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Blooming in the Winter

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Hi, and welcome to your Daily Mindfulness. Today we're going to talk about how difficult times can also be transformational times. So there's a beautiful metaphor for this right outside my front door. There's a Magnolia tree out there and it's in full bloom at the moment. It's one of my favorite things about winter here in Byron Bay.

Every single time I go out my front door, it's the first thing I see. And not only is it a beautiful tree, but it's nature keeps teaching me a really valuable and very timely lesson too. Sometimes the most beautiful things bloom in the depths of winter when you would least expect it. And like the beautiful flowers on this Magnolia tree, we too often begin to blossom with new possibilities, new insights and greater awareness in the midst of the winters of our lives. You know, the challenging times, the uncertain times, the times when we suffer or feel lost.

Suffering and challenge, although painful, is often also transformational. It makes us question things. It shakes us up. It often wakes us up. But it's often a really delicate time too.

So if we want to be able to flower with new insights, wisdom, and growth, instead of withering in the face of hardship, we need to meet our suffering with self compassion, gentleness and courage. Probably the most important thing we can do to stay strong during these hard times is to keep caring for ourselves and thereby galvanizing inner strength by doing things that nourish us. So during the winters of your life, keep taking care of your body and mind. Keep connecting with loved ones. Keep meditating.

Keep doing the things that nourish you as much as possible. And if you can do that, you can trust that in time, you're going to bloom with new levels of awareness, wisdom, and inner strength. So thank you for your practice and your presence here in this community. I wish you strength and ease in the days to come. And now let's settle in for today's meditation.

Melli O'Brien

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Blooming in the Winter

Personalized support for learning how to integrate mindfulness into your life. Delivered fresh everyday by our world renowned experts. Choose meditation duration:

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Hi, and welcome to your Daily Mindfulness. Today we're going to talk about how difficult times can also be transformational times. So there's a beautiful metaphor for this right outside my front door. There's a Magnolia tree out there and it's in full bloom at the moment. It's one of my favorite things about winter here in Byron Bay.

Every single time I go out my front door, it's the first thing I see. And not only is it a beautiful tree, but it's nature keeps teaching me a really valuable and very timely lesson too. Sometimes the most beautiful things bloom in the depths of winter when you would least expect it. And like the beautiful flowers on this Magnolia tree, we too often begin to blossom with new possibilities, new insights and greater awareness in the midst of the winters of our lives. You know, the challenging times, the uncertain times, the times when we suffer or feel lost.

Suffering and challenge, although painful, is often also transformational. It makes us question things. It shakes us up. It often wakes us up. But it's often a really delicate time too.

So if we want to be able to flower with new insights, wisdom, and growth, instead of withering in the face of hardship, we need to meet our suffering with self compassion, gentleness and courage. Probably the most important thing we can do to stay strong during these hard times is to keep caring for ourselves and thereby galvanizing inner strength by doing things that nourish us. So during the winters of your life, keep taking care of your body and mind. Keep connecting with loved ones. Keep meditating.

Keep doing the things that nourish you as much as possible. And if you can do that, you can trust that in time, you're going to bloom with new levels of awareness, wisdom, and inner strength. So thank you for your practice and your presence here in this community. I wish you strength and ease in the days to come. And now let's settle in for today's meditation.

Melli O'Brien

4.7

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