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Meditation & Letting Go

Cory Muscara



Cory Muscara



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Meditation & Letting Go

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Hi, welcome back to

your Daily Mindfulness.

In today's session, we're

going to talk about letting go.

One of the most common questions I

get from people is, how do I let go?

And while there are a number of different

strategies that can facilitate the

letting go process, it's important to

remember that a mindfulness meditation

practice is a practice of letting go.

So if we think about it, very

practically, let's imagine that

we're focusing on our breath.

What are we doing with that?

Every time the mind wanders, gets

caught up in a thought, we practice

releasing our grip on that thought

and coming back to the breath.

It might take a few seconds

before the mind wanders off again.

We really feel that urge to, to think

about that thought, to get caught

up in it, to ruminate about it.

But our practice is noticing the thought,

softening our grip around it, and

then bringing the attention back here.

This is a practice of letting go.

It's the practice of feeling, the

tension of holding on, wanting to follow

something, wanting to stay with something.

And then the practice of releasing

that grip, releasing that tension

and returning our attention

back to what is here right now.

If you did nothing more than this

practice over the course of your

lifetime, you would develop a mind

that is better at releasing its grip

when it is holding onto something.

So while there are many different

strategies that can lead to letting

go, that we talk about on the

mindfulness.com app, the one thing that

you can trust is a meditation practice.

The key takeaway, a moment of

mindfulness, not only leads to letting go.

It is a moment of letting go.

Thank you for your practice and I'll

talk to you soon in the meditation.

Take care.

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