
The Weight of Water
I learned that sometimes problems that seem so little at that moment, can cause a big effect later if you don’t let it go.
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Brittany
Stress
Stress is self inflicted. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Learn to let it go or it will control you.
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Maj
Let it go
“The cold never bothered me any way.” The point this story tries to relay to listeners on how you can just “put the glass down” is difficult for me. I’m very familiar with the competition in this world. The stress alone is difficult to deal with so when we try to not carry our stress there’s a danger of forgetting or becoming oblivious. So what if your stress is based off being worried that you’re not worrying enough?
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Kenzie
The Weight of Water
I had a very stressful day. And I always love LOVE hearing new perspectives. This is one I've never heard before but one I'll try to always keep in mind
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Sara
Stress
I learned that I need to set aside some of my major stressors so I can heal.
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Beth
Persoective
Stressful situations, worries, & past situations can be metaphorically thought of as a glass half full, half empty or how much it weighs but what matters is how far you're willing to carry it & who will you be spilling it on.
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Moe
Session 6
I acknowledge that stress is a slow burn toxicity. The longer you hold on to negative thoughts, the more it/they embed(s) itself/themselves into your psyche. And the more you allow that to happen the more miserable and drained you become. The best thing is to just “LET GO” of certain things especially if they are related to or if they are the root of the “stressors”. Try to let go, but don’t give up control.
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Jasmine
Stress
Stress is a weight you carry. You can deal with your problems right there and feel all of the emotions you are supposed to feel. Or you can carry it and continue to worry about it, which will never solve the problem.
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Nena
Don’t hold on to long
I learned that the longer you hold on to things like regret, guilt, mistakes, you start to hurt emotionally and mentally.
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Giselle
Afterthoughts.
I was listening to this as I glazed over the images in José Roosevelt’s art book and it was interesting. This is one of those things that I won’t forget. “The weight doesn’t matter to me” and when there was mention of “...how long you hold the cup changes how heavy it may feel but the true weight of the cup never changes...” it was kind of a revelation. I never thought of stress in that sort of way. I should tell my friends this story one day. My question now is: how do I let this cup down gently?
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Levi
😍😍
This taught me the longer you hold onto stress the heavier it will be the longer you hold onto a situation the more likely it is it weigh you down. Let it go
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Interesting
I felt it was a very insightful perspective on how to view stresses
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Tyler
Well then
Stress is just water I guess, you gotta let go of water at sometimes. It’s always changing, shifting, moving.
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Aashie.S
Weight of water
I learned that If you hold in your stress and anxiety it will “push weight on your back.” So just talk it out or do some meditation
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Khoi
Don’t Hold On to Stress
I learned that the glass of water is like the things that bothers us during the day but we shouldn’t hold it in. When you leave work, leave the stress and annoyance there. Enjoy life because stress just ages you and make you sick.
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MiMi
Relieve yourself from all stress
Only you may know when its the time. Make a change. Don't the stress or worry define you. Open that trashcan and put it in there.
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MiMi
Relieve yourself from all stress
Only you may know when its the time. Make a change. Don't the stress or worry define you. Open that trashcan and put it in there.
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Alyssa
Heavy
This is something I struggle with. I will hold on to something that's bothering me for weeks months even years. I need to learn to let go because the extra weight of things that don't even matter anymore aren't doing me any favors.
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Ivy
Today 05/06
I realized that I need to continue to leave yesterday there and move forward. I learned to let go. I learned not to put others above myself.
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Abbie
It hit hard on an emotional level making understandable
The weight of the stress might not be that bad at first but the longer you hold that stress the harder it will impact your life
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Abby
Stress
I learned that whatever you are stressed about, you have to let it go and if you don’t let it go the stress you feel will only get worse.
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Nini
ფიქრი დამანგრევრლია.
მთელი ჩემს ცხოვრებას ნეგატიურ ფიქრებში ვატარებ. ფიქრი ცხოვრებას მირთულებს, მიმძაფრებს სიტუაციას და ხშირად სავალალო შედეგამდე მივყავარ. ვისწავლე, რომ დროა ნეგატიური ფიქრები დავივიწო და მივყვე ცხოვრებას.
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Kristen
Put it down!
Great lesson! I learned that stress is like holding a glass of water. While the weight of the glass doesn’t change, the length of time we hold on to it makes it feel like it is heavy and can even make us numb. Stress happens, but we can either reflect on it and let it go or hold on to it until we are numb. I choose to put it down!
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Ry
good
I felt very relaxed after listening. the calming music and her voice just made me very calm.
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Trini
Help
But how do i put the glass down? Because i know my stress and problems but i can solve them
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Kalina
The weight of water
I feel like this was a true relatable thing. Personally I do hold onto things from the day before
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Katelyn
Weight of Water: Review
I learned that you shouldn’t hold onto your stresses. You should instead, try to focus on other things because, if all you think about, are the things that stress you out, you will be overcome by that stress. So just take some time to breathe and it will all work itself out. :)
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Mercedes
Weight of My World
This story goes into gives an interesting twist on the glass of water question. And I get the reason for this twist: instead of focusing on how much of something is in a person’s life, we should focus on whether or not we truly want to hang on to something. Honestly this story has given me an idea for a spell that deals with cutting negativity out of my mind and life. This is definitely a story I’ll carry for the rest of my life.
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Gracie
How I felt after listening
I felt as though I was getting more sleepy. But I wanted to keep listening because I knew the story had a moral behind it. This story made me feel a lot less stressed as well!
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Layal
I didn’t feel sleepy at All!! It just reminded me of how I’m stressing out a lot about so many rhinf
And it’s just wrong so I felt bad for myself that I don’t deserve this!! It felt so bad but it’s my fault
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Melis
Glass is heavy
I really need to empty the glass and put it in the cabinet.
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Yoel
Oh a great story
The point in this little lesson is huge. When you have stress just check if you carry a cup for nothing
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Lauren
Weight of water
I honestly really liked this story, it gave a really good viewpoint of how important letting go of stress is. 10/10
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Maricela
Stressors so light
I learned in that story that I shouldn’t stress so much... I need to let go and just do me. I have to be happy while I can and not let the negative get to me. I realized my stressors were just like the glass of water, light. Just put it down and move on.
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Karen
The weight of water.
My worries and troubles are as heavy as that glass of water is after days of holding it up. And drop by drop the glass is getting fuller as the stresses of my life accumulate.
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Es
Weight of water
Put down that stress cup. Dont overthink into oblivion. Write it out.
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Maddy
I learned
Your stress can only control you if you allow it to. It doesn’t force itself onto you or barge in without you allowing it to, so you have to learn to separate yourself from it and turn it off. Just like you’d set down the water and not allow it to make you ache.
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Aurora
Day 1 - story
I found the story hard to relate with when it’s soooo hard for me to let go of things. I don’t know how to let go of things.
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Veronica
Letting Go
After listening to this story, I definitely gained a new perspective on what it means to let go and what it does to the mind, body and soul. I’ve always believed that letting go of negative thoughts or feelings or stressors is good for you. This is what I’ve told to people who feel like maybe they’re a bit overwhelmed. I never practiced this myself oddly enough. The more you hold on to something, the more it’ll affect you. Whenever I’m feeling anxious or stressed out, I find myself attempting to deal with it but it never really goes away. And then I feel more anxious and more stressed and then I begin to physically and mentally feel different. I’m angry but want to cry. I ache but I want to move. This story helped me to take the time and say “you know what, the longer you hold on to something, the more it’ll consume you and affect you.” It’s okay to let things go, even if it is to the side for another time. You can’t think with a clear mind if you’re distracted by something that is overwhelming for you.
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Laura
Weight of water
I learned to let go of stress. I would even say to do something toward resolving it then and there. If you hold on to it, it will weight you down like the example she gave of the glass of water.
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Lauren
🧘🏼‍♀️
The mind, though tangible, can become solidified by patterns of thinking. We have to establish a time to focus on problems/solutions and not carry these thoughts throughout the day.
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Anita
Don’t hold so tightly...
I learned to not hold onto bad feelings too long. Let it go... I believe in moderation and the extremes either to not care at all or to hold on for a long time are both not good. Really appreciated the glass of water analogy.
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Joyce
I can handle any thing for a brief period of time
Really good analogy- it’s all relative. I’ll try to remember this if I wake up with the weight of yesterday on my shoulders, to lay it down, rest, recharge, then pick it up again if I have to. Namaste
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Kelsey
Hit home
This story hit home! I’ve carried the same worries that don’t tell me much other than stressing me out and keep me from enjoying the time I’m spending with those I love. I need to train my brain with these tools, like meditation, to just let go and be in the moment. I want to be able to enjoy my time with my boyfriend without these worries getting in the way anymore.
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Katie
Eye opening
Not that I don’t intuitively know this, but the story spoke new light into current struggles in my life. Time to make some big changes.
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Yoel
Beautiful analogy
Let us all put our stresses and worries in a cup and then put it down for a while. It will feel very good. Awesome!
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Kathy
Stress relief
I have listened to this story several times. It is a great reminder when needed. Stress has made me physically ill from time to time, because I have allowed it. With the strong stressors I have in life, including an extremely ill daughter, a toll is often taken on my own health. I need to be reminded of the weight of the stress and this wonderful story helps me to remember to put it by the wayside at the end of my day. Not only do I sleep more soundly but I awaken much more capable of handling the upcoming day in a much healthier and happier mood, which is good for all. I listen to this frequently.
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Audrey
Stress management
I learned that the more we think of our stress, the greater the burden becomes
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Kate
Perspective
I was reminded that as I have become more adept at leaving my worries and stress at the curb, I am focusing more on actions to take to move me toward where I want to go. Put the glass down.
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Kamille
Loved this
I find that I go to bed with the exact same stressors every day and then wake up with them as well, carrying them around all day in my mind, thinking and talking about them, and letting them frustrate me to the point my head is hurting (literally). This analogy was awesome, and put into perspective just how much I need to set my own heavy cup of water down for a while sometimes.
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Tracy
Weight of pressure
I learned that I need to take time to let go of stresses. Acknowledge them and remind myself that they are worries of future possibilities. I need to be here now in order to function properly that’s the way the body and mind were made and I know the consequences of not doing so.
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Hannah
Weight of water
I love this analogy. I also love - ships don’t sink because of the water around them- they sink because of the water that gets in
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Simba
Made complete sense
After this tale, I began to think a lot about my life. It has so much relevance with something as simple as water in glass
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Kim
Weight of water
I learned how good this story was so relaxing and comfort. It made me realize that nothing stronger tougher than we are today .
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Walter J
Forgetting...
This is a great story and I saw myself putting all my worries in a box and setting it down somewhere before I went to sleep. And then waking up totally refreshed and happily forgetting where I left them... thank goodness!! 😌
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Ruth
I felt so much calmer and less stressed
I learned that it’s best to let go of your stresses. I learned to breathe.
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Majesti
The story
This story really made me realize a lot not just about my relationship but about life as a whole
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Linda
Weight of water
This is a good reminder not to hold onto worries or things that annoy you. When something really bothered me, I used to say, “The more I think about that, the madder I get!” One day, a wise friend replied, “Then, don’t think about it!” I was speechless at the time. The thought had never occurred to me to make it easy on myself and just put it out of my mind. Sometimes, I still forget, so I’m happy with this story as a new reminder.
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Celeste
I liked the metaphor of the heavy glass and do think worries are like that.
But it’s not that simple and he definitely oversimplifies and makes it seem like people with anxiety or sadness choose their situation. I don’t believe we do.
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zoë
I felt
very impacted by this story. For so long, I’ve held all my worries for years and they’ve begun to warp my state of mind, steal my happiness, and even affect my physical health. I have to put the glass down, my arm is shaking with pain.
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Jack
New perspective
It made me realize why I constantly feel more weighed down every day my stress continues
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Amy
I learned
I learned that stress is all about perspective and how we see our worries.
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Olivia
life is what you make of it.
there will always always be stress and there will always be things there wanting to drag you down, shaking things off and moving on with a smile on your face is exactly what you need to do. the quicker you shake them off the better you feel, the more positive your life will be, and you’ll be happier.
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Tyler
Let go and move forward
The message was simple but powerful, I often see my stress and holding on to something as a sign of power, and self discipline. But many of my problems likely stem from my inability to focus on what’s important in the moment because I am distracted by the stress of something that has already past
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Lisa
Great Track ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.
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Melanie
I felt a sense of stillness over come my body & mind.
I learned the importance of breathing and not holding your breath.
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Joshua Salgado
Feeling the Heaviness
I feel the stress when I wake up sometimes. This story helped me a lot, and it has been relaxing me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Josiah
Uh
Is there a way where I can just listen to the sound effects for as long as I want?
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Brittany
Helped me reflect and have self realization.
If learned if I hold something in too long that’s when it starts to feel heavy; don’t bottle things up, let them go.
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B
Letting Go
I really enjoyed this one. It helps me understand why something that seems so small can ultimately weigh me down. Now for the tough part... figuring out how to put the glass down when it seems to be glued to my hand... I can’t seem to be able to let my stresses go, and they just build and build. I try meditation, yoga, etc., and I’m relaxed during and maybe a few minutes afterwards, but then it all comes rushing back. I guess I need to keep practicing...
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Marilu
First story
I noticed that the constant and steady tone of the voice telling the story helped me relax.
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Louis
The Heaviness of Our Worries
A good lesson on what happens when we hold on to our concerns so long that they weigh us down.
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Ashley
Weight of Water
And our body cannot work until we fill ourselves up with positivity and gratitude. Only then are we able to give fully and whole heartedly to those we care about.
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Kellee
Lucky Thursday 7-5-18
This meditation was very monumental. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It made it me really sit back and think about what I really I have to do and I really had to do. It also allows me to see that stress is not ok and I need to step back and re-evaluate. Thank you, Aura! Have a nice day Everyone!😀
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Sara
Don’t be afraid
What i like about this video is to don’t be afraid about another version of the story everything can be good not just your version but the version of people
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Saffron
Weight of stress
Sometimes we need to let go of our worries and move on and if we don’t we will be in even more pain
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Jessica
Weight of Water Water is Life
I learned that It’s time I put the glass down or drink it and let it go let the water from Mother Earth heal my worries and insomnia.
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Felecia
Tired
When I was listening to this it made me so calm and peaceful I almost fell asleep
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olivia
realization
i realized that i often overthink my situations or my stress and that i need to just let it go sometimes
♥️
Letting Go
I learnt that if u keep holding on to something for a very long time, in the end it will start to ache and hurt making you drop those things. Better sooner than later though
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Linda
Weight of water
Glad I listened to this story again. It’s very easy to carry things around in your mind for much longer than is good for you. Often, I think, the stuff we spend lots of time worrying about either never happens or is not nearly as important as we thought. When it’s something very important, it’s a good idea to set it down before the weight wears us down so much we can’t cope or help.
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Alaa
Let go
We should think only about positive things and let go of the negative thoughts that will never help us
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Limonie
Drop your negative thoughts
I learned that we should always hold on to those positive thoughts to keep us going and let go of the negative thoughts to make way for more positive ok our mind.
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Belle
4/Day 2
I learned that the longer you hold something in, or think about something, or dwell on something, the more you ache and the more painful it is.
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DeAndrea
Perspective
I learned that the problems, worries and thoughts we continue to hold on and carry only causes more pain to the body. If we learn to let go of things throughout the day, less stress and negativity will be on our backs!
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Hollie
Let go
I learned that problems etc cause more pain to the body when you hold on then to let go.
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Luka
Heavy
I was doing the wrong thing my whole life, instead of keeping my feelings inside and lock them up, I just need to let them out and drop them, just like the glass of water. I feel so much lighter now.
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Zoe
Weight of Water
I need to let go of my stress and negative thoughts in order to feel lighter.
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Kasey
Stress free
I learned to let go of stress and put it down for awhile. Hold off on it and have no worries.
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Catherine
Comforting
I loved this story. It’s a really helpful analogy I will try to keep in mind.
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Steve
Weight of water
Such a simple story but so insightful. This is an invaluable lesson that I know that I personally need to be aware of every day.
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Emma
Visualization
Not only did I find this analogy to be insightful and comforting, I also think that it’s a great way to help you visualize putting small worries or long held grudges down. Visualizing it as simply putting down a glass of water might make it a more tangible way of letting things go.
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Sami
Realization
I’ve always been told to relax and let go of what’s stressing me out but this really put the weight of stress into perspective!
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Lauren
Helpful
That really helped me compare my life feelings to something that was so easy. I fell amazing and like I can now conquer all of my stress
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Jen
I needed this reminder today!
Recently, I'd been very weighted down by a heavy feeling, and I needed this today to kindly let me know to let go of it. This was exactly what I needed to hear today 😊
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Linda
So true. I wish I could remember this all the time.
I really tend to hold on to things that I should let go of. Using nonjudgmental thoughts of simple awareness and focusing on gratitude should help.
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Susie
Weight of Water
Great lesson to be learned from this story. I tend to overthink things & ruminate. Hopefully, whenever I pick up my glass of water I will be reminded to let go of my worries & anxiety.
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Ry
Weight of water
Sometimes I feel like I’ve got the weight of the world on my shoulders. I need to be at peace with myself
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kami
this almost brought tears to my eyes listening...exactly what i needed to hear and needed to feel
the longer you hold on... the heavier it may get. do u see the glass half empty or half full?
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Omar
First story
I'm fully relaxed now thanks to this story and I can continue my day without much stress
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Suanne
A Familiar Story; A Timely Reminder
I have heard of this story many times before. While I cannot exactly say I learnt something new and gained refreshing profound insight, it doesn't hurt too much to listen to this familiar story, again and again. This is a timely reminder for me (and for anyone) who, leading a stressful life, is gently reminded that taking a brief break to smell the roses from the constant burden you carry on better than none at all. A sweet metaphor, using the weight of water as an analogy for the burden one bears.
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Tom
The Weight of Water
To me, this story is so similar to the tale of two wolves. It comes back to what you feed or give attention to. If you keep feeding into your worries they take over, if you starve them they’ll go away. Simple as that, look ahead, put your energy into things that move your forward
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Jesse
Letting go of stress
Letting go of stress as early as possible in the night is key, do not take it with you on your path as you move forward
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Chiara
The weight of water
this was a valuable lesson but somehow it made me feel sad which wasn't the intention but I can't help but feel sorrow for sll the times I've held onto my worries for too long, paralyzed by them instead of taking action in order to ending my stress. Now that I am more aware of this behaviour I'll try to change it in the future.
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Sam
Weight
I get this so much. My new thing going on is how I’m feeling ok even good and I get anxious about being ok. I think when is it going to come back, the panic? I can say that with meditation and practice it has gotten better.
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Hanna
Perspective
I always forget that I can simply choose to let go of my problems instead of dwelling on them. This story helped me remember that I don’t need to carry my stress with me and let it ruin my day.
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Matthew
Worthy rerun
I listened to this story 6 months ago, but had a poor day today and was looking for an evening session to help me get beyond the anger I'm feeling toward the day. It was a poor one. Couldn't resolve a banking issue today, which was VERY important to me. Then an afternoon meeting for my daughter’s school LEGO robotics team went poorly because the district superintendent had given our makerspace/robotics lab over to unassociated meetings for school staff. We squeezed into a classroom where the meeting went VERY poorly due to lack of space. I NEED to let go of these stresses before they overwhelm me...I didn't quickly enough though and ended up losing my temper with my two teenaged kids! Which in turn upset my wife (NEVER a good position to find myself in! 😳😂)
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Many problems are temporary
Yes, the glass of water weighs the same no matter how long you hold it. The key then is finding a way to share heavier burdens or to let it go and not get too upset by temporary problems—which is actually most of them.
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Stephanie
Weight Lifted
This was exactly what i needed to hear. I feel so stressed about my job all the time. I just need to let it go and stop worrying so much.
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Alia
Weight of thoughts
The more meditation sessions I do the lighter my mind becomes. This story reminded me that my worries and stress are nothing more then heavy thoughts with no weight except what I place on them. Each minute that passes by is another weight added on to that thought. I need to let go of my burdening thoughts and be free of heavy heart aches.
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mallory
Stress
I learned that it’s important to let go of stress. It made me feel like I could just let go of worry and focus more on prayer, to be happier.
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Chris
Glass of water
This story has a great analogy. It reminds me of choices I have made and reaffirmed them.
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Lauren
holding onto the the things you can control
i can’t control what others do, and if i worry to much about what could happen, i’m going to miss out on the good that is happening right now.
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Laura
Weight of water
Let go. Otherwise it’ll weight you down. It could be a light weight of non importance, but could turn into the the heaviest weight
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Catherine
short meditations for a busy life
It's nice to take time out, to be quiet and still, I enjoy when in bed or in the bath
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Megan
stress versus sick
This story teaches what to do about stress or worries and it's very instructive. However, this morning I felt (or rather was/am!) sick and there's no button for that. The emotions associated with illness might initially be frustration and a dislike of physically feeling this way. Something negative. After the initial frustration though I try to transition to acceptance and just do my best with it.
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Ryan
Water
It is wonderful to know how you can interpret simple things into something more complex, just like water...
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Kayla
Worry
Let that stress go and you’ll feel yourself become lighter. There’s no point in worrying it’s not going to change anything
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Susan
Weight Of Water
What a beautiful lesson! I needed to hear this. I carry a lot of stress with me. Time to just let it go and be!
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Debb
Weighing in
A lovely story that reminds me that it’s okay to acknowledge something and then set it down, set it aside or let it go. We don’t have to anxiously or fearfully hold on to things. When we do hold onto those anxiety producing thoughts rather than simply having the emotion weigh in, it becomes a burden. Just like a railroad car, I can wave at the emotion as I watch it pass by.
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Averi
Stress
When u have stress it means u are a deeply caring person. And u can easily let ur stress go by breathing deep. In and out. And thinking of breathing in positivity and greatness and exhaling the stress and badness.
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Hannah
11/6
Today I learned that my stresses are always going to be the same weight themselves, but the longer I hold onto them and the harder I make it to get through other things, it seems like they get heavier. I will always have the choice to let the glass go.
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Alicia
Stress and worries can become heavy weights
I relearned the power of holding onto stress and worries in the body—they manifest as heavy pain in the body. So I am working to reimagine and engage in a life where I can put those weights down more easily.
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Dannie
hmm
I feel like I need to pay more attention to this story because far too often I cannot escape my stresses. I do need to learn to put them down from time to time.
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Kris
👍🏽
Brilliant analogy. Simple mind state remedy for organizing stress.
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Ashneil
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Binki
Stress
I learnt that I hold onto stressful thoughts for way too long
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Drew
Great Analogy
It is important to remember that our burdens or stresses only effect us if we add weight to them. Give yourself adequate time to work through negative emotions, but do not hold on to them for too long or they will wear you down. This is a good reminder of that.
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lucas
weight
holding on to things can really mess with how I walk about my day, or week. However letting them go, or solving anything that might be putting a burden on me. Definitely makes me feel like I'm coasting through life with ease, and no worry.
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jaelyn
things are in the past for a reason. don’t carry your burdens into a new day
everyday needs to start with you empty handed. don’t hold onto the glass through the night, set it down and start each day with no glass. as your day goes on you’ll gain a glass and probably water, but as night comes know to put it down and restart yourself. things are in the past for a reason, keep them there.
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Ky
1st Time
I didn’t bother to listen, maybe when I actually feel like it I’ll give it an actual try.
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Kyrie
Weight of Water
You need to let go of your daily stressors because even if they haven’t increased or decreased, they will weigh heavier on your mind the longer you worry about them. Give yourself a rest, and pick up your burdens when you’re ready to carry them again.
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Lillian
Weight of Water
I felt like what they were saying was true and that we need to find time to let go of our stress. Because if you don’t let that out it will eventually make you more angry and stressed.
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Anita
Weight of water
I feel calm That’s all I need to say.I am relaxed happy and I am stress free great to do at night
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Tess
Perfect
It’s currently 11:50, December 31, 2018. This was so perfectly timed to hear in many ways I can’t even begin to explain. As I go to sleep and wake up, I’ll remember to let go in the new year
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alex
04:51 am, stressed and can't sleep
I learned to calm and think of everything into a different perspective
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Aubrey
My first review
That there are more than one answer and that if thing are going bad you can always make it better . I loved this and you all should definitely listen to it
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Mélissa
the weight of water
I learned to let go of pains and problems by being open and not ashamed to talk about them.
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Georgia
Stress
I need to let go of my worries. I always stress about little things. I need to enjoy life and relax
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Angel
Weight of water
The longer I think about my problems the more numb I will become until I drop my glass of water it’s time to lay it down on Jesus feet .my burdens are
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Angelle
Holding on fist thing in the A.M.
I realized that I actually scan my life first thing in the morning looking for the worries or stressors from yesterday to carry them into my new day. I didn’t realize that I was doing that.
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Nallei
Weight of water
I felt relieved. Letting it all rest to the side. Stress can’t over run me anymore. Thank you.
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Samantha
First Session
I noticed that this session made me rather upset. It made me feel more aware of the anxieties that I have, and in turn, I felt trapped.
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Jessica
FeltDeeply
I can leave the struggles and mistakes behind because I god willing have a new day tomorrow
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John
Release
I had heard that story before, but something today made me pause and take notice. I will not carry stress today!
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Tim
I liked it
I have depression, and I just went through a breakup, so when I heard this I thought I’ve been through this before, it’s a lot easier to want to pick it up because it’s the closest thing I’ve found to happiness but yet it gives me a reason to cry. It really shows what happens when you dwell on things. I feel better now, at least for right now
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Hebah
I feel Satisfied
Let go of what stressed me, otherwise I’ll have a regrettable consequences.
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i noticed
i noticed that the first day i used this app it helped me be more active than how usually i am i also noticed that when i skipped a day i ended up being grouchy and mad bc i didnt get enough sleep. in conclusion i learned that this is a very great app.
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Danny
a cup of worry
I really enjoy the analogy. it really put a new perspective on how I will look about stress and worr
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Kaitlyn
Weight of Worries
i learned that carrying worries will do nothing to solve them.
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Kaley
I understood
I understood the different perspective she had on that glass of water and how stress is exactly like it.
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PAYton
Let go
I need to let go of all the negativity around me. Somehow I will lift this weight of my shoulders.
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Charlene
Letting Go
Stop holding on and enjoy every moment. Be present and be grateful
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Rich
Work in Progress
Yes, I have to let go of the past. It gets heavier every day. I just need to figure out how to do it. I will keep going.
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Shelby
Weight of water
Anyone can relate to this, a perfect description! I felt very at peace after listening.
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rylee
burdens
i learned that stress isn’t something so worry about each day. it’s not something to carry around on your shoulders and let that bring you down. give yourself a break and set down those worries, just like the glass.
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Isabel
Let go
I felt relief, maybe we have to let go of our problems by making something about them, or speaking out.
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Meg
Water
I loved the analogy... I'm putting down my glasses of water.
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Geneva
Anxietu
I learned that I have the choice to carry all my worries with me, or to put them down. I choose to put them down.
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Brett
Letting go
I learned that I should let go of the things that stress me out everyday.
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Stephanie
Great lesson
Good listen before a nap! Very soothing lady’s voice & nice sounds in the background *Goodnight*😴
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Bianca
Very calming
i noticed that the narrator was speaking in a very calming, natural, and soft relaxing tone. i feel like the narrator did this to try and get the listener to calm down and relax. surprisingly, this worked for me!
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Desirae
Story
I liked how it put meditation in the context it really showed me what stress can do and how I have to deal with it. In the long run I hope to be more careful of this.
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Bekah
Be easy
This was a wonderful way to illustrate the unnecessary pain we can put ourselves through
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Georgia
Anxiety
This helped me to understand the anxiety that I’m going through at the moment and to acknowledge that I need to let it go. I’m not sure how to do that yet but I hope to learn soon.
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Brendan
Glass of water stress
Nothing new, I’m familiar with the video. But the background music and speakers voice were a calming. This video is a great reminder to let things go... relax and let them go
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Juliana
Stress release
I’m going through a painful change in my life right now and although the narrator stated the obvious i needed to hear it.
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Kenira
Weight of life
We need to stop entertaining the things that only brings negativity into our lives. If there’s no lessons/ learning experiences let them go.
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Kayla
Weight of water
I learned that just because there is a different perspective doesn’t mean that either is wrong or right. Each person looks at a situation differently from the next
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Ratna
Weight of water
A very good story of shifting one’s perspective. We tend to see what’s in front of us instead of the bigger picture. Thank you.
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Jilian
first story
i loved this story. it had such a good message. i favorited it as soon as i was done with the session!
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Kristen
Didn’t realize
I didn’t realize at first that it was a metaphor for letting go
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Zali
weight of water
people are wise and smart and intelligent. i am not one of those people.
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Dilki
I feel better
Really I feel better after I spend my time with aura .thanks 🤗
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Savvy
The Weight of Water
i learned that it would be a good idea to wake up in the mornings and take some time to go ahead and get things out of my head, to let them go so they would not bother me all day. taking the extra time in the mornings to think may be just what i need to have a clearer mind.
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Lyah
soothing
learned something new about handling stress... it’s like a glass of water- if you hold it up for a long time, the glass doesn’t change, but the pain in your arm does. the glass is like your stress.
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Daniela
CHANGE
Before I want thinking about how great really is and know I fell happy ❤️❤️
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Tally
Such a good message
Such a good meaning behind the story . So true and help fuk
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Lil14
Wow!
I learned that the more you stress and worry about stuff the less your gonna get stuff done in life🤧😌
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Joey
First Session
I noticed that the water in the background almost faded out because I was focused on picturing the story
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Lizzy
Weight of water
Of s night time I need to let everything go, perhaps into a diary before I go to bed so I don’t spill
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Mayra
The longer you hold it...
Although I’ve heard this before, I couldn’t have listened to it again at a better time than now. Lately, I’ve been allowing my stress and anxiety about my future get the better of me. Sleepless nights, a mind filled with white noise, jumpiness, I’ve experienced many things. One of my biggest goals of this year is to try and get a better grip on how I react to things, people, situations, thoughts. Exactly as the lady said, the longer you hold it (it being anything that has the capability of rendering you completely and utterly exhausted- mentally and physically), the heavier it gets. And at your weakest moment, everything will drop like a time bomb. This lesson is very important. Being in control of what you let affect your state of mind can greatly improve your responses to everything happening in or around you. If you are able to operate and go about your daily tasks with a clean, calm mind, you are able to stay happier and perform a lot better. This story taught me to take a step back at the end of each day. To unload all my worries and troubles of the day. It taught me to go to bed as a new person so that when I wake up the following morning, I can start over with a fresh mind. I aspire to master this practice of letting go because it will, for sure, benefit me greatly in the long run.
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Joanna
holding on
I have to let things go...for my well being .. for the pain and heartache to stop .. I know right now I’m not happy but I well be soon .. I have to soon accept what happen with Herson and let him go ... he was my everything now I’m alone the best thing I can do is work on my self for me .. to be happy .. but how I wish I knew what he was doing .. if he thinks of me .. or if he has forgotten me already
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Lexi
wow
this story was amazing to here and just internally realize how much i was holding on my shoulders that i have absolutely no control over, that i wouldn’t even have noticed otherwise!
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Jaia
Taking time to think
It’s crazy when you realize that even though there are things in your life that are stressful and if you take the time to try and not put tons of thought into it on a constant basis, it can make you feel a little lighter and happier. For me when I dwell back on some of those stressful things I actually have a better approach to handling them.
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Uma
I liked the session
I learnt that not to get stressed by thinking about the problem
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Cat
Bye stress
I learned that you cannot hold onto the thoughts that bring you down. Let them go each day and you will feel lighter
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Yihui
Thoughts
Don’t overthink the things trouble you. Stop thinking about them.
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keisha
I felt
stress is a constant factor in life, the longer you hold onto negative thoughts, feelings, or energies the heavier the weight of the water becomes. it's not the amount of water, it's the amount of stress that gets heavy. be proactive.
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JA
Stress
Let go of worries & stress before they consume body & mind. Time spent dwelling too long on an issue drains energy & makes life harder
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Sarah
Anxious
In this video everything comes down to one point which is don’t worry about what does deserve to be worried about
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Eleanor
No need to hold it
Holding the water all the time has no benefit, it just causes you discomfort. You only need to hold it when you are drinking from it. All other times, let it go
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Luna
Comparison
I like the way they depicted the weight we need to let go as something basic that we use on daily basis
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rita
january 26th
i learned that if you don’t try to let go of the stuff it’s just gonna burden u
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Anna
Refletindo..
Repensar sempre nas situações cotidianas. Deixar de me importar com opinião alheia.
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Abi
Stress
Don’t stress about things for too long. It’ll only hurt you in the end
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Higher selflove
GAP
G-Grounded (body) A-Awareness (Mind) P-present (Heart) 🧘🏻‍♂️ meditation = medicating 💎
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Angela
Glass of water
I learned that you shouldn’t hold onto stress for a long time cause it will build up and you will break. Let everything go after awhile
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Sade
Letting go of the glass of water
When I have a stressful hectic week I let it transfer into my personal time. Then my personal time becomes me battling with my to do list and feeling inadequate and mentally weak. I need to let go and have faith. It’s important for me to enjoy my free time and allocate time to work on stress management. This meditation was extremely insightful.
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Alexis
Worry
Today I learned that I create my worry. I only worry because I choose to focus on unnecessary thoughts, thoughts that create the exact feeling that I’m trying to avoid. The power is in my mind and thoughts.
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Julian
Weight of Water
I learned that I control how stressed I am, an nothing else.
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MJane
Great Perspective
I enjoyed this piece and it’s perspective. It fits my mood when I worry about things that will still be there later and I cannot change. I can only let it go and then address it when I can
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Cindy
Good listen
It’s exactly how I feel when I hold onto things. Makes you think.
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Skyler
Wow
I learned that you shouldn’t hold on to the stressful things in life
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Imani
Awake
Open my eyes on a few things I’m gong through right now in my life.
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Kaleb
Let your stress go
I learned there are things I can’t control but the things I can control I need to let go of the stress I am attaching to them.
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Emma
Stress
I learnt that if you hold your stress for to long it will hurt you
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Bri
Weight of Water
To let go of my stress and worries. I wish it would’ve given me methods on how to do that
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Perfect
Weighted stress
Carry stress for more then a minute can take a toll on your body. Learn to live life don’t over think. This life is so short to worry about stress.
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Kirsten
Letting Go
I learned that I need to let go of the things that are bothering me.
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Allison
Letting go
This was a great coaching story. It made me realize how much my thoughts can hold me down and how I need to let go.
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Lucas
Mindfulness to decrease stress
A healthy way to let go of the stress is through mindfulness. We hold many fears, stressors, worries and through mindfulness we can let them go...
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Lucas
Reflection
I felt like I was in a Philosophy course, at first, but the story was very relevant to me in that moment. Almost a bit TOO relevant. I started reflecting in the wrong way, but it occurs to me that this is something I need to work on, anyway.
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Aj
Peace
Helped me understand that somethings just aren’t necessary to worry about and that if you get things done in time and quickly the easier it will be to be calmer and more focused.
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Jane-Clare
Putting things to rest
I need to put my problems down like the glass otherwise they will continue to weigh me down.
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Kristina
28.01.
I see that my challenges as only as challenging as I imagine them. Not to extract from the real difficulties of some things, but all is well and all is good as long as I take them on one step at a time. Have a good day, K. ☺️
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grace
what i learned today
that some things need to b let go of. this truly made me relaxed and i really enjoyed it. i need to forget some of my struggles and focus on the positive.
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Amy
Letting Go
Move on! Nobody wants to stay sad, so you put that problem behind you and you move on to become a better you
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Sophia
28.01.
Everyone knows they‘re not supposed to desperately hold on to things but i think a riminder like this is very important
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Zainab
I felt encouraged to improve my perspective of my daily routine and improve myself
No matter how things are we need to think outside the box to change for better outcome
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Sam
Morning meditation
I felt relaxed, ready to start the day with a fresh and open mind
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Aurora
Accept.Let it go.
Give your body time to rest. I am trying to accept suffering as a reminder to appreciate the happiness again. I‘ve been happy for so long it became normality. Besides the unpleasant effects pain includes, it reminds me as well how happiness will not always be in my daily life and how I can learn to be grateful for the same amount of happy days now like I‘ve had before the suffering.
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Jack
Good
This gives me a good feeling for the day and made me feel like I’m going to be better today
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Dagmar
relaxing
It was really relaxing and i learned that sometimes you have to let go
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Iva
I felt nice and insightful.
I learned that letting go can make is better and happier person.
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Emily
Relaxed and inspired
I learned that you’re stresses and worries only become worse when you don’t let them go
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Noel
Weight
Holding on to something for too long definitely adds weight. Letting go and knowing that tomorrow is a new day is really refreshing
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Hope
Session9
Relaxing and confirmation goal has been reached and a new is out there to be achieved
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Alaysia
Reflection
I related to this story I tend to carry around my problems throughout the week, I should start letting go at the end of the day so that I can have a successful tomorrow !
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Renee
A good reminder
A good reminder of something we tend to forget. Also relax your shoulders. You carry stress there too and end up tense.
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Dakota
Take time
If you just take some time out of your day to listen. You’ll feel relaxed. You really will.
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Alex
Weight of Water
I learned that, when you hold onto problems they get worse and worse. If you solve each one everything will be ok
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Emilio
STRESS RELIEVING
That was Amazing!! I will definitely be using this when everyday to see how I’m feeling!
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Allison
Weight of water
I learned that holding on to stress will weight you down. I need to let go of stressors in my life
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Kendal
I felt better about me
I learned that it starts with me. And that I need to focus on the things that matter most
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Dominic
Before bed
I learned that the longer you sit and dwell over things then worse off you are in the end
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Meg
I felt as though i could take my stress and just let the weight of the stress be lifted from me.
The longer you carry your stress the more it effects you. You need to find away of letting go of your stress through meditating, every day.
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Imelda
Water
I learned that if you hold your problems to long at some point you will have to drop them
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Kendal
Wow
I felt like this opened my eyes. The more I carry negative things the heavier I become.
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Terra
Morning
I learned that the more you hold onto your burdens and stress..the worse it will be in the long run. Learn to not carry that heavy weight on your back all day and instead think positive. Not every stressful thing last a lifetime.
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Ethan
What I Learned
I learned that our stress is like a glass of water. The more we hold in that stress, the more paralyzed we get.
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Tobin
Weight of water
Yesterday I felt paralyzed because I held onto the anxiety and worry all day instead of just letting it go like I did today
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Joss
Weight of water
interesting listening and calming voice really good and interesting talk
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Theresa
Each one is better than the last
Even though the stories are short, they are poignant. Her voice is soothing and lulls me to sleep. I shared this with a family member in the hospital and she was so excited. She wants this on her phone so she can listen everyday.
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Kattialis
Reflection
I felt relieved and calm after listening to this story 👍🏼 I recommend others to listen as well
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Steph
Reflection
This story is very inspiring. Don’t hold onto your worries otherwise it will eventually be too much wight on top of everything else
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Kaylee
Day 5
I learned to let go of stress that I have been holding onto for too long
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Yustyna
Weight of water
I learned that you shouldn’t hold in your stress. Because at the end of the day it’s all unnecessary and bad for your health
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Molly
Pretty good
I have heard this story before, so I wasn’t expecting much until it talked about how holding onto things for a long time will make them worse. This is a real eye opener.
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Ryleigh
Reflection
I learned that I need to let go of stress and not bottle it up.
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jessica
Reflection
i need to let go of things that worry and stress me out. this made me think differently about the things i’ve been going through and how i deal with them and realized that the way i’ve been handling things have probably made my situation worse. this makes me think that i can change and all i need to do is let go of my worries
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Donald
Spread the word
This was an awesome analogy, it’s always nice hearing this, makes me want to peacefully tell my wife the same story
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Rose
Realization
You know how when you’re holding something light,you don’t realize it’s heavy until you start to think about it? Well I think that is how I am with my anxiety and stress.. When I am around people and I am occupied I don’t even think twice about.. but this story really made me realize how much of a burden it really is.
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Callum
Relaxed
I suddenly feel immensely more relaxed and like I can achieve more, more motivated to get things done to improve myself each day. But at the same time relaxed and not stressing.
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Danny
Sometimes
I should try to keep this in mind when the world becomes very dark and I have a lot on my conscience.
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Carole
Mind wandered
I do need to concentrate on the message & really listen, next time will close my eyes in the hope that I am less distracted
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I liked the story. Mind internalized the story.
Do not hold onto the negative bad thoughts of not being good being good enough. That is extra stress that pulls you down.
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Winter
Problems
Our problems are temporary and that it’s always good to let go .
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Lilly
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Michelle
Water
I loved hearing a story about something deep. The mind and thoughts
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Nicole
Weight of Water
I learned that everyone is human and there is only so much that I can take without burning out. Even your phone needs to recharge everyday.
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Céline
Freeing reminder
Reminds me to finish tasks that stress me out - so I can get them over with and free myself of unnecessary and avoidable stress! 🌱🙌
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Janette
Letting go
I learned that I do hold on to my worries of the day, bring them back home with me affecting my life and the people around me. I need to learn to not bring my worries with me everywhere I go.
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Nicole
Weight of water
This what’s quite a relaxing story, the music and the slight steady voice she spoke in was very calming
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isa
everything
i learned that everything has a weight, but it gets heavier after times so you can better not wait too long so it doesn’t get too heavy.
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Sadie
Relax
I learned that the longer I hold on to everything that’s weighing me down it’s gonna get worse. I need to let go of all my stress and relax
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Danielle
A break
I learned that if I keep letting little things stress me out, it’s going to hurt me and I’ll never progress in life.
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Maggie
Wow
I never realized how much my thoughts have been a burden to me. It’s nice just setting them aside even though you know your going to pick it up once more.
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Rishabh
True indeed
Don’t bother Just leave it on time Everything will be fine Just go with the flow..
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lilly
stress free
i learned that it’s okay to let go for awhile and just relax without the pressure being on you constantly
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Halli
Very needed
I learned that I am allowed to let go for a while. I should enjoy life and not let my struggles keep me from that.
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Lo
Weight of water
Haven’t heard that story in a while. “Don’t carry your stress into the next day” I think that really spoke to me. Wonderful story.
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Prabhat
Cuppa water
The longer you burden yourself with stress and anxiety the heavier you feel fro within
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Sophie
Weight of water
‘Don’t carry your stress into the next day’ an important thing to remember
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Robinson
Cup of water
Don’t carry stress with you, it just makes things worse and brings you down. Sometimes u just gotta let go and move on.
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Shauna
Weight of water
You have to letting go your problems sometimes to see things in a different way
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Kaylyn
:)
I became really depressed in a relationship and broke it off. Heard about this app and used it everyday. I’ve never felt happier or more confident in myself.
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Tyler
Day2
Today, I learned that the longer you hold on to something, the stronger it gets.
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DeLaney
Handle stress
The more you hold onto the more it only budons you. Remember to either let it go. Or take a hold of it.
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Erin
Weight of water
Sometimes we are the ones piling onto our own burdens. Certain things just have to be let go or we will never find piece. This is a great story; I had my older children listen to it and they responded positively.
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Grafie
Loved it
I feel the result ps even after 2 days! I see more good in the world and I see things more clear. I don’t focus on the negative things. I loved the story and every day I will try to be more mindful of my worries.
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Haley
Weight of water
Let it go and stop worrying about what happened yesterday or days ago. Live today and live happy
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mads
weight of water
we need to let go and relax,you have to be patient with yourself
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Estrella
Water
I learned that it is just the way you let stress affect you.
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Jonathan
Water
Don’t carry the stress around, as the longer you hold it, the heavier it will be
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Marya
Nothing new
Nothing new......need motivation .......".........boring Nothing new......need motivation .......".........boring Nothing new......need motivation .......".........boring
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Alexa
Made me cry
Being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Anxiety years after trauma, this actually made me cry. For 14 years I’ve been carrying what has happened to me and it’s affected everything in my life; my relationships with others and myself. In a constant state of worry or distress is no way to live. I need to take my power back.
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Kierra
Weight of water
Let go of the past as it can hold you down and stop you from living your best times
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Diego
Weight of Water
I learned that carrying worries is unhealthy, and that thinking about just the necessary amount each day is more than enough.
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Jack
wright in my hand
i need to let go for happiness and to relieve my stress once the day is over, forget about it
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Lilly
Weight
I learned that I need to let go of unnecessary stress or it will break me down
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Allie
Great experience
Learning a couple of things to better my life daily, I would recommend the app to my friends for daily meditation
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Izzy
Stress
You have to let go of the stress and burdens in your life to truly feel a weight lifted off your shoulders.
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Jennifer
I learned that holding on to things that stress you out really takes a toll on your body.
Thinking about them daily and constantly only affects the way you act and it makes an impact on your mood.
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Monique
Weight of water
I loved this story it really helped me just to let go of my stress and anxiety.
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Jordan
Water
I loved this story. It made me look at how I’ve been living my life and how I have held up glasses of water till I dropped them. It made me realize I could never be truly happy without putting glasses down before they get the chance to break.
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Kylie
Stress
I learned I am not alone with anxiety.I'm good now than before.
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Kylie
Stress
I learned I am not alone with anxiety.I'm good now than before.
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Cian
Weight if water
I learned a new perspective of dealing with long underlying problems to not allow them (glass of water) to weigh you down
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Priscilla
Weight of water
I learned that we go one in our lives with this burden and sometimes we aren’t comfortable with it but we choose to stay with it instead of letting go
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Megan
Let Go
I learned that the longer you hold on to your stress and burdens the more painful it is and the weaker you get.
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Matthew
I am allowed to put the glass down
It’s not bad or wrong to let myself feel ok, I don’t need to constantly search for something to be upset over. It’s not blasphemies for me to have a moment of peace. I have permission to feel ok. I have permission to feel ok.
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Zaylea
Weight of water
i understand how important it is to put down that cup of water if you will to let go of the worry’s and stress of yesterday problems so you can deal with the new ones coming your way
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Alicia
Calm
As I’m doing homework this was playing in the background and I just felt so relaxed and stress free. It’s a great feeling after a long hard week.
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Sadie
Lifted
I learned that I don’t need to be so worried about things all the time I need to focus on the present and what I can handle right now and what I can do in the moment and not worry about what is out of reach. A sort of weight was lifted off of me as I listened and had this realization.
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Joseph
Journal
I feel very heavy but at the same time like I’m not even here school doesn’t help at all
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Karen
Peace
This is a lesson that we sometimes forget because of the constant pressure of today’s society. Definitely a wonderful reminder.
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Myleigh
Amazing
I am going to use this advice through out the day thank you so much
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savanna
wonderful
This message really struck me and I will remember it for a long time
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Anja
End of the day
I will try to remember to let all my problems go by the end of the day.
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Morgan
Weight of water
I relate to this heavily bc one time in my life I had such stressful arguments with a friend for such stretched out period of time it physically affected my body I developed multiple large ulcers in my stomach and I would get crippling migraines every other day so let it go set that glass down before it takes a toll on you
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Mahnoor
My Worries
I know I should let them go, but how? How can I just not think of them?
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Abrianna
Stress
I learned that my stress only gets as I bad as I let it get!
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Kendall
Weighing down
I learned that thinking about my problems all the time is weighing me down. To feel light again, i need to stop thinking about it all the time
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Severo
This helped
I Learned that I’m more in control than I think I am and if I keep trying I could let go of things I can’t control.
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Laura-Faye
let it go
this short story is a great reminder of how holding onto stress or negativity will weigh you down and make you weary. time to learn to let things go.
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Camellia
the burden
For me the weight of troubles would be treated the most if you stop ignoring them, face them and treat them in a way that it brings serenity in you
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Imani
Aha moment
I’ve been focusing a lot on creating my reality on purpose as opposed to on accident and then reacting to it. This story helped me realize that I am in control of how I feel. Holding on doesn’t help, it makes it hurt more.
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Braidyn
Don’t hold on to your stress
I learned that you don’t need to hold on to something sometimes you need to let it go
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Destiny
I learned that if you hold something for a long period of time your arm will start to hurt
I learned that if you hold something for a long period of time your arm will start to hurt
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Hassan
No 1
I learned that, you cannot hold stress/anxiety for a long period of time. You need to let everything go to get ease of mind.
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Miranda
I felt my body stress and then loosen up
I learned that if I just listen I could even fall asleep to it
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kelly
2/11/19
I learned that if I keep worrying and worrying about the same things, they’ll eventually make me crack under the pressure. Sometimes you may need to take a step back and focus on things that make you benefit. Stressful things and situations are only what you make of it. So, don’t make it bigger than you.
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Ava
I noticed that my mind softened a bit when I learned that I had to drop the stress I’ve been holding
I learned that if I don’t think about my worries as much, they won’t wear me down.
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Paeton
Stress
Stressing about something doesn’t help you prepare for it. Instead of stressing about my classes, I can occupy my mind with something else that is more productive and will result in me being in a better mood.
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Camryn
I felt very calmed and relaxed while listening to this.
I learned that sometimes you really do just have to let things go.
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Madeliene
Weight of water
I was able to relate to this very much. I have come to point in my life where I am seeking growth within myself. Metaphorically speaking, I feel ready to put down the glass of water or let go of my worries
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Kayla
Stress
I learned that we should not carry all of our stress, but put it aside because after a while it will begin to affect us , and we should just be happy and pray to god about anything you need help on or feel stressed about.
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Dylan
analogy of the glass
I liked the analogy of the glass. I never thought of my stress that way.
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Darina
Very very useful. Just in right time. It’s important to remember the idea of this story.
We should take care of ourselves by letting go when it’s time
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Abbie
Day 1: Glass Weight
Holding on to something is harmless for a short amount of time, but it can cause pain when you hold onto it for a long time. Let it go. I feel relaxed and conscious of my internal body.
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Jessica
Day 4
I enjoyed that analogy a lot. I myself am trying to learn not just how to put down the glass, but to hand it to God before I drop it. I’ve never thought of it that way before, but I enjoyed it
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Justus
Relaxed
That my thoughts shouldn’t revolve around one problem for to long and that I should free my mind
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William
Letting go
I learned that the longer you keep your thoughts and stress, the bigger they will be on your shoulders. Releasing them when they begin will lower them and it will relieve yourself.
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Ellen
It’s not easy to let go
I learned that I need to listen/remember this each evening because I have a habit of carrying things with me day in and day out. It’s a heavy burden.
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Alice
Weight of Water
I learned that I really have to start letting things go before they start having a profoundly negative effect on my emotions.
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Evie
1 / 2nd time using the app properly x
I noticed myself getting more tired but as soon as the track finished I was awake again :/
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Anthony
The weight
If in hold on to these mistakes and regrets I have it will only weigh on me more the longer I hold on to these feelings
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Faith
My Cup of Water
I’ve been carrying a weight for so long it feels like it’s grown with me, attaching harder to me every day, this person who treats me so bad weighs me down, and I knew when I listened to this that he was my cup of water, and I need to set him down.
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Autumn
Okay
I listened to this and just closed my eye and imagined a place with noises listening to the birds trees and water focusing on my breathing and I was at peace and didn’t want it to end.
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Destiny
Nothing
I learned that I shouldn’t stress about the little things because it will eventually make me tired and lose/break my glass.
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Andrew
Wow
This is my first session and it relates to my life so much. Right now I’m taking AP world history and I am just so stressed and depressed because I’m getting less than 6 hours of sleep each night because of the homework. This is great
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Amanda
Letting go of stress
It’s important to let go of worries and stress, even if it feels impossible, the action of trying to let go is already progress. Try a little harder to not pay attention to the stress. The more you hold on to it, the heavier it gets.
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Thomas
Session 3
While listening to this I was able to visualize my own problems in my life, and realized that I have been carrying them for so much that I’m actually hurt inside. I have so much worries and concerns and always care about the approval of other people towards my action. All of that changes today. Or at least today will be the first step in the right direction.
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Jocelyne
It’s so relaxing
I love the background music ohh it makes me feel safe and relaxed.
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Love
Stress management
Up until recently I’ve been dealing with terrible stress and my stress didn’t improve bc I learned how to manage it but rather bc everything I was stressing over has gotten fixed. I definitely need to work on my stress management bc it impacts my health, my mental, and even my relationships when I’m stressed as it plagues and touches everything I do.
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Kylie
Mental Breakdown
We all have “girl problems” well I’ve got that and a cold right now. On top of that I’ve held in stress and anxiety and was having a breakdown. This just calmed me down so much!
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Zahra
16 Feb 2018
I learned to relax and take a deep breath once every day to have my inner peace. Appreciate what I have, my friends, family, and what others have given me.
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Alyssa
Good
I learned that is is not good to hold stress on yourself.That it is better to let things go instead of holding onto old feelings/memories that may haunt me.This also taught me that KIKI STILL LOVES KANYE AND HES GONNA LEAVE HIS BED AND MAMA FOR HER
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Maria
February 16th
I learned that how weight is our life depends on how long we carry and hold our worries, problems, and burdens. If we just leave it, leave all those worries just for that day, we may live happier life 😊
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Beth
Holding on to the weight of the world
Holding onto & overthinking what happened yesterday, last night or last week is not good for me. Placing blame (on myself or on others) is not helpful.
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kendall
stress
i learned to let go and move on from things that make me upset or stress me out
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Someone
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Nadia
Be happy
I learned that u shud let go of ur stress and be happy. Be thankful, appreciate what u have and don’t keep wishing for more
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Kaylah
Sunday February 17, 2019
This short story really hit home for me. God and the universe always finds ways to send me messages that pertain to whatever I am dealing with at the moment and it feels great. From this short story I’ve learned that it’s okay to be sad, down, stressed etc but only for a moment. We should never carry our issues with us. Learn to feel and then let go of those negative emotions bc the longer you hold onto them the heavier they become and eventually it’ll break us! This was a beautiful message! Thank you God and Universe for this! ✨🌻❤️🙏🏽
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SqUisHy
Worry can drive you
When you worry it’s like water weighing down on you. You can ask God to help take off the worries or you can leave them on you but worry is a liar, so is the devil that is what he is trying to do make you be miserable be better than that. Don’t be a worrier be a warrior.
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Sailor
Day 1
I learned that life is about perspective. And you can’t hold on to things that stress you out. It’s not going to make the problem go away or get any easier. It’s just going to weigh you down.
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Julienne
Day 1
Through this story I feel that I have unnecessary things weighing down on me that I need to let go of! I feel refreshed!
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Valerie
Day 1
I noticed during the story that I have a lot of things weighing down in me.
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Gabriel
Baggage
I feel like this story helped me realize that you can’t hold on to unnecessary baggage you have to let it go if you want the pain to stop
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Anna-Sofia
Day 1
I learned that you need drop your worries and move on to be happier.
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Josephine
Weight of Water
The longer I hold onto the things that cause me stress, the more it weighs me down until I can’t handle it anymore. I need to learn how to let go of those things before it hurts me more than necessary.
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katelyn
i felt relieved and calm when listening to that story
it’s good to take time to calm down and just try and always relieve some stress and not let it have a big toll on you
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Nawshin
day 1
i learned that i don’t always have to carry around stress because it’s probably not even relevant at the moment
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Reese
Ridley
I learned that I will never get Ridley because he is the stress and hope and sadness that is holding me down. I need to give up on him, but when I am with him my heart lights up idk what to do!
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Shahrizwan
Unrequited infatuation/love??
I learned that it would be wise to let go of someone if they do not feel the same about me because I’m simply wasting my time thinking about them all day and feeling sad that I’m not a part of my life.The optimistic part of me always thinks that somehow,they will think the same way about me in the future but I’m simply too engrossed by that prospect.Instead,I should just move on and have some fun with my life.
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Lisa
I learned
I learned that I should focus on my stress level and when I feel like it’s too much I should start relaxing and focusing on myself. Whatever I was doing or whatever it was can be talked, finished or fixed later.
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Angela
i feel
i feel all the stress i have and all the worries won’t go away. i can’t drop them i don’t know how and it hurts a lot
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Vanessa
I feel
I feel like I can’t stop being stressed about my biology quiz, and it’s keeping me up but I can’t bring myself to study and it makes me hate myself
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Ela
I felt
I felt still anxious after this but more at peace with my station in life as well. This made me realize everyone has their own glass and that’s okay as long as you don’t have that forever and know how to take a breath. I can’t take a breath but I know that it won’t be like that forever
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Lucy
My stresses
This reached out to me and touched me today and it’s making me think about everything I’m stressing about and I think I should just let go it would make everything less heavy
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Naja
Weight
Release is vital; holding on to things in my head will weigh me down. Let it go!
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Em
Stop holding on
Stop holding on to things that aren’t your fault because it builds up
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Medha
Weight of Water
I learned that when you think of all the stress or concerns you have, it reflects on your mind and makes your mind mentally heavy. This is comparison to the glass of water, whereas it’s not heavy to start off with, but over time it grows heavier and heavier.
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Kat
Entry #1: weight of water
I learned from a simple but accurate analogy that if I don’t let go of my stress I will brake and it I must learn to let go because stress is only over powering when you hang onto it for too long. The only way to succumb to the devil of stress is by giving it your time and effort. You must let go-or else- you will become numb and broken.
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Iris
Relaxed
Forest is relaxing. Love app. So calm,cool and tired.mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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Sara
The weight
I learned that holding on to some daily stressors for a long period of time can become a harful stress for the future and a useless weight on my shoulders
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Hailey
Letting stress go
I learned that you need to be able to let stress go because the longer you hold on to it, the more the weight of it will build up and make you collapse more later on.
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David
Revelation
It doesn’t only work this way for your problems, it also works that way for the weight of other peoples problems that you decide to carry too.
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Logan
What I learned
I learned that you have to let go of your problems. I learned that if you don’t let go then that could lead to you not being able to do anything or hurting.
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Emerald
Letting stress go
Letting stress off your shoulders or hands make you feel better and as long as you hold it. It might make u even more stressed
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madison
letting go of stress
i learned that you have to let go of your stress and forget about it
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Brandon
Soothing
Definitely relaxed me, stress shouldn’t be held for so long, eventually everyone needs a release
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Lindsey
What i learned
That we can’t have the weight of old stress and worries on us Bc it causes us to break and feel numb
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Mary
My feelings
I related to it so much , I just felt my body feel relief , I felt my stresss just slowly disappearing . I realised stress is in my mind
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Cheyenne
Stress
It’s amazing how she put what I’ve been doing for a while into words I’ve learned that if you don’t think about problems or things that could be very stressful to you then the affect are nearly invisible but also if you forget to long then they can come back and bite you in the ass. It’s a blessing and a curse
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Patrick
Destress
I noticed that throughout the story, I could totally relate and that my worries are simple obstacles in the grand scheme of things
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Raven
Weight of Water
You can’t keep the burdens of your stress and sadness with you. Like the glass of water, the longer you hold on to them the more you ache. Learn to let go. Put the glass down.
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Landen
Letting People Go
I need to let go of the people causing stress because it will just keep hurting and build up. It won’t help me.
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Sarah
I learned
That no matter how much you worry or stress about something it doesn’t change the size of the problem, just the weight on your shoulders.
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Becca
Weight
Wow. Just wow. I’ve never heard this analogy before but it really hit home for me. I hold on to my stresses all the time. And they really do make me feel numb. I just need help in learning how to let go of the “cup”.
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Riannen
Stress
I learned that letting go is the best thing to do and that nothing lasts forever so there is no need to be so worried sometimes like I do and the things that I got worried about really was not that big of a problem.
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Jess
I was reminded
That my worries won't go anywhere so I can put them down for a while and take a break from them sometimes.
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Danielle
How this story make me feel
I learned that our body builds up stress to the point where we can’t hold it anymore, but if we try to drop and fix things then a whole bunch of stress will go away.
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The weight
The more you think about something (even little things) the worse they become and you spend more time think about them and just like holding the glass even though the thoughts are the same you begin to ache and feel the pain after a while of holding onto them.
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Becca
Weight of water
I learned that the long I hold on to things such as stress the bigger they will seem.
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Nasha
stress
i noticed that i hold on to all my worries and my/ others problems. that’s what’s making me feel drained
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Jocelyn
I stressed a lot
I learned that you can't control the future or other situations. I always want to do things right and do a lot while I can. But I stressed a lot because I'm not accomplishing everything that I want to do.
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Jonathan
I love this app
And I love this story !! 💞 it helps me so much. I can’t wait to listen to more stories they are calming . 👋💞
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weight of stress
I pile things onto myself, I keep them to myself. It ruins me, sometimes it’s hard to hold on. The longer I keep things to myself and don’t tell someone how I feel, is the more I will hurt.
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ava
idk
i have heard this story before. i kind of forgot about it though. it helped me relax, but i am still not feeling all that great
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Amelia
Thoughts on the weight of water
I have learned that stress can impact so much. Starting small. Focus in school, home and sports. Then in sleep. And the worst, your relationships with friends and family. I think so much about the things stressing me out that it keeps me awake. Writing something simple like this, trying to find the best way to put my words stress me out. I am always stressed somehow. This makes me realize how important it is to stay calm and relax more often.
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Cooper
First session
Giving myself the time to put focus into one thing that may improve my mood, or allow me to address and then accept this thing or these things is almost a necessity, or I’ll get so caught up in my stressors that I can’t see anything else.
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Emily
first meditation
the things that stress me are always in the back of my mind, whether i’m worrying about them at that moment or not. maybe it’s time to stop making assumptions and try to live a more carefree life. therefore, i won’t have to feel numb from the weight of the water anymore
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Kylie
I hold my glasses for too long
I struggle with letting stress go - it continues to build and build until I break. I need to attempt to learn to let things go.
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Luca
Relatable
I felt like I was understood. Like someone would actually understand that I carry a lot of stress and pain with me, and that I should drop it or else I woll fall, like the glass of water
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Alex
Monday :/
i learned that not getting enough sleep is emotionally and physically painful
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macayla
weight of water
i learned that its important to let go of stress and worries
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Shanti
The truth
It opened my eyes to leave things that I’ve been carrying for too long.
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Jordan
the weight of water
this helped me to de-stress a little and to remember that it’s ok to tumble a little when i’m under pressure
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Janissa
weight
the more you think of something or certain situation the worse they get and you spend more of your time thinking about that something like holding the glass, the thoughts are the same and you feel ache and pain after hanging onto them.
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Aidan
Realize
I need to let go of personal fears and anxiety’s; understand them, but let them go and feel better about it
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Anthony
Stress
I learned that stress and worries can weigh you down after while.
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Kellie
weight of water
i learned that letting go is sometimes best for your own wellbeing
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Keith
The weight of water
Holding on to yesterday’s stress can build up and become more painful just like a glass of water in your hand
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Hannah
Water weight
From listening to the audio I have learned that I do not need to hold onto grudges and I should not think about the feelings that pain me.
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Amanda
I learned
Sometimes it is better to say your feelings and hold them in even if you feel like they are so minor.
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Alexis
Glass of water is like stress
As stress builds up it is like holding a glass of water for a longer period of time. The longer you hold it, the harder it gets and eventually you will drop it. In knowing this, it is important to let go of my stresses in order to accept the inevitable and do what I can with it.
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Sumner
Weight of Water
This really helped me visualize my stress in a new way that I think will help me overcome it in the future.
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Lauren
Weight of water
I feel really inspired by this and the lesson that different levels of stress feel different to everyone and how long you hold that stress for, so if it gets tired to put it down and just let the stress go.
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Melissa
Let go
I learned that I just need to let go of my stress, let the days flow on by and let the puzzle piece fall into place. If I don’t let go it’ll just cause more problems then it needs to.
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Abbi
Mindfulness
I felt that the story really had a great lesson about keeping your mind open and not focusing on difficult things or burdens. If you do, the weight will increase and you’ll feel numb. But if you don’t, the weight will be taken away and you’ll feel refreshed.
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Julia
Open mind
I felt that the story explained how to keep an open mind and how to use that in life
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Keira
Letting go
In order to be ok you have it leadn how to let go of pass problems
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Chloe
W.O.W.
I learned that I keep thinking about my worries and stress it will only get worse and it won’t help so I need to try to let go of my worries so I don’t become numb
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camila
how i feel
even though today was my bday and i spent all day with people that love me, i felt lonely inside for almost the whole day faking smiles and i don’t know why exactly
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Haley
Wow
I noticed that one thing doesn’t matter how big or small the longer you hold on and don’t let go the more stressed and anxious you can get.
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kasia
i noticed
you need to let go of some things before it gets out of hand.
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Shelby
The story
At first it thought It was just gonna be music that they expected me to lay down for half an hour listening to and trying to relax while they instruct me but this was a lot more different that I thought it would be I hope there are more stories with music in this app bc I rilly liked that and I know I’m not use to a routine but I think I could get use to this ever night if I tried
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Sylv
The story!
I learned that its so toxic to dwell on anxiety causing things and stressors because itll get to be too much for me to handle just like the stressor. That doesnt mean im weak bc i could handle it when the weight was the same, it just means im putting it on myself too much
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Kandy
Good to hear!
I learned that I really do need to release my worries and not carry them.
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Tom
Perspective
Holding on to thoughts and emotions without noticing and as a result no knowing what kind of weight you are carrying
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Tucker
Nice
I learned if I let go of my worries, my life would get a lot better
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Victor
How heavy
I learned that if I hold on to thoughts I don’t like it can get heavy and hard to figure out what’s good for me
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Marisa
First session
I learned that this means it’s good to trust people and tell them about what is happening to you because the weight that will make your body numb won’t any more BC you have people to help you hold it up
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Timo
Day 1
Motivational things work for me! I just need to make them work in reality
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bonnie
I learned that it’s best to talk about your problems and never keep them in. Just like if you hold a cup of water for a day, it will ache and hurt. This compares to when you keep something in for so long. It’s best to let it go.
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Daniella
My comment
I felt very relaxed and the only thing I concentrated on was my body and the meditation
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Thomas
how i feel today
anxious, uncomfortable, very locked inside myself, claustrophobic almost. not feeling great at the moment really, feeling kind of bad.
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Chad
Setting Healthy boundaries
I learned that setting healthy boundaries gives power and fuel my self esteem and self respect.
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Karen
Lecture Hall
I feel the sensation of experiencing purpose in the lecture hall
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Jane
Let go.
This took me back to last year. I was stressing hard, I was letting my depression get to me, and I was being stupid. Listening to this would have been good for me back then, but thinking about how I was able to finally put the glass down eventually makes me proud.
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Molly
Weight of water
I have heard this story before, but this helped it sink into my brain a little bit more.
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Ana
Weight of water
I felt really Well I’m not sure if that makes any sense.but then again I’m a person who really doesn’t get anything
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Lucy
Wow!!! This really helped me to
Realize that I can't keep holding these thoughts or feelings I need to let go
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Remy
Water ways
I learned that I shouldn’t carry everything from one day to another or I will always be stressed and sad like I am now but I need to let things go like the water hurting your arm to hold it for too long.
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Sam
Weight of water
I learned that I should let my baggage go and to just move on with my life and stop worrying about the past
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Drake
Weight of Water
I learned that dreading and stressing all day will ultimately leave you incapable of doing any activities and we all need to let it go and work on our selfs and work to eliminate that stress before it’s to late.
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Rayna
1
The longer I entertain stress or anxiety the more of a effect it will have on me
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Aaron
Yay
Don’t hold on to your stress. Learn to let things go and just enjoy life.
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Sentrevious
Yay
I learned that never dwell on stress and anxiety because it will hinder you from achieving your goals
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Abby
Weight of water
I learned that the more we hold onto our stress the worse it gets
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Hannah
Lesson
I learned that you need to rid the negativity, all the stress and obstruction in your life and things will start to look up. But if you constantly keep on with it all then it’ll only get worse.
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Breanne
First time mediating
I took a different perspective on stress. I never saw it like holding a cup of water for a period of time instead I saw and felt stress as pressure and weight. I feel more at ease. Seeing stress from a different perspective is powerful.
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KeMarea
Intriguing
I learned that I can choose to put my worries & stress to the side. I never thought about it as a cup of water but I love the concept.
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Amanda
How I felt
I felt all the sudden peaceful as if meditating in a quiet outdoor place. It was super calm and peaceful. I loved the story. It was super true and it made sense. I loved it all in all.
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Dominic
I was holding on to the cup today
I learnt how to let go of my worries and burden in the moment
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Céline
relaxation
j’ai appris que je pouvais mettre mon stress et mon anxiété de côté. très relaxant
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Elizabeth
Wow
My glass is really heavy and I’m starting to drop it. I need to practice putting it down and picking it back up
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Carys
bath
i learned that i need to let things go and just enjoy my time
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Avery
💕
So much is on my mind right now I learned that I need to let things go or else it will affect me it won’t matter in 5 years what happed so i need to not let it burned me
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Chloe
Weight of water
I learned that out problems will always be present and it is our responsibility to know what to hold on to and what not to. If holding on to a problem or worry is making life hard, I need to categorize it and set it aside for my own well being.
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Honia
Thiughts
I learned that the more I think about what is stressing or bothering me, the heavier it burdens me. I need to learn to let go healthily.
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Krease
Frame the perspective
Regardless of the mass of the water and holder, the duration of holding dictates the perceived mass and body burden. Let stuff you cannot control leave.
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cambria
Good story
This made me realize a lot. It made me feel good because of the realize.
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Jessica
3/7/19
Don’t let things burden you for a long time. Take the time each day to deal with issues or realize they are not as worth worrying about as you might’ve thought, and try to leave the stress of each day in that day and not carry it with you to tomorrow. The longer you hold things with you, the heavier they will seem.
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Brielle
Stressing
It does not matter what you are stressing about it all depends on how long you are stressing it
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Piper
Le 7 Mars
While taking my French test today learned that I should have studied harder instead of saying “I’m fine,” last night. But you know what? I cannot hold onto that, the only thing I can do is move and and study harder next time.
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Ellie
3/idk/19
when you are stressing over something and you stress about it all day it will ruin your day and you’ll just collapse. Next time just think about the good things and bring yourself up!
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Olivia
Aware
While hearing this opened my eyes to a lot of things. It made me aware that I do hold a lot of light weight on my heart to the point it does get heavy and I break down to the point I don’t want to live. Sad to say but true made me realize I need to let go of that light weight before it gets to heavy! Let go of yesterday’s stress because it’s a new day ! 💕
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Jasmine
I liked this one
It isn’t healthy to hold on to things for a long time, important to take a break and unwind
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Palm
Great
I learned that this is so true. It can also be applied to my life.
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Kristen
Weight of Water
I realize how powerful this is to me. I seem to carry the weight of others, and I never mean to. I want to make everyone else’s shoulders lighter while mine continue to get heavier. It’s hard to put that glass down. No matter how hard I hold it up for myself, and everyone else, I refuse to put it down. And it’s been like this for many years. I realize now that sometimes I need a break and need to set that glass down or my whole body will subside to the cramping and the pain.
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Nick
Constantly holding on to things
I find myself always holding on to my stress, and the stress of others. I carry it for a long time, and sure, I might forget about it after some time. However, it always creeps back, causing me sadness and stress again, like I never truly forgot. Hopefully I can work to let things go.
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Camisha
Idk
I really didn’t understand it. I mean it sounded nice so I guess I’ll try to listen to it again and try to understand it better.
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JaDe
Weight of Water...
I learned that I am responsible for the weight of any burdens/stress (water) that I carry. The longer I hold it, the heavier it will get.There comes a time when I must LET GO!
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Brock
Lemonwater
I had made two glasses of water with lemon juice. Prior to this session i had drank almost all of it and had been watching the walking dead. Day light savings today...i need to get off to bed so i think i will. Goodnight.
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Oscar
Hold on too much
I hold to my responsibilities too much because I feel like I might forget about them and mess up
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Brody
Relationships
I learned that I need to fix the relationships I want/need the most and drop the relationships I don’t need/want
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Isobel
Positive practice
I learned I need to stop focusing on the bad and start looking at the positives before me.
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Alex
Day 1
I keep burdening myself with heavy loads of stress especially with speeches. I’m realizing I need to sometimes let go and relax.
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Devon
Distracted
I noticed during the reading that my mind was wandering and it was hard to focus.
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Joaquin
Aching
I learned that it’s time to put down certain things that have been making me ache for a long while.
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Laura
Letting go
It’s easy for me to worry about the future. But there’s no point in worrying over something I have no control over. I have to let go and wait for the results. And then move forward when I’m able to. Easier said than done. But I have to remind myself to put the glass done every so often.
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Makhya765
Nothing
I learned nothing 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄😐😐🙄😐😐😐😐😐😐
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hagar
something
i didn’t learn anything but felt that i was safe and calm and i felt terrible but now im way better
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Amanda
March 11th
I learned that the longer you hold on to your thoughts and worries the heavier they feel. if we learn to let them go then they won’t be as heavy anymore.
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Rashaad
Unknown
I’m completely oblivious to my own feelings; I don’t feel anything I can’t even show my inner feelings because I’m afraid it’ll effect the people around me. I get tired of acting as a human when I don’t even feel like one. I want to know how to care for myself as much as the ones I love. I put on a face everyday just so that I don’t have to bring worry upon my friends. They ask me are you ok and I just say yea and because I’m use to the whole “toughen up “ thing and it’s been a motto my whole life-I’ve grown accustom to it.
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Payton
I learned
That stress can weigh you down over time and it’s ok to remove the things that cause that stress
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Yuri
I learned ...
I learned that sometimes we have to let go cuz the more we hold it the more we will get hurt
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Austin
Drop It
If you can’t drop those little stresses your days will be long and terrible. Stop acting like you can’t move past them. You can and you will from now on, because it’s not worth all the pain. The reward is feeling amazing.
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Kritzia
Weight of water
I realized, as long as I hold onto that that brings me stress, it distracts me from finding solutions. The move I clinge to the problems and issues at hand the less I have to solve them. It's not to say that I do not acknowledge them, yet to not dwell more than needed. Be aware indeed and acknowledge the stressful situations, and then pursue results, change, and resolutions for it.
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Tanner
Letting go
I learned that even if you want something that you think is what you want or even need that if you can’t get it or have it’s better to move on than to “hold on to the glass” and wait for something that may never come because who knows you find something even better out there in the vast world we call earth
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braydee
reflection: the weight of water
it is my choice what stresses i let into my life. i choose to be happy and make things work the way i want them to. i will follow my values of integrity, servanthood, innovation, and hard work. i will not let trivial matters weigh me down, for i know they will not matter. the universe does not punish failures and wrong decisions the way we may think it does. over time, our decisions and what happens to us will even out; we will end up where we are meant to be. today, i choose to be happy, healthy, and at peace - at peace with my body, my self-worth, my abilities, my situation, my successes, my failures, my world.
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Kirstyn
Let go of my worries
It inspired me to let go of my worries and to see what the outcome will be, if I just let go and breath in to the outcome.
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Martha
Don’t hold on to unnecessary stress
The stress or anxiety will never changed what will changed is the weight that it would hold your soul and mind. The longer you hold it the painful it would be
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Jena
how i feel
i want to consider not to stress to much over things and i should just leave it before it gets harder or “heavier”
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jordyn
I’m very stressed in many things
you need to breath and understand everything is going to work out
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Madelyn
Weight of my heart
I carry a constant ache in my chest. It never seems to stop, like my body doesn’t want me to forget this dreadful pain I get from within. Losing someone so close to you creates this internal weight of sadness that I can’t even begin to describe. I want this to end, I don’t want it to return, i need it to never exist again...
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Lindsay
This is a good book and it helps you sleep very well
It's helps sleeping, I have very bad axeorphoina and this helped it so much
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Millie
Let go
I’m learning to let go of all the stress. It will get better. It always does. I just can’t stop thinking at night time. My mind races and I need to remind myself that I can not hold on to stresses.
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Jose
Best One
I learned how to view stress like a glass of water. I don’t need to carry it all day, I can just settle it down. This session has been the best one thus far.
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Mari
Letting go
I need to put my stresses down for awhile or I will go numb and be unable to cope
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Irene
Learn to let Go
I learned how important it is to let go... every day again and again. It showed me how heavy my glass of water was , how long i already hold it up. But now i know how to handle my worries and stress
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Mia
13/3/19
I leaned that if I let stress take over my life then I’m going to regret the long term effects a small problem can have , so you should just let it go or resolve the issue so u can be clear and concentrate on important things.
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Max
How I felt
Well before I started I felt upset with my life like I don’t mean anything an I shouldn’t be here but the more i opened my ears and listened to this I realized that it was the stress from holding everything in an not telling anyone about it
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Nevaeh
Very calming
Put the cup of stress down it’s ok you will love love pray and die accept this
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Heidi
Relaxed
It’s good to let go sometimes Our stress levels are constant but how we manage them are what causes variations
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AJ
The World keeps on turning
I need to let some things go, I can’t just sit around and think about the same problem over and over. The world will keep turning
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Mateo
It’s important to remember thing you need to worry about but not hold on to them
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Leilany
It felt nice
It was good to hear that, I needed that. Warm message to everyone whose struggles with their stress everyday.
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Yulian
Control
I’ve been reminded that I can control the weight I carry and that I need to put the glass down
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Betim
I felt like a so much weight got out of me
I learned that everything is fine and I shouldn’t worry about anything
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Krishna
Don’t hold on🗣
The thing I learned from this session was that we should not hold onto anything which might even harm us a lil bit. Be it a grudge against someone, fear of doing something, stress, anxiety.. Let go of it, doesn’t matter how big you are/how able you are. The longer you hold onto these things, the more this “lil bit” will harm you, the weight of it will remain the same but the harm it will cause will keep on increasing..
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Blue Jade
I felt that I could let go of my stress for a moment in time.
I have learnt that you can go anywhere you put your mind to.
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Topet
Let it go!
Let go all of the negativities. It doesnt help us! Just move on and appreciate life!
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Alice Sier
Anxiety
I need something to help with anxiety, on Apple store everything cost money, through google everything is free, I would rather use google !!!
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Jen
Sb worries
I learned that I need to let go of what happened, and move forward from it because holding on to those memories will not help me.
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Connor
Depression
I learned that I gotta move on from the past and look ahead toward my future
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Hannah
Memories
I have held onto painful experiences for years now. I let my mind relive them; causing stress and heartache. Reliving these traumas only makes me weaker. It makes me feel unable to trust the ones in my life who I love, and who love me. It makes it hard for me to love myself fully. The glasses of these experiences must be put down. I must let go. I always come back around to ask “how do you fully let go?” I will learn. And I will do. Lovely meditation thank you 🧘‍♀️
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heather
day 1
i learned it is time to let go. i have heard that an unbelievable amount recently. i think i am getting ready to finally let go. this will be good for me.
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Sabra
Let it go
I didn’t realize how heavy I felt or how long I’ve been thinking about certain stressful problems. I just need to let. It. Go.
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Jay
Down
I’m going to sleep in the middle of the afternoon out of exhaustion because I go to sleep really late. Sometimes I go to sleep because I literally have nothing to do. I feel like I’m not doing anything so it just causes me to become even downer. I wanna do something I don’t know what but it needs to come soon
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Dominic
Day 1
Brenon was always like this, it just took me a while to realize it.
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Kylee
What I learned
I learned that I shouldn’t waste my life by worrying and stressing. Life is to short for that
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zoey
day 1
i feel stressed, overwhelmed and not settled. caring yesterdays problems into today’s, along. with tomorrow.
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Keira
I learned
I learned that holding onto emotions that are negative will effect me in a long term perspective. Forgive and forget to live a prosperous life.
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Tristen
Day one
Don’t hold on to stress. Manifest your own emotions and don’t hold onto everything for too long.
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Jaelynn
I felt like I needed to hear some of this stuff that I already knew along
It's important not to let yesterday's stress enter a new day
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Nicholas
Don’t remain stressed
I learned that you shouldn’t overthink the things in your life that are causing you stress.
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Hannah bananas
Grate
I learned that you have to let go of all the stress in your head and have the best day that you can have. This was very good and it helped start my day.
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Fay
Let go
To give feel better you must let go and allow yourself to feel the difference
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Rowan
Internalisation
I learned that I am one of those people that carries states around with me during the day habitually. I learned that I should begin to let go of the things that worry me and train myself to not think so much about them.
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Emma
self motivation
i noticed that you have to want to keep the stressful worries and negative thoughts out of your head. there are many things that can help you get there but you have to want to get there
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Madysin
Realization
I learned that the only person holding me back from going forward is me. I need to be fully committed to my life and stop holding myself back.
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Alexander
I’m the one holding back
I can be so much better then I am today by letting go of the past and looking to the future.
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leila
it made a little change, thank you
I need to let go of what poisoning my mind and body, I can't believe I have been dealing with it for 19 days and it ruined my birthday today
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Jessica
After Listening
I learnt that I need to realise how holding my feeling can carry me down unconsciously and how I need to try and focus to let them all out once I feel them getting to me.
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Grace
Water
Stress is like a holding a glass of water, the longer you hold onto it, the heavier it gets.
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Mike
Made me think
I didn’t learn much but made me think About how to look at my situation differently
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Christian
Glass Worries
I learned that the only thing I need to do in order to free myself is let the glass go and put it down. That glass is very symbolic of paralyzing thoughts and feelings that I have, but they affect me more the longer I hold onto them.
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Bree
Wow
I need to let stress go. It’s honestly all in my head the longer I hold on to it the longer I stress
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Falcon
Weight of water
It’s incomplete. You can’t just set down your stress and forget about it. You have to actively make causes to break through your negative tendencies.
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Kyleigh
Weight of Water
I learned that our stress is like a glass of water. The longer we hold onto it, the heavier it will seem to us.
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Douglas
I’ve learned that sometimes stress can be the same but we just hold on for too.
I’ve recently learned that holding on to something that holding you back won’t do you any good, it’s just going to waste your energy. Listening to this metaphor makes realize that sometimes it’s ok to let go. We can’t handle everything, at-least not alone.
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Yan
Good story!
It’s very important to let stress go, otherwise life will become heavy and numbing.
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Rabia
Letting go
While watching this video I felt as if I were being told this sooner I would’ve had a more positive life or be more happy than I am now so this opened my eyes emotionally and I’m happy that it did. Letting go, forgiveness is all part of life but the real question is when will you take action?
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Sean
Perfect relation
I’m going through something that relates perfectly to this story atm. A few days ago I did something I wasn’t supposed to at work and my supervisor had to have a talk to me and I literally can’t get her words out of my head and it’s driving me crazy. Idk I’m not gonna go into it but at least I still have my job so I should just let it go.
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Lucas
Let go
The longer you hold something in the more of a toll it takes on you and your mental state. Let go of the past
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Cate
3/24/19
I want to not focus on my worries all day, and think about positive things
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Kevin
Got to let go to maintain positivity
Aura keeping it 100 . Although drugs help to forget about all negativity sometimes
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Alexandra
First time
Allowing myself to try this felt good. 3 minutes is worth it
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Steph
First day (25 March) I felt relaxed and calm
You have to take some time to forget about the issues and the stress and “put down the glass”.
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luis
march 25tj
learn to let go some of the burdens you carry are not worth the time and energy you waste thinking about them they will only cause you more stress and pain
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Lindsey
Wow.
I learned that I am holding on to SO MUCH! I just need to let go. Things that are as light as WATER shouldn’t be keeping me from living my life just because I’m choice get to hold them. I’ve gotta let them go so I can continue to use my limbs to carry things that I need.
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Neha
Burden and stress
Never take too much burden of what’s stressing you rather let it go otherwise it will be more stressful and painful
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Ashton
Relief
I’ve been super stressed about school, my dating life, my family life and just life and general, but the words here were inspiring and the sound was calming, now I really try to make an effort to put things behind me
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Zephania
Nothing
Sometimes I need to relax and not do anything. That way I recharge my mind, my senses and my drive...
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Jasmine
stress relief
I've been having a terrible few days now and to hear this has made me realize that I need to take a break from it all to put it aside. to stop worrying about it
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Owen
The Water Analogy
The water analogy showed the true impact that stress can have on the mind and really put into perspective the effects of holding onto a thought for too long. It is very useful given that I have numerous exams coming up and a driving test.
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Ginaya
-calm
-I learned that water can be meaningful.! If yhu take the time to actually notice its value and observe it its one of the greatest things on eart.!
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Anthony
Weight of the world
I learned that some stresses are brought upon ourselves in the sense that we have the power to set them aside and even to let them go entirely. Choose your battles and a great plot twist to the typical half full or half empty glass.
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Asta
Made me think a lot
I wasn’t really expecting this story to be any good but I was pleasantly surprised. I feel like this reflection relates and connects to a lot of people’s perspectives and experiences.
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Concetta
The story
I realised the meaning behind it, the story itself helped me a little on dealing with stress and taught me not to dwell on a thought.
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Dominique
It really doesn’t matter
I felt that no matter what we go through it’s really not that big of a deal until we start holding on to it for hours and days at a time and that’s when it starts to become heavy and hard to deal with. In conclusion just let it go!
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Hank
It depends how long you hold it
Maybe there are some glasses of water in my life that I simply need to put down
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Krista
Put the glass down. But how???
Yes I know I need to let the stress go and not carry it. But how do I do that?
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Pepe
Attention all depressed people
I feel like the only non depressed person on this app no offense I just downloaded it bc I saw it on Instagram
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Shivani
03.29.2019/14h15
Anything you carry around for a while starts to weigh down on you gradually. You don't acknowledge it until you feel the stress it is brings on you. It feels like a heavy backpack with so much stuff in it; some of it is stuff you need, some of it is garbage you saved up and need to throw out, and a very small percentage of it is stuff that doesn't even belong to you. Carry less baggage and don't let it get to a point where cleaning it out is too overwhelming.
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Denise
Thoughts
This made me think about my emotions and about letting go but also if I don’t there is gonna be consequences
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Katie-Rose
The Truth
I learned that people’s stress and anxiety is weighing them down and keeping them back from really living their lives. This made me really think, do we need stress and anxiety or are we just imaginin
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Katie-Rose
Stress
I learned that stress and anxiety are weighing people down from really living our lives. We need to stop this stress and anxiety from messing with us.
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Davey
Open mindedness
I really felt a connection to this piece, I’ve never looked at things from that perspective
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Chepe
It’s....
Wow I’m surprised more than anything we’ll also I felt that like that just opened my eyes because I got so much stuff going on on my head that we totally hold that cup of water even if you don’t want to or don’t even notice
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haley
i felt as if this made a lot of sense and helped me realize that sometimes you just need to relax
i need to calm myself down to stress less and even if all the weight in the world comes down on me then i can just drop it and i will feel so much better <3
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Chloe
how i feel
i learned that if you hold all your stress in, you’ll get paranoid and worried and soon to want to hold that glass forever.
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Leslie
Felt
I felt that I needed to stop carrying so many things. The heaviness only brings me to become tired and without energy to do anything.
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Alexis
I felt that
I felt like I could relate and lift this heavy burden that I couldn’t before
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Mason
I learned that
It is important to not carry over all those burdens from another day, but to not keep it in where it hurts more than before
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Gracie
I learned that..
I learned that holding all that weight makes you numb, holding so the stress and anxiety makes you numb, and I learned that I need to be free, and let myself feel good all the time!
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Shalayleeah
Feelings
I learned that I shouldn’t bring the stress from today into tomorrow.
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Sergio
4/8/2019
I learned that thinking about future goals make me feel better and less anxious.
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Yasmine
I felt more relaxed, but still wish I was less tight and more of letting go of things.
I learned when I wake up and still have the stress of yesterday that it would be that time to put the glass down because if you don’t then nothing will change.
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Rich
Work in Progress
This is a great perspective and sound advice, although I struggle with how to actually do it. Releasing years of anxiety, worry and regret is not as easy as simply “letting go” or putting down a glass. I am working towards this and hope to find the answer some day. How? I will keep going.
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Arielle Rivera
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Joyce
The Weight
Burdens and responsibilities, no matter how light, can weight on me. It good to take a few minutes each day to release from them. Namaste
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Ashley
Weight of Water
I learned that we must not hold on to the worries or fears of yesterday’s problems. We just let them go! Do not let stress or worry eat you up and do not let it linger in you for a long time feel it and deal with it for a while and then release it.. holding on to it for a long time only hurts us and effects our body and our health. It does nothing good for us. Just like the metaphor with the glass of water and how much it weighed. If you hold it for a short amount of time it’s light but if you hold it for a day or weeks you will become numb and ache. Your hand will be tired.. the same goes for us in life with stress and worry. They are inevitable but it’s all how we deal and cope with it. This was such a great mediation. Such a great reminder for me 🧘🏼‍♀️
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Hannah
Gravity
We weren’t meant to carry the weight of the world on our shoulders, the weight of the worries in our life or the life of someone else. Each day and even each hour, we need to let go of those burdens, humbly giving them over to the one who can bear the weight. Today I realize how I am carrying a great deal of tension physically because of relational stress in my life. And that I need to let it all go. Otherwise the weight will become so great that it forces me to drop the glass.
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Susie
Weight of Water
Great story and lesson...extremely relatable. This is imagery that I will remember through out the day.🙏🏻
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Jose
Weight of the Water
This exercise was really good for the human spirit and soul. It was peaceful.
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Gabby
Letting go
I learned that I should not stress myself out over things & not put so much pressure within myself.. just breathe a little & everything will be alright
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Harv
I'm energized and calm
Look at my shoulder and discard those that are no longer age appropriate
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Jasmine
Weight of water
I need to let go!!! Not carry all the worries I have make sure that I realize that if I hold on to them I will ache but if I never let go then I’ll never heal
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Alexander
stress
I learned that I need to let go of things that stress me and continue to move forward. no I should haves. only I wills
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Nessa
Weight of water
I learned that the worries and stress need to be let go in order to move on and let things play out the way they need to in it’s given time. Weight of water was very relaxing and soothing
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Jess
Moving forward
I need to release my thoughts before I can move past them. I need to let go of my worries and stress about the past and future to focus on the present.
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Justin
Reminder
To let go of all my worries and stress once in awhile so that my brain doesn’t get too tired. Remember that the weight of the stress and worries doesn’t tend to change. What changes is our ability and strength to hold up these problems and stress. Sometimes the “glass” needs to be “set down” to give myself a break.
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Nisa
Thoughts
I felt very calm after this story.It was very relaxing. It made me feel more lighter if that makes sense.
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sofia
Stress
i learned that you can’t hold something like a mistake or a stress forever because it will only make you unhappy. You have to move on and forget
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Amber
Weight of water
By far my favorite yet. Gotta let go of things that don’t bring you peace
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Jazmin
Thoughts?
Emotions can get heavy as you keep on thinking or holding them in over a long period of time. It’s better to let them go then to keep holding on to them. Because it weighs you down physically and emotional.
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Adria
i felt..
i felt very calm listening to this story. it reached out to me on another level.
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Jane
Stress
The issues I carry with me through the day should not be on my mind the next morning. I need to let them go when I get home.
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Nini
I felt kinda good hearing that so thank you
It’s okay to have stress but you can’t have it for to long for it to make you feel bad
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Dream
I felt stress free a little
I learned that you need to let that glass go and let all the worries be the water and put the glass down or you will get nun holding that glass all day all week even.
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Bryan
The Weight of my Stress
This was a lot better than I expected, I’m someone who holds on to stress, anxiety, anger, grudges for so long I never consider the weight that all bears down on me. Most days I’m exhausted or sore or just worn down. Given that stress can drastically affect you physically it’s probably the reason I’m so tired by the end of the day.
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Kiamora
Feel
I felt very calm and less stress in my bodie and u hope that this will help me with stress
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Luna
Weight
We come here naked so let’s leave this life with nothing extra but the love in our hearts
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Mohammed
I learned
That we must let go of our worries and stress and start a fresh, new page
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Nuurhaan
I realized,
I realized that I have to put my stress down before it weakens me to much and now I’m out enjoying myself
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Taylor
Stress
I learned not to carry my burdens of school and relationships with me
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Isaiah
Stress/Anger
I learned to not hold on to my stress and anger cause the longer I do the heavier it will get
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Leanne
What I learned....
Is I can hold my stress or worries in life. I have to let them go.
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Hazel
Weight of water
Definitely needed that this morning, I feel extra heavy and this helped lighten me up a little in order to continue moving forward
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Connor
How I feel
I feel like I can’t let go of something. Sometimes I bottle up every emotion I have, and when I talk about the way I feel I explode. I believe that I need to change the way I express my emotions. Maybe instead of bottling everything up inside, I should talk about the way I feel?
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Melody
Stress
I learned if you are stressed think about good things in life.Some things are bad and some are good. Think about both.If you ever had a kid would you treat him/her bad or good staying married or divorce things change in life
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Tajrian
Love for sight
I learned that you should always be non stressed or worried no matter what’s happening.
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Julie
I learned :)
I learned that we need to take out old stresses and worries and put them away bc it’s not good for our body and mind
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Devin
You
I don’t need to carry that stess and anxiety all day, let it go
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Izabella
Today i was singing with a friend...
I learned that: You dont have to be afraid of being less opposite youre friend! Youre awesome as you are :)
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Nichole
I felt really sleepy and really stressed
I learned that I have to let go of things that weigh on me and cause me to have anxiety and stress
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Nichole
I felt really sleepy and really stressed
I learned that I have to let go of things that weigh on me and cause me to have anxiety and stress
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Ed
Water
I felt encouraged when considering the water metaphor. It reminded me that we choose to carry stress with us and we have the power to “pit things down” when we need to.
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Addi
I learned
I learned that I don’t need to keep anything on my mind I just need to focus on them when there happening
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Aniyah
I learned
I learned that it solely depends on you. You have the power to cast it away it all depends on you.
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Lydia
Stress and Anxiety
I learned that, much like the glass, my stress and my anxiety will only start to feel heavy if I hold on to them. It’s best to let go of my stress and anxiety, and not let them be a heavy burden.
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Nia
Weight of water
I learned that even if there is stress on you when you wake up because of the day before,all you have to do is just let it go.
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Taylor
I feel
More tired Good about meh self And like the world is so much more different then we think it is
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Peyton
Weight of water
I learned that if you pretend to hold the water you can feel it
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Jocelyn
I felt..
I need to learn about how heavy my glass is and make sure not to carry it up and become numb
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Destiny
How my depression went away for a while
I listened to the story and then felt calm and learned that all I needed to cure my depression was this app .
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Jenny
How I felt
I learned that, holding onto the things that stresses me out can lead to a lot of mental health issues and can cause to be distant sometimes. Not just with people but be distant yourself. And life is too short to have negative feelings and thoughts.
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Ryan
Emotion, doc 1.
My realization that the one person I can say that I’ve truly loved differently, and still do, must potentially be let go. I feel as if my mental maturity has grown beyond hers, but not in the sense that she isn’t mature. She is. She is possibly the most mature person I know. But I believe that I hold a love for her that she’s never felt for me and never will. It’s something I must accept, but I feel broken leaving behind someone I consider my soulmate and greatest person I’ve ever known.
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Myron
My lesson
I learned that I hold onto thoughts that bring my moods down for too long. It consumes me and consumes the people around me who pick up on my energy. I will focus on positive thoughts and won’t dwell too much into negativity and pessimism.
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Tatiana
Very relaxing
I felt laying down while listening to this story made me feel way better and made me feel comfortable with everything. I learned that if I just let my worries go I’d be stress free or not as stressed. Thank you.
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Stu
The ladies voice alone relaxed me, what she said was like a blanket.
I learned that it's ok to feel the weight of the world, just know it isn't yours to carry.
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Nicole
Interested
My everyday stresses need to be set aside so I can unwind and heal
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Angel
“Put it down”
I learned it’s okay to feel the stress, just make sure we put them down before they become too heavy, no matter the original size.
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Mashay
Learned
I understand that I am not the only one that is stressed and ill not be the last. Stressing is normal for people.
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Delaney
4/30
I felt bad today because I was sick, but more towards the end of the day I felt more stressed and anxious. Then I listened to the weight of water now I feel okay.
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Kelsea
Let it go
It’s okay to stress, just let it go when it’s time. It’s the only way to heal.
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Lexi
I feel trapped
I learned to relax in someone’s voice, not always be afraid to sleep, because I’ll be unarmed
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Chloe
Lovely
It makes total sense. I love it. We all need little reminders like this. :)
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Nicole
Day 1
Not every story can apply to my particular stress. But it’s peaceful to just think about the stress that I can just drop. What’s on my mind is my health. Can’t put the glass down.
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Nicole
Day 1
Not every story can apply to my particular stress. But it’s peaceful to just think about the stress that I can just drop. What’s on my mind is my health. Can’t put the glass down.
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meadow
weight of water
i learned to look at something from a different prespective
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Tully
Weight of water
I found this very relatable- especially recently. I will definitely put the glass down a lot more now 😊 very helpful!
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Sasha
Weight of Water
I related to this story a lot. It made me see my problems in a different way.
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Gabriella
5/2/19
I learned that if you keep all of the stress and anger in you grasp, you’ll end up breaking down. For example, with the water and the glass, if you hold it for... a day your arm will cramp up causing you to drop it. So I need to learn to take small physical of mental breaks throughout the day so I don’t have a mental breakdown. I feel very relaxed now that I listened to that recording. Extra tip: when writing don’t think about grammar or spelling, just jot down what you learned or how you feel.
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Makena
A great story
I learned that just because your feelings are very weak, you can overcome them by thinking about them.
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Tara
Reflection
This story is so true and is relevant to my constant struggle of not learning how to let things go.
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Hannah
Why do people change their minds
I learned that people change their mind for a number of reasons. Whether you want them to or not. For a short period or long period. It depends on the change, decision making as a human can be so hard at times but if you have the right people around you, there’s always going to be a good day or a good moment. But the thing about moments is, you’ll miss them, they’ll walk right by you, if you keep chasing after the next one.
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Nicoline
Thoughts
I was just laying down. Relaxing and listening to the voice talking. It made me calm and made me think about the weight of the glass.
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Scarlett
Relaxed..
The sounds in the background were amazing and the story made me think” what’s my glass of what I’m holding?”
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Hiliana
Mindlful
I learned that I shouldn’t put my mind to the stressful things to much.It can get frustrating and make me feel so uneasy and stressed.So I learned I shouldn’t put the “Weight of the Water” on myself to much the size of the cup or how much is inside the cup.
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Ayanna
After the meditation story
I noticed that before the story I felt a little down , heavy with emotion but afterwards I felt lighter and better a little happy almost
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Steven
Clarity
I learned that all of my worries and doubts about what the future holds is what’s preventing me from being able to live my life to the fullest. I felt that I am weighing myself down by worrying about things that I shouldn’t be worrying about, and that I need to take it one day at a time.
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Jessica
Letting go
You need to let things go or else there always gonna be nagging you and you’ll never be at peace
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Carla
Putting the glass down
I learned that I need to forget about him. He does me no good. We are not meant for each other and that was known a long time ago. But I kept holding on,fighting. But it didn’t work,It did worse. It broke me even more. I should focus on who really wants me and who will treat me right. One that I will be happy living the rest of my life with. Or maybe it’s to soon to think about this. I need to find the right moment. All I need to focus on right now, is putting down that glass.
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Alek
Day 1
This really helped with what I need to get over, put down the glass and continue my day.
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Ryan
Stress
I learned that stress is something that is always around but depending on if you hold it or not will depend on how it affects you. The longer you hold onto it the more pain.
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Brian
Weight of water
Our anxiety and stress is a lot like holding water. If we keep holding it, it will get heavy and our body will cramp up. We have to put it down. I don’t feel I have a lot of anxiety or stress but I do have like stress with my business when it does not go right, or I’m late and maybe it’s important I get there on time. Ashleigh takes on stress mostly with money cause it’s not being fixed right away. I don’t hold that stress unless she picks at it. I guess I know money has an opportunity to be fixed. I like the message a lot and probably will chew on that for a bit.
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Abigail
I thot it tot a lessen
I learned that the way of water And now I feel relaxed And I feel good and so does my granny I feel good and I loved the story.
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Brilee
Let things go.
After a while of holding onto burdens or worries or even troubles you will begin to stress.
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Adrian
Relaxed
It doesn't matter how heavy the glass of water was its how your body works and I slept a little.
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Lydia
Inspired
I learned that I shouldn’t hold on to things as long or else they’ll only end up weighing down on me and I’ll bring myself down
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Wind
I felt relieved and I actually felt safe
I learned that I shouldn’t put myself under a lot of pressure
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Arielle
I felt incredibly relaxed.
I learned that stress only piles onto you, and you won’t be able to hold on for very long.
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Sierra
Setting
I found that the setting of the story really helped make the story relax me. I liked that you could change the background noise, and the voice of the narrator was soothing in it’s haltingness, instead of irritating, as I thought it would be
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Lynn
First story...felt mellow.
The longer you carry useless thoughts the heavier they get. Exaggerated and not truly the true experience or feeling you had at the time.
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Katie
Weight of Water
I learned that I carry an awful lot on a daily basis, and because of that I need to be careful not to take on unnecessary burdens or burdens that belong to other people. Also that I need to be more mindful about forgiving myself when I don't have a lot left at the end of the day or work week.
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Ariana
Calm
I learned that you shouldn’t carry on what happened last night or yesterday
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Jen
Toxic relationship...
I’ve been holding the weight of a toxic relationship that just ended on my shoulders and it’s been depriving me of my sleep. This session seemed to help me let things go.
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Helena
🙃
I learned that everything bad that happend yesterday should stay there.
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Ashley
Nice life lesson
I learned that I shouldn’t worry as much and that I should focus on my well being for once!😇
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Trinity
calmness
I learned that if the glass of water meaning your life get to heavy put that water down let that pain go stop letting it put u down
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Darci
Weight
I have carried way too many glasses of water for way too long. However, it’s very hard for me to put these glasses down. It’s as if they have become part of me- this anxiety and stress and worry. Am I afraid to see what I’ll be without them?
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lacey
i’m not alone but i feel lonely
i’m not alone but i feel lonely and i can’t seem to figure put why. there is always a longing feeling that i can’t seem to put an an end to. and there will always be a hole that i can’t seem to fill.
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Uroš
10.V
I learned that life isnt that blissful always but if I only focus on the negative I will loose the positve side out of sight. I have trouble sleeping lately and this really did help.
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Chandrika
letting go of worries
It depends on how long we hold the glass The longer we hold the longer it will give us pain. So let go off the glass let go of the worries
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Susan
Weight of Water
Yes... I seem to carry so much with me. I need to set it down. Let it be. It doesn't need me and i don't need it
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sahil
i feel nothing not even feel hungry ....
we are all gonna die can write more life is boring no money to spend only to pay bills life is real pain in some times God help me...
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jack
anger
I learned that I need someone to talk to about my stress and feeling
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Christi Kathleen
Wow...
I felt refreshed after hearing this. I’ve heard it before but it never clicked like it just did
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Ari
:)
I felt all my stress go away and by the end i smiled and its true
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Fernanda
Felt
I felt the power of free will. The reminder that I have a choice to make every morning and every night, so what is my choice today?
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Tallulah
Soothed
I felt extremely calm after this. She had such a calming voice and the lesson is one that I will carry for a long time. It is hard to put down burdens, but once you do, you instantly feel freed and happy. 😊
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Amber
I feel... so much better.
This app is really helping me leave my dark past behind and helps me see a brighter future.
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Dineen
Weight of water. Great story. And so true. One I need to keep close at hand
Sometimes. The sand feels like it’s suppose to be heavier than the rocks. I will keep a bit more mindful now
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Susie
Being gone
It was good for me to be away from the house for a few days. The guys survived without me. I got recharge. I even got reconnect with my photography. That felt really good. I need t let go of comparing my pictures to other people’s.
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Jae
Put the glass to the side
I learned that I am the one holding all my stress around all the time. I should deal with my issues upfront, write down ways to resolve them, and put them aside at night and in my mornings so I can have more progressive days
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Kelly
Weight of water
I felt the need to share this profound yet simple tale. Sent a text to work family in hopes it would help them let go of the struggles of daily work life.
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Susan
Weight of Water
Remeber to let it go. Try not to hold on to things. It will weigh you down. Move on
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Rachel
My glass of water
I do this. I hold my stresses during the day until they weigh so much I struggle just to stay focused. It's never so important that I can't put my glass down, though. I just obsess over it until it becomes heavy.
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Marley
I felt so calm after listening to it and it really eloped me to get to sleep and fell relaxed.
I learned that even in hard times you must know that they will always come to an end!
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Amy
Just tired
I try to be this up beat happy person that people want to hand out with or talk to. But I always just feel to tired. Like today I’ve just stayed in bed. Like I don’t want to or can’t get out
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Anthony
Gives you sense of perceptive
Learned to let things be...and remember that not everything needs a reaction
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Raisya
calming
i never knew i need this kind of talk before. and guess what? it really helped to calm myself.
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Rowan
Stress and anxiety management
I learned a lot from this session, that it’s very important to let the stress of your day go before it becomes too heavy to bear
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Rich
Seeking to Learn
This is an important lesson. While I understand and believe the analogy, I struggle with how to actually do it. Unlike a glass, thoughts, worries and regrets are in my mind rather than my hand, and I don’t know how to set them down. How do you actually do it? Thanks.
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Elizabeth
Put stress and worries down
I learned that the longer I hold onto stress and worries the heavier they feel to me so I need to learn to put the worries that I can not fix or change down and work on the the things I can change or fix.
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Misha
Don’t worry to much
I learned that when you think about your problems to March it becomes just like when you hold a glass of water above your head for too long because super heavy and it starts to hurt so tempting happens when you think too much I worry too much. But exhaust you it does nothing for you it is is dumb is holding a glass of water is full above your head for hours. So my problems or water im gonna pour them out right now.
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Oduonyye60@gmail.com
I am the master of my fate. The lord of my destiny
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ricardo
The world on your shoulders
Now more then ever, young adults are put in a constant state of fight-or-flight that we forget to analyze our surroundings and truly see what all that weight on our shoulders is doing to us both mentally and physically. Our worst enemy is most often ourselves, the ones who add more and more weight on to ourselves as we go along the journey of life but we must stop and let go of the weight that hinders us for ourselves to ever move forward.
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Butterfly
More thought of stress, more weights
I learned that the more I think about my stress the more it weighs on me. After listening to this, I understand why I’ve been numb to some things and why my body just want to give up. I’ve been holding to that glass of water for too long. My arm is giving up on me and the glass is about to drop. And I can’t wait for it to drop!!
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jenny
Kokill
Good kkkkkokklpååääölnbhvgtyh. Kan inkomna. Konkludera.
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Camagu
Worrying does not help
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Amylouise
I can choose how long to hold the glass. I’d like to let the glass down but I don’t know how.
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Thorolf
Until we drop it
What a beautiful analogy. And it came right on the spot. I an working on a presentation about draining emotions and what causes them. I think i just learned that clammering around a problem created more of it. Just because we are trained to believe that physical action changes everything. And i also understand how we learn that. If i prefer to have an object moved I use my hands to move it. Physical is tangible and therefore quite compellingly in its way to teach us. But there is more to learn. And to let go as well.
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Mitko
Powerful message
Thankful to listen to this story exactly when I needed to hear it.
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Leslie
wonderful story
awesome insight into how our stress and thoughts can weigh us down. learning to set them aside so we dont carry that weight. its good practice!
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Shar
This one really moved me. I am grateful I found this or should I say it found me😁
I learned that I can move past my stress and worries simply.
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Nicole
The glass of water
I appreciate how simple yet powerful this metaphor is. I want to practice these thoughts. I so often feel I need to process through everything I’m feeling in order to have a clear understanding but going over it again and again has me spiraling. I want to let go of the weight. It’s gotten too heavy today. So here’s to putting down the glass.
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Water
The longer you hold something, the heavier it feels. Think until it’s heavy enough and then drop it.
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Jenny
Weight of Water
Ah, it all depends what you’re carrying throughout your day. Carrying anxiety, worries, and anger will, indeed, be a big burden. Will even cause sickness. But carrying calmness, joy, balance, gratitude brings lightness in one’s step and boundless energy. 😊
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Clare
Carrying Weight
The relation between worrying and stressing and the time holding the cup of water is such a great insight. The longer we hold on to our worries, the more it’ll hurt us. So when we let go, we’re relieved to have the pain go away. Even if it’ll hurt.
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Linda
Holding on/letting go
Learn to let go of the weight of what you are holding onto. You can always pick it back up to examine it if want.
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Christine
Letting go, setting down
I have heard this one before but it had been a while. The voice was soothing, as was the music that accompanied it. It was a wonderful refresher. Thanks.
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Kat
You’re gonna carry that weight
Until you put it down. It might not seem like much weight at first, but carry it long enough and it wears on you. It has the ability to change you. This story made a lot of sense, and I am moved to share it with others.
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Susan
Weight of Water
Do not hold on to your stress and your worry. Not only will it weigh you down but it will break you down. Let it go and keep breathing. Worry will not change a situation.
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Diana
Pain
I understand it, I have experienced it. It changed me and even though at lost. I wish for relief
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Rachel
Helped a lot
I discovered that I like the gentle background music. I like the way the narrator speaks. The sound of water always helps me to relax
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Genevieve
THIS is how I feel...
Also... I took 3 online tests and it says I have severe depression, lack of self esteem, and a social anxiety disorder... I don't know anymore... I cried 6 times today while no one noticed and I feel like I can't tell anyone... I don't know and there so much things in my head and I can't silence the thoughts of suicide and cutting... I DONT KNOW! Will anything be okay? Will I die from suicide? Will I start cutting? I don't know... I know I seem happy all the time but I've been crying inside since I got into elementary school... I've been suffering from thoughts for 4 years now and I don't know what to think or do or who to talk to... right now I'm crying to myself, on the ground, listening to Dear Even Hanson, and I want to kill myself and cut my wrist or legs or anything, and blame thorns or the cats... I don't know!!! 😖😣😥
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Lisa
Calm
I understood the point and the story was calm. We need to Elsa some stuff and let it go before it becomes too heavy.
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Zech
Great idea
Love the idea, though it's hard to let go of stress. I hope the more I practice, the easier it becomes for myself.
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Lilith
It's making my migraine I'll give them that
It's interesting to listen to made my migraine go away it's shows the burden stress brings into your life
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Michael
What the hell was that that I just listened to
The best part was the nature music what the hell was she talking about
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Ranna
This was amazing. I loved it.
Well I'm a Christian and this reminds me that God in control and that I shouldn't worry because it will take over my life the weight of my problems and sorrows and sadness and everything in between will just get worse if I keep it in I need to forgive and forget or rather just move on and pray about it let God be in control of everything !!
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Cynthia
I know I must let go of things, I have no control over.
I must let go of things I have no control over. My mind goes haywire into the extreme. It makes me feel helpless.
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I'm
Story
I found out that I am worrying about things that I can't do anything about right now.
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Carrie
I heard a good analogy on what stress does to your body is you doing let yourself free of it.
I hope to learn more as I open my mind up to letting these excersizes in
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Maddy
Let Go
This is a beautiful story of how you spend your life in thinking about your problems or letting them go to ease your discomfort. I hope to listen to more stories like these. Some of your meditation audios are inaudibble and only recorded using not good quality tools.
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Tanya
It made me feel less of my own problems and less of a burden in my own life a little bit less.
Time can ruin things just as well as time can be great and non replaceable
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Jazlene
I was feeling this emotional sadness all day but when I listened to this it was perfect
I learned that we have to let go of our emotions and start new one and release the pain and negativity
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Joy
Stressing over nothing
I learned that it is important to stop carrying my stress and worries around with me all day and night.. Tbis bbn is something I will definitely work on
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Cassi
The Weight
A reminder to reset after coming home from work so a bad day doesn’t become a bad night
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Breez
Weight
I felt relaxed like I could breathe ... think and focus on what matters
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Alyssa
I felt
I felt connection, and understanding. I agreed with the teacher.
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Diya m jain
Learning
I learnt that you have to let go few things because those things might destroy your inner soul
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Vinesha
Weight
Letting go what disturb us not only makes us happy, but also heals our soul's. By not holding to any worries we give ourselves a chance to make our souls happy, and when our soul is happy everything around us also becomes happy. Everything is connected to us, connected to me.
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Stephie
The struggle
I am a SAHM of four boys, married for 7 yrs to a man that is an alcoholic not by choice as much as alcoholism runs through both sides of his parent’s families. I struggle with depression. I am close to becoming disabled in my leg due to my right side Sciatica after I gave birth to my four boys, I wasn’t suppose to have anymore after I had my second born due to my health. I used to have a big family on all sides of my family & his. I want to try and start doing meditation and life coaching sessions. Mainly I feel so alone, people would be nice to talk to.
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Tim
Putting down the weight
The story made me feel like I had a very heavy weight I’ve been carrying for a while now, and I’m still not sure exactly what it is or how to put it down, but I do really want to.
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Melissa
Maybe I ...
Maybe I should just tell him I love him and stop overthinking the situation.
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Amanda
Put it down
Everything that I experience I hold onto so tightly. I need to loosen my grip and learn when it’s time to let go.
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Bimmbie
Weight of Water
This really helped me, and it might help you to. When I just sat down, it felt call but not enough I shared my feelings and I got this, it helped me so much that after that, I felt a lot better.
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Siri
Weight
I learned that if you hold a thing in me, the would be heavier and heavier every single day.. so it’s best to just say it or talk to someone
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Liesel
Interesting Thought
I wonder if you could convert this thought into a worry management tactic in which every time you need to let go of worries, you imagine dropping a glass on the ground?
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Kim
Weight of Water
Any worry or negative thought the longer I hold on to it gets heavier and heavier. I will now apply this simple picture in my mind's eye to change my Glass of Water story.
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Claire
Weight of water
I learned that I know this intrinsically but I need to be reminded to set burdens down. To physically release those feelings or my body stores that stress. This was like an exhalation
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Michelle
Kids
Stress is like holding a glass of water. Depends on how long you hold it as to how heavy it feels
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Paul
Stress
I learned there is no benefit to holding onto stress, the longer I do, the heavier it becomes.
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Cookie
Stress
I’ve learned and need to remember to not hold onto to stress because all it does is harm us
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Brookelyn
Weight of Water
I noticed that this is right it is absolutely right and love that the professor noticed it that shows something idk what but it shows something
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Chelle
Let it Go!
I learned that I cannot receive the good holding on to the bad! Release and be cheerful!
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Lee
Weight of stress
I learned that it’s OK to let go of worries and stress or they weigh you down
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Emmet
I never thought of stress in this way before
I need to remember to drop stress before it destroys me. These days stress weighs more than the problem. The cause will either happen or it won’t. No need to worry about it the whole time.
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Robin
Wisdom from a professor!
I learned to put the glass of my worries down. The longer I hold the class, the heavier it will become. I have been holding my class for two years. Time now to put it down.
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Ben
Letting Go
I learned that sometimes it’s ok to let go of my worries sometimes and just relax and recharge to do things better.
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Eli
Eli
I noticed that My body started to loosen up and drop to become lighter
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Stanislav
Worries and problems must be aside
I learnt that worries and problems are not that I should hold. Take a good experience from them and let them go. Because of I waste my energy to hold it with me
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Val
I learned when its best for me to meditate
To let go of the stress I carry so that I can enjoy my free time and Handel work with a stronger start, I need to meditate before work and right after.
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Chantal
Carrying stress
Whilst I know that stress is no good, it is still. Something I carry. I need to bring awareness to this and try to deal with it more actively.
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Brandi
Letting go
It reminded me of the serenity prayer. Something I don’t bring to mind often enough
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Leslie
Weight of water
Don’t spend too much time focusing on one thing. Balance. Holding onto negative thoughts will eventually weigh you down and zap your energy in finding other more enjoyable parts of your life experience.
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Michelle
The gift
I learned from my first story suggestion this morning that words can only hurt you or “negative gifts” brought to you can only hurt you if you receive them. I am going to focus on not recieving gifts that I do not want anymore, even if it’s from people I expect more from. I feel a bit lighter than I did yesterday and that is what I am grateful for today.
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Sandra
😌
I’ve held on to stuff for years and years and the pain has finally taken a toll on me, my life, my peace. Now learning to let it go is another thing, I wish it was that simple. 😊
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Shannon
Weight Of Water
My current state has been my last decade. Worrying about my husband’s infidelities and lying to me daily had taken it’s toll. He left me two weeks ago and it’s painful. I will find my clarity and calm. It will take time. I need to give myself Grace.
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Jo
Weight of water
I can relate to the message here. Wish I’d have listened to this yesterday
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Lorenzo Artola
Relief
I actually really like this message, it’s so relatable I guess but in a good way, it helps to know that no matter how small the burden, the weight gets heavier overtime and that’s not good for you, it’s better just to try and get rid of that burden or relieve yourself of it, and finally be at peace with no worries in mind. Love this I’m so subscribing
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Dana
Can relate to this message
I learned to release the things I can’t control or hold onto, and that it’s ok.
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I felt new I noticed a soothing from music and water sound
I learned to put that glass down, the weight of water and dharma authentic is better. 🙂
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Katie
The longer you carry and hold the burden the heavier the load becomes.
Let go of things throughout the day, don’t carry worries and stressed through the night.
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Lorena
Weight if water
Sweat it off- let it go Write it down - figure out solutions
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Kailyn
Aziety
I learned that sometimes you just need to let the stress out.
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Erica
This is a useful unique metaphor that helps conceptualize the importance of letting go of negativity.
Meditation is helpful in recognizing these stresses, noticing them, and letting them go. Will these stresses be important in a month? A year?
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Ronda
Weight of water
I realized how important it is to just turn loose of the many stressors in our lives. We must let go of them or they will control us and we will not get the opportunity to experience any happiness.
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Sydni
I felt very anxious. I felt heavy with guilt, worry, and pain. I felt anxious because I have to talk to my son's counselor so I can get back into his life
The longer you hold onto problems the heavier they get! I learned that problems stay the same as far as how bad they are but we make them seem bigger than what they are by holding on to them instead of letting go and/or fixing them.
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Samantha
Letting Go
I want to drop the heaviness, but I don’t know how. If I drop the heaviness i feel like I’m letting go of the only thing I have for myself
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Kelley
First Story
I felt that the reading pulled me in and forced me to pay attention to it. It was very affective.
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Jennifer
Optimistic
I always try to be like this. See all sides. Both sides to everything.
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Ajaypranav
Hear for more than twice...The story is less than 5 mins but it's phantom deep meaning
Hear for more than twice...The story is less than 5 mins but it's phantom deep meaning