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A Practice to Appreciate Life

Cory Muscara



Cory Muscara



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A Practice to Appreciate Life

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Hi, welcome back to

your Daily Mindfulness.

In today's session, I'm going to share

a simple practice you can apply to

your life to appreciate your life more.

It's a practice called

watching your own movie.

And what it involves is imagining

that you're observing a movie,

but this movie is your life.

It's whatever you're

experiencing right now.

But you have to observe it with the

perspective of needing to describe it to

another person, which not only helps you

take a more objective stance, but also

really requires that you pay attention

to details that you weren't aware of.

And so you can do it right now.

Whatever you're seeing, me anything

else around you, whatever you're

hearing, which can include my voice,

but may be other sounds, maybe even

sensations that you're experiencing.

What if this were a movie and

you were watching the movie.

What would you be paying attention to?

What would you notice?

And if you had to describe this to another

person, how would you be paying attention?

Now, this is a simple practice that

you can do right now as we're doing,

but it's also something you can take

into other moments of your life as

you're going throughout the day.

I sometimes like to do this while

I'm walking, where I imagine

everything that I'm experiencing

is all the movie of this moment.

For some reason it helps me

change my perspective to it.

It not only gives me more spaciousness,

as if I'm an observer to the

experience, but I actually noticed

more vividness to the experience.

I notice things that I wouldn't

be paying attention to otherwise.

I hear different sounds, I see different

sights, I feel different things in

my body, especially when I take that

orientation of, Oh, I'm going to try

and describe this to another person.

It really asks me to drop

in a little bit more deeply.

So as with all of these things, some

of these practices might work with,

work for you that you might enjoy.

Others, maybe not so much.

But this one's worth trying out.

Try it on a walk.

Try it once this is over after your

meditation practice and see how it, it

helps you maybe appreciate your life a

little bit more deeply and intimately.

Thank you for your practice.

Let's settle in for today's meditation.

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