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Welcome What Is

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Cass Carlopio
Sleep Expert, Psychologist & Meditation
We can get caught up in trying to change our internal (and external) environment, by pushing away certain feelings or sensations, or getting frustrated with sounds. But the most direct way to access a sense of peace and equanimity is to welcome our internal experiences, just as they are. This meditation invites the listener to welcome their experience, just as it is.
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Susan
Let it Be
Welcome sensations as they are, there is nothing to change or improve when you are welcoming of yourself as you are in the moment of the mediation. Acceptance is something we all search for externally, to some degree, but is a helpful reminder that we are capable of peacefulness if we can flow with a moment in practice first, and daily life as we imporve our nonjudgmental observations and stance with increased mindfulness. ❤️
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Debb
Welcome!🙏
I did meditation after meditation this morning. No matter what I tried I couldn’t relax. Nothing was working. Until I finally discovered this sweet little meditation. It was a welcome relief, easing me into a sense of peace and calm! Thank you Cassandra! 🥰🙏🥰
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Alyssa
What is
This was so calming. Focusing on what is and just observing and accepting was very calming. Loved this meditation 🧘‍♀️
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Candace
Welcoming
Wow!! Just what I needed to welcome myself and not be judge mental on myself for once. We tend to believe or want to change ourselves because of what others think or say. But taking a couple min of to welcome our true self can make you feel powerful and free to be yourself.
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Stephanie
A little smile
I noticed that the simple act of smiling can make me instantly feel better about my surroundings.
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Matthew
Breathing my way out of a stressful day
My breathing is, as usual, slightly congested. I’ve asked several doctors about trying to correct what’s wrong, but since I had a tracheotomy in the hospital, I have scar tissue in my throat, and fleghm catches there all the time, any attempts to smooth it out or remove it would just cause MORE scarring. 🥺 It takes a super hard hacking cough to even try to clear it. I hate it but it's just one of many small inconveniences I have had to try and learn to live with since I AM ALIVE and here still. I can cope.
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Hanna
Welcoming
Its okay to be grumpy in the morning, or stressed or anxious or whatever, the greatest power you hold is acceptance. You can be stressed or whatsoever, its okay, its fine, just try to let it go and calm down for a minute, so you can work even better after.
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Maria
Welcome what is
I learned that I have to welcome everything in my live just how is it and always smile for everything..
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Carlton
Saturday morning
I am capable of many things and welcome the unknown! Today will be a productive and lofty. All with a smile and light heart.
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Franny
Waves of balance
The space between our breaths are like waves coming to the shore. These waves pause for a brief moment and go back into the ocean. That pause is an opportunity to be still. To take a moment and welcome the nothingness. To recognize nature’s way of keeping balance. To be present. To be.
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Susan
Welcome What Is
Accept yourself.and be proud of who you are right now! No judgement, no harsh words... love yourself.
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William
Mona Lisa
Cassandra, me accepting myself and Mona Lisa returning my smile! I added laughing and dancing! Thanks.
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Dena
Acceptance
Thank you, accepting what is... Moving through my day without trying to change what can't be changed, hope to find some peace, comfort in accepting
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Julie
Welcome with a smile
The moment I moved my lips into the "MonaLisa" smile I instantly felt lighter in my chest...it was an amazing and surprising sensation
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Christian
Out of bed and b4 coffee . I feel the same as though l had it.. however I will now have a coffee.
Going to bed and waking sets a course for a cold winters day morning.
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Ron
Smile
I felt so good just to smile in the morning. Without even a thought. That simple muscle movement generated a positive vibe that it actually made me do a silent laugh, even though I’m alone at the moment. It could be that my brain associates joy with that muscle movement. Regardless of the explanation, thank you, “smile”.
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Patty
What Is
Love your voice. Great meditation for me today as I am heading out to spend a week with a dear friend I haven’t seen in too long. What is is excitement, love, and gratitude.
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Susan
What is
This one is about self acceptance. I really needed to hear this today and welcome what is
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Linda
Welcome What I s
My heart is broken in 1,0000 pieces. I can’t make it thru a day without crying or just feeling sooo blue. Someone took my face in his hands, looked straight in my eyes & told me they loved me. They brought all their legal paperwork to me. They took over $20,000 from me to pay off their cc bill & more to pay on their farm before it went into foreclosure. I didn’t make him sign a paper or anything because he led me to believe he was leaving his wife for me. What a pathetic, stupid, needy old abused bitch I am. I knew better. I’m not stupid coming from NYC, I’m lonely & very sad. I saw all the signs before I gave him the money. Give her a little attention & she’ll give you everything!!!! And I almost did! I gave him the money…but I didn’t rewrite my will. He was getting my house after Chrissy. He was getting everything! I was going to refinance my house for him. Brother Doug & best friend Ed know. He’s the Devil. No one with a decent heart would do this to another person especially when they know they have mental problems. Yes, I have many mental issues & he took advantage of them. He chased me from early December 2021 & I gave in May 10 2022. Yeah, I journal everything! So if Deb wants to challenge me….Bring it on!!!!
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Jennifer
What Is
That was soothing. My body and my brain are tired. I'm glad I had this saved in my "listen later" file. I was saving it, and just happened to see it tonight. I love your voice. Your words. You encourage me to have no judgment of my thoughts, or my breathing, or anything. Just be here. Now. 🌹
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Lisa
Acceptance
Whether there is a hardship for myself or those I love, I cannot change anything except my own behavior and attitude. Amen. Breathe.
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Susan
What is
It is very hard for me to just be. I am always working and striving. It is exhausting
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clint
I enjoyed this It allowed me to start the day open and revitalized
day open , relaxed and revitalized . The length of this is just perfect for me
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Kieshia
Angry
At first I felt angry because my thoughts were replaying every negative encounter I’ve had today. And plus the thought of how someone is acting towards me. However, after listening to this meditation my thoughts has slowed down and during meditation I was able to allow myself to feel everything. I’m now feeling much better. This is another meditation I will do again.