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Cory Muscara



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How Transformation Happens

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Hi, and welcome to your Daily Mindfulness.

In today's session, we're going

to talk about the transformative

power of negative experiences.

So when I reflect on it nearly

all of the most transformative

moments of my life were preceded

by great pain, fear and confusion.

And I imagine that's true or at

least somewhat true for you too.

But we often forget this truth in the

moment of present difficult experiences.

So I'd like to walk you through a

short reflection and this you could

do with your eyes close if you'd

like, if you feel comfortable.

So just start by thinking back to a

transformative life experience you had

that was preceded by some discomfort.

Once you have that in your mind, reflect

on how you felt in the months, weeks,

days, and even hours leading up to that

transformative moment or that experience.

Notice how it felt, the

discomfort, the pain.

Now bring to mind something you're

currently going through that feels

difficult, challenging, or confusing.

This could be big, or it could be small.

And then notice, are there overlapping

feelings that you're experiencing now

that are similar to this past experience,?

Fear, uncertainty doubt?

And can you remind yourself that

these are a natural part of growth

and perhaps that you're about to

enter a new chapter of your life.

Take a moment to feel into this

recognition, breathe it in fully,

and just hold it in your awareness.

This new orientation.

This respect for pain

discomfort, the unknown.

If your eyes have been closed,

you can let them open again.

I hope this reflection helps you shift

your orientation to whatever it is

you might be going through right now.

We tend to forget that we've gotten

through some difficult things.

And we also tend to forget that

those difficult things often lead

to some sort of positive growth.

So hope you could take this

with you into your day.

Thank you for your practice and let's

settle in for today's meditation.

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