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Seeing From a Higher Perspective

Melli O'Brien



Melli O'Brien



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Seeing From a Higher Perspective

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Hi, and welcome to your Daily Mindfulness.

Today, I'm going to invite you into a

short practice to help you see things from

a higher and more expansive perspective.

So if you care to, we're going to

start today by gently closing the eyes.

And taking a deep breath in.

And letting it out.

And in your mind's eye, just beginning

to imagine what it would be like if you

could shift your awareness outside of

your body and observe yourself from above.

And now beginning to float up higher out

of your house,up higher into the sky,

and looking down on the landscape below

you, seeing all the places in which

your life unfolds - your house, your

workplace, the places you go regularly.

And then traveling even higher now until

you're out into space looking back down

on our little blue planet, this place

where life has blossomed in the cosmos.

And seeing it all from this

perspective of the stillness

and the timelessness of space.

And then slowly bringing your awareness

back down to earth towards your house.

Gently landing back inside of your body.

And noticing how it feels to land

back in this moment, bringing

that greater perspective with you.

And bringing that new perspective may

offer you some wisdom about your life.

So just notice what's

alive for you right now.

It's easy to have blinkers on

when we're going about our lives.

You know, we get caught in

our patterns, in our routines,

our ways of seeing and being.

So it's helpful to step back in order to

see our lives from a broader perspective.

So with this higher perspective

in mind, I invite you to

contemplate two questions today.

The first one is, what might you want to

let go of that's no longer serving you?

And maybe it's a grudge or a resentment.

Perhaps it's a habit like rushing all

the time or scrolling on your phone too

much or not being there enough with loved

ones, not spending enough time with them.

And the second question, what really

matters to you that you'd like

to move closer to in your life?

Maybe it's qualities, like being brave

or being loving or being generous.

Maybe it's the people, the

connections in your life.

Maybe it's habits, like being playful

and not taking life so seriously, of

just being more present in your life.

And now gently relax your attention.

Open the eyes, if you haven't already.

And having a sense of taking this

wisdom with you in your body and your

mind and your heart, this ability to

see things from a higher perspective.

So as always thank you for your

practice and your presence here with us.

And let's settle in now

for today's meditation.

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