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Being in Survival Mode

Cory Muscara



Cory Muscara



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Being in Survival Mode

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Hey, welcome back to

your Daily Mindfulness.

In today's session, we're going to

talk about those moments where we

just feel like we're in survival mode.

In the mindfulness journey there can

be a lot of joy and ease and peace.

And maybe you've experienced

this already on your path.

There's something about attuning

to the present moment, learning

about yourself, growing in new ways

that can feel inherently rewarding.

And we start tuning into all the

different pleasures and joys in

life that we were just on auto,

automatic pilot to beforehand.

However, with the journey of attuning

more deeply to our life, stepping out of

automatic pilot and really associating

into our experience, sometimes we can

feel the difficult moments that much more.

And sometimes when we're really going

through something difficult, it might

feel like we're, I can't be present.

I can't be mindful.

Like I'm just in survival mode.

I don't want to try to do anything.

I don't have any more

resources I'm depleted.

And I just want to speak to that

because in those moments, sometimes

we can add more pressure to ourselves

to try to be really present, to try

to hold ourselves together, or I need

to be mindful or I need to become.

And most of that's just nonsense.

It's extra agitation.

And we recognize that, that these are

moments that are going to be difficult.

We're not going to necessarily

be at our best in the sense that

we're going to feel a lot of joy.

We just trying to get through.

So, what I find helpful in these moments

is to cut myself some slack, recognize

that it's going to be difficult.

And I just try and show myself

some compassion along the journey,

to be my own best companion

toward what I'm experiencing.

And you can do this as well.

I encourage you to.

And you can place one hand on your heart

and one hand on your belly, just feel your

body breathing, feel your heart beating.

And by tuning into that, the goodness

that your heart is beating, your

body is breathing, you let that be

a reminder that there's still more

right with you than wrong with you.

Recognizing that this too shall pass.

You will get through this.

You've gotten through difficult things

before, and you come from a long

lineage of humans, of ancestors who

have gotten through difficult things.

It's built into your DNA.

So you don't have to try to make

it anything more than it is or

feel any better than you do.

Give yourself space to go through

what you're experiencing, trust the

process, show yourself compassion along

the way and know that this will pass.

And then we get through.

And, and the sun is on the other side.

The light is on the other side

and you'll feel different, but

you need to trust that journey.

And so give yourself the

permission to just be in survival

mode and trust the process.

Thank you for your practice.

And if you are going through something

difficult right now, we're sending you

a lot of love here at Mindfulness.com.

Let's settle in for today's meditation.

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