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The Dream Home of Your Mind

Cory Muscara



Cory Muscara



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The Dream Home of Your Mind

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Hi, welcome back to

your Daily Mindfulness.

In today's session, we're

going to talk about building

the dream home of your mind.

So I watched this video recently about

this $500 million house in LA and it

randomly popped up on my YouTube channel.

And I was curious.

There was a compelling caption, and I

never heard of a $500 million house.

So I watched the whole tour.

It was pretty incredible.

You can imagine what a $500

million house might look like.

All the different rooms and the

glamour and the luxury of it.

It was certainly compelling.

Not necessarily something I would want

to live in, but to visit, I, I could

see the part of me that was like,

whoa, this is, this is glamorous.

And I could see how a lot of people could

be compelled by trying to get to a place

in life where this could be a possibility.

You know, the, the allure of the

luxury of it and everything it

represents is really compelling.

And I was also reflecting on

the fact that, you know, you

can have something like this and

you could still be miserable.

You could still feel bound internally.

You could still feel like you're

suffering in your mind or not know

how to work with difficult thoughts or

be so caught up in yourself that you

disconnect with the rest of the world.

It's quite possible that this could

become available to you and you could

be miserable while you're in it.

And it just made me think about like,

you know, well, what is a path that

you can take that is more full-proof?

And it reminded me of why I got

into this work to begin with.

You know, there was a bit of a

disillusionment early on for me when

I was in college, seeing that I was

going to go down a, a certain kind of

path and I was like very interested in

finance and then just the recognition of

might not actually lead to my wellbeing.

What could I do in a way that I, I

know progress in that direction would

also have dividends on my fulfillment.

Then that's actually what inspired me

to go down this path of mindfulness,

meditation, positive psychology,

and just asking the question

of what it means to live well.

And so there was bringing

that back up for me.

And it's a reminder and something I want

to offer you as well as like there's

a lot of things out there that are

going to feel compelling, but there

is not a direct relationship between

having them, between pursuing them

and having them and your wellbeing.

However, the work that we are doing here

is much more of a direct relationship.

The work of cultivating an internal

sense of self-compassion, the work of

cultivating a presence, the work of

cultivating a spaciousness within you

that can allow experience to come and

go without extra tension, the work

of cultivating internal forgiveness,

self-love, compassion for others.

These things lead to a happier,

clearer, brighter, and joyful mind.

And the effort and energy you put into

developing that will have those dividends.

You can trust that.

So maybe instead of trying to attain

the $500 million home, we can work

to attain the $500 million mind.

What would it look like to cultivate

a mind that we are so excited to

live in, that we know is bringing us

joy and wellbeing, and also having

that impact for others around us?

Just something to contemplate

and hopefully something to

continue to motivate you on the

journey that you're already on.

Thank you for your practice.

Let's settle in for today's meditation.

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