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Cory Muscara



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Welcome to your daily mindfulness.

My name is Cory Musscara, and I'll be

guiding you through this seven day series.

Each day, I'll share a short video

into meditation related to cultivating

resilience during challenging times.

And on that note, uh, chances

are, if you're listening to this,

it means you're going through

something difficult yourself.

And I just want to say, I'm proud of

you for at least taking the first step

to trying to take a proactive role in

your own life, in your own wellbeing.

We all go through difficult

events at some point in our lives.

It's just part of being human.

But few of us are able to reach

out for the proper resources

to help us navigate it.

And the fact that you're listening

to that, to this, means that you're

one of those people that, that knows

how to reach out when it's necessary.

So I'm happy to be on this journey

with you over the next seven days.

And this first meditation is,

is really just about making

space for the experience.

I don't know if this resonates, but at

least for me, and for a lot of people

that I work with, uh, when it comes

to experiencing something difficult,

the biggest pain that often comes

from it is the secondary suffering

that we add on top of the experience.

So what do I mean by

the secondary suffering?

Well, uh, an experience, a difficult

event is, is difficult in itself.

It's inherently going to be painful.

But have you ever noticed we can

add another level of pain to it?

The thoughts and the emotions

that we kick on top of it.

Why me?

How long am I going to be able to do this?

How long is this going to last?

Why did God do this to me?

All the secondary pain that we kick

on top of an already difficult event

and that extra tension just makes it

harder to get through, to navigate.

So when it comes to, to being with

uncertainty, confusion or difficult

times, I think the first thing that we

can do that's powerful for ourselves,

is just to give ourselves permission

to be human, to have the experience

that we're having, to acknowledge that

this is part of the human process.

We didn't ask for it to happen.

We don't have to like that it's happening.

But it's here, and can we at least

just take a deep breath into it?

Soften some of that extra tension

that we're caking on top of an

already difficult experience

and just make space for it.

Not pushing, not fighting, not

resisting, just acknowledging, this

is what the moment is like right now.

And maybe you can already feel

some of the ease that can come

with that kind of relationship.

We're going to talk more about

this in today'meditation.

But I just want to say again, well done.

Thank you for showing up.

And I'm excited to be on the

seven day journey with you.

I do trust that there's a lot of valuable

content in here for you, and I'm going

to take your hand through the process.

So thank you for your practice.

I'll talk to you shortly and take care.

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