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The Magic of Neutral Moments

Cory Muscara



Cory Muscara



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The Magic of Neutral Moments

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Hey, welcome back to

your Daily Mindfulness.

In today's session, we're going

to talk about the value of tuning

into, and even appreciating,

the neutral moments of our life.

So one can argue that all experiences

fall into three general categories,

pleasant, unpleasant, and neutral.

We're often most sensitive to the

first two, pleasant and unpleasant.

Primarily because we're

evolutionarily wired to scan our

environment for the things we

want and the things we don't want.

But what about those neutral moments?

Chances are a great number of your

moments fall into this category.

They're not particularly pleasant,

not particularly unpleasant.

They just are.

Maybe you're having a

moment like that right now.

But what if you made the intention

to bring more mindfulness

into those neutral moments?

I think one of the things we often forget

about a neutral moment is that it's not

just neutral, but it also represents

the absence of all of the things that

we're often trying to push away from.

So there's something there that we

can actually appreciate and savor.

And instead of moving through those

moments quickly, looking for the next

great thing, what would it be like to

drop in to bring more presence there?

The interesting thing that happens is

once we do, those neutral moments, often

turn a little bit more pleasurable.

So as you go about your day today, see

what your relationship to neutrality is.

Does your mind sort of check out?

Are you looking for the

moment to be better?

Do you go on automatic pilot?

And instead, maybe you can

appreciate those neutral moments

as much as you might a good moment.

We'll do some more of

this in the meditation.

As always, thank you for your practice.

I'll talk to you soon and take care.

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